It’s clear the internet of things (IoT) is changing the business world in every industry starting from providing companies with the ability to track systems remotely to providing doctors with patient data in real time to automating building maintenance systems and many more. The IoT is still developing and shows a plethora of completely new possibilities. To make it easier for you, we’ve decided to share with you the most popular 2018 IoT trends.

Mobile Platforms Win

The fashionable shift from mobile-first to mobile-only probably continues to expand, as mobile platforms become the effective management systems for IoT gadgets. This is not surprising as the coming period continues to look at many conversions io mobile platform development.

Personalized Marketing Platforms

Applying users personal information and overall processing of data, marketers can place personal advertisements on mobile phones or other platforms depending on user behavior and profile. It changes the relationship between the user and the product owner because more attention is paid to user needs. Thus, business owners have a lot of information about customers to create maximally efficient approaches and offers.

Smart Cities Spread Across The Globe

Smarter cities are spreading across the globe Cities as Singapore, Seoul, and Boston have already started  investments implementing IoT technology to build smart cities. A lot of these IoT implementations are focused on invisible, behind-the-scenes parts of city operations few people see, touch, or use. This year shows us forward-thinking cities invest in innovative data exchanges to allow the combination and access to data between citizens, public institutions, and private organizations.

AI + Big Data

With billions of consumer and industrial devices connecting to IoT and transmitting data, huge amounts of data need to be processed and analyzed. The idea is not just to gather data but to extract actionable insights from this data. However, to process all this information, it requires serious big data techniques and artificial engineering. AI, IoT, and Big Data can lead to the rise of a wave of next-gen applications and advancements.

Data Processing with Edge Computing

The success of IoT depends on the efficiency and cost effectiveness of data processing. ast processing is necessary for smart device economy fueled by intelligent traffic lights and self-driving vehicles. IoT applications need data to be as close to the device as possible. Thus, edge computing analyzes data at or near the source and furthermore outperforms the cloud in terms of both cost and speed.

Machine Learning for Data Security

2018 pays great attention to new opportunities to securely share data using blockchain technologies. Many companies have accepted machine learning predictions and adapted their operations to prevent downtime based on model outputs. Machine learning model training continues to be more automated as “auto-ML” toolsets become more common. This is a cool chance for companies to increase their number of large capital assets.

Smart Devices Become Your Best Friends

Smart devices are hugely popular in 2018 as they become highly intuitive and innovative, extending to not only home comfort automation but also to security. Dryers can warn you when the lint build up goes too high and prevent a fire; the air conditioner can decide what temperature is acceptable for your home. Smart thermostats and lamps save energy and keep the bills down. Now your “live” devices are your best friends.

The IoT has a big potential no business can afford to ignore. Keeping a close watch on these trends should be a priority for any business owner, developer, or IT professional with vested interests in IoT. The new technologies allow making IoT more intuitive and user-friendly. However, manufacturers need to work harder at securing their connected devices as the risk to data increases daily.