The end of the year is a great time to reflect on what the security industry has accomplished and to look ahead. We invited our Expert Panel Roundtable to weigh in on what they expect looking forward to the new year. Most industry-watchers are familiar with the major trends, but how will those trends play out in 2017? Specifically, we asked this week’s Expert Panel Roundtable: What will be the biggest headlines for the security marketplace in 2017?
Our Expert Panellists suggest that 2017 will be the year of “more” -- more cloud, more IoT, more consolidation, more commoditisation. Cybersecurity raised its profile and got everyone’s attention in 2016 – many for the first time. Our panellists mention it several times as a theme that will continue to dominate our discussions – and headlines – into the new year. In some cases, trends that have been anticipated for years (but not yet realised) are among the predictions of our panellists (and other industry-watchers). 2017 will finally be the year, they say. We will see. And, no doubt, 2017 will also provide its share of surprises for our dynamic physical security marketplace.
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