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New tools for the ‘smart buildings’ Internet of Things

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Digital signage: creating new revenue streams with IoT

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Will tomorrow’s computing devices be controlled by speech?

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Yes, if Apple, Microsoft, Amazon and now Google have their way.

You (and your clients) will talk to a wide range and variety of computing devices. These devices, in turn, will use voice recognition, artificial intelligence (AI) and other technologies to listen and respond.

Apple and Microsoft are already out there with their Siri and Cortana voice-activated assistants. These are good early efforts, but many users them both somewhat limited and a bit clumsy to use.

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Cloud users ‘rebalancing,’ finds CompTIA survey

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The early days of the cloud are over. Now comes the time for greater savvy and refinement.

A new report from IT nonprofit association CompTIA finds that more than 90 percent of companies are already using some form of cloud computing. As a result, the report says, they’re ready for a “refined understanding and a rebalancing of self-assessment around cloud activity.”

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Searching ‘Amy Schumer’ may be hazardous to your client’s computer health

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IoT roundup: Asia-Pacific, SAP, Kelley survey, coolest new products

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The Internet of Things is really taking off.

Just last week, we reported on a new survey of IT decision-makers, conducted by research firm IDC, which found 55 percent calling IoT “strategic” and 21 percent “transformative.” IDC also found that about one in three (31%) IT pros already have IoT solutions in place, and nearly half (43%) expect to deploy IoT in the next 12 months.

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Microsoft takes on computing big and small

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Coming soon: no more passwords

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Does anyone like passwords? They’re hard to remember. Easy to steal. Lots of work for websites that need to store, encrypt and protect them. Plus, far too many users still use weak ones like “1234” or even “password.”

The end of passwords is coming, possibly soon. The replacement: biometric technology including fingerprint readers, iris scanners, even face scanners. These biometrics tools can be used for multiple points of authentication, including devices, endpoints (to protect data networks remotely bridged to mobile devices) and, increasingly, applications.

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With IoT zooming from concept to reality, what’s in it for you? A lot

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If you’re a solutions provider who’s been sitting on the sidelines with the Internet of Things (IoT), now might be a good time to get in the game.

A new survey finds IoT is a lot more than just an interesting idea. Nearly one in three (31%) organizations have launched actual IoT solutions. And even more (43%) are looking to deploy new IoT solutions over the next 12 months.

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7th Gen Intel Core CPUs could provide the push customers need to upgrade

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