Michael Porter at the Harvard Business Review recently said that the Internet of Things (IoT) will deliver an economic boom as big as those delivered by computer automation and the internet. That may well happen, but we’re going to have to figure out how we’re going manage all the new workloads that it will also deliver. So what does that mean? Well, in 2009 there were 2 billion devices – PCs, smartphones, etc., connected to the Internet; by 2020, there will be over 7 billion, according to Gartner. Compare that to the number of “things” connected to the internet – 0.5 billion in 2009, and 26 billion by 2020, also according to Gartner.