Charlie Osborne of ZDNet reported that, “Enterprises are ready to profit from the Internet of Things (IoT), but security concerns and network capacity worries are holding back deployment. According to a recent survey commissioned by network control company Infoblox, the majority of IT professionals believe that IoT is a potentially lucrative market, but there may not be enough network capacity to handle the demand that will accompany an anticipated explosion in the number of connected devices. The research, carried out in May, was conducted online and collected 400 responses from US and UK network managers and executives involved in building, running, and managing enterprise networks at firms with over 1,000 employees. The majority of respondents — 90 percent — are either planning or already implementing solutions to cope with the increased demands on networking caused by IoT projects.”
Alex Scroxton of ComputerWeekly noted that, “Infoblox found a widening awareness of the impact of the IoT, with 90% of CIOs planning or implementing solutions to cope with the demands of an estimated 26 billion "things", not counting PCs, tablets and smartphones. Over three-quarters of the respondents reported sufficient budget and staff to cope with the deployment of IoT-ready networks, and 89% said they were confident they would be able to pick up more budget in the next 12 months. However, the study also found the network may be reaching its choke point earlier than anticipated, with 57% of the 400-strong sample saying their current network was already at full capacity. Just over half said they saw network infrastructure management as a high priority.”
Read a recent take by guest author, Irene Pollikoff about how Semantic Web can help support the increasing scale of the Internet of Things.
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