Smart Technology Connects Buildings. How Are You Managing It?

With the move to smart cities and buildings, is your company aware of all the technology that can connect to your network?

Companies are becoming more connected with Wi-Fi-enabled devices to enhance the workplace, reduce overhead, and enable communication worldwide. There are no longer only Wi-Fi access points and network extenders; now we have Wi-Fi-powered door locks, light switches, […]

By |2018-05-11T10:05:12+00:00May 9th, 2018|Categories: Big Data, IoT, Security|Tags: , , , , , |

Bluesnarfing: The Modern-Day Security Vulnerability in a Wireless and Mobile World

Once known as the next big thing in wireless communication since the invention of mobile phones, Bluetooth technology has since gained a reputation as one of the gaping barriers in mobile and wireless device security — almost as bad as public Wi-Fi access points.

This may seem like a bum rap for Bluetooth. The advanced technology makes it possible for the visually and motion-impaired […]

Protect Your Company from the Internet of Everything [On-demand]

Bright Talk Webinar - IoTWe have entered a time of continuous connectivity. All of our devices are now connected to access information. But do you know all the devices that are connected? In this world of the Internet of Everything, it is easy to overlook which devices are connected and which are transmitting information without your knowledge.

You need to understand what devices are connected to your data, […]

Accelerate Business with Big Data Insights

high-speed90% of all data ever created was created in the past two years.*

This astounding fact alone is enough to make IT managers look for the closest exit. When you’re overwhelmed by a lack of resources and budget, leveraging big data with an antiquated IT infrastructure can seem like an impossible task.

No doubt your business data is on par with the rest of the industry, growing in volume, […]

By |2017-04-27T03:15:35+00:00October 13th, 2016|Categories: Big Data|Tags: , , , , |

3 Steps to Simplify and Optimize Your Storage Management

storageIncreasing business demands, server and storage limitations, tapped-out data centers … we’ve all seen it. As business grows, so does the need to determine how to support growing data and storage management needs.

Increasingly apparent to me is that traditional “high-end” storage solutions simply are no longer capable of supporting today’s increasing IT requirements. In fact, they often jeopardize productivity and scalability. Yet we see IT professionals continuing […]

By |2017-04-27T03:15:35+00:00October 5th, 2016|Categories: Big Data|Tags: , , , , , , |

Capturing Pokemon

Pokemon“What on earth is going on at Veteran’s Park?”  As we drove by, I glanced over to see it teeming with people. Young people. All glued to their phones. While they may have looked like zombies, it dawned on me (as I’m sure it has you) that they were immersed in the game Pokémon GO.

For the uninitiated, Pokémon GO is an augmented reality game that […]

By |2017-04-27T03:15:35+00:00August 4th, 2016|Categories: Big Data, Industry Buzz, IoT, Mobile|Tags: , , , , |

Do we have an over-reliance on data?

Recently, a rather alarming headline appeared in my news feed (”Data dangers: Why publishers’ over-reliance on data puts them at risk”.) The author believes that newspapers publishers’ reliance on customer data makes them “vulnerable” because ad blockers and customer privacy legislation will lead to data scarcity. He makes an interesting point. Blockers and legislation will shape how data is collected and used. But, in this age […]

By |2017-04-27T03:15:36+00:00June 10th, 2016|Categories: analytics, Big Data, IoT|Tags: , , , , , |

Tempered Networks and the Security EcoSystem

TNThe best block is to not be there” – Mr. Miyagi

Designing, installing, and maintaining your company’s infrastructure can be one heck of a job. I’ve been doing network architecture for about 20 years now and the best explanation I’ve ever found to tell people what I do is still, “I make sure packets go from point A to point B, and back again”. Horribly simplified, but […]

By |2017-04-27T03:15:36+00:00May 27th, 2016|Categories: Big Data|Tags: , , , |

If You Build It…

Build“Those who build have more to offer than those who tear things down.”

Dr. Madeleine Albright spoke these words as she addressed the GITEC audience during the morning keynote last week. A speech full of experience and witty jokes, this one statement held my attention.

Technology today is a constant race of innovation, so much so that the desire to be first may appear to outweigh the importance of being the […]

By |2016-04-25T10:03:36+00:00April 21st, 2016|Categories: Big Data, IoT, Mobile|Tags: , , , , |

Where’s the Money in IoT?

IoTmoney-01The second in a two-part series.

To follow on The Last blog, we know there is value in the world of lasts that sensors and true innovation are building but can we put numbers to it? Where’s the money in IoT or the Internet of Things? Does IoT have an ROI?

The answer lies in the incredible amount of data that is being collected, stored, sorted and […]

By |2017-04-27T03:15:40+00:00April 7th, 2016|Categories: analytics, Big Data, IoT|Tags: , , , , , , |