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The 10 Biggest IoT News Stories Of 2020 (So Far)

CRN reviews the most significant happenings in the IoT world of 2020 so far, from a new Cisco acquisition to a halt in sales for one major application by IBM, Microsoft and Amazon.

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IoT Moves Forward In The Midst Of The Pandemic

The coronavirus pandemic has shaken up expectations for how the IoT market will play out in 2020, but while the crisis has created some volatility in the short term, there has been no shortage of news, whether it's new products, partnerships, vulnerabilities or other events.

While the current economic slowdown is expected to impact IoT demand this year, multiple executives have told CRN that they expect big opportunities to emerge as governments begin to take control of the pandemic and identify ways to limit its spread.

[Related: The 10 Hottest IoT Startups Of 2020 (So Far) ]

"We don't know exactly what the world is going to look like when this is over, but we all know it's going to be very different," Intel IoT sales executive Brad Haczynski said in an interview with CRN last month. "And we can all see that we're heading down a path where social distancing and how we manage crowds is all going to be viewed differently in the future. And when that happens, new opportunities for technology will emerge, new disruptive use cases will emerge."

As a way to sum up the most significant industry happenings for the first half of the year, here are the 10 biggest IoT news stories of 2020 so far.

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