Trends come and go, but Tech Target thinks these five trends will stick around in 2018. The growth of industry driven IoT and consumer IoT is expected to continue and interoperability will increase. Security will remain an important topic. They said, "Any software developer will say that security does not exist as some vague notion, and a block of project documentation must be dedicated to main identified security threats, as well as security standards and requirements that will be applied to the product." Finally, software and data will be the most important aspect.