IT Support specialists brace for IoT landing

In a few more months, the internet of things could just stop being a thing we only read and finally become a daily thing. More than half of the companies surveyed by plenty of data accumulation and analysis companies say they can’t wait to experience the full experience that is expected of the internet of things, a situation for which IT support companies need to be biting their nails for.

451 Research says 65% of enterprises now invested in IoT

he Internet of Things (IoT) has landed, with more than 65 percent of enterprises worldwide saying they’re already using smart devices and sensors to gather data to assist with their business operations and deliver new insights.

451 Research Inc.’s new Voice of the Enterprise survey found that 71.5 percent of the 1,015 respondents said they accumulate the majority of their IoT data from machine sensing. This compares to just 20 percent who collect the majority of their data from environmental sensing, and 8.5 percent that gather data mostly from biological sources, such as people and animals.

When asked how that data is collected, 51 percent of enterprises said the most common source of their data is their IT equipment. This is followed by camera and surveillance gear (34 percent), data center facility equipment (33 percent) and smartphones/end-user devices (29 percent). The type of industry a company is involved in also plays a role, with 49% of manufacturing organizations gathering data from factory equipment and 49% of healthcare organizations gathering data from medical devices, for example.

Surprisingly though, 451 Research’s survey also found that 30 percent of enterprises don’t gather any kind of IoT data at all, illustrating that for many, there’s still a lot of work to be done…read more here


There are plenty of applicable cases in business where the internet of things will make so much difference. An example is the healthcare industry, very vital area that has been waiting for an innovative piece of tech that will make their goals so much easier to attain.


In a report by Grand View Research Inc., it’s predicted that the global Internet of Things (IoT) healthcare market will reach nearly $410 billion by 2022, with mobile penetration, software automation, and innovation medical devices promising rapid testing, greater accuracy, portability, and user-friendliness. Chronic diseases such as obesity, diabetes, heart failure, and hypertension specifically can be better addressed with IoT devices, offering users greater personal independence while still having their vital signs monitored, activity and safety measured, and medication supervised…read more here

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The good can’t survive without the bad, and so far the various situations that have seen cloud based services being hacked are not very convincing that the Internet of things is something we are ready to take on as IT support.

Hacker takes over Oculus CEO’s Twitter account, announces new CEO

Oculus CEO Brendan Iribe had his Twitter account hacked Wednesday; the hacker took the opportunity to promptly announce a new CEO for the virtual reality company.

This is just the latest in a string of tech CEO’s having their Twitter accounts compromised, this attack does not appear to be from the same hacker group responsible for the hacks on the accounts of Travis Kalanick, Sundar Pichai, Mark Zuckerberg and Dick Costolo.

It appears @Lid gained access to the account through utilizing an old password. As of the time of this writing, the CEO’s account appears to still be compromised by Twitter user @Lid…read more here

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