Connected products powered by the Internet of Things (IoT) took over the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) last week, and that momentum will only continue, industry analysts predict.
IoT product providers will need to ensure services and connectivity to power these "things" are secure, with proper bandwidth to ensure they function normally. Looking ahead, IoT growth is expected to create upswings in Internet traffic and IP address consumption, according to Akamai Technologies.
However, it's now up to manufacturers and supporters to show why connected technology can impact the lives of consumers on a daily basis - and offer products that aren't overly difficult to use.
"Unfortunately, many consumers don't quite realize how much of a difference the Internet of Things can make in their day-to-day lives, and how many options are available to them," said Jason Hope, technology entrepreneur, in a published statement. "Add in the lack of standardization and concerns over security, and we have a situation that is ready to be perfected so people will embrace it."