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SAP takes steps to ensure IoT security is top priority: the future of IoT in business

Christina Mercer | Jan. 5, 2016
The company wants to ensure cooperation not only on standards but on security protocol.

While the Internet of Things is still in its early stages for most firms, it is already a reality in certain sectors.

Manufacturing and energy sectors are already used to managing large volumes of machine to machine data, massively improving businesses effectiveness. Amazon warehouses are an excellent example of this.

But what other areas are we most likely to see development and why is this relevant?

"In five years from now I see the world of automation taking a full grip of things like human intervention. I see that as a world where I start to predict your behaviour based upon your personas and personal buying habits, and can start delivering services to you before you even realise that you need them", says David Parker.

"When you're channelling into the cyber security world everything is going to be, well almost everything- probably about 98 percent- will be available electronically."

"IOT, machine-to-machine big data has a huge role to play on that side in terms of the social network," he added.


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