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2/23/2015

The Enigma Machine: A Star at This Year's Oscars

By Mary Gorges
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The Enigma Machine: A Star at This Year's Oscars

2/23/2015
By Mary Gorges

If you've seen the movie, you know the Enigma coding machine plays a key role in the Oscar winning   "The Imitation Game" , and gave us as much foresight into today's encryption and digital privacy age – as it did the computing age. The Imitation Game shows how British cryptanalyst... Continue Reading

Tags: Data Center, Fast IT

 
2/17/2015

Generation Cloud: How Online Gaming is Shaping New Tech Leaders

By Laurence Cruz
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CLOUD 

Generation Cloud: How Online Gaming is Shaping New Tech Leaders

2/17/2015
By Laurence Cruz

Business advisor and Internet entrepreneur Brad Szollose remembers the career-changing moment he became fascinated in the Millennial generation. He and his wife were headed out to dinner and trying to get their 17-year-old nephew, Sebastian, to pull himself away from an online Rock Band game so... Continue Reading

Tags: Cloud

 
2/16/2015

The Growing Reach of Beacons: Are Users Ready?

By Kerry Doyle
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The Growing Reach of Beacons: Are Users Ready?

2/16/2015
By Kerry Doyle

Beacons are tiny transmitters that offer the potential for richer, more useful and more interactive experiences in a variety of different venues, from travel and entertainment to transportation and healthcare. A number of companies have installed beacon technology and launched pilot programs... Continue Reading

Tags: Mobility, FOCUS, Fast IT

 
2/16/2015

The Market for Children's Wearables Heats Up

By Anne Field
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The Market for Children's Wearables Heats Up

2/16/2015
By Anne Field

Undoubtedly, you've heard about the booming market for wearable tech. These devices, often worn on the wrist, can tell you anything from your heart rate to whether your dog is resting. (Your pooch would probably be sporting the gadget on its collar). Recently, however, there's been... Continue Reading

Tags: Mobility, Internet of Everything, FOCUS, Anne Field, Internet of Things, Momentum in Mobility

 
2/16/2015

Retailers Look to Data From the Edge

By Kristi Essick
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Retailers Look to Data From the Edge

2/16/2015
By Kristi Essick

Consumers expect free Wi-Fi at libraries, airports, cafes, and even subway stations, but not many people expect to get online for free during store runs for toilet paper and mouthwash. But that’s about to change as more big-box and specialty retailers offer free in-store Wi-Fi. Starting in... Continue Reading

Tags: Mobility, Internet of Everything, FOCUS, Kristi Essick, Internet of Things, Momentum in Mobility

 
2/10/2015

Vicki Hanson: Network Pioneer & Trailblazer

By Scott Gurvey
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Vicki Hanson: Network Pioneer & Trailblazer

2/10/2015
By Scott Gurvey

Vicki Hanson is Professor of Inclusive Technologies at the University of Dundee , Distinguished Professor in the Department of Information Sciences and Technologies at Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) , and Research Staff Member Emeritus from IBM Research. She has been working on issues... Continue Reading

Tags: Network Trailblazers, Internet of Things

 
2/9/2015

Millennials and the Growth of Mobile Video

By Mary Ann Azevedo
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Millennials and the Growth of Mobile Video

2/9/2015
By Mary Ann Azevedo

People have been turning to the Internet for news and entertainment for years. But as smartphone and tablet use has skyrocketed , so too has mobile video consumption. More viewers are choosing to access news and sporting events online in part because more live video content is available online... Continue Reading

Tags: Mobility, Digital Media, Video, Internet of Everything, Mary Ann Azevedo, Fast IT

 
2/4/2015

Capturing the Power of Open Data

By Melissa Jun Rowley
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Capturing the Power of Open Data

2/4/2015
By Melissa Jun Rowley

The positives that come with enhancing citizen access to government and environmental data are limitless. Not only does open data, or information that is freely available for everyone to use, activate public transparency and enable deeper citizen engagement, it potentially creates the means for a... Continue Reading

Tags: Social Media, Mobility, Innovation, Internet of Everything, Smart Connected Communities, Melissa Jun Rowley, Internet of Things

 
2/2/2015

How Mobile Apps are Helping the Public Sector

By Jason Deign
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How Mobile Apps are Helping the Public Sector

2/2/2015
By Jason Deign

Imagine your smart phone could record every pothole you hit while you are in your car… and then get the authorities to fix it. This sounds like science fiction, but is exactly what the citizens of Boston, Massachusetts, can do thanks to a mobile app called Street Bump . The app uses... Continue Reading

Tags: Mobility, Internet of Everything, Smart Connected Communities, Jason Deign, Internet of Things

 
1/28/2015

The Internet of Everything Goes to School

By Anne Field
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The Internet of Everything Goes to School

1/28/2015
By Anne Field

For students and professors at Columbia University's computer science and engineering programs, the Internet of Everything (IoE) is everywhere. There are many courses in which students learn skills that, as it happens, are needed to create the building blocks of IoE systems. More than 80... Continue Reading

Tags: Innovation, Education, Internet of Everything, Anne Field, Internet of Things

