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IoT: Top 7 Challenges

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    IoT Systems Development

    In standard IT operations, the slow pace of product development hampers productivity. In the IoT, however, the sheer speed at which systems and standards are evolving is what complicates matters, particularly when it comes to security. According to a recent study by the Ponemon Institute (registration required), 72 percent of senior IT professionals say the rate of IoT technology and standards development is complicating efforts to secure devices and applications, while 94 percent say this could lead to a catastrophic breach at some point.

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IoT: Top 7 Challenges

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    IoT Systems Development

    In standard IT operations, the slow pace of product development hampers productivity. In the IoT, however, the sheer speed at which systems and standards are evolving is what complicates matters, particularly when it comes to security. According to a recent study by the Ponemon Institute (registration required), 72 percent of senior IT professionals say the rate of IoT technology and standards development is complicating efforts to secure devices and applications, while 94 percent say this could lead to a catastrophic breach at some point.

The Internet of Things (IoT) is the most complicated endeavor ever envisioned by man. More complicated than the pyramids, the microprocessor, even the moonshot. Small wonder, then, that it represents a unique set of challenges that, in these early stages of development at least, pose a real threat to its utility as an engine of economic growth. Fortunately, the problems encountered so far are solvable, although it will probably take some time to determine exactly how to handle them and what level of optimization is needed for the multiple IoT services that are certain to arise.

Here, then, are the seven leading challenges to a successful IoT deployment.