One wonders whether changes in the industry ecosystem might contribute to these numbers. If the industry is going through a phase of consolidation the number of pessimistic execs might be outsized compared to the overall industry prospects. Also, perhaps new entrants into the market, such as in China, are not sufficiently represented in the survey.
Some interesting numbers in this. It looks like the expected trend overall is slightly down but may be up in the US and China. But then again, since these really only rank the anticipated importance of different markets, they don't really tell us much about how they expect those markets to actually perform.
What are the engineering and design challenges in creating successful IoT devices? These devices are usually small, resource-constrained electronics designed to sense, collect, send, and/or interpret data. Some of the devices need to be smart enough to act upon data in real time, 24/7. Are the design challenges the same as with embedded systems, but with a little developer- and IT-skills added in? What do engineers need to know? Rick Merritt talks with two experts about the tools and best options for designing IoT devices in 2016. Specifically the guests will discuss sensors, security, and lessons from IoT deployments.