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As someone who has been dedicated to automation and Application Release Automation (ARA) technology for almost six years now, one of the most common questions I get asked regards Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS). Specifically, people want to know whether release automation is still needed...
2016 will be the year of the data lake. But I expect that much of 2016 data lake efforts will be focused on activities and projects that save the company more money. That is okay from a foundation perspective, but IT and Business will both miss the bigger opportunity to leverage the da...
The Net Neutrality fight has been all over the news this year with the latest installment on Net Neutrality coming in from T-Mobile. Private and public companies alike are tuned into to this continual saga to see how the eventual outcome will affect business and ultimately their online...
Enterprises across all industries are in the midst of difficult, bet-the-company changes we call digital transformation. And yet, there remains broad confusion about the scope of the word digital. While the rise of mobile technologies are the impetus for many such transformations, dig...
The Year of the (Fire) Monkey is upon us and the curious, playful, smart, opportunistic and sometimes mischievous character could influence events throughout 2016. Whether you were born under the symbol or not, Monkeys thrive on challenges and 2016 is sure to bring some obstacles durin...
This next weekend our city hosts Super Bowl 50, a week-long media and megastar frenzy overlaid with streaming video, stadium WiFi that may actually work, and for the lucky few in downtown SF, Verizon microcells, a precursor to 5G. But wind the clock back to the winter of 1967. Super ...
BYOD is awesome... except for the strain it's putting on IT. It's probably giving your sysadmin migraines. We're going to talk about what you can do about that. It's official - BYOD is now the mobile strategy of choice for the majority of enterprises. According to a comprehensive su...
The topic is not new, but it is increasingly common in conversations with customers and potential users of wireless networks for M2M and IIoT applications. In fact, this topic now occurs in almost every conversation regarding networks and their wireless video transmission capabilities....
We will never have complete and perfect information, or a full understanding. We are bound to operate in an environment of ambiguity, meaning unclear, uncertain and difficult to comprehend. We have a decision to make. We can use ambiguity as an excuse for inaction, or we can accept a...
If you are an enterprise technologist or if you love thinking about the incredible future we can build for ourselves you no doubt already track the very interesting Marc Andreessen. His open sharing of views and context via his blog, on YouTube and his Twitter Feed are a great source o...
Most of us can relate to the frustration of when the Wi-Fi is down, or running slowly, or if we travel away from an established network and aren't able to connect to another one nearby. The lack of Wi-Fi makes it impossible to check our emails, look up something on the internet, conne...
A BriefingsDirect business innovation thought leadership discussion focuses on the heightened role and impact of procurement as a strategic business force. We'll explore how intelligent procurement is rapidly transforming from an emphasis on cost savings to creating new business value...
We humans have a finite speed at which we can think, analyze and make decisions. We can only focus on a small set of data before we are overwhelmed. When important decisions must be made, our brains need time, significant time, to weigh all the variables, pros and cons and possible o...
When I was in college, I would drive the 1040 miles from Marquette Univ. in Milwaukee to my parent’s house in Rhode Island for things like summer vacation and semester break. It seemed to take forever, especially through Pennsylvania where the state speed limit at the time was 55mph. I...
Employment statistics reflect what technology-focused recruiters and project managers already know: new talent acquisition, especially in mobile app development, is the competitive environment. The industry keeps adding jobs, as the growth in mobile tech opportunities is driven by the ...
Gone are the days of limited connectivity—at least that’s the plan this year. According to Wireless Design Magazine, The Broadband Alliance has announced plans to hosts a world Wi-Fi-day. This global initiative has teamed up with more than 135 technology companies to help encourage all...
As the Internet of Things becomes more capable, moving from an initial ad hoc bundle of chaos to an optimized set of interconnected assets, we will need to ensure it performs and is reliable. But this means the tools measuring the performance and reliability of the IoT will also need ...
This post was written with the help of Johan Svanberg, senior analyst at Berg Insight. Svanberg holds a Masters degree from Chalmers University of Technology. He joined Berg Insight in 2007 and his areas of expertise include embedded connectivity, M2M/IoT markets and mobile application...
There are number of IoT services and products that come up every day, it becomes difficult to keep up with them. In order to match up the pace with this ever-evolving market, businesses owners should keep themselves updated about the IoT space. We have created a list of IoT influencers...
Research and Development money is coming in to develop technology for self-driving cars. Some form of autonomous driving is around the corner in less than 4 to 5 years. I am sure most automakers have been making plans and the Department of Transport (DOT) has come up with a definition ...
