The dawn of IoT has drastically revolutionalized the industrial world in recent years. Considering the fast-paced innovation in the market today—the wide adoption and integration of IoT in existing traditional processes of organizations have significantly improved decision-making, operations, and workflow in industries such as healthcare, retail, logistics and many more. Furthermore, inventory management, supply chain, and other enterprise functions have reached new levels of optimization through intuitive IoT solutions and devices.
The number of connected gadgets in homes and workplaces across the globe is steadily rising; the IoT technology has ushered a sense of transparency—enterprises realize the importance of traditional organizational data like never before. The IoT platform vendors are going to narrow their focus on particular use cases and integrate their capabilities and APIs for enterprise application integration, security management, and analytics. However, at the same time, IoT platform vendors are focusing on particular use cases—integrating their capabilities and APIs for specific enterprise applications such as security management, big data analytics and many more. As a result, Focusing on the security aspect of the IoT, many enterprises, as well as the growing trend of connected homes, are utilizing various IoT solutions, networks and techniques to ensure cyber threats are kept at bay.
Stakeholders are already geared up to exploit the benefits of 5G driven IoT that will surely witness rise in popularity world over. 5G standards will offer more potential for IoT devices, with mobile communication for embedded devices benefiting from the drastically reduced latency and reliability. Connected IoT devices send and receive data faster than ever before, allowing for the analysis and management of data to function at a level not possible on current 4G networks. The transportation, logistics and infrastructure sectors will undoubtedly find quick integration for 5G-enabled devices. Although 5G technology is still in its infancy, it is not far from mainstream adoption; enterprises might consider undertaking this rather costly deployment endeavor—naturally, having a solid business plan at hand.
This is just the beginning of what is possible with a genuinely inter-connected world, a future that is within our reach when the inevitable wide adoption of IoT devices takes place. That said, use cases for these IoT devices will only continue to grow and expand in the coming years. Enterprises that can take advantage of the unique capabilities delivered by IoT technology will reap the benefits of its features, functionality, and productivity from their IoT-connected ecosystems. This edition of CIO Advisor APAC features companies that are at the forefront of offering IoT technology solutions like Minnovation, Tata Communications, and Indygo. CIO Advisor APAC 's editorial board has assessed and shortlisted some of the most prominent organizations in the industry that solve challenges by implementing the current technological trends in the IoT space. We present to you—“Top 10 APAC IoT Solution Providers – 2019".