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Are Your Networks Ready for the IoT?

Book Description

Data traffic has increased roughly 60 percent annually over the past two decades, according to one estimate. But that’s nothing compared to the Internet of Things, a network of billions of "chatty machines" that will soon produce vast amounts of additional data. How prepared is your organization to handle the traffic expected from all your smart machines and sensors?

In this O’Reilly report, Mike Barlow interviews several industry experts about the challenges and opportunities that businesses, organizations, and individuals in every sector of the economy will face in the next few years. Barlow explores options that include edge computing (running analytics at or near devices and machines), upgrading last-mile network links, working with software-defined networks (SDNs), and looking at solutions from the emerging smart city movement.

If your organization is involved with the nascent IoT or its larger cousin, the Industrial Internet, this is one report you can’t afford to ignore.