The Internet of Things is causing the worlds of informational technologies and operational technologies to collide, and this collision will only get louder as suppliers and enterprises confront its complexity, opportunities, and challenges. The IT and OT Convergence sector examines the communications and protocol technologies linking the physical and digital domains and vying to create the smart factories and next-generation industrial processes of the future. The next generation enterprise will also need to implement new technologies such as beacons, augmented and virtual reality, and innovative uses of wearable technologies to create a more seamless workplace of machines and people. Billions of new connected endpoints also require that security be a top priority from the shop floor through to the data center. Finally, special focus is given to key markets that present some of the greatest complexities and opportunities as IT and OT merge and compete, including smart transportation, smart cities, and industrial robotics.
Security has always been one of the key elements within the mobile device market. As mobile device usage, particularly in smartphones, increases, there is a greater need for better device security and integrity. Previously, a high level of importance was placed on security software solutions, with very little emphasis on hardware security solutions. Each chipset company has its own security solutions and ARM’s TrustZone security technology is emerging as the leader in the smartphone sector. Additionally, the growing popularity of NFC will soon have a substantial impact on the mobile device market as more consumers demand smartphone contactless payment capabilities. Furthermore, biometric sensors have been on the fringe in the mobile device market for several years, but have yet to see any mass incorporation with a mobile handset OEM. This study offers a comprehensive overview of the market for hardware security and mobile operating systems, with a comparison of the security ecosystems supporting various smartphone operating systems. Revenue and trends are forecast for embedded chipset security solutions, NFC, and biometric sensors. The report also provides further details on the market for biometric sensors by smartphones, tablets, and PCs and laptops. The study also presents OS subscribers and enterprise subscribers by OS provider and key regions.