Despite the challenges of moving a global IoT industry already fragmented by competing and incompatible technologies, 2019 has already been a year of hope.
Building up IoT in the enterprise is complicated. Jaap Groot, vice chair of the LoRa Alliance in Europe, has had enough experience to root out a good strategy - and argues enterprises are increasingly understanding the technicalities involved.
German air taxi startup Lilium has announced it will base its software development in the UK and create hundreds of jobs.
Global spending on IIoT platforms for manufacturing is predicted to grow from $1.67 billion in 2018 to $12.44bn in 2024 - with IIoT platforms already beginning to replace manufacturing execution systems (MES) and related applications.