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IoT in business environments faces challenges with scale

One of the core tenets of any business or technological initiative is, in order to achieve mainstream success and widespread adoption, the primary concept must be able to scale. Sure, it is a great proof-of-concept if you can effectively deploy…

Samsung announces purchase of US cloud provider Joyent

When it comes to cloud computing services, the big three names are Amazon Web Services (AWS), Microsoft Azure, and Google Cloud Platform. But now it seems that Samsung is looking for a slice of the action; the Korean firm has…

The biggest question for IoT: Who pays?

Talk to anyone with even a passing interest in the Internet of Things, and they’ll quickly tell you that the real value of an IoT deployment lies in the data that it generates and the insights that can be gleamed…

Enterprise IoT drives indirect savings

It was supposed to be about the money. Primarily saving it, but possibly even making some. In the real world, however, it turns out that process and innovation trump the dollar when it comes to the use of IoT-related technologies…

IOT will drive technology outside of IT

For the last several decades, the locus of technological power and control within businesses has resided in the IT department. IT has bought and managed the technology that people use on their desks, as well as hardware and software that…

Connected Everything: The technological magic of auto-discovery

Science fiction author Arthur C. Clarke’s famous quote about the relationship between technology and magic—“Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic”—has proven to be a remarkably prescient commentary on the state of technology and its impact on people for…

Stepping Stone: Building vertical platforms for IoT

To achieve the full IoT vision many companies like to espouse, you would need to, seemingly, connect everything to everything. Realistically of course, that’s not only impossible, it’s actually of questionable practical value. While we may occasionally hear about surprising…