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Enterprise IoT adoption to hit critical mass by 2019, but security remains a top concern

Security breaches are a major concern for those adopting IoT. Image: Aruba

Aruba released a global IoT study on Tuesday that revealed that just over half of respondents have implemented IoT, but 84% have already experienced a security breach as a result.

The study, with 3,100 respondents from key industry sectors and IT surveyed in November and December 2016, shows that mass adoption of IoT will occur by 2019, because 56% of participants have already adopted IoT, and another 32% plan to implement it within the next two years.

"One thing I think was a little surprising was almost just over half of the respondents that participated had already implemented some level of IoT solution. That was a little higher than we would have expected. Certainly there is hype in the marketplace today, but we were pleasantly surprised to see this level of adoption," said Chris Kozup, vice president of marketing at Aruba.

Security is clearly a top concern, with 84% of those implementing IoT...(continued)

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