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Market Trends: IoT Endpoints Will Need New Technologies to Achieve Scale

Published: 23 October 2017

ID: G00344250

Analyst(s): Bill Ray , George Brocklehurst


The rate of failure in IoT projects will double by 2021, as existing technologies fail the challenges of scale. Technology product managers must integrate new autonomous technologies positioning their products to aid as a "solution to scale" to improve share and brand position.

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Market Trend

  • Buyer Trend
    • Scalability Starts With the Endpoint
    • Endpoint Battery Costs Present Opportunities to Differentiate
    • Autonomy Requires an Energy-Centric Design Approach
    • One in Four Endpoints Shipped in 2020 Present Risk to Scaling IoT Initiatives
  • Technology Trend
    • Ultralow-Energy Microcontrollers
    • Long-Range Radio Connectivity
    • Hardware Security
    • Energy Harvesting

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