The Internet of Things (IoT) provides convenience, comfort, and cost savings through a vast and growing collection of connected devices ranging from HVAC systems and printers to fitness trackers, medical devices, and automobiles. And not surprisingly, those benefits are attracting the attention of businesses big and small.
“The alluring promise of an improved bottom line will encourage businesses to focus on IoT,” predicts HP Chief Technology Officer, Shane Wall. “It can lower operating costs, increase productivity, and help businesses expand into new markets or offer new products.”
While it is true that IoT devices can help businesses drive improvements in areas such as operations, staff performance, and the customer experience, a serious issue bubbles below all of that promise: security.