“The Continuing Rise of Mobile Edge Computing, 5G and IoT Security, Hot Topics for 2019”

(Michael Baxter, Information Age, 9 December 2018)

"IoT: a new cyber battleground, the rise of mobile edge computing and the arrival of 5G, Nick Offin from Toshiba gazes into his crystal ball with predictions for 2019"

Due to the arrival of IoT and the extensive mobile working, firms will look to progress in data efficiency and security in the following year. Consequently, mobile edge computing exercises real influence across sectors. These solutions play a vital role in perimeter security and decrease the stress on the cloud by processing data on the edge. Business Intelligence says that by 2020, 5.6 billion business-owned devices will adopt edge computing for data collection and processing. With the arrival of IoT solutions such as Assisted Reality (AR), smart glasses and the combination of 5G, IoT and mobile edge computing, we can forecast more IoT devices within firms in the coming years. CCS Insight expects 340 million connections with 5G by 2021. 5G offers firms mobile and remote working capabilities. 5G provides advantages of IoT solutions to enterprises. According to Ericsson 70% will use cellular technology by 2022. In the coming years we will see IoT 5G-enabled solutions make it into enterprises. Smart glasses are leading the way of this entrance. Toshiba determines that within three years 82% of IT decision makers will deploy these devices, 5G being a key factor in the deployment for 40% of them. The acceleration of mobile working makes security a top priority for 62% of European IT leaders, according to Toshiba’s Maximizing Mobility. Firms need new and innovative security approaches such as biometric authentication, biometric fingerprint scanners, or IR-cameras. Many enterprises are relying on mobile edge computing solutions for more robust security.

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