IoT Innovations Expand To New Industries

IoT Innovations Expand To New Industries

IoT Innovations The Internet of Things has moved far beyond a commonly tossed around buzzword. Instead IoT has solidified its place globally as a ‘must have’ for today’s most innovative companies. Organizations across a wide variety of industries are opening their businesses to new opportunities provided by IoT as a means to help embrace new opportunities presented by this explosive market. And explosive it is — according to IDC, the worldwide IoT market will continue…

The Evolution Of The Connected Cloud

The Evolution Of The Connected Cloud

The Connected Cloud Cloud computing is interesting first, but not only, because of the prevalence of cloud projects. There are many of them launched every day. Some have lofty expectations for business benefits (cost saving of 20 percent or more) and others carry even more intriguing goals. In 2005 “the cloud” was new. Shared computing services were a novel idea. People weren’t sure they would catch on. There were many concerns about the initial reality…

Medical Professionals Face Unique Challenges Using The Cloud

Medical Professionals Face Unique Challenges Using The Cloud

Medical Professionals Using The Cloud The presence and value of Cloud tools have seeped into virtually every industry, and the medical profession is certainly no exception. However, because of the special rules regarding patient privacy, specifically those found in HIPAA, people handling patient information must follow specific guidelines that in many cases, are violated by standard cloud services. Of course many services claim HIPAA compliance in order to attract healthcare clients, however, an approved “HIPAA…

Is Fear Holding Back a Next Generation of Cyber Security Approaches?

Is Fear Holding Back a Next Generation of Cyber Security Approaches?

Next Generation of Cyber Security As I walked through RSA last week, I was struck by the usual fear laden messages “You’re not safe and never will be but I (vendor) have a silver bullet that will protect you.” And, I wondered if this fear-based approach is deterring a badly needed next generation of cyber security approaches. For as long as I have been in the security industry, the focus has been on selling fear…

IoT: Connected Manufacturing Leads To Service as a Product

IoT: Connected Manufacturing Leads To Service as a Product

Connected Manufacturing A car is driven back to its home garage for the night, and its data port is plugged in. Then, some exciting things happen. First off, the car sends diagnostic information back to the manufacturer to cross-check against any systems that require repair, maintenance, or replacement. The manufacturer then downloads a selection of new driver experiences, including a different acceleration style (choice of sporty or smooth), improved navigation and mapping software, and new…

Cloud Tools For Managing Your Virtual Office

Cloud Tools For Managing Your Virtual Office

Virtual Office Cloud Tools Today, those with the necessary skill sets and employment experience are scattered across the globe, and virtual offices allow you to employ the right person for the right job, even if your head office is far from a particular talent pool. But managing remote offices and personnel requires a certain finesse not necessarily needed in a physical office. Thankfully, the cloud provides the structure and tools necessary to ensure fast communication…

ZigBee Alliance Building Smarter IoT Technologies

ZigBee Alliance Building Smarter IoT Technologies

ZigBee Alliance DAVIS, CA–(Marketwired – March 08, 2016) –  The ZigBee Alliance, a non-profit association of companies creating, maintaining and delivering open, global standards for the low-power wireless Internet of Things (IoT), today announced it will be joined by 60 member companies at the Light + Building 2016 conference. In both the ZigBee Alliance booth (Hall 9.0, Booth C89) and their own presence throughout the conference, ZigBee Alliance members will be showcasing a broad range of…

Jargon Free: The Three Real Main Benefits of Cloud IAM Solutions

Jargon Free: The Three Real Main Benefits of Cloud IAM Solutions

Main Benefits of Cloud IAM Solutions There are significant discussions concerning cloud applications and software solutions, such as identity and access management (IAM) solutions, which are used in conjunction with them. These articles often discuss complex technical reasons and benefits, which may be difficult for a non-technical person to understand. Cloud applications and cloud IAM solutions go hand in hand. This is because many of the benefits of cloud applications cannot be realized without a…