Internet of Things to Revolutionize the IT Department: IDC

Grazed from Datamation.  Author: Pedro Hernandez.

IT managers are in for big changes during the next few years as billions of connected devices light up the Internet of Things (IoT), according to IDC.  The Framingham, Mass.-based technology research firm published its IoT predictions for 2015 and they point to massive disruption in data center market.

Ninety percent of data center and enterprise systems management environments are expected to switch to new business models to handle IoT and BYOD devices by 2017. Forty percent of IoT data will be processed and stored at, or close to, the network edge by 2018.  IoT at the edge: By 2018, 40 percent of IoT-created data will be stored, processed, analyzed, and acted upon close to, or at the edge, of the network...

IDC also forecast that IoT will put the squeeze on IT networks. Fifty percent of networks will go from having plenty of capacity to being network constrained within three short years as they struggle to support IoT devices. Nearly 10 percent of networks will be overwhelmed, predicts IDC...

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