It's imperative that enterprises do not (simply) jump on new technologies, as inevitably they will contain security vulnerabilities for which enterprises may not be able to immediately upgrade their equipment.

Back in the early 2000s, energy companies were introduced to smart meters to provide a practical, hands-off way of collecting and monitoring data on how customers used their utilities. This was a predecessor for enabling other digital connections among remote devices and business systems, with the internet as the go-between.

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