Internet of Things (IoT) Challenges


The Internet of Things (IoT) is more than internet enabled sensors and analytics. Now the question is what happens once these tools are a part of products sold and used by the general public. The implications are, potentially, huge.

Security, privacy and inter-device compatibility are issues that CIOs are concerned about. There is a very good chance that the device can be remotely controlled, monitored, updated and maintained using remote management tools, sensors and predictive analytics that continually collect device data that can identify problems before they happen.

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Internet of Things (IoT) ChallengesIn a recent study that Janco conducted findings showed that over 2/3rds of the concerns that CIOs, CFOs, and CEOs were concerned about data security, information privacy and compliance requirements. That on top of the potential for liability when IoTs are out in the public environment and they fail is a major issue that needs to be addressed.

Granted most of these devices are not critical in life or death situations. However, there can be property loss when a device fails, does not have the current BIOS or software, or is used in an inappropriate manner. In addition the implications on data storage in order to meet the mandated records management requirements have not been understood to their fullest.

The importance of having good policies in place can not be stressed enough.   Everything from data privacy to change control needs to be considered as IoT becomes the next wave of innovation.

IT Infrastructure Policies and Procedures

One of the best ways to communicate and understand a company and its operating culture is through its policies. Designing and writing policy and communicating it effectively is an essential skill for professionals to have. By having policy carefully developed and communicated, employees will clearly know what the organization expects from them, the degree of control and independence they will have, and what the benefits and consequences are in regard to adhering to policy.

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The policies that Janco has created are a must have that every enterprise needs. They can all be accessed by going to the Policy Master Page (more info...) or the individual policies can accessed directly by clicking on the links below.

The policies have just been updated to comply with all mandated requirements and include electronic forms that can be e-mailed, filled out completely on the computer, routed and stored electronically.

CIO IT Infrastructure Policy Bundle All of the policies below are included as individual MS Word files and a single PDF file. Electronic forms are all individual documents that are easily modifiable:

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Mobility Policy Bundle All of the policies below are included as individual MS Word files and a single PDF file. Electronic forms are all individual documents that are easily modifiable