Over the next five to ten years, the Internet of Things (IoT) will become integral to the enterprise, with businesses deploying myriad sensors and connected devices to collect and analyze data.
A recent report by IDC finds that by 2025, there will be more than 80 billion connected IoT devices generating more than 162 zettabytes of data throughout the globe.
With all that data flowing to and from these different devices comes concerns about security.
However, there's a solution to this problem that enterprises already know a lot about: the cloud. The world's biggest and best-known cloud providers -- Amazon Web Services, Microsoft, Google and IBM -- already provide a substantial amount of security for the applications running in their public clouds.
It's one reason why when enterprises and their IT departments are considering an IoT project, keeping all that data in the cloud makes sense, from both a financial and security standpoint.
In a new, special feature from Enterprise Cloud News, Cloud Computing: The Secret Security Protector for IoT, the authors explore the role cloud and IoT play in how enterprises are developing their digital strategies and how businesses can protect their data.
In addition, the report looks at how Las Vegas is developing a smart city plan that emphasizes security and privacy of the data the city collects.
Cloud Computing: The Secret Security Protector for IoT is available as a free download from the ECN site.Related posts:
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