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Is your network ready for the Internet of Things?


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According to industry analysts, in less than five years it is anticipated that over 26 billion Internet of Things objects will be deployed -- over 3.7 times the number of personal computing devices predicted by 2020. Will your network be ready?

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Is your network ready for the Internet of Things?

  1. 1. Is Your Network Ready for the Internet of Things? Arthur Brant Abilene Christian University
  2. 2. • Private, Selective, Residential, Masters-Level University • Abilene, Texas • Founded in 1906 • 4,500 Students • 800 Faculty & Staff Recognized for “a strong commitment for teaching”, technology integration, & student success
  3. 3. Internet of Things (IoT) “the future where the Internet won’t be solely dependent upon humans for information” “convergence of several technology advances … sensors … which lead to smart devices that … capture information … pervasive connectivity … allowing objects to talk to each other.” – R. Veeramani, Univ of Wisconsin “network of connected objects that link the physical world with the world of information through the web.” – Horizon Report, 2015 “any connected device or software that can sense & that you can control & use to exchange data” - Gartner
  4. 4. Internet of Things (IoT) SMART vs CONNECTED
  5. 5. Internet of Things (IoT) WLAN Market 4Q2001 Enterprise 45% Consumer 55% WLAN Market 2014 Enterprise 66% Consumer 33% Following previous consumerization trends
  6. 6. Internet of Things (IoT) in the Enterprise “The race to own sockets is really a contest to see who will control the infrastructure of IoT across our built environments” - Brian Chemel, Digital Lumens
  7. 7. Internet of Things (IoT) & Enterprise Connectivity of IT professionals say they understand the network requirements for IoT deployments – 2014 Infoblox Survey
  8. 8. Internet of Hackable Things (IohT)? “It’s better to have something not connected & secured than connected & unsecure” Respondents who are fully confident that their connected devices are secure – AT&T Cybersecurity Insights
  9. 9. Internet of Things: Lessons from WiFi - 100,000 200,000 300,000 400,000 500,000 - 1,000 2,000 3,000 4,000 5,000 6,000 7,000 8,000 9,000 Fall 2011 Spring 2012 Fall 2012 Spring 2013 Fall 2013 Spring 2014 Fall 2014 Spring 2015 Fall 2015 AVG Daily WiFi Clients & Associations by Semester AVG Daily Unique Clients AVG Daily Associations
  10. 10. Internet of Things (IoT) @ ACU Irrigation Controls WiFi Connected HVAC Environmental Controls Ethernet Connected Gateways
  11. 11. Internet of Things (IoT) on Your Network Governance Policies & Procedures Preparations Plan & Forecast Management Assessments & Measures
  12. 12. Internet of Things (IoT) on Your Network Governance Risk Assessments Policies Remediation Avenues Value Alignment Procedures/Practices Responsibilities
  13. 13. Internet of Things (IoT) on Your Network Preparations Onboarding Segmentation Security Controls Bandwidth Monitoring
  14. 14. Internet of Things (IoT) on Your Network Management Inventory Performance Measures Assessments Analytics Integration Software Updates Refresh Cycles
  15. 15. Internet of Things (IoT) on Your Network Consider that today, less than 1% of the things that could be connected, are connected. A tsunami of data … More data than anybody – even in an era in which 300 hours of video is posted to YouTube every minute – has yet seen. Less about “things” & more about “data”, specifically how data can improve results
  16. 16. Is Your Network Ready for the Internet of Things? Arthur Brant Abilene Christian University