Hurdles for the Internet of Things

In recent years, many technological experts suggested that, Internet of Things (IoT) is on the verge of exploding. Similarly, many analysts are predicting that IoT will explode even more in the coming years as people are going to use more and more connected devices that makes their life more comfortable and smart. Hurdles to IoT dominance still exist, however, which is one main reason most of the people are unaware of this term. Currently, we do have an IoT Eco-system but, some hurdles need to be cleared. We are almost into the second half of 2016 yet we are still facing challenges which are as listed below:

Privacy Concerns

For few users, IoT represents a level of connectedness they aren’t yet comfortable embracing. Connected devices allow giant companies that provide services to collect massive data which can be used for their own internal purpose or they may sell to outsiders. Considering the privacy issues, many of the users are very sensitive about losing the control of their data.

Power Issues

Projections for IoT vary widely, but they all suggest that the number of connected devices is only going to grow at a staggering rate. Most of the connected devices are supported by battery, so they are bound to run out of power at times. Development of longer lasting batteries or other innovative solutions is a major cog in expanding IoT.

No Common Language

Just because we are able to connect the devices doesn’t mean they will interact properly in a meaningful way the users expects. Devices work on different protocols to complete tasks so few of the devices may not be able to connect and interact with the other. Machine sin IoT should be able to roll out some of the most common protocols into something more sophisticated.

Usability Concerns

Most of the people are not tech experts. The concept of IoT revolves around using connected devices to increase efficiency, but if the technology is not accessible to the professionals in the non-tech fields, the idea falls apart.

Figuring out what Fits and what doesn’t

Just because we can connect different devices together, courtesy to IoT, it doesn’t mean, we should connect each and everything. We don’t need to connect devices that are actually going to do no good and will unnecessarily make it more complicated, For example, connecting the Light bulbs with the security system is fine, but why do we need hair brush to be connected to the outside world. Some of the suggestions floating around seem to be absurd. Part of completing a vats IoT ecosystem is figuring out what should and what should not be included.

The possible impact of IoT on operational costs, productivity and customer service are undeniable that is why many technology analysts believe that IoT will revolutionize the business world and the way we live (society) as a whole. But when to expect this revolution to sweep the globe, only time will tell.

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