About 75% of IoT devices are “failing” due to individualistic needs, according to Kevin Bloch, CTO of Cisco, reports ZDNet. The needs are “societal” and include things like lighting and parking, he said.
The problem also extends to the devices’ insufficient security due the start-up nature of their origins. IoT devices need network-side security and implementation of better notification/approval processes for internet connectivity, according to the report.
However, the massive amounts of data stored on IoT devices is typically unnecessary. Bloch predicts that by 2025 approximately 40% of data won’t even make it to the cloud. To decipher what data is most important, companies need to combine computation, artificial intelligence and machine learning.