Some of the biggest IoT challenges that will likely be witnessed in 2018 are:
LACK OF STANDARDIZATION
Even though IoT is progressing vigorously, it can be expected that the progress might be a bit a slow in the coming years. Most probably, the chief reason is lack of standardization in handling unstructured data and lack of technical skills to use top-tier tools. These challenges become tougher if high-end companies do not set any standards.
SECURITY AND PRIVACY CONCERNS
The most interesting yet concerning facts about IoT is that it will be totally engraved into our lives. What gets more challenging is our information and assets that won’t be much secure in the long run.
If IoT testing becomes a common practice, we will be able to deal with many of the existing challenges. However, the security-related concerns might alert the stakeholders about the importance of software testing as well as IoT testing in order to create unbreakable cyber walls.
The future will be all about billions of things being connected to the internet and trillions would be spent on them. But, this mega interlinking of connections will likely rebel the prevailing communication modules and top-of-the-line technologies.
COMPATIBLE HARDWARE AND SOFTWARE DESIGN
Expectedly, huge IoT connectivity would be a hurdle in security and privacy patterns. Hence, it is crucial that there should be a compatible hardware and software design. Otherwise, it won’t work out.