Information Age: How to stop IoT overwhelming your network

8 Jun 15

The Internet of Things (IoT) represents a major step forward in the history of the internet – it is where the digital world meets the physical world. Every day, people use a variety of devices for a range of different things that link to an internet connection. As internet enabled devices move beyond mobile phones and laptops, an increasing amount of industries and businesses are now embedding connected devices into working activities.

Virgin Atlantic’s new fleet of ‘highly connected’ planes is expected to create about half a terabyte (TB) of data per flight each. With 21,000 Virgin flights a year, that’s 10 petabytes (PB) of data – the equivalent of 5 billion floppy disks. This is just one example of a data explosion throughout an organisation. With driverless cars, intelligent homes, smart healthcare and wearables, this isn’t set to stabilise but grow, with research house Gartner predicting that by 2020 we will see 25 billion connected ‘Things’.

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