Internet of Things allows endless opportunities and connections to take place, many of which we can’t even think of today. What if your alarm clock wakes you up at 6 a.m. and then notifies your coffee maker to start brewing? What if your office equipment knew when it was running low and automatically re-orderes more? It is not hard to see how and why the IoT is such a hot topic today, however there are also many challenges coming up. One of them is security. With billions of devices being connected together, information has to stays secure. Another issue that we are going to be faced with is a massive amount of data that all of these devices are going to produce. Companies need to figure out how to store, track, analyze and make sense of the vast amounts of data that will be generated.
Simply put, IoT is the concept of connecting any device to the Internet and / or to each other. Analysts from Gartner say that by 2020 there will be over 26 billion connected devices. Being so, the IoT is a giant network of connected “things” whereby the relationship will be between people-people, people-things, and things-things.