The Foundational Need For Infrastructure To Support IoT
By Bill Geary | December 15, 2022
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A few short years ago, infrastructure might have been defined as public works and physical systems such as roads, bridges and water distribution. Now, communication systems and broadband networks are as much a part of infrastructure as the traditional descriptions. The Internet of Things (IoT), a network of billions of connected devices that provide improvements and advances in how we work and live, has redefined the meaning of infrastructure.
Nearly every industry has benefited from the development of an IoT-enabled infrastructure, from manufacturing plants to agricultural processes. In the commercial building environment alone, IoT improves and simplifies the operation of environmental controls, security, maintenance and lighting. One of the largest drivers of IoT implementation across industries is the need to deliver safety and security, with a specific focus on providing a healthy environment for employees and visitors.
This article was originally published in December 2022 by Forbes Technology Council. Reprinted with permission of the publisher.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Bill became Wesco's Executive Vice President and General Manager – Communications and Security Solutions in July 2020, following Anixter’s merger with Wesco. Prior to this, he served as executive vice president of the Network & Security Solutions segment for Anixter since July 2017.