Posts about Internet of Things

The internet of things (IoT) is pushing the enterprise network edge to new boundaries. With data soon to be streaming back and forth between legions of user devices across the globe, the edge will blow right past the cloud and even the micro data centers that will foster this widespread connectivity and extend all the way into our homes, businesses and even our bodies ...
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I attended a major industry innovation day in June at the stunning Grosvenor House in London with the alluring headline, Exploration Lights the Way Forward. The event boasted a smorgasbord of over 200 industry leaders, academics, scientists and researchers, as well as decision makers who will, collectively, shape the future of the ICT industry ...
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Data loads are getting larger, data ecosystems are becoming more distributed and data users are demanding real-time performance. For the enterprise, this is the triple-play of bad news because it puts the pressure on legacy network architectures to function in ways that their designers could scarcely imagine ...
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A blockchain is a peer-to-peer distributed ledger (information recorded in a shared database) that enables open and trusted exchanges over the internet without using central servers or an independent trusted authority. Using consensus, a shared record is distributed to all participants in a network to validate transactions and remove the need for a third-party intermediary ...
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The more I research, the more I discover and understand that the internet of things (IoT) is still very much in its infancy. Many companies I’ve spoken with are still at the paperware stage, with promises of delivering exactly what I need and, of course, satisfying all of my broad expectations with no sight of my requirements. Moreover, each company I’ve spoken with has its own unique definition of what IoT actually is – it’s so frustrating! ...
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