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Internet Of Things May Strangle Enterprise Bandwidth
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msangha
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msangha,
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12/31/2013 | 11:24:09 AM
Good Point...
IeT is going to become a serious hit on bandwidth. But bandwidth is also becoming more ubiqutous and cheaper. I recall the time that we were all paranoid about bandwidth as a choke point because of multi media. It has not happened. Has it? For those still in the dark about Internet of Things, check this out, it was a decent read: 

http://tinyurl.com/lp5egb4
J_Brandt
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J_Brandt,
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12/30/2013 | 12:10:08 PM
Re: Bandwidth
You caught that similarity did you?  I agree it will be very much like BYOD – IT will not be able/willing to challenge the users.
jgherbert
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jgherbert,
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12/30/2013 | 11:58:34 AM
Re: Bandwidth
@J_Brandt: "It will come without budgets and in many instances without prior planning."

 

Heh; sounds /exactly/ like BYOD again for most IT groups. "Oh, people seem to be doing this. I suppose we should figure out whether to support this or not."

 

I guess the difference is that in a corporate  environement you would hope that rather than just people bringing in devices and plugging them in (or connecting them to the corporate network wirelessly), there might be a conscious decision to enable connectivity, with an associated project to use that ability. Or perhaps I live in an idealized dreamworld where people don't just stand things up just "to see how well it worked." ;-)

 

I'm curious to see how this plays out both in the corporate space as well as in the home. Nine or ten years ago I had the option to buy a washing maching with an embedded web browser. I declined the additional cost on the basis that it was very unusual for me to fill the machine but not start it, and let's face it, if you didn't fill it, IP connectivity isn't going to help. But IP-enabling other things in the home automation arena could be much more interesting. In fact, do the same with lighting/heating etc., in a corporate environment under a "green" banner and there's an opportunity for extremely granular control and monitoring of the environment, and very intelligent energy optimization strategies. Oh well, so long as nobody starts streaming those security cameras over the WAN, right?  (Oh dear)

 
ANON1241609977288
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ANON1241609977288,
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12/30/2013 | 2:26:22 AM
Internet of things
I remember those days of 2001-2002 when the internet in India was in its peak. As a system admin I had hard time working with multiple ISP in setting up lease lines & DSL connection et for my corporate office. I was working with an ecommerce company and had hard time  escalating the issues with the ISP due to their poor infrastructure and support system. Internet availability was never up 100%. things like one DSL and another Lease line or two ISP  connection separate altogether in the sense that they don't come with same backbone( satellite  and undersea cables) was some of the workaround of the issues to support the business need...

Today the technology has changed so much that we are in much better positions to handle the situation but other concerns like compliance, security breaches, cyber-attacks are the new things we're struggling.
Ulf Mattsson
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Ulf Mattsson,
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12/29/2013 | 2:17:14 PM
Stringent privacy regulations
I agree that "The IoT also presents an unwieldy challenge for compliance. Financial institutions will have to factor the IoT into Sarbanes-Oxley in the US and similar regulations in other countries". Organizations are now desperately looking for effective ways to comply to new stringent privacy regulations, also when offshoring data.

I reviewed an interesting offshoring project in Europe that addressed the challenge to protect sensitive information about individuals in a way that will satisfy European Cross Border Data Security requirements. This included incoming source data from various European banking entities, and existing data within those systems, which would be consolidated in one European country. The project achieved targeted compliance with EU Cross Border Data Security laws, Datenschutzgesetz 2000 - DSG 2000 in Austria, and Bundesdatenschutzgesetz in Germany by using a data tokenization approach, protecting the data before sending and storing it in the cloud.  

Using a data tokenization approach is covered in an interesting report from the Aberdeen Group that revealed that "Over the last 12 months, tokenization users had 50% fewer security-related incidents(e.g., unauthorized access, data loss or data exposure than tokenization non-users". Nearly half of the respondents (47%) are currently using tokenization for something other than credit card data. The name of the study, released a few months ago, is "Tokenization Gets Traction". 

Ulf Mattsson, CTO Protegrity.
samicksha
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samicksha,
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12/27/2013 | 2:17:01 AM
Re: Bandwidth
Not exactly but the first example of IoT i see working today is my STB wherein i can record a movie in my STB through SMS. Also one of the challenges i see in the way is a huge number of different links and interactions between autonomous systems.
RobPreston
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12/26/2013 | 1:22:00 PM
Re: Bandwidth
Yet another reason networking and application teams must come closer together. 
J_Brandt
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J_Brandt,
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12/26/2013 | 10:32:31 AM
Bandwidth
I think you are right on the money.  It will come without budgets and in many instances without prior planning.  If the IoT things are wireless, the airwaves will be saturated and there will be bleeding and interference with core and critical devices.  There is also the consumer bandwidth, except in places where they have the new gigabit fiber to the home, it may overload before corporate ones do.


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