 
1/27/2015

Security in a Connected Home

By Steve Wildstrom
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SECURITY 

Security in a Connected Home

1/27/2015
By Steve Wildstrom

The Consumer Electronic Show (CES 2015) this month was swarmed by dozens of new products, from smart watches to a speaker-equipped robot for your home. The offerings are designed to provide consumers and companies endless information on their world to computers, tablets, or smartphones. That can... Continue Reading

Tags: Security, Connected Home, Fast IT, Internet of Things, CES

 
1/15/2015

It's The Crowd versus Wall Street, and the Crowd is Winning

By Amy Cortese
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It's The Crowd versus Wall Street, and the Crowd is Winning

1/15/2015
By Amy Cortese

There’s a ritual that takes place on Wall Street every few months around earnings season, when companies announce how much in profits they’ve earned for the quarter.  Weeks before the announcement, company officials tell the Wall Street research analysts that cover their firms... Continue Reading

Tags: Innovation, Amy Cortese, Financial

 
1/13/2015

Why the Internet of Everything Won't Work Without Wireless

By Jason Deign
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Why the Internet of Everything Won't Work Without Wireless

1/13/2015
By Jason Deign

Silent, invisible… and vital. That just about sums up wireless networks as far as the Internet of Everything (IoE) is concerned. Because there is simply no way you could run wires to the 50 billion or so smart devices expected to make up the IoE by 2020. In fact, ABI Research... Continue Reading

Tags: Internet of Everything, Smart Connected Communities, Leadership

 
1/12/2015

How Smart Highways Can Save Energy and Lives

By Melissa Jun Rowley
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How Smart Highways Can Save Energy and Lives

1/12/2015
By Melissa Jun Rowley

In the tech-infused landscape of today, the phrase "roads of tomorrow" doesn't just mean a glimpse into the future. It means in this Internet of Everything (IoE) world, smart sensor-filled highways are revolutionizing transportation. As the demand for travel for business and leisure... Continue Reading

Tags: Transportation, Internet of Everything, Smart Connected Communities, Melissa Jun Rowley, Internet of Things

 
1/7/2015

Better Technology Will Bring More Secure Mobile Payments

By Steve Wildstrom
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SECURITY 

Better Technology Will Bring More Secure Mobile Payments

1/7/2015
By Steve Wildstrom

Anyone who has been paying attention to the security of credit card purchases should be concerned.  Starting in 2007 a major clothing retailer holding company experienced  the theft of data from 45.6 million credit and debit cards. Since then, there has been an explosion in theft of... Continue Reading

Tags: Security, Mobility

 
12/16/2014

Video Intelligence Gives Retailers New Business Insights

By Mary Gorges
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SECURITY 

Video Intelligence Gives Retailers New Business Insights

12/16/2014
By Mary Gorges

It's getting harder to go anywhere where there's not a mounted camera (even in people's homes). They're becoming so ubiquitous that shoppers hardly notice them …especially during the busy holidays. But businesses are starting to take great notice, and realizing there's... Continue Reading

Tags: Security, Data Center, Internet of Things, Mary Gorges

 
12/10/2014

How the Internet of Everything Cuts the Cost of Smart Cities

By Jason Deign
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How the Internet of Everything Cuts the Cost of Smart Cities

12/10/2014
By Jason Deign

Think about smart-city planning and your mind starts reeling. India alone is planning 100 new smart metropolises in the next decade. Besides bricks and mortar, these and hundreds of other cities worldwide are going to need massive amounts of IT infrastructure. Is it affordable? The answer is... Continue Reading

Tags: Internet of Everything, Smart Connected Communities

 
12/8/2014

Kevin Ashton, Father of the Internet of Things & Network Trailblazer

By Kevin Maney
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Kevin Ashton, Father of the Internet of Things & Network Trailblazer

12/8/2014
By Kevin Maney

Co-Authored by: Alison Maney It all started with lipstick. A particularly popular color of Oil of Olay lipstick that Kevin Ashton had been pushing as a brand manager at Procter & Gamble was perpetually out of stock. He decided to find out why, and found holes in data about the supply... Continue Reading

Tags: Network Trailblazers, Kevin Maney, Internet of Things

 
12/2/2014

Wearable Tech Startups Target the Enterprise

By Anne Field
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Wearable Tech Startups Target the Enterprise

12/2/2014
By Anne Field

While touring a warehouse in New Jersey earlier this year, Haytham Elhawary had the opportunity to see just how demanding--and potentially dangerous--was the job of workers loading and unloading heavy boxes for hours at a time. "They're expected to perform like athletes—with no... Continue Reading

Tags: Mobility, Innovation, Healthcare, Internet of Everything, Anne Field, Internet of Things

 
12/1/2014

How Sensors are Taking Smart Toys into the 21st Century

By Melissa Jun Rowley
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How Sensors are Taking Smart Toys into the 21st Century

12/1/2014
By Melissa Jun Rowley

Chatty Cathy, Speak and Spell, Teddy Ruxpin—sound familiar? They were all smart toys, or toys with the ability to learn through their own on-board electronics, of previous decades. Modern smart toys are entering the 21st Century through sensor-based technology. Sensors can measure and track... Continue Reading

Tags: Mobility, Internet of Everything, Melissa Jun Rowley, Internet of Things