The scaling out to many thousands of devices per organization represents a wealth of new opportunities, according to a report by Quocirca. However, the same security rigor and vigilance applied to traditional IT devices needs to be extended to all connected things. The IoT is an evolutionary concept with as much power to improve existing or brown-field business processes as it does to create new green-field ones. Many equate the IoT purely to machine-to-machine (M2M) communications, but it is also about how humans interact with machines either through human-to-machine (H2M) such as industrial equipment or consumer devices, or machine-to-human (M2H) for things like digital signage.
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