According to IDC, 80 percent of enterprise IT organizations will commit to hybrid cloud architectures by 2017. This has significant implications for the way enterprises need to organize themselves. All enterprises, not just those on the cutting edge, need to adapt their business models...
With the exponential growth of network traffic slowing down data transmission, companies are looking for solutions. Recently, a solution has emerged that can help improve your data speed with data centers on the edge. These micro data center solutions can simplify the lives of many dat...
In a world filled with millions of instances of hyper-stimulating digital content - thinking, learning and the development of intellectual assets suffer. In a recent article I authored titled It's Time to Make Technology Disappear(http://www.futureofwork.com/article/details/its-time-f...
The Chinese are really worried about their environment, which looks pretty bad right now. The winds are not helpful, they drive the pollution across the seas to Japan and Korea. More importantly Chinese are concerned about themselves. By monitoring pollution using the Laser Egg, the c...
In 2015, technology reached the tipping point for me, it moved from the efficient column, to the inefficient column, from a pro to a con, from a help to a hindrance. You can hear it in every complaint about how email messages are overwhelming our day, interfering with priorities, impac...
Let’s take a moment and appreciate the excitement 2015 brought for the IIoT: As we look back at the top articles from the year, we were intrigued to learn that cooperative utilities actually have the largest penetration of smart grid meters per percentage of customers, according to ...
The Internet of Things may be appearing more rapidly than anyone thinks, and connected cars will appear first and make an even greater impact than self-driving cars. Many car manufacturers and software vendors are actively working to make this possible. In addition to car-to-car commun...
Most of today's technology was designed and developed for static, stationary environments. Even today, in a mobile world, mobile apps are most often developed based on assumed static endpoints. Why is that a problem? We are rarely static people. Let's consider two people in a veh...
Were you surprised with that new car in your driveway sporting a huge bow this holiday season? Yea, me neither. But we did get a new gaming console that doesn't require you to hold a controller in your hand. You know The One. It has a camera that picks up your body movements and turns ...
Gartner predicts that number of IoT devices in use worldwide will grow from an estimated 5 billion in 2015 to some 25 billion connected devices by 2020. The best business strategies will perfectly balance the ever-growing IoT market opportunities versus a rapidly evolving threat enviro...
"In the DevOps area there are a lot of people looking to adopt more and new efficient processes and that's worked well for us and the technology we provide," explained Charles Kendrick, CTO and Chief Architect at Isomorphic Software, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at DevOps Summit, held ...
Data has changed our world.. From our cars, homes, pets, and even our own bodies, data has opened our eyes to behavior patterns and allowed us to catch on to small issues before they become bigger problems. This phenomenon has made huge waves in the healthcare industry, including reduc...
As we inch our way closer to the New Year, we would like to take a moment and appreciate some of the technological advancements of 2015, as well as a few bold IIoT predictions for our connected-world enthusiasts. This medley of top news gives credit to our inventiveness, while highligh...
The Internet of Things (IoT) has been one of the most prominent IT buzz words of 2015. Whether you are talking about thermostats you can set before you get home, beacons wirelessly suggesting items to buy in your high street clothing store or wearable gadgets like the Apple Watch, IoT ...
"At Sensorberg we are providing a cloud-based beacon management platform and this allows you to control the various beacons that you have in your fleet as well as design various campaigns and triggers which the beacons will initiate," explained Daniel Gillard, Business Development Mana...
Part of the difficulty in procuring “predictions” for something like the Internet of Things is that the possibilities are truly endless. We know that “IoT” as a concept will increasingly touch on almost every single facet of our daily lives with each passing month, so part of the excit...
INOVVO delivers impactful network analytical services for mobile operators to help them engender improved end-user loyalty. The next BriefingsDirect big-data case study discussion examines how INOVVO delivers impactful network analytical services for mobile operators to help them enge...
Three major factors are converging to make smart cities a reality: the exponential advances in information and communications technologies (ICT), rapidly expanding applications of the Internet of Things (IoT) and the fast-paced advancements in machines that are already going beyond the...
So far, our series of IIoT Bold Predictions for 2016 has focused on the concepts of IIoT security and government’s regulatory role in the development of IoT and IIoT devices. Today, we’re changing gears a bit, with a prediction from Scott Allen, FreeWave’s CMO, which focuses on the imp...
In 2015, a master strategy for mobile commerce emerged. Mobile apps need to be personalized, but that is not enough. Personalization without context, relevance, value to the customer and permission is just creepy and/or obnoxious. We recognized a new kind of partnership is required b...