IoT Bringing Changes to Company Networks, Big Data Projects

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The Internet of Things is big, and only getting bigger. A new report from Ovum suggestions now is the time IT needs to get networks ready to collect all this data, and use it to business advantage.

If 20 billion devices are projected to be connected to the Internet by 2020, the volume of data available will be on a scale never experienced before. That will open opportunities to exploit data and gain insights that IT and business managers haven’t had access to previously. Among other things, the Internet of Things is going to challenge current data capture, storage, and analysis practices. It will move data analysis out toward the edge of the network, closer to where the data is being generated. It is also likely to require new types of database technology.

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