Excellent and concise article. After reading an article like this, one thing is for sure – secure connections, fast data transfer and massive geographic reach will be key elements of a successful enterprise IoT strategy.
A couple of interesting nuggets:
- Today, there are 10 (mostly non-IoT) billion things – phones, PCs, things – connected to the Internet. But about a TRILLION non-connected devices that could be connected (or replaced & connected) in the future.
- A connected car can generate 25 GB of data every hour !
- Considering this, the article points out that there aren’t many in the IT industry that have attempted to manage networks with the sheer number of devices connected to them that an IoT-style network portends.
The Internet of Things brings with it the promise gee-whiz applications and life-changing innovation. But one thing’s for sure – there are as many questions as there will be gigabytes of data being poured into your data centers.