IoT

News, trends and insights for the Internet of Things

Safeguards and the move towards increased automation

There are many apps available to help us automate basic tasks on our mobiles and computing devices. When choosing these tools, we often read reviews and then download the app, set it up, then let it run its tasks accepting that it will carry out our requirements. But what happens when there is an issue? […]

The IoT lesson you should have already learned

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A few weeks ago I wrote about the steps enterprises must take to get ready for the Internet of Things (IoT). I focused on the importance of managing and analyzing data generated from connected devices. Doing this successfully, however, is predicated on two things: connectivity and security. Without these, your IoT initiatives are doomed to underperform or, even […]

The letterbox problem with voicebox assistants

There are lots of voice activated tools and services now available from software on your PC and in your car to physical hardware you can place around your home. These devices and associated requests are becoming everyday occurrences, “Alexa, whats the weather” to“Siri, recipe for Chocolate Cake” (too many to list). The two main ways to […]

How enterprises can get ahead of the IoT skills gap

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As the Internet of Things (IoT) morphs from “future technology” to something enterprises soon will have to manage (if they aren’t doing so already), it’s important to lay the groundwork for successful implementations. Much of that involves the basics of enterprise technology: Ensuring that data is securely collected, transmitted and analyzed. But making that happen requires […]

Watching for speed bumps on the digital journey

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As your enterprise begins its digital journey, you may notice that, while development tools change, many of the design principles remain. The same is true for my area of expertise: performance engineering. Over the past decades, we have developed measurement, monitoring and alerting tools to ensure good performance on mainframes, minicomputers, client/server, Web and Web […]

Getting your enterprise ready for IoT

IT professionals have heard plenty over the past year about how the Internet of Things (IoT) is going to dramatically impact their enterprises and their jobs. Indeed, many IT pros already are managing devices connected via the Internet to their networks and infrastructure. These pros are learning what many learned not long ago as they […]

What’s trending in healthcare IT based on HIMSS17?

The same week the stars assemble for the Oscars, there’s a similar gathering of luminaries in the healthcare technology (HIT) sector. HIMSS, the largest trade association in the world for HIT professionals, is now the 5th largest trade show in America, with over 45,000 attendees and 1,000 exhibitors. There’s already a waiting list to exhibit at […]

Do voice activated assistants have a place in business?

Does the Voice Activated Assistant have a place in the business?   Yes it does. There are lots of voice activated assistants available to help us with our daily tasks. Some are built into mobile devices and some are purchased as specific items. The key is that they all respond to commands and can interact with […]

Voice command devices: Ear candy or something useful?

“Alexa! Heads or tails?” “Alexa! What’s the weather in Dubai?” “Alexa! Turn up the heat to 75 degrees.” “Alexa! Tell me a bedtime story.” Having lived through many hype curves dating back to the Pet Rock, I can’t recall one that has created more buzz than devices like the Amazon Echo that respond to voice […]

¿El futuro de la ciencia espacial?; un mapa tecnológico del universo

Siempre pensé que alguien me contaría cuál es el futuro de la ciencia espacial. Recuerdo haber estado en la conferencia de la Asociación de Información Geográfica (AGI) hace 8 años, intentando entender cómo podía impactar el espacio en nuestro mundo. Allí asistí a las primeras demostraciones de realidad aumentada en pantalla gigante y “caminar” a […]