About Us

IT Services

Electronic Security

Knowledge Center

News & Events



Contact Us

Prosper IT
  • Register

Prosper Solutions Blog

Here are 5 Trends Happening with the Internet of Things

Here are 5 Trends Happening with the Internet of Things

The Internet of Things is currently one of the most promising, yet risk-laden, information technology trends that we have today. The combination of the push for more connected devices with the lack of the security they need to remain protected, presents a considerable issue for a business’ network security. Here, we’ll examine some of the IoT’s latest trends, and how they could impact your business.

Updated Security

As we said, IoT devices aren’t exactly known for their security… quite the opposite, in fact. Since the very beginning of the Internet of Things, IT administrators have primarily seen its risks. All it would take for a threat to access a network would be for a vulnerable IoT device to connect to it, providing a bridge for the threat to easily cross. This is why there has been a lot of focus on improving the security of IoT devices. Currently, the various devices that build up the IoT - like wearables, web-connected appliances, audio/media equipment, and consumer-focused networking devices - are specifically meant to be easy to connect to, and as a result, they aren’t difficult to exploit. In addition, there are also IoT devices meant for business purposes - such as automated utility infrastructures, factory equipment, security cameras, and many others - all of which could cause serious issues if accessed by someone outside of the business.

Additional Devices

There are currently somewhere between eight and 25 billion IoT devices connected to the Internet (depending on your source of information) although the larger number is probably closer to the truth. This daunting number makes it hard to believe that any network could possibly be safe. However, this is just the beginning, as there will be a predicted 75 billion Internet-connected devices by the year 2025. If this kind of growth is to take place, these devices are going to need to be made much more secure.

Multi-Purpose IoT Devices

By their nature, the majority of IoT devices are designed to excel at a single task. With the anticipated introduction of 5G networks, this has the possibility to change. The enhanced bandwidth of a 5G mobile network would allow for many device limitations to be removed, the management of IoT endpoints to become faster, and have a larger impact on the security structures described above.

Incorporation Into Automobiles

While the automotive industry is no stranger to the Internet of Things, the increased need for data will only make smart devices more necessary as well. Expect to see IoT and other forward-focused technologies make their way into automobiles, as that industry has demonstrated an appetite for data.

The IoT and Edge Computing

While cloud computing is an innovation of the 20th century, its importance has swelled in the 21st. Businesses looking to grow have access to far more options, thanks to the virtualized environments of the cloud, but not all businesses have much use for the cloud in their core technology systems. However, by incorporating cloud technology into some of the extraneous processes of a business in a methodology known as edge computing, even industries that would otherwise be a poor fit can benefit from cloud computing.

There is no question that, as we progress into the information age, the IoT will only continue to have a place in businesses. For help securing your business in preparation for this shift, or to simply learn more about the Internet of Things, give Prosper Solutions a call at (617) 369-9977.

Tip of the Week: Improve Collaboration With Proces...
Pressing the IT Security Issue


No comments made yet. Be the first to submit a comment
Already Registered? Login Here
Tuesday, March 26, 2019

Captcha Image

Mobile? Grab this Article!

