Contact us today!

Network Solutions Unlimited Blog

Network Solutions Unlimited has been serving the Decatur area since 2013, providing IT Support such as technical helpdesk support, computer support, and consulting to small and medium-sized businesses.

People May Not Trust the IoT, But They Still Use It

People May Not Trust the IoT, But They Still Use It

Connectivity is one of the major benefits of mobile technology, but some developments have taken this aspect to crazy (and borderline ridiculous) heights. The Internet of Things is forcing businesses to rethink the conventions of connectivity in ways which previously weren’t particularly necessary. Unsurprisingly, the Internet of Things is forcing business owners and normal users alike to remain skeptical of connected technology to a certain degree, and a survey from Cisco showcases this trend perfectly.

Cisco’s survey covered 3000 North American adults who had a passing familiarity with IoT devices, providing invaluable data to both business-to-consumer and business-to-business organizations. Generally speaking, most consumers aren’t aware of just how far-reaching the Internet of Things can be. The Internet of Things encompasses all devices that have some sort of connection to the Internet, even devices that traditionally haven’t been able to take advantage of this connectivity. Some great examples include car navigation systems, street lamps, home security systems, and even health monitoring devices like pacemakers.

While the majority of users were familiar with some of the more conventional Internet of Things devices, they had no clue that some of the stranger IoT devices could boast such connectivity. Despite this considerable difference in awareness, those who knowingly use IoT devices have had a positive response to it. 53% of respondents claim that connected devices have made their lives easier, while 47% of respondents claim that they have made their lives more efficient through connected devices. Even 34% of personal connected devices have made users feel more safe, which is valuable in and of itself.

Despite these impressive numbers, only 9% of respondents claimed that their data felt more secure or private. Furthermore, only 14% of users felt that their vendors were transparent about how the information collected by these devices is used. It just goes to show that just because a device helps you, that device may not necessarily make you feel safe and secure.

Even with these suspicions, it’s probable that the Internet of Things will continue to grow, which means that your organization needs to start accounting for these devices both in and around your office. If you think about it, your employees will likely be bringing multiple devices with them to the office in the first place, so you need to have policies put into place to ensure that data security isn’t sacrificed just for the privilege of bringing personal devices into the office. A Bring Your Own Device policy can go a long way toward limiting which connected devices have influence over your company’s network.

Do you have any questions about how the Internet of Things and connected mobile devices can influence your business? Network Solutions Unlimited can help. To learn more, reach out to us at 217-428-6449.



No comments made yet. Be the first to submit a comment
Already Registered? Login Here
Wednesday, 21 February 2018

Captcha Image

Mobile? Grab this Article!


Tag Cloud

Law Enforcement Robot Thank You Money Charger Managed IT Service Data Storage Hard Disk Drive Hosted Solutions Nanotechnology Credit Cards PDF Miscellaneous Document Management OneNote IT Management How To Monitors Firewall Internet of Things Windows Ink Smartphones Server IT Support App Security Employer-Employee Relationship Sync Shortcut Cost Management Best Practices Data Loss VoIP Gifts Downtime iPhone Facebook Hard Drives Transportation Screen Mirroring Virtual Reality Backup Social Media Scalability Worker Data Security Personal Information Redundancy Wireless Charging IT Support Productivity Mobile Devices IT Solutions Data Recovery Office Big Data Managed Service Provider Private Cloud Entertainment Windows 10 Computer Root Cause Analysis Workers Education Business Continuity Health Hiring/Firing Hardware Content Filtering Emails Professional Services Information Technology Automation Computer Fan Government Hackers Applications Public Computer Loyalty intranet Content Scam How to Dark Web Gmail Spam Blocking Windows 10s Upgrades Humor Conferencing Remote Monitoring Cleaning Unified Threat Management Browser Microsoft Word Identity Theft BDR IT solutions WannaCry Samsung Business Computing Small Business Router Tech Support Flexibility Encryption Collaboration SaaS Artificial Intelligence Bring Your Own Device Wireless Technology Bluetooth Assessment Rootkit Battery Hosted Solution Data Breach Benefits Solid State Drive Cybersecurity Risk Management Office Tips Google Drive Budget Proactive IT Save Money Patch Management Sports Cloud Computing Internet Exlporer Word Quick Tips Computer Care Webinar Administration File Sharing Mobile Shadow IT Travel Compliance Tip of the Week Black Market Public Cloud Disaster Recovery Business Intelligence Users Application Value Data storage Business Owner FAQ HaaS Relocation Instant Messaging Save Time Recovery Politics Keyboard Computing Infrastructure Windows Going Green Smartphone Malware End of Support Audiobook Alert Business Management Networking Comparison Experience Productivity Retail Microsoft Remote Computing Customer Apple Colocation Video Games Phone System Outlook MSP IT Services Marketing Best Practice Files Google Operating System BYOD Gadgets Specifications Mobile Device Cybercrime Legal Legislation Passwords Blockchain Data Protection Smart Technology Data Backup Automobile Sales Adobe Reputation Spyware Audit Identities Laptop Software Hybrid Cloud Managed IT Services Regulation Touchpad Computers Edge Augmented Reality Computer Accessories USB Lifestyle Excel Upgrade Workplace Tips Worker Commute Data Congratulations Physical Security History Settings eWaste Training CrashOverride Employer Employee Relationship Communications Innovation iOS The Internet of Things Emergency WiFi Evernote Social Engineering Project Management Data Management Saving Money Android Vulnerability Books Chromecast Virtualization Unsupported Software Internet exploMicrosoft Search Business Google Maps Licensing Microsoft Excel Television User Tips Managed IT Services HIPAA Mobility User Error Hacking Network Windows 10 Device Security Troubleshooting Phishing Outsourced IT Cache WIndows Server 2008 Email hacker Wireless Microsoft Office Holiday HBO Advertising Internet Cast Managed IT Software as a Service Meetings Fraud Google Docs Bandwidth Two-factor Authentication Electronic Medical Records Office 365 Cloud Ciminal Password Touchscreen Tablets Spam Apps IT budget Network Security Monitor Privacy Updates Two Factor Authentication Techology Efficiency Chrome Telephone Systems Commerce Consultant Storage Avoiding Downtime Work/Life Balance Devices Wi-Fi Technology Mobile Device Management NFL VPN Cortana Ransomware Maintenance Safety Vendor Management

Sign Up for Our Newsletter

  • Company Name *
  • First Name *
  • Last Name *