IoT

News, trends and insights for the Internet of Things

2019 IT trend: Action at the edge will disrupt the cloud

We are currently in the phase of building out “the Matrix,” the pervasive, intelligent, societal infrastructure that goes beyond cloud to include edge technologies, machine intelligence, AR/VR, blockchain and more. This is the shift from cloud models that are “out there” to a world where technology is embedded in absolutely everything. With this comes the […]

2019 IT trend: Enterprises will adopt next-generation platforms to make the most of IoT data

As enterprises transition their physical world to a digital one, smart things become a driving force. Enterprises will implement next-generation platforms in 2019 that analyze large quantities of industry-specific data from the internet of things (IoT). Artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) are finding novel correlations between data previously thought to be independent, enabling […]

Solve IoT data management issues with a ROBO design approach

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Data coming in from Internet of Things (IoT) devices is exciting, massive―and potentially crippling. To manage the data effectively and reduce system stress we need to proactively build support mechanisms to make it sustainable. Modern Remote Office Branch Office (ROBO) systems can help. ROBO is not new. Splitting workloads and tasks across local and centralized […]

6 digital transformation trends for 2019

Business transformation will pick up speed in 2019 as enterprises make critical decisions about their digital strategy. Our six digital trends will guide those decisions. 1. Enterprises go after digital business moonshots In 2019, more enterprises will make bet-the-company commitments to digital business. It’s a new kind of corporate race as companies adopt these moonshot […]

Healthcare survey finds abundance of medical device security overconfidence

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When facing a determined adversary, it’s one thing to be confident, it’s quite another to be overconfident. But that’s what a new survey of healthcare IT professionals and biomedical engineers found: an overabundance of confidence when it comes to connected medical device security. According to the 2018 Zingbox Second Annual Connected Medical Device Survey, respondents believe […]

The joy of missing out (JOMO) on technology hype curves

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Despite being in a business that demands hundreds of human-to-human interactions a week, my wife considers me a recluse when I’m not talking with executives. She couldn’t be more different given her FOMO, or fear of missing out, on local social events. I was recently made aware of the corollary to FOMO, now known as […]

Six ways retailers can push the shopping cart toward a frictionless experience

As consumers, we’ve all experienced the opposite of a frictionless shopping experience:  Long lines at checkout. Customer service representatives who are nowhere to be found. Frustration at not finding what we’re looking for. But what is a frictionless experience, and how can retailers provide it? The definitions and possibilities are many, but essentially, frictionless shopping […]

Exploring data at The Edge

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In case you haven’t noticed, data has become much more “edgy”. That’s not a statement about its attitude, but rather a reflection on its source. After 34 years in technology marketing I constantly wonder if certain hype curves are simply rehashed trends. Just as many people used to ask, “Can you explain this client-server thing […]

The app explosion and digital transformation drive rapid growth of the identity management market

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The identity management market is growing much faster than the overall IT market, and for good reason. While the enterprise IT market is expected to grow by 3.5 percent through 2018, research firm Technavio predicts the worldwide identity and access management market will grow at 13 percent through 2022. Why? There are multiple factors at […]

Expecting autonomous cars by 2025? We’ll need edge computing and a few other enabling technologies

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In politics, the principle of subsidiarity is an organizing principle that recommends handling matters at the most immediate or local level consistent with their resolution, rather than rely on a centralized authority. How do these apply to decision-making in autonomous vehicles (AVs)? I would argue that edge computing – essentially, decentralized decision-making — will increase […]