QR-Code dieser Seite

Tag Cloud

Touchscreen Cybercrime VoIP Hard Drive Private Cloud Marketing Augmented Reality Network Security Fleet Tracking Rental Service Scam Tactics Network Congestion Microchip Finance Read Nanotechnology Customer Relationship Management Redundancy Best Available SSID IBM Innovation Windows 7 Best Practice Robot Hard Drives Audit Windows 10 Upgrade Black Market Analytic Hosted Solutions Health Sync Unified Communications Backup Data Breach Social Network Office Upgrades CCTV Business Technology Help Desk Wi-Fi IT Support Tip of the week End of Support Productuvuty Bluetooth Devices Mobile Technology Productivity Term Healthcare Electronic Medical Records Writing Android Pain Points Device security Consultation Heating/Cooling Productivity Memory How To Storage Drones Rapid City Encryption Automation Fake News Phishing Tip of the Week Conferencing Firewall Vendor Mangement Microsoft 365 Smartphone Hacks Worker Data Security Solid State Drive Bandwidth Entrepreneur Windows10 Advertising Printing Cabling Displays Communication Cache Shortcut Document Management Government Analytics Hack Law Enforcement Music Cybersecurity Computer Repair User Current Events Digital Wireless Tech Terms Patching Saving Money HIPAA Navigation Artificial Intelligence Modem Automobile Startup Intranet Citrix Xenapp outsource cloud storage Computing Disaster WannaCry Vendor Management Hackers Data Loss Gmail Employer Employee Relationship Hacking Digital Signature Application Comparison Public Speaking Hacker Google Play Public Cloud Maintenance Security Search Vulnerability User Error Passwords Programming Desktop Hard Drive Disposal Distribution Employer-Employee Relationship Company Culture Data storage Operating System Virtualization Gadgets Language Staffing Legislation SharePoint In Internet of Things Networking Monitoring PDF Backup and Disaster Recovery Data Backup Disaster Recovery Supercomputer Tablet Error Hiring/Firing Windows 10 Business Mangement Managed Service Provider Efficiency Computing Infrastructure Internet Virtual Reality Messenger Addiction Applications Google Wallet Taxes Avoiding Downtime Running Cable Windows IT Management Spyware Experience Congratulations Solutions Competition Business Management Service Level Agreement Computer Budget Proactive IT switches Documents Management Trends Ransomware Computer Accessories Email VPN Remote Computing Society Windows XP Licensing Business Cards Evernote Telephone Security Cameras Google Websites Customer Resource management cloud USB Piracy Fraud WiFi Text Messaging Wireless Headphones Work/Life Balance Wireless Technology Retail Smart Tech Training Microsoft Office IT consulting G Suite Twitter Multi-factor Authentication Malware Chamber Equifax Social Engineering Samsung Migration Entertainment Technology Browser Managed IT Service Regulations File Sharing Virtual Assistant Windows 8 Access Logistics Cryptocurrency Education Software License Safety Sports Enterprise Resource Planning Google Docs Google Maps Bata Backup Proxy Server Bitcoin Banking Machine Learning iPhone Router Connected Devices Saving Time Tracking hardware Knowledge LiFi Co-Managed IT BDR Electronic Payment Telephone Systems Blockchain Business Metrics Mobile Computing the Internet of Things Smartphones Digital Payment Scalability Data Data Warehousing Specifications Patch Management eWaste Workers Presentation Customer Service Trending Business Intelligence Electricity Microsoft Excel Windows Server 2008 Asset Tracking Cortana UTM Content Browsers Medical IT A.I. User Tip Fiber-Optic Books Big data Telephony Content Filtering Data Analysis YouTube Keyboard Unified Threat Management Download IT Multi-Factor Security Start Menu Motion Sickness Securty IP Address Risk Management Workplace Tips Dark Web Managing Stress Statistics Paperless Office Settings Distributed Denial of Service Cleaning Mobile Security Skype MSP IT service Collaboration Screen Reader Integration Human Resources Hosted Solution News Lithium-ion battery Business Continuity Capital cloud storage Business Growth Tech email scam Server Database Office Tips Processing Notifications IT Consultant Information Professional Services Politics DDoS Vendor communications Regulation Visible Light Communication Mouse Identity Theft Business Emails Mobile Device Laptop Telephone System Permissions Word Excel Technology Tips Bookmark Time Management User Tips Freedom of Information Computer Care Website Administration Internet of Things Phone System Holiday Assessment Computers Gaming Console Voice over Internet Protocol Unified Threat Management Printers Web Server Bring Your Own Device Processor Botnet IT Services Fileless Malware Spam Outsourced IT Cooperation Reading Software as a Service Users App Mobile Devices Product Reviews Television Social Media Net Neutrality CIO Google Drive BYOD Downtime Project Management Deep Learning Business Owner Flexibility Computer Malfunction Apps Access Control Cost Management Cost Micrsooft Managed IT services Apple Domains Travel Virus cloud computing Miscellaneous IT Support Information Technology uptime Troubleshooting Privacy Remote Monitoring Small Business Software Google Calendar Legal Data Protection IT Plan Teamwork Virtual Desktop Business Computing Monitors Tech Term Alert Downloads Data Recovery Social Chromebook Compliance Microsoft Tablets Inbound Marketing clout services Uninterrupted Power Supply PowerPoint Emergency CrashOverride Environment History Flash Managed IT Quick Tips Data Management Printer Password Value Processors Directions Mobile Payment Network Management Physical Security Going Green Managed Service Mobile Device Management Facebook Update GDPR Health IT Save Time Meetings Upload Gamification Username HTML Accountants Network Vulnerabilities 3D Printing Two-factor Authentication Best Practices SaaS Relocation Administrator cyber security Antivirus Outlook Streaming Media Social Networking Money Save Money Recovery VoIP outsource cloud computing Managed IT Services Thank You Mobility Office 365 Corporate Profile Reliable Computing Tech Support Chrome Webcam

Latest News & Events

Prosper Solutions is proud to announce the launch of our new website at http://www.prospersolutions.com. The goal of the new website is to make it easier for our existing clients to submit and manage support requests, and provide more information about our ser...

Contact Us

Learn more about what Prosper Solutions can do for your business.

Call Us Today
Call us today
(617) 369-9977

150 Eastern Ave, Second Floor
Chelsea, Massachusetts 02150