| |August 20195VOL 2 · ISSUE 7-1 · AUGUST - 2019In 2009, there were around 900 million connected 'things' in use around the world, according to figures from Statista. Sometime around 2007 (no-one can quite agree on exactly when) the number of devices on the planet surpassed the number of people, and by next year, that number is set to reach 20 billion. And as new wireless connectivities such as 5G become more widely available - greatly increasing the amount of bandwidth available for IoT gadgets to use - we surely aren't far off a world where everything is connected, all the time. But how did we get here, and what's next for the ever-growing IoT industry?The idea of straightforward appliances that could take the hassle out of everyday life continued to be a major theme. Ten years ago, one example that seemed to crop up all over the place was the 'smart refrigerator' that could keep track of your groceries and automatically order more when you were running low. For years, a running joke in the tech world was that one day, even your toaster would talk to the internet, before of course, someone finally did it. Over the last couple of years, this desire for connectivity may have gone a little overboard, with everything from toothbrushes that can report back on your oral hygiene habits to juicers that connect to the internet and won't let you use outdated or recalled ingredients (that particular one got widely mocked after it was found to be no better than using your hands to squeeze its 'unique' ingredient pouches). But there are plenty of better ideas that actually could change the world. The most obvious examples are things like self-driving cars, which rely on a whole range of IoT sensors to determine where they are and to spot obstacles, as well as home hubs like Amazon Echo and Google Home that can control lights, set your burglar alarm and manage your entertainment system. Indeed, as of 2018, more than 47 million adults in the US had access to a smart speaker, illustrating how they've become part of our everyday lives. In this edition, the list of 10 most recommended IoT solution providers have shown how it's done. These vendors have took on few of the most complex business scenario and offered solutions to them. I certainly hope these vendors can sow the future.Do let us know what you think. Emmanuel Christi DasEditoremmanuel@cioinsiderindia.comIoT and its Impact Over the Years Office Editorial queries editor@cioinsiderindia.comAdvertising queriessales@cioinsiderindia.comBangaloreTel 080 46441103 To subscribeVisit www.cioinsiderindia.com/magazine-in or send email to: subscription@cioinsiderindia.comCover price is Rs 150 per issueAshok KumarSales & MarketingAshu Sethi Indranil ChakrabortyGroup Art DirectorMagendran PerumalCirculation ManagerEditorial TeamChitra MishraShiwani PrakashVinisha PaivaAnitha TLakshmi GCIOInsiderNo. 124, 2nd Floor, Surya Chambers, Old Airport Road, Murugheshpalya, Bangalore-560017Vimalraj M Veena R PS SivasankarVisualizer PublisherEditorAlok ChaturvediEmmanuel Christi DasPrinted and published by Alok Chaturvedi on Behalf of SiliconMedia Technologies Pvt Ltd and Printed at Precision Fototype Services at Sri Sabari Shopping Com-plex, 24 Residency Road Bangalore-560025 and Published at No. 124, 2nd Floor, Surya Chambers, Old Airport Road, Murugeshpalya, Bangalore-560017.Copyright © 2019 SiliconMedia Technologies Pvt Ltd, All rights reserved. Reproduction in whole or part of any text, photography or illustrations without written permission from the publisher is prohibited. The publisher assumes no responsibility for unsolicited manuscripts, photographs or illustrations. Views and opinions expressed in this publication are not necessarily those of the magazine and accordingly, no liability is assumed by the publisher.Editorial
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