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Impact of COVID-19 on Adoption of IoT in Different Sectors

[Submitted on 15 Jan 2021 (v1), last revised 20 Jan 2021 (this version, v2)]

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Abstract: COVID-19 has disrupted normal life and has enforced a substantial change in
the policies, priorities and activities of individuals, organisations and
governments. These changes are proving to be a catalyst for technology and
innovation. In this paper, we discuss the pandemic’s impact on the adoption of
the Internet of Things (IoT) in various broad sectors namely healthcare, smart
homes, smart buildings, smart cities, transportation and industrial IoT. Our
analysis of this impact on IoT adoption is based on interviews with many
industry experts, a thorough research literature review and a careful
examination of reports from leading consulting firms. For each of these
sectors, we also provide the details of recent initiatives taken in the wake of
COVID-19. We also highlight challenges that need to be addressed and important
research directions that will facilitate accelerated IoT adoption in these
sectors.

Submission history

From: Muhammad Cheema [view email]

[v1]
Fri, 15 Jan 2021 17:14:27 UTC (15,116 KB)

[v2]
Wed, 20 Jan 2021 02:03:01 UTC (15,116 KB)

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