Top 10 Strategic Technology Trends for 2013

In a new report, Gartner outlines transformative technologies that will need to be acted upon in 2013 and beyond.

5. The Internet of Things (IoT)

IoT is a concept that describes how the internet will expand as physical items such as consumer devices and physical assets are connected. Key elements of the IoT that are being embedded in a variety of mobile devices include embedded sensors, image recognition technologies and NFC payment. As a result, mobile no longer refers only to use of cellular handsets or tablets. Cellular technology is being embedded in many new types of devices including pharmaceutical containers and automobiles. The IoT will enable a wide range of new applications and services while raising many new challenges.



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