You know about the Internet of Things, but did you know those “things” could be in an office or apartment building?
“Smart buildings” is a new and growing segment of the IoT market. Most of the action involves what are known as building management systems (BMS) or building automation systems (BAS).
Wondering how to get started with the Internet of Things? It’s a big opportunity — maybe too big. To narrow it down, many solution providers are focusing on a fast-growing segment of the IoT market: digital signage.
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.
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.”
Browsing celebrity websites is a harmless if time-wasting activity, right?
Wrong. A new report finds clients who search celebrity websites may be exposing themselves to dangerous malware. Cybercriminals use celebrity searches as a way to plant traps, infect computers and steal personal information.
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.
Microsoft this week made two sets of announcements that demonstrate the company’s commitment to the whole wide world of computing, ranging from light and mobile 2-in-1 devices to the enterprise cloud.
First up is the company’s expansion of its Surface Enterprise Initiative, announced yesterday.
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.
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.
The holiday buying season is coming. And Intel is working with hardware OEMs to integrate its latest “Kaby Lake” 7th generation Intel Core processors into more than 100 different 2-in-1s and laptops. Intel says these new models will be thinner, lighter and more powerful than previous iterations.