Newsletters
News & Information for Technology Purchasers NewsFactor Sites:       NewsFactor.com     Enterprise Security Today     CRM Daily     Business Report     Sci-Tech Today  
   
This ad will display for the next 20 seconds. Click for more information, or
Home Enterprise I.T. Cloud Computing Applications Hardware More Topics...
APC Free White Paper
Optimize your network investment &
Enter to win a Samsung Galaxy Note

www.apc.com
Network Security
24/7/365 Network Uptime!
Average Rating:
Rate this article:  
More Than Half of Networks Not Ready for Internet of Things
More Than Half of Networks Not Ready for Internet of Things

By Linda M. Rosencrance
July 7, 2014 2:34PM

    Bookmark and Share
The majority of IT professionals recognize the demands the Internet of Things will make on their networks, according to a survey by Infoblox. But many networks' teams will have to respond to the IoT without significant increases in budgets or staffing. Network automation will be crucial as IT confront this massive growth in network complexity.
 



(Page 2 of 2)

But more than a third of respondents (37 percent) said they believed concerns over IoT security are nothing more than hype.

Staying in the Loop

The Internet of Things could make it more difficult for IT leaders to "stay in the loop" as more devices are added to enterprise networks. In fact, 56 percent of respondents agreed that it was hard for IT managers to control where IoT deployments are implemented across the business.

And 45 percent of IT pros acknowledged that they do not get sufficient information from line-of-business leaders to manage those deployments. Even so, 74 percent said their organizations have integrated IoT deployment plans that require IT involvement before any IoT deployments are authorized.

"These results, while seemingly in conflict, align with what Infoblox customers are telling us anecdotally," Liu said. "IT departments have a seat at the table when business units -- such as operations, manufacturing, marketing, sales and customer service -- want to move forward with IoT deployments. But these business units often get deep into the buying process before calling IT, sometimes forcing IT to scramble to provide support for devices that lack the full set of connectivity and security protocols found in established categories such as PCs, tablets and smartphones."

How To Prepare for IOT

There are several steps network managers can take to get ready for the Internet of Things, according to Infoblox. For one thing, IT should have a seat at the table early in the IoT deployment planning, before any buying decisions are made.

Network managers should also set network access policies for "things" that prevent inefficient use of network resources and preserve network security. They should also assess control and automation systems to ensure the network team isn't overwhelmed by manual tasks as IoT devices come on line.

< Previous Page  |  1  |  2

 

Tell Us What You Think
Comment:

Name:



APC has an established a reputation for solid products that virtually pay for themselves upon installation. Who has time to spend worrying about system downtime? APC makes it easy for you to focus on business growth instead of business downtime with reliable data center systems and IT solutions. Learn more here.


 Network Security
1.   Tor Internet Privacy Service Breached
2.   Canada Says China Hacked Gov't
3.   Tor Working To Fix Security Exploit
4.   Wall Street Journal Hacked Again
5.   Dropbox for Business Boosts Security


advertisement
Product Information and Resources for Technology You Can Use To Boost Your Business

Network Security Spotlight
Tor Internet Privacy Service Warns Users It Was Breached
You may never have heard of the Tor Project, but the Internet privacy service is making headlines. Tor’s devs say users might be victims of an attack launched against the project earlier this year.
 
Canadian Government Charges China with Cyberattack
The government of Canada is not happy with China. Canadian officials have accused "a highly sophisticated Chinese state-sponsored actor" of launching a cyberattack on its National Research Council.
 
Researchers Working To Fix Tor Security Exploit
Developers for the Tor privacy browser are scrambling to fix a bug revealed Monday that researchers say could allow hackers, or government surveillance agencies, to track users online.
 

Enterprise Hardware Spotlight
AMD's ARM-Based Opteron Out in $3K Dev Kit
It's dubbed "Seattle" and it's AMD's first 64-bit ARM-based Opteron processor. The low-power chip is being released as part of AMD’s Opteron A1100-series developer kit, and aimed at high-end data center needs.
 
Apple Updates MacBook Pros, Cuts Prices Up to $100
The popular MacBook Pro laptop line just got an update and a price cut of as much as $100. The MacBook Pro with Retina display now includes faster processors and double the memory.
 
Dell, BlackBerry Not Sweating Apple-IBM Alliance
IBM's recent move to partner with Apple to sell iPhones and iPads loaded with corporate applications has excited investors in both companies, but two rivals say they are unperturbed for now.
 

Mobile Technology Spotlight
Virgin Mobile Offers Custom Smartphone Plans
As the wireless carrier wars continue heating up, Virgin Mobile just threw the customization coal onto the fire. The firm has debuted a no-annual-contract plan with rates based on individual use.
 
Collaboration Provider Asana Revamps Mobile App
Asana, a collaboration software provider started by a Facebook founder, is now out with a rebuilt native iOS mobile app. It replaces one that even the company admits was not up to par.
 
FTC Wants Fix for 'Perfect Scam' of Mobile Cramming
The U.S. Federal Trade Commission has issued new guidelines to curb “mobile cramming,” a troublesome practice that adds unauthorized third-party charges to mobile phone bills.
 

Navigation
NewsFactor Network
Home/Top News | Enterprise I.T. | Cloud Computing | Applications | Hardware | Mobile Tech | Big Data | Communications
World Wide Web | Network Security | Data Storage | CRM Systems | Microsoft/Windows | Apple/Mac | Linux/Open Source | Personal Tech
Press Releases
NewsFactor Network Enterprise I.T. Sites
NewsFactor Technology News | Enterprise Security Today | CRM Daily

NewsFactor Business and Innovation Sites
Sci-Tech Today | NewsFactor Business Report

NewsFactor Services
FreeNewsFeed | Free Newsletters

About NewsFactor Network | How To Contact Us | Article Reprints | Careers @ NewsFactor | Services for PR Pros | Top Tech Wire | How To Advertise

Privacy Policy | Terms of Service
© Copyright 2000-2014 NewsFactor Network. All rights reserved. Article rating technology by Blogowogo. Member of Accuserve Ad Network.