The Internet of Things

The Internet of Things

April 7, 2017
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Like it’s predecessors “Web 2.0” and “Cloud” another buzz word often being used in the last few years is “Internet of Things” or IoT for short.

But what is it, and what will it do? In a nutshell IoT refers to any device with a chip which can connect to the internet, and therefore share data with other devices, companies and manufacturers. Devices like:

  • Fitness Trackers
  • Smart Fridges
  • Smart Meters
  • Smart Lighting & Heating

It also has a myriad of uses in other areas such as traffic control, manufacturing processes and environmental monitoring. Over the next decade more and more of our daily lives will be monitored and controlled over the internet.

But with the growth of cybercrime and the terror threat a big area of concern will be security, and the risk of exposing all your devices and data to the outside world.

Boundary IT Services can help you navigate the minefield of IoT and ensure your internet connected devices are correctly configured and secure.

For a fuller explanation of IoT and how it will affect your business have a look at this article on Wired UK website.