The evolution curve of IoT technologies is growing very fast. Much more than you could think of until a few, very few years ago.
Just think that only in 2015 Gartner hypothesized that we would reach such a figure only in a year, at the end of 2020.
The fact is that digital transformation is a very rapidly progressing process, whose growth rate increases exponentially over time, for this reason it is complex to make precise predictions.
From 2015 to today, “only” five years seem to have passed, but in this period of time, the way we use technology has changed a lot.
Our houses have gradually been filled with artificial intelligence devices, home automation aids in the management of our appliances, lighting and heating. Until a few years ago many of the connected technologies were limited to car equipment, health or fitness devices, not to mention the inevitable smartphones.
As regards investments, however, by the end of 2018 they had reached a record figure of 255 billion global dollars, while growth of 25% is expected up to 2021.
The digital transformation in the beautiful country
Our country is certainly no less. In 2019, just ended, we invested around € 3 billion, with a + 14.5% growth per year. These numbers, however, not only involve domestic technology, but also (and above all) industrial technology with investments that concern especially predictive maintenance, asset management, traceability along the supply chain and logistics.
Of course, in the near future, technological (and micro-technological) evolution will continue to proceed, hand in hand with the large-scale implementation of mobile 5G and faster and safer wifi networks.
Security is precisely one of the most sensitive aspects of the critical issues that IoTs present, as well as the European Information Security Agency, Enisa.