Internet of Things

09/09/2015

The Internet of Things (IoT)  is a network of connected devices. Many of us use and IoT device on a daily basis, while many of us rely on IoT devices for our safety. Some of the devices that are smart connected devices include phones (iPhone, Samsung Note and S range, etc.) , watches ( Fitbit, Apple Watch, Samsung Gear), Medical equipment, CO2 sensors in cities monitoring gas emissions, etc. The actual market size for IoT device is expected to reach around 26 billion device by 2020, according to Gartner Research .

The concept of a smart device was discussed back in 1982 at Carnegie Mellon University, where a Coke machine was hacked and modified to inform of the inventory level of the machine and whether newly load drinks were cold. This was the start of  smart connected device.

With any device that is connected a list of concerns or issues starts to build up. These issues range from privacy concerns, ownership of data, security to name, disposable technology to name a few.