Internet of Things to CIOs

What the Internet of Things Will Mean for CIOs
—by JD Sartain, CIO; February 03, 2014

Estimates suggest that as many as 50 billion devices will connect to the Internet by 2020. Surveys say enterprises are giving the ‘Internet of Things’ a cold shoulder, though, citing security, cost and integration concerns.

In a recent blog post, Frost & Sullivan analyst Andrew Milroy predicts that more data will be generated by machines, or things, this year than by human beings. For that reason, 2014 is poised to be the year when the focus of both IT buyers and IT sellers shifts to the Internet of Things, a term coined by Kevin Ashton, cofounder of the Auto-ID Center at MIT, when he and his team created the global standard system for RFID and other sensors.

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