The Internet of Things (IoT) market is poised to explode in South Africa and despite a few remaining barriers to adoption, the outlook is positive.
By Vishal Barapatre, chief technology officer at In2IT Technologies
Different sectors are trialling IoT projects combined with Artificial Intelligence (AI) testing to develop use cases, exploring the possibilities. Connectivity providers are gearing up, and IoT start-ups are increasingly emerging to prepare for the surge in uptake, estimated to happen over the next 18 months.
One of the best use cases to emerge is that of the Digital Twin. According to Wikipedia, the Digital Twin is a digital replica of physical assets (physical twin), processes and systems that can be used for various purposes. The digital representation provides both the elements and the dynamics of how an IoT device operates and lives throughout its life cycle.