Everyone is talking about the Internet of Things (IoT). Connected devises are gaining traction in homes and businesses. The possibilities for what this will mean in our future are endless.
IoT has the promise to make everything more intelligent and efficient. Smart grids, smart meters, smart refrigerators and smart cars are just some examples.
As organisations move past pilot projects and towards scalable deployments, the notion of the Internet of Things continues to take on greater meaning across enterprise. No longer is this a technology for the future, rather a reality and a viable way for businesses to gain competitive advantage in the marketplace.
Though IoT brings with it the promise of compelling applications and innovations, CIOs continue to have major areas of concern when thinking about how the mechanics of IoT will affect their organisations. As the physical and digital worlds integrate more closely, issues are plenty: Security, privacy, integrations complexity, governance, standards and policies.