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Internet of Things (IoT) Whitepaper Download As a network manager, you undoubtedly know the ins and outs of today's best network safety practices. From the creation of disaster recovery plans to approving network configuration changes, you understand how complex it is to keep a network safe from vulnerabilities. The truth is, as time passes, things are only going to get even more intricate due to the Internet of Things (IoT), which is growing at an astonishing rate. The IoT stands for the Internet of Things – connecting all devices on a network via a wired or wireless connection. It is predicted that by the year 2020, more than 50 billion devices will be connected to the Internet.

As the IoT continues to expand, you need to be asking yourself if shadow IT – building/using IT systems and solutions without proper organizational approval -- and the IoT are that different from each other. After all, both involve the use of multiple devices on networks that may or may not be secure. Here's an in-depth look at shadow IT and the IoT and how each of them will affect your business processes.

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