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  • Why Smart Manufacturing is a Dumb Idea

    Someone asked me recently my thoughts on Smart Manufacturing. The so-called IT revolution in the factory. They couldn’t believe that I didn’t see Smart Manufacturing as the salvation of American manufacturing. Don’t misunderstand me. Smart Manufacturing has a place in reviving American manufacturing. I have a smart factory. We employ the latest in pick to […] More

  • DDoS Attacks: What Happened And What We Should Do About It

    The security community has been watching the DDoS threat grow to incredible levels. DDoS attacks are up 75% over last year. Over 30% of attacks reach sustained peaks of over 10 Gbps, an amount that will swamp most every business user. Some very large attacks have gone as high as 600 Gbps, a size that […] More

  • The Battle For Your Head Is Underway: VR from Oculus, Sony, HTC/Valve competing at GDC2016

    GDC2016 is the largest game developer conference in the globe. By all accounts it will be the biggest yet for virtual reality. It has become so huge a sub-conference has been organized called the Virtual Reality Developers Conference (VRDC).  It expands beyond games to help developers produce immersive entertainment of all kinds, from games to […] More

  • Internet of Things: simply put

    We know you know about the many issues of the Internet of Things, and have provided higher order issues for your consideration here. But with this post we wanted to bring your attention to two videos that are a more simple explanation. You can use these to help explain others on your team about why […] More

  • Time To Spread The Word on Internet of Things Dangers: Read what FBI and DHS Cyber Centers Need Us All To Know

    The DHS National Cybersecurity and Communications Integration Center (NCCIC) is playing an increasingly important role in collaborating across multiple sectors of the economy and across government in sharing important advisories and alerts.  The FBI led Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3)  is playing an increasingly important role in helping consumers and victims of fraud know the […] More

  • Beyond the IoT Buzz Is A New Horizon of Embedded Intelligence, Information Flows and Seriously Smart Apps

    Editor’s note: Allen Bonde, of embedded analytics leader Actuate (now a subsidiary of OpenText), believes that the opportunities around Big Data, Internet of Things (IoT) and wearables are about to change our world – and that of business applications. – bg There are officially now more mobile devices in the world than people – the […] More

  • The Internet of (Secure) Things – Embedding Security in the IoT

    We’re seeing a glimmer of the future – the Internet of Things (IoT) – where anything and everything is or contains a sensor that can communicate over the network/Internet. The underlying technology enabling IoT is Machine-to-Machine (M2M) communications. Your running shoe tracks your workouts, sending the data to a mobile app. Your wristband tracks your […] More

  • Pew Report: The Internet of Things

    The Pew Research Center Internet Project, one of the current initiatives overseen by Pew Research, is attempting to mark the World Wide Web’s 25th anniversary with a thorough look at the Internet’s future. The most recent report is called the Internet of Things, a phrase for modern devices that feed data back and forth – […] More