Network Analytics: The New Route To GRC?

The predictions for the growth in data volumes are stark – the impact of a large increase in the number and diversity of devices being attached to networks through the internet of things (IoT) and internet of everything (IoE) will be massive. Alongside the need to open up data access to more entities along the […]

Managing the IoT Sprawl

My Day at the Races I recently got myself invited to a Formula-1 event and expected a grandstand seat to watch the races. I quickly realized that that was not going to work. If you are close enough to make out the drivers in the cars, then they are moving too fast for you to […]

IoT Made My Disney Experience Better

My last IoT blog was focused on how the Internet of Things isn’t really about connected devices but rather about how to create new experiences using the connected endpoints. A short while ago, my wife and I took her niece and nephew to Disney World and the connected experience that Disney offers is fantastic, so […]

The IoT is About New Experiences, Not Just Connected Things

2014 was a big year for the Internet of Things (IoT). Much of the focus of IoT has been on the topic of connected things. I actually wrote about connected devices in this blog on five different IoT solutions that we might find useful. I touched on a few connected devices but there are literally […]

Five Considerations for the Internet of Things

My last Internet of Things-related blog was on how IT and business leaders should think about the value that IoT can provide. Once there’s a good understanding of where IoT value will come from for a particular organization, businesses should move fast. I firmly believe that we stand on the precipice of the IoT era […]

Here Comes The Petabyte Event Horizon

A step change is on the way for data storage, and in particular for networked storage. Technologies that have served us well for a decade or more are about to run out of steam, and the point-of-no-return looks to be when you start counting in petabytes rather than terabytes. If there is one thing that […]

The Value of The Internet of Things is Like Schrödinger’s Cat

There is a scientific thought-experiment known as Schrödinger’s Cat. In order to highlight the paradox of the quantum behavior of sub-atomic particles, Erwin Schrodinger’s thought-experiment imagined placing a vial of poison, a radioactive source, and a cat into a closed box. When a sensor in the box detected the state of a radioactive particle, it […]

Move Over Apple Watch, We Want Wetware!

I am a sci-fi junkie, and began mainlining speculative fiction in my early teens. Many of the technologies once imagined have since turned into everyday realities (i.e. artificial brains, robots and space ships) but Apple’s newest reinvention, the i-less Apple Watch, could be the start of something really unique. If it can do for wearable […]

Do We Store Too Much Data – Or Too Little?

The world’s data stores are growing at an alarming rate. Market researchers at IDC have estimated it at 40 percent per year, which will take us from 4.4 zettabytes in 2013 to 44 zettabytes in 2020 – a zettabyte is 10^21 bytes. That’s a thousand exabytes, or a million petabytes. The costs for business are […]

5 IoT Solutions We Can Use – And One We Can Live Without

The industry is all a-buzz over the concept of Internet of Things (IoT).  Cisco did a study last year that sized the opportunity at $14.4 trillion over the next decade, meaning there’s plenty of opportunity for start ups and traditional companies to use IoT as a significant growth engine.  Over the past few months, though, […]