Businesspeople looking at smartphones While you may keep track of company-issued laptops with ease, IoT devices such as smartphones connected to the company network remain largely unmonitored and unnoticed. (Photo: Shutterstock)

In today’s hyper-digital world, it seems like everyone is depending on smart devices. Whether it’s a smartwatch with an exercise tracker, a smart coffee pot that responds to voice commands, or even a smart desk with programmable height settings, these devices are everywhere.

Even our workplace or places we visit, gym or shopping are replete with devices and sensors that connect us (living in the physical world) to the digital world. Many of these devices typically connect to your smartphone or to other smart devices through the internet, and they’re part of what’s called the Internet of Things (IoT). The “edge” is the term that is used for all digital components outside of the traditional datacenters or the cloud.

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