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Please, More Conversations About Critical Communications and the Internet of Things The Internet of Things, IoT, is without a doubt one of the most buzzed about topics in our tech-obsessed culture right now. While I agree that the near-endless possibilities of the consumer side of IoT will transform our everyday lives for the better, making things simpler and more connected, it's not the only angle our society should focus on. There is a huge opportunity for the industrial IoT to significantly impact the world - especially in critical situations. Mainstream attention is being paid to machine-to-machine communications, but a whole host of new technologies are maturing to make these communications even more actionable during critical situations. This is the real future of our "connected" world. Our ability to connect machines to people for immediate action will conti... (more)

Why Assumptions About Cloud Performance Can Be Dangerous

"I probably wouldn't put anything mission-critical in the Cloud now." That's a recent quote from the CIO of a major consumer brand talking about his enterprise IT infrastructure. The CIO of a consumer e-commerce Web site would be equally nervous about moving its front- or back-end resources to the Cloud. As tempting as its cost savings and scalability may be, the risks of the Cloud are now also coming to light. Availability and security concerns have dominated this discussion, but the performance of the Cloud - the response time or speed at which services are delivered to an end... (more)