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7 Key Predictions for the IoT in 2021

Report Summary:

Strategy Analytics’ IoT predictions for 2021 have very much been shaped by the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic, which has created a new environment for citizens, businesses, and governments. This report presents the key trends that we believe will shape IoT development in 2021.

Table of Contents

1. Executive Summary 3
2. Digitalisation Forges Ahead! 4
3. Telehealth and IoMT Show Rapid Advancements 6
4. Hyperautomation Emerges, Driven by the IoT 9
5. IoT Facilitates Real-Time Supply Chains 11
6. AI Moves to the Endpoint 14
7. Cloud Hyperscalers Become Increasingly Dominant: Telcos Should be Concerned! 16
8. IoT Resilient in the Face of COVID-19 Uncertainty 18
9. Conclusions 21
10. Analyst Contacts 23

Table of Exhibits
Figure 1: Average Share of Products and/or services that are fully digitized. 4
Figure 2: Expected Telemedicine adoption before, during and after the COVID-19 pandemic 6
Figure 3: Telemedicine COVID-19 Scenarios 7
Figure 4: Automated industrial robots in a factory 10
Figure 5: Precision Supply Chain/Logistics Facilitated by the IoT 12
Figure 6: Bayer Connected Smart Label 13
Figure 7: AI toolsets perform model conversion to run inferences of optimized neural networks on MCUs. 15
Figure 8: Partnership Diagram for MEC, 5G vCore, 5G vRAN on Public Cloud 17

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