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Security Concerns Stymie Consumer Technology Market Growth

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Feb
2016
Security Concerns Stymie Consumer Technology Market Growth

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Heightened data security concerns, falling demand for smartphones and tablet PCs, and stagnant growth in the Internet of Things (IoT) market are stymieing the consumer electronics industry and will continue to do so over the next year, a new Accenture  survey reveals.

A polling of 28,000 consumers across 28 countries, the Igniting Growth in Consumer Technology  survey finds that for nearly half (47 percent) of respondents, security concerns and privacy risks rank among the top three barriers to buying an IoT device and service. IoT devices include smartwatches, wearable fitness monitors, and smart home thermostats, among others.

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