In a few short years, IoT will go from new, cutting edge technology to the preferred standard for data collection. Just how widespread will IoT use actually become? Tech Republic reports that 90% of companies estimate an increase in their reliance on IoT in the near future. However, the new source also found that 77% of companies using IoT have experienced some form of security breach or increased network vulnerability. Clearly, expansion is outstripping security, meaning that IT teams must work overtime to shore up security gaps and find new strategies for hardening their networks against attack.
Prediction is very difficult, especially if it's about the future.
—attributed to Niels Bohr or Casey Stengel or Yogi Berra
While every automobile OEM worth its name is considering a foray into ride sharing, such competition might unhinge the business models of established ride-sharing services players who will have to seek greater opportunities within the sector to stay in the game. One avenue to consider could be subscription-based services that traditional ride-sharing companies have been avoiding so far, but that offer a myriad of opportunities.
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Recently, the folks at Aeris partnered with 451 Research to present a webinar on IoT market trends, as well as insights to the growing movement to hybrid connectivity for IoT deployments. Within the content of this webinar, we presented a series of questions to the audience so that we could gauge where they would place their business within the IoT world. The results, presented below, offer a glimpse into the status of IoT projects, the increasing interest in a hybrid connectivity solution, and the growth challenges that these companies see.