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Cisco: ‘Crowd Control’ Takes Many Forms to Secure Fog Computing and IoT

In my previous blog, I shared the importance of ubiquitous malware defense. Specifically, it’s critical as the Internet of Things (IoT) continues to proliferate, connecting a larger number of devices with vastly diverse capabilities. The answer is fog computing, because fog nodes bring more computing capabilities closer to the end devices and can work together […]

Protect Your Networks Breakfast Panel Discussion Video

This installment of our Breakfast Club Wednesday was an informative panel discussion, targeting how ForeScout and IPM work together to secure IoT devices, and how to help protect organizations from being a launching point for DDoS attacks. The panel included Thomas Hairston, ForeScout’s Director of Sales, Northeast as well as Chris Monfet, IPM’s own Solution […]

Cisco: Do You Want Your IoT Project To Fail?

Of course not. Nobody wants their project to fail. But, as with any transition, especially one as far-reaching as the Internet of Things (IoT), we’ve seen some disappointments—and even a few truly spectacular failures. For example, “smart parking” solutions are a much-touted component of smart and connected cities. However, the first generation of vehicle parking […]

Red Hat: Everything Works Out of the Box

Red Hat
Since the Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server for ARM Development Preview 7.3 became available I’ve been wanting to try it out to see how the existing code for x86_64 systems works on the 64-bit ARM architecture (a.k.a. aarch64). Going in, I was a bit apprehensive that some kind of heavy lifting would be needed to […]

Gartner Says 8.4 Billion Connected “Things” Will Be in Use in 2017, Up 31 Percent From 2016

Consumer Applications to Represent 63 Percent of Total IoT Applications in 2017 Gartner, Inc. forecasts that 8.4 billion connected things will be in use worldwide in 2017, up 31 percent from 2016, and will reach 20.4 billion by 2020. Total spending on endpoints and services will reach almost $2 trillion in 2017.  Regionally, Greater China, […]

Flexera Software Named Internet of Things (IoT) Enablement Company of the Year

Flexera Software
IoT Breakthrough Awards Recognize Flexera as an Outstanding Internet of Things Company Flexera Software, the leading provider of open source security and compliance solutions, today announced that IoT Breakthrough selected Flexera as the IoT Enablement Company of the Year. Entries were judged by an independent panel of experts, representing a cross section of the industry […]

Defining your IoT strategy – first things first!

Bas van Kaam
Are you, or is your company thinking about offering IoT services to its/your customers? If so, you (or they) have probably noticed that there is a lot to think about and that it goes way beyond the technology and/or tools involved. For most organisations, it requires a different mindset and a curtain degree of resourcefulness as well […]

Industrial IoT adoption is challenging, but manufacturers are paving the way

HP Enterprise
The Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT)—also known as Industry 4.0—is about more than just increasing efficiency and flexibility of production, according to a survey of 200 delegates at the Industry of Things World conference in Berlin. Industrial IoT is also about advancing production processes, introducing new forms of cooperation in the supply chain, and delivering […]

Microsoft: The cloud comes through in crises, drones detect diseases and Cortana Intelligence elevates IoT

We may be in the chilly depths of February, but there’s no winter hibernation going on at Microsoft. Join us for an overview of some of the big happenings over the past week. New computing technologies like the cloud are making it possible to quickly respond to a disaster, to coordinate the response by governments […]

Cisco Brings 5 Network Innovations to Smart Buildings

Digital Transformation is changing the landscape of businesses everywhere. To enable new customer experiences, accelerate workforce innovation and introduce innovative business models companies are digitizing their business operations. Buildings- be it a retail store, a factory floor, a healthcare or an educational institution or your very own workplace- are central to this digital transformation. Building […]

Cisco: Ten Predictions on How Innovation Will Disrupt Business and Culture in 2017

1. Companies will disrupt themselves to survive the digital age To survive relentless market disruptions ignited by the digital economy, established companies in every industry sector will have to massively disrupt their own cultures and employees. In-company “activists” will provoke their own innovation disruptions companywide. This means companies will increasingly return to their startup roots […]

Leading Global Cloud Service Provider Deploys Market-Leading Nexenta Open Software-Defined Storage Solutions on Western Digital All Flash Platform

Peak 10 Achieves 35% Lower TCO while Providing Higher Performance, Simplified Management, and Increased Agility Nexenta (@Nexenta), the global leader in Open Source-driven Software-Defined Storage (OpenSDS), today announced, in conjunction with the release of IDC’s Buyer Case Study, that Peak 10(link is external)(@Peak_Ten), a national IT infrastructure, connectivity and cloud service provider, selected the NexentaStor […]

Cisco: The Reality of Multivendor IT Support

Imagine you’re the IT director of a global bank. You recently implemented a variety of digital solutions: virtualization, IoT, data analytics. You get the picture. Your company is under pressure to compete and deliver experiences to increasingly demanding tech-savvy customers, and IT is on the hook for making it work seamlessly. Never mind the complexity […]

Building a secure high visibility WiFi network using Ubiquiti Networks UniFi gear!

Jason Samuel
I have for the longest time wanted to give my WiFi network an overhaul. After months of research I decided to move forward with Ubiquiti Networks (UBNT) UniFi line of WiFi products to help build my new network. My previous WiFi equipment was fast, had good coverage, was easy to segment and manage, but one […]

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