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Potential IoT Challenges in Business

June 20th, 2019 Intech SystemIntech System IoT (Internet of Things)

Why Indian are still afraid to adopt Internet of Things for their business operations and productivities?

IoT has grabbed many eyeballs since its inception due to its capability of connecting N number of devices under one platform to the internet. However, the opportunities, many enterprises are still waiting to see how the technology evolves before adopting the technologies themselves.

Reports say:

Gartner predicts that 25 billion “things” will be connected to the IoT by 2020. Both Cisco and McKinsey Global Institute predict that the IoT will generate more than $10 trillion in the coming decade—with Cisco predicting the market could be worth $14.4 trillion by 2025. While the smartphone market was the quickest business to hit the trillion-dollar-mark in history, the IoT space is much larger in scope and is growing at an almost unthinkable clip—a report released earlier this year predicts that the IoT market will have a 43% CAGR through 2019.

But still, we know, technology can change the behavior of machine but can’t change the human behavior and the mindset. Issues like cost and security are one of the essential points, however, apart from these, there are many factors which business stakeholders are concern about adopting the IoT.

Uncertainty about systems and process

IOT consultant and customers don’t know the complete business process and with the adoption of IoT, many devices will be feed over an immense amount of data. The test will be on the scalability, reliability, security of the process. Systems will need to run faster, job skills will transform, tasks will be modified. The adoption process will be disruptive, but it will benefit the business worth.

 The high cost of implementation

IoT is still at its early stage, and it is yet to reach the potential stage where it can bring down the system and implementation cost. The combined cost of the hardware and the implementation can put a hole in the pocket. Devices eventually will low down on the cost and many IoT service providers are working to fasten the implementation time. By leveraging the global delivery model, people and implementation cost will be taken down immensely.

Data privacy

Privacy is a subset of data protection. By engaging with the new system, the sensor data of the business are at risk of exposure to the outside world. A huge amount of data is vulnerable and is constantly in motion.
The latest research claims that by 2020, 25% of cyber-attacks will target IoT devices.

cyber attacks via iot

To avoid a data breach, many IoT service providers, network services and data carriers are working together to secure the data at rest and in transit. Collaborative efforts are necessary to take decisive action.

Job Security

Due to lack of skills and expertise, there will be a question on security of jobs. Talent with the technical know-how and the capability of quick decision making with business understanding is rare. But, with the time many organizations are making sure that they provide the complete knowledge to the resources.

Inadequate infrastructure

Many of the data in the organization are in a centralized manner, and due to an increase in the growth of data in real time, it is essential to have a sustainable solution. To make a switch from the centralized storage unit to the distributed cloud platform becomes easy and adapting infrastructure to manage IoT devices, sensors and data coming from it gets easily stored and managed.

Lack of standards

Every business has there set protocol to run its operations. To make a mark in the IoT sector, organizations must work with unique devices and software, which are equally varied. The different device has a different protocol to transmit data and it becomes difficult to manage the devices. To avoid misfit, an organization should enable cross-platform deployment. And, define the standard that suits their devices best.

Legacy systems

The centralized approach works well with the point of view of security, better control, and administrative ease. However, the problem occurs when the size and complexity of the devices out power the existing system. Exploring alternative network design which is strong and can reduce the load of the single system is helpful and required.

Conclusion:

One can see how IoT can be a challenge to implement. Although, with the right partner as well as knowing what exactly a system requirement is, implementing IoT can help to achieve the goals of the business. It can be a transformational reward. To know more about IoT and its impact feel free to contact us.

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