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How to Conquer Fear of "Things" in "Internet of Things"
Start by addressing misconceptions about what it is and what it can—and cannot—do.
Nov 20, 2016—
The Internet of Things has immense possibilities. It's a world in which devices of every shape and size are manufactured with intelligent capabilities that allow them to communicate and interact with other devices, exchange data, make decisions and perform useful tasks.
Certainly, there has been much hype around the IoT, with politicians and C-level leaders effusive about the potential to transform society and how it uses energy. There is also an understandable fear of the unknown surrounding what these "things" will do. Think back to when the "cloud" concept first appeared on the technology scene. Initially, people had misconceptions about it and questioned what it could do and what it meant for businesses. We're currently in a similar phase for the IoT.
Misconception#1: Life will become simpler and better for everybody.
Misconception#2: In the IoT world, our data will not be safe.
Misconception#3: The IoT refers to something happening in the future.
Misconception#4: The IoT is all about consumer devices.
So, how can businesses overcome these misconceptions and fear of "things" to better capitalize on the value the IoT offers? Consider these guideposts:
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