2020 seems to be an important milestone for the Internet of Things. That’s
the year that Cisco says there will be 50 billion connected devices and also
the year Gartner notes that over 50% of major new business processes and
systems will incorporate some element of the Internet of Things.
That’s the good news.
A recent Symantec Internet Security Threat Report says there are 25 connected
devices per 100 inhabitants in the US. Minimum 25 entry points to your
personal information, not counting your front door, personal computers,
compromised ATMs and other data sources. As your connected devices grow, so
will your exposure. And with no clear methods of identifying and
authenticating connected devices, enterprises will have a challenging time
getting a handle on how many employee shirts, shoes, fitness trackers, and
smartwatches are connected to the corporate network. ... (more)
A few years ago, those little iHome alarm clocks started to appear in hotel
rooms. Cool gadgets that you could mount your mobile phone to battery charge
or play the music on the device. We also had a few in our home. They worked
perfectly for the iPhone 4 since the connector was that 1 inch protruding
plug. When I got the iPhone6, those clocks instantly became useless.
Obsolete. At least the phone connector part lost its value.
I’ve been thinking about this for a while.
The rate of obsolescence. The state when an object, technology, service or
practice is no longer needed or wan... (more)
With 2016 crossing the half way point, let’s take a look at some technology
trends thus far.
Breaches: Well, many databases are half empty due to the continued rash of
intrusions while the crooks are half full with our personal information.