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October 11th, 2021

IOT – Different Approaches And Trends To Look For

The internet of things (or IoT), is an interconnected network of digital and mechanical machines, people, and objects that have unique identifiers. The system has the ability to transfer data over a network, without the need for human-to-human or computer interaction.

One thing on the internet can be a person with an implanted heart monitor, a farm animal with a biochip transponder, or an automobile with sensors that alert the driver when the tire pressure drops. Anything else that can be assigned an Internet Protocol Address and can transmit data over a network is also considered to be a thing on the internet.

Nowadays, organizations are increasingly adopting the usage of IoT to operate more efficiently and better understand their customers to deliver robust customer service. IoT also helps organizations to improve decision-making and increase the value of their business. 

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What is IoT Testing?

The Internet of Things is vast, so it can be difficult to test every aspect of it. Testing is essential to ensure security and functionality work at their best. IoT testing can be overwhelming due to its size. However, to ensure a good user experience, security, and system functionality, the testing process can be broken down into manageable chunks.

Some of the core areas of IoT system that you should be testing:

  1. Usability 
  2. Security 
  3. Connectivity 
  4. Performance 

Let’s dive into some of the latest IoT trends to look for in 2021 –

  1. Artificial Intelligence meets IoT

The combination of advanced technologies in an “Artificial IoT” reduces deviations from the optimal manufacturing process and ensures high performance, low costs, and lower waste. With the help of ML methods, production processes can automatically and continuously be optimized through AI. AI-driven analytical solutions can also aggregate large amounts of high-quality information and data, process it in real-time, and provide valuable insights. The close integration of AI and smart devices with Big Data will help to protect against security threats. Only a handful of businesses have yet to deploy AI Internet of Things. This will change in the coming year.

  1. Focus on security to tackle complex challenges

Nowadays security is a common concern. With the advancements in technology, companies must ensure data security to protect their customers’ interests. IoT will focus on security in order to address the complex challenges of the next decade. IT administrators don’t know how many devices are connected to their networks, making them vulnerable to attacks. We would see an increase in security-centric smart devices in 2021. This includes AI-driven, automated capacity to scan IoT networks for IoT gadgets. This is where big tech companies are expected to lead. Amazon and other big tech companies recently unveiled a series of new traits that enable users to control their privacy settings. Apple and Google are competing for the next generation of IoT devices in 2021.

  1. Investment in IoT app testing

The future of healthcare will be shaped by smart sensors, wearables, and connected devices. These devices can provide automated homes, telemedicine, and assistance for the elderly and disabled. It will also be used in cases of high-risk virus infection to reduce unnecessary contact. IoT testing can be integrated with other technology to make your life easier and smarter. The IoT’s role in banking and its penetration into healthcare will be huge. This technology’s growth will bring about great things all around the world. The IoT trends will bring the world closer and help it win in every way.

TFT provides a range of offshore testing services that will ensure your website or software is accessible on millions of devices. At TFT, our main focus is on product functionality and quality. Our team of QA testers is trained to identify bugs and make new enhancements.

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