Internet of Things Discussion.docx - According to the text Internet of Things is the idea that objects are becoming connected to the Internet so they

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According to the text, Internet of Things is the idea that objects are becoming connected to the Internet so they can interact with other devices, applications, or services. It is the first disruptive force that has the power to change business. As stated “The Internet of Things is not solely focused on home automation or private consumer products. Businesses are using the Internet of Things to manage supply chains and streamline various business processes.” IoT provides numerous benefits to a business such as increasing efficiency and productivity which will enable the business to meet its goals in the most efficient way possible, operating costs are decreased and automation is provided to help boost the quality of services which saves time. Also, businesses will be able to understand their consumers which will improve the customer service. Just as how businesses benefit, consumers can also benefit by saving them time, money and energy. However there are risks to IoT, which includes security and safety. There is a great
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Unformatted text preview: chance that the software can be hacked, which put the business at a great threat because their consumers’ personal and confidential information such as credit/debit cards information are being withheld. Hackers may misuse the information or for malicious acts. The benefits of IoT do outweigh the risks of data loss and privacy. Although data loss, security and privacy are significant, they are measures that can be initiated to resolve them such as regularly having scheduled backups, setting up firewalls and antivirus protection software. Ultimately, having an active IT team in the business is very crucial because they will monitor and maintain the systems and keep data unharmed by detecting any potential issues and resolved them before they become a threat to the business. Consumers also can also initiate measures by examining and evaluating the IoT devices and applications they intend to own to ensure they are secured and provides privacy....
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