Internet of Things: Weighing the Pros and Cons

Internet of Things: Weighing the Pros and Cons

  1. Understanding your world better

“My favorite benefit of IoT is the learning paths it unlocks for people who get interested in it,” says Dana Wills, information security consultant for Asteros. Wills explains that IoT devices allow people to get more familiar with the things in their house and how they work. “It’s amazing to see someone install their first few IoT devices at home, and within a month they are nearly expert handymen.”

Even aside from that, the internet of things is also a massive data collector. Information that would have been hard to glean before—like how much energy you are using each month—is now easy to track, according to Wills. You can even break down energy usage by appliance with the IoT. This information can help people understand their home, work and world in new ways.

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