Market Strategies International
Any headline about people wanting more government regulation has a certain man-bites-dog appeal. Market Strategies International recognized this when they headlined their report on Internet of Things with news that experienced IoT users want more government regulation than inexperienced users. Some of the mystery dissipates when you find the question was about regulating employers’ use IoT in the workplace. Experienced users are actually less concerned about privacy and security than inexperienced users and more concerned with practical issues like power outages, ease of use, and demands on their time. Experienced users saw many more applications for IoT, so the report’s primary conclusion is better education about IoT will lead to faster growth.