Q&A: Dimension Data Exec On The Rise In Network Refreshes

What's the case with manufacturing? Does it have anything to do with IoT?

I think it’s a combination of factors. It probably highlights a rise in security breaches, especially around the Industrial Internet of Things, and the fact that they're connecting sensors and networks that were historically siloed. … As they connected them to the IP network, they were converging onto the IT infrastructure, so maybe the fact is that they were never secure before. Now with the fact that they were connected to the IT world and not the [operational technology] world, they were now being more vulnerable.