The way technology has evolved since the turn of the century is a testament to how the Internet and connectivity have made our lives easier. What started as an attempt to communicate easily has become a part of our daily tasks, more than we can admit. The introduction of the Internet of Things and Connected Devices attempts to take this virtual web to a whole new level by integrating everything around us into a single access control.
The perfect example is how you can continue working on your iPad, exactly from where you left it in your Mac Book. The cloud storage allows users to access data from one device on another unit without any efforts. Tech leaders are attempting to expand this cloud connectivity to other devices as well. For example, we recently saw the technology which integrates your refrigerator and toaster to the Internet as well. Now the Internet can make sure you get the perfect toast and milk every day!
Using devices which operate as per a predefined approach help not only in making our routine tasks easier, but also provide a safer living. Smart door locks, self-driven cars, and tracking systems are the perfect examples of this technology. But many people have inhibitions when it comes to accepting connected devices. This article talks about the things you need to look out for before embracing the Connected Devices technology.
Exponential growth is expected
Since the concept of the Internet of Things is still being explored by tech companies, the market is growing rapidly. A huge segment of the millennials either already owns a connected device, and the remaining segment is also highly likely to purchase a connected device soon. Moreover, as companies are investing a huge amount of money in the research and development of the Internet of things, the market has a huge potential for growth.
Cloud storage keeps you connected constantly
Cloud storage accumulates all of your data from the different devices connected to the server. This means no matter which additional device you connect, you are always on the cloud, always on the go.
Data protection is imperative
While cloud storage does give you the benefit of keeping your devices connected from wherever you want, at any time you want, it accumulates all of your data from the different devices connected to the server. This means that with every additional device you connect, you put more private data on the cloud. This data includes your bank account details, your social security number and identities, home address and so much more. If somehow, someone is able to hack your cloud storage, they find all of this information readily available to abuse. This is the reason why data protection measures should be implemented before you embrace the connected device technology.
Keep your devices safe too
A cause of concern is the haste of companies in bringing the technology to markets. Many times tech giants hurriedly introduce a product to gain the first mover’s advantage. They do not undertake extensive testing and assessment to make sure that the product or technology would not backfire. And more often than not, it happens. The maximum damage occurs to the customers (the first users of any technology), which reduces the trust of people in the technology. So, invest your money in the right technology that not only makes you enjoy the era of connectivity and convenience, but which also keeps your information and your devices safe and secure.
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