Tag Archives: internet of things
Thinfilm sensor

New ways to architect for the Internet of Things

In a previous post, Preparing for the internet of things, extreme scalability, real-time event handling, and time-to-insight were given as the three biggest challenges for Big Data and the Internet of Things. These are challenges that can be addressed now if companies are ready to invest and be proactive about what’s surely coming in the next […]

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Preparing for the Internet of Things

The Internet of Things is coming. If you don’t know what that means, there’s an explanation here. But if you want to be brought up to speed more quickly, here it goes: We’ve gone through three waves of data creation in our modern age. In the first age, data was generated by back office systems […]

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Cockpit warning lights

Reading tomorrow’s newspaper today

What’s the value of yesterday’s newspaper? Not much. What’s the value of tomorrow’s? Priceless. We’re fast moving into a world where tomorrow’s news is accessible today. The chips light When I flew for the US Navy back in the 90’s, I was fascinated by something we called the “chips light.” The chips light was the […]

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iPhone 5S

The surprising gift that comes with the iPhone 5S

Whether we realized it or not (they didn’t make a big deal out of it), Apple launched the iPhone 5S with a special gift for the consumer and business alike. People spent the night on sidewalks to buy the next incarnation of Apple’s red-hot smartphone without even realizing it. Before I saw what it was, […]

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Massive security hole

Is the Internet of Things a gaping security chasm?

Kashmir Hill’s piece in Forbes, The Terrifying Search Engine That Finds Internet-Connected Cameras, Traffic Lights, Medical Devices, Baby Monitors and Power Plants, reports on a search engine, Shodan, built for the purpose of crawling for devices on the Internet, many of which are programmed to answer and are sometimes easy to hack. Among the devices […]

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The technology that will enable the Internet of Things

We’ve heard so much about the Internet of Things (IOT) being the next enormous step for both the Internet and for Big Data. For those who don’t know, the IOT is about getting devices and sensors (things) connected to the rest of the world in much the same way people are today through the Web […]

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Two-year birthday candle

Social grows up in the workplace

The following is a guest post by Paul LaBelle, a marketing and corporate communications executive with deep experience in the software industry. A former journalist, Paul lives outside of Boston, Massachusetts. Welcome to the party There’s a party happening today on more than 1.5 million PCs, laptops and mobile devices worldwide as tibbr celebrates its second birthday.  […]

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Sergey Brin

Google Glass and the Internet of Things

Just about the time we get our heads around the problem of Big Data, the Internet of Things promises to make the measly 2 billion connected people into 52 billion connected ‘things’. How can we possibly have the infrastructure in place to make use of so much human and sensor data? Before we can even […]

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Creating Plug 'n' Play Enterprise

Creating a plug ‘n’ play enterprise

In the last 12 months we’ve seen a big push from the new media marketers and enterprise social vendors towards promoting both the connected enterprise and the connected customer. Mobile and social paradigms are shaping the industry landscape at phenomenal pace and businesses are seriously struggling to keep up. But there’s a massive disconnect between […]

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Second Life

When we turned Second Life into reality

It was only a few years ago that Second Life was all the rage. I thought it was a fad that passed, but now I realize it just morphed into reality. If you watch cartoons you’ll have seen Regular Show. It’s quite surreal but there’s an episode where the ‘Warden of the Internet’ warns that viral […]

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Erie Canal

The times they are a’changin…or not

Little changes are boring and big changes always get the spotlight. The Internet of Things promises to increase internet connections from approximately 2 billion people centered devices today to 52 billion people and “things” within 10 years. Wow, what would our grandparents think of our new world? Has anyone ever lived in such a time? […]

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Industrial Internet

When the Internet really, really changed things

GE set the newswires and webzines aflame when they released the report Industrial Internet: Pushing the boundaries of Minds and Machines. It is a comprehensive (at least at the industries GE supports) report and it would be easy to spend hours just looking at the beautiful graphics. CEO Jeff Immelt himself wrote an article for GigaOM […]

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Ubiquitous Data

More than Big Data, the challenge is Ubiquitous Data

If you’ve watched this blog over the past year and a half, you know we’ve written a great deal about social, mobile, big data, analytics, cloud, Platform as a Service, process, and more recently, the Internet of Things. While these topics seem to cover a wide variety of technologies and business models, they actually cover […]

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The Internet of Things

Microsoft missed out on the Internet of Things: Are you ready?

Microsoft was so successful in software that they missed perhaps the biggest shift, a shift still happening, since the Internet itself. Many other companies are going to miss the shift to the Internet of Things, but they don’t have to. Microsoft as an also-ran Once upon a time, young Bill Gates and Paul Allen, inspired […]

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