2016 was the year of chatbots, growing adoption of IoT solutions and drastic changes in content consumption. With so many complex products and services up their sleeve, businesses need a whole new way to engage customers and deliver the ultimate user experience. What are the biggest UX trends from 2016 and why should you care? Read on to find out!
By 2020, there will be 21 billion connected gadgets worldwide. The Internet of Things impacts every industry out there, offering countless opportunities for workload automation, cost reduction and revenue growth. If you are an IoT vendor or consider becoming one, you need to keep your finger on the pulse and participate in dedicated IoT events. Here’s our list of the most important IoT conferences and summits of 2016 & 2017.
In the first half of 2015 agtech startups raised $ 2.06 billion in funding (compared to $ 2.36 billion raised in 2014). Guess why? Farmers seek new ways to cut operating costs, increase productivity and use arable land more effectively – and that’s where smart sensors and analytics software come in handy. Here’s how your company will benefit from using the Internet of Things in agriculture.
Notable IT experts including Isaac Brown of Lux Research claim the future of the industrial IoT (or IIoT) lies in predictive analytics – and we couldn’t agree more. With the annual equipment management costs ranging from 12 to 32% of its value, enterprises need a whole new way to optimize their maintenance budgets. And that’s where predictive equipment maintenance technologies and the “as-a-service” model come in handy.
IoT is trending. Companies invest in new tech to streamline business processes and cut expenses. Consumers buy wearables and smart home appliances to save time and improve the quality of their lives. If you want to become an IoT millionaire, you’d better take action now. There’s only one question you need to answer: how much do the Internet of Things solutions cost to make – including hardware, software and research?