Are Wearables the Next Wave of Enterprise IoT?

As the Internet of Things evolves and becomes more advanced, many industries are increasingly turning to wearable devices for real-time data feedback and to gain a competitive edge over their peers.

By 2020, it is predicted that there could be as many as 600 million wearable devices connected to the Internet. Unfortunately, there are few that are truly prepared for the challenges that come with managing and securing IoT technologies in the context of industry.

The issue with security in wearable devices stems from its scalability. Many manufacturers designed their devices for the consumer market, never expecting them to become high-powered business tools. This means that many workplace wearables lack the processing power and connectivity required to ensure private, secure enterprise data.  

There has also been a lack of attention paid to safeguarding wearable device data against future manufacturer policy changes. Unless it is specified, a wearables manufacturer could change data ownership or report conditions at any point, leaving even the most secure or compliant company’s data exposed to hackers and external threats. Businesses will need to rely on entirely new systems and technologies to protect IoT data.

As the popularity of wearables continues to grow, it is important for enterprise to do thorough research and consider its security capabilities before procurement, not after.


How We Fit In

We understands that wearables are a subset of industrial IoT technology and we are now expanding our platform to manage all IoT devices. Here are some of our disruptive features:

  • Expanded dashboard
  • Device identity and discovery capabilities
  • Fleet management
  • User authentication
  • Smart contracts
  • Device metadata that can be searched, grouped and sorted
  • Data visualization tools
  • Decentralized tamper-proof IOTA ledger
  • IOT platform plugins
  • Blockchain bridges
  • IOT health and efficiency insights
  • End to end security layer

Our mission is to be the world’s premiere IoT solution provider for device management. Our technology removes traditional barriers of interoperability, time, and adaptability. In doing so, we are poised to help shape the ‘fourth industrial revolution’ by bridging the gap between inflexible business information systems, wearables and all of IoT.

To learn more about our unique IoT management platform, visit this link.