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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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Covid-19 is the largest global disrupter we've seen in generations. In times of uncertainty comes opportunity, which means winners and losers. What will it mean for your company? How are your users and consumers changing their behavior? And just what will the post-coronavirus market landscape look like?

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