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Why some of tech’s greatest minds are still missing the Internet of Things picture

I did not attend the annual Consumer Electronics Show two weeks ago, but I eagerly read about the prototypes for new consumer gadgets and services that debuted there. From all accounts, the Internet of Things was a major theme of the show. Yet, to my dismay, the coverage I saw coming out of the …

How Connected Cars Have Established A New Ecosystem Powered By IoT

<b>Editor’s note:</b> <i>Jahangir Mohammed is founder and CEO of</i> <i></i><i>Jasper</i><i>, the cloud-based software platform that powers the Internet of Things.</i><p>Not long ago, after you bought a new vehicle, the manufacturer had very little contact with you for years until it was time to sell you another car. The Internet of …

The corporate 'Internet of Things' will encompass more devices than the smartphone and tablet markets combined

That's because businesses have the capital and reach to purchase IoT devices and services on a large scale. They will see benefits from the IoT accrue fast enough to spur further adoption and investment.<p>IoT devices range from robot-like units to tiny chips that hook into industrial or office …

Ten Ways Big Data Is Revolutionizing Manufacturing

McKinsey & Company recently published How Big Data Can Improve Manufacturing which provides insightful analysis of how big data and advanced analytics can streamline biopharmaceutical, chemical and discrete manufacturing.<p>The article highlights how manufacturers in process-based industries are using …

In a distributed world cache is king. Why routers are becoming the new server.

Much like Amazon(a amzn) sparked a revolution in not just corporate IT but also in how companies build out their infrastructure (you could probably …

White box switches out-sell Brocade, Arista in the data centre

Analyst outfit Gartner has noticed something interesting: white box switches destined for the data centre outsold both Brocade and Arista in …

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Google Unleashes More Big-Data Genius With a New Cloud Service

Google continues to share the wealth of the uniquely powerful software systems it erected to run its enormous online empire.<p>On Tuesday morning, at …

Medicine's Big Problem with Big Data: Information Hoarding

Information that may offer medical insights has been locked away in the filing cabinets of doctors' offices.<p>Researchers at IBM, Berg Pharma, Memorial Sloan Kettering, UC Berkeley and other institutions are exploring how artificial intelligence and big data can be used to develop better treatments …

Why Tech’s Best Minds Are Very Worried About the Internet of Things

The Internet of Things is coming. And the tech cognoscenti aren't sure that's a good thing.<p>For years, the prospect of an online world that extends …

Sigfox brings its internet of things network to San Francisco

Over the next few months, a new wireless network will go live in the Bay Area from San Francisco down to Silicon Valley. This network won’t be …

10 Kinds of Stories to Tell with Data

For almost a decade I have heard that good quantitative analysts can “tell a story with data.” Narrative is—along with visual analytics—an important way to communicate analytical results to non-analytical people. Very few people would question the value of such stories, but just knowing that they …

What Makes the Best Infographics So Convincing

A great infographic is an instant revelation. It can compress time and space. (<i>Good gosh – Usain Bolt is</i> that <i>much faster than all the other 100-meter gold medalists who’ve ever competed?)</i> It can illuminate patterns in massive amounts of data. <i>(Sure, we’re spending much more on health care and</i> …

The Quick and Dirty on Data Visualization

Displaying data can be a tricky proposition, because different rules apply in different contexts. A sales director presenting financial projections to a group of field reps wouldn’t visualize her data the same way that a design consultant would in a written proposal to a potential client.<p>So how do …

DataPad, an analytics startup for SMBs, launches with $1.7M in seed funding

A San Francisco-based startup called DataPad launched on Tuesday, promising cheap, easy analytics and beautiful charts for small businesses and …

Five new, excellent OpenStack tutorials

<b>A group of guides to better navigate the basics</b> of OpenStack. Each guide covers the essential parts of how to install and use the core OpenStack …

Which NFV Application Is Likely to Achieve Broad Market Adoption?

Roy and I often are asked our opinion about what we think will be the killer NFV application or which will be the first to mass deployment. It’s …

HummingBoard, The Vastly More Powerful Raspi

The Raspberry Pi has been around for a while now, and while many boards that hope to take the Pi’s place at the top of the single board ARM Linux …

Heartbleed: routers and phones also at risk, says security expert

Manufacturers must patch routers, video conferencing software and desktop phones, as scale of software vulnerability continues to grow<p>Heartbleed, the software vulnerability in hundreds of thousands of web servers which laid their contents open to attackers, also affects consumer devices, security …

Heartbleed: 95% of detection tools 'flawed', claim researchers

Some tools designed to detect the Heartbleed vulnerability are flawed and won't detect the problem on affected websites, a cybersecurity consultancy has warned.<p>The Heartbleed flaw, which undermined the common security software for internet connections called OpenSSL, caused mass panic last week due …

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Cisco's Policy-Based SDN Looks for Open-Source Help

The application-policy engine at the heart of Cisco‘s software-defined networking strategy is going open-source, and the reason is simple. In order …

Another SDN first, Broadcom unveils OpenFlow switch implementation

The combination of open source software and commodity hardware holds the potential for unprecedented efficiency and operational agility but, despite …

Tutorial: Raspberry Pi GPIO Pins and Python

The GPIO pins on a Raspberry Pi are a great way to interface physical devices like buttons and LEDs with the little Linux processor. If you’re a Python developer, there’s a sweet library called RPi.GPIO that handles interfacing with the pins. In just three lines of code, you can get an LED blinking …

Facebook Saved Over A Billion Dollars By Building Open Sourced Servers

Facebook is reaping the benefits of designing its own energy efficient servers. Today at the Open Compute Summit, CEO Mark Zuckerberg said that “In the last three years alone, Facebook has saved more than a billion dollars in building out our infrastructure using Open Compute designs.”<p>Facebook …

Complex Routing in Hyper-V Network Virtualization

The layer-3-only Hyper-V Network Virtualization forwarding model implemented in Windows Server 2012 R2 thoroughly confuses engineers used to deal …