Internet of things

The Cloud Could Mitigate Data Protection Complexity in the Connected Future

Before connected devices and the emerging Internet of Things, companies produced and stored the majority of data in the digital universe. But with a new generation of devices like Nest, Google Glass and Apple Watch, consumers are adding to the piles of data that needs to be backed up and stored.  

More than 212 billion "things" will be connected in 2020, predicts IDC, and as companies store data from users around the world, they will rely on multiple data ingestion points to keep data stream flowing. 

'Internet of Things' Takes SXSW By Storm & The Web Turns 25: Weekly Roundup

The Internet of Things took center stage this week at South by Southwest (March 7 - 11 in Austin, Texas), the annual confab for all things music, film and tech. The slew of connected, "smart" devices remind us how far the Internet's come since its humble beginnings 25 years ago this week. But it begs the question: Where will all this wearable and mobile data get stored? Here's a look at what the experts have to say about that, and other IT challenges, in an increasingly data-driven world:

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What The 'Internet of Things' Means For Big Data Storage

The rise of connected devices, from refrigerators to thermostats and even medical devices, has created an interesting data debacle: How should users collect, monitor and store the loads of data their devices now create? Here, Joel Berman, Acronis fellow and longtime IT professional, explains the data storage implications of the "Internet of Things," why a one-size-fits-all backup policy doesn't work, and how to manage the stream of data from connected devices.