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Internet of Things devices aren't new, just new to you
This article is part of the Modern Mobility issue of January 2016 issue, Volume 2, Issue 1
Internet of Things devices present some great opportunities for gathering and sharing critical information, but it's a challenge to turn that data into something usable. Still, the value of the Internet of Things (IoT) seriously outweighs any challenges, said Bob Egan, the chief research officer at Sepharim Research in Falmouth, Mass. In fact, Internet of Things devices have already brought tangible benefits in the energy, transportation and telecom industries. Here, Egan shares more about IoT use cases, what obstacles stand in its way, and how the trend will affect enterprise IT administrators. What does modern mobility mean to you? It's about providing solutions backed up by infrastructure that is as agile as the people that have to use them. Is the Internet of Things a new concept? It's definitely not. The use of sensors in many industrial applications has been around a long time. The potential of IoT is not limited by its hype but by our imaginations. What are some companies already doing with Internet of Things devices? Bob...
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