Our world is turning into one gigantic interconnected web, thanks to the growing number of devices and physical objects linked to the Internet—and to each other—via wireless networks. That’s the basic idea behind a term that’s being tossed around a lot these days—the Internet of Things or IoT.
In fact, the latest IP version, IPv6, was designed to accommodate more IP addresses on the Internet, in part to address the need to connect this proliferation of new devices. In fact, the number of connected devices is estimated to reach 26 billion by 2020. That’s more than the number of people on Earth! No wonder IoT is one of the hottest topics being discussed in every industry today. Sure, there’s a lot of buzz about IoT among managed service providers (MSPs) as well, but do MSPs have a chance to capitalize on IoT? The answer is a resounding “yes.”
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