From looking at this year’s Best Choice Award, it is apparent that the AI and IoT industries are booming. According to IDC reports, worldwide spending on IoT is forecast to reach US$745 billion in 2019, an increase of 15.4% over the US$646 billion spent in 2018. The report shows IoT spending among manufacturers will be largely focused on solutions that support manufacturing operations and production asset management. Therefore, IDC expects that the industry will maintain a double-digit annual growth rate throughout the 2017 to 2022 forecast period.
For 17 consecutive years Microsoft has participated in COMPUTEX, along with our partners to showcase the growing ecosystem at the Taipei Nangang Exhibition Center Hall 1 (booth #L110). The Microsoft booth features six industry solutions including Education, Retail, Home, Office, Smart Factory, and Smart Cities.