Internet of Things

Discussions about privacy have resurfaced since U.S. federal legislators recently responded to the National Security Agency’s (NSA) bulk collection of private phone data. After much media coverage and public outcry, The U.S. House of Representatives and Senate recently passed a bill ending the NSA’s current practice of bulk collection. While it’s refreshing to see politicians…

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GeoffWebb
By: GeoffWebb
Aug 4, 2015
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Gartner predicts that by the year 2020, 26 billion devices will be connected to the Internet. All of these devices will make up the “things” of the oft-discussed Internet of Things (IoT). And the use of these connected devices, which can all communicate with each other, continues to expand. Even industries and communities that we…

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GeoffWebb
By: GeoffWebb
Jul 30, 2015
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“You better start swimming or you’ll sink like a stone for the times they are a-changin’,” Bob Dylan famously sang in 1964. “The Times They Are a-Changin’,” has become one of Dylan’s most recognized and well-loved songs. In fact, Steve Jobs recited the second verse of the song during the 1984 annual Apple shareholder meeting…

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GeoffWebb
By: GeoffWebb
Jun 25, 2015
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To the casual observer, the Internet of Things (IoT) is just an ultra-convenient world of smart devices and sensors that can communicate. But behind the shiny exterior of do-everything consumer devices is a vast expanse of data that has the power to change the world. To illustrate the power of data, let me tell you…

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GeoffWebb
By: GeoffWebb
Mar 12, 2015
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There was a time in my life when I got so far into the weeds of wife-ing, mothering, and working, that in desperation I began categorizing my day’s activities into three categories: Near Misses, Fails, and Epic Fails. The thinking was that if I could prioritize reducing the number of “near misses,” I could ultimately…

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Rhonda Holloway
Feb 13, 2015
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Ever since the word “robot” was coined in 1920, writers have had no shortage of science fiction scenarios starring robots to play out on stage, on screen and in writing. Robots have been portrayed in every way imaginable, from workers on an assembly line, to intergalactic droids, to the housekeeper of a world-champion boxer…or playing…

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GeoffWebb
By: GeoffWebb
Feb 12, 2015
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Get ready for the Internet of (Every)thing!  As IT professionals, if we aren’t preparing for it now—we’re falling behind. But what exactly will the Internet of Things (IoT) mean for our IT environments going forward? How are we going to deliver on all this hype and buzz? The devil is always in the details, right?…

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wheaps
By: wheaps
Jan 22, 2015
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It’s impossible to tell with any precision if human error in IT is increasing, or decreasing. However, there is plenty of incidental data in the breach headlines of today to support the fact that human, or insider, error is prevalent – and not going away anytime soon. The Hack Heard Round the World For example,…

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Renee Bradshaw
Dec 22, 2014
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Who are you? This is one of the most common, perhaps even mundane, questions that we ask each other every day. Yet the answer is always multi-faceted and it reveals interesting, often critical information. It can raise concern, it can pique interest and it can lead to more questions. Based on the answer to this…

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GeoffWebb
By: GeoffWebb
Dec 5, 2014
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