There’s no question that the internet of things (IoT) is escalating and has been a major topic of interest for at least the past six years. It’s safe to say that it’s here to stay and will proliferate.
It’s important to note that IoT is not an island unto itself, a proprietary technology that’s easily categorized. The IoT will embrace all technologies in every sector from commercial to medical and automotive to artificial intelligence. What could be considered a subset of all these technological intersections is the industrial sector, where it all gets put together. In fact, there is the industrial internet of things (IIoT).
There have been some studies, and a lot of rumors, that indicate many manufacturers and industrialists are slow or even resistant to embracing the impending IIoT. Reasons range from expensive re-vamps and retooling, training and retraining personnel, and concerns over security and privacy. All are valid concerns, but do the concerns outweigh the advantages? The best way to find out is to go right to experienced source for answers.
The following Q&A session addresses the most common concerns surrounding IoT technology. The respondents are seasoned pros in the field. They are Ersin Galioglu, Vice President of Strategic Initiatives at Limelight Networks and Alok Gupta, Vice President of Engineering at Avitas Systems. A bit of background before we begin.
Limelight Networks is a content delivery network (CDN) service provider that enables organizations to deliver faster websites, more responsive applications, the highest quality video, and consistent game and software downloads to any device. Limelight's network architecture supports both small and large files found in most content.
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