Part 2 – Connected Vehicles: Paving the Way for IoT on Wheels

Part 2 – Connected Vehicles: Paving the Way for IoT on Wheels

Connected Vehicles: IoT on Wheels As vehicles become the hottest “thing” in IoT, the automotive, heavy equipment, and machinery industries face some of the most significant opportunities in decades. I’ve previously explored some connected car use cases and the opportunities and challenges that need to be considered when developing a monetization strategy. Specifically in Part 1, I covered the four main business offering categories: 1) Transportation as a Service; 2) Post-Sale/Lease Secondary Services; 3) Road…

Growth Hacking Your Startup Into The Cloud

Growth Hacking Your Startup Into The Cloud

SaaS Growth Hacking Growth hacking could be just the kick your business’s marketing strategy needs but knowing that the cheap and prolific tools and tactics work and knowing how to make them work for you are two different things. We take a look at who to get advice from, which brand strategies to replicate, and where to get the how-tos. A Few of the Experts Though there’s no definitive list of growth hacking experts, there…

Cyber Security Tips For Digital Collaboration

Cyber Security Tips For Digital Collaboration

Cyber Security Tips October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month – a joint effort by the Department of Homeland Security and private industry to ensure that citizens and businesses alike have the resources they need to use the Internet safely and securely. Today’s cyber criminals are ingenious and constantly probing for vulnerabilities, and when breaches occur they can put the whole company at risk. Don’t give them the opportunity! One of the biggest security challenges…

The Managed DNS Industry

The Managed DNS Industry

DNS Industry  The SaaS industry has been going through a major shift in just the last few years, which is redefining how platforms are designed. System and network administrators are demanding all-in-one platforms for a variety of management tasks. The managed DNS industry, for one, has been radically altered by this shift. Both new and existing DNS providers are rolling out integrated platforms, which combine the analytical power of monitoring with advanced query management. The Internet…

The Intelligent Industrial Revolution

The Intelligent Industrial Revolution

AI Revolution Prefatory Note: Over the past six weeks, we took NVIDIA’s developer conference on a world tour. The GPU Technology Conference (GTC) was started in 2009 to foster a new approach to high performance computing using massively parallel processing GPUs. GTC has become the epicenter of GPU deep learning — the new computing model that sparked the big bang of modern AI. It’s no secret that AI is spreading like wildfire. The number of…

Making Enterprise IT Affordable for Small Businesses with the Cloud

Making Enterprise IT Affordable for Small Businesses with the Cloud

Making Enterprise IT Affordable Recent advancements in cloud technology have made enterprise IT services, like DNS management, a reality for even small businesses. Customers have started to expect the same levels of online performance from small businesses as they do from enterprises. Everything from application to network performance, even DNS resolution times are all being held to the same standard as tech giants, like Google. If you can’t meet these standards, then the Twittersphere will explode,…

Why a White Label Cloud for Emerging Economies

Why a White Label Cloud for Emerging Economies

White Label Cloud  Given our starting point, one of the inquiries we field every now and then is: ‘why did we opt to go SaaS?’ By not going the B2C route (like Dropbox and OneDrive), we laid out what we believe to be our roadmap to success. With an eye for emerging economies, I’ll take you through the process of why we chose the SaaS route. What is White Label? In the mobile carrier cloud…

Update: Timeline of the Massive DDoS DYN Attacks

Update: Timeline of the Massive DDoS DYN Attacks

DYN DDOS Timeline This morning at 7am ET a DDoS attack was launched at Dyn (the site is still down at the minute), an Internet infrastructure company whose headquarters are in New Hampshire. So far the attack has come in 2 waves, the first at 11.10 UTC and the second at around 16.00 UTC. So far details have been vague, though there are a number of theories starting to surface in the aftermath of the…

Cashless Society Part 2: Pros and Cons

Cashless Society Part 2: Pros and Cons

The Cashless Society Having looking at our movement towards a cashless society in Part 1, I thought we should turn our attention to the consequences of a truly cashless society. Could it be a force for good? Or could it lead to banks and governments abusing the power that comes along with it? The phasing out of cash in the economy would make implementation of certain fiscal policies, such as negative interest rates, far easier…

Politics 2.0: The Age of Cyber-Political Warfare

Politics 2.0: The Age of Cyber-Political Warfare

Cyber-Political Warfare Do you remember the last time hackers and cybercriminals determined the outcome of a presidential race? Of course not, because it’s never happened. It could happen now. Without even thinking about it, we’ve slipped into a new era. I would dub this the Age of Cyber-Political Warfare. This playing-field is thick with espionage, and it’s dominated by people who have little to no political clout. Instead, they have technical know-how. It’s common knowledge…