Roadblocks in the Wave of Ever Changing IoT

The significance of Internet of Things in the technology industry has become a buzz in social as well as popular media and the specialty press. IoT is embodied in a broad spectrum of networked products, sensors, and systems. This is indeed beneficial for advancements in computing power and network interconnections. This opens new possibilities offers new capabilities which were not previously possible. But during the journey, IoT, however, may stumble upon these roadblocks. They have the potential to slow down the development of IoT.

The Internet of Things raises significant difficulties that could stand in the way of apprehending its potential benefits. News headlines regarding the hacking of Internet-connected devices, surveillance concerns, and privacy fears already have captured public attention.

Roadblocks for IoT

There are many points to mention in the list, but the three largest are the Deployment of Sensors, IPv6, Power and Agreement on Standards.

Lack of Standards: As of now, considerable progress has been made considering the standards; much more is needed, especially in the areas of communications, privacy, architecture, and security. It is necessary to keep in mind that while these barriers and challenges exist, they are not insurmountable for sure. It is only a matter of time. Given the benefits and pace of IoT, these issues will get worked out.

Deployment of IPv6: In February 2010, the world ran out of IPv4 addresses. There was no real impact observed by the general public, and this situation has the potential to slow the progress of Internet of Things. This is because potentially billions of the new sensors will need unique IP addresses. Also, due to auto configuration capabilities, IPv6 makes the management of networks easier and also offers improved security features.

Sensor Energy: Self-sustaining sensors are essential for IoT to reach its full potential. The herculean task of changing batteries or other spares in millions of devices deployed across the globe. Unstoppably, many IoT devices will be in the space as well. So obviously, this isn’t possible. On the other hand, environmental elements such as vibrations, light, and airflow are the factors we can be dependent upon for sensors to generate electricity.

Experts, Technologists, Engineers have to collaborate to solve the problems IoT is facing right now, and in spite of these roadblocks, IoT will continue to change the way we connect and interact with other people and things around us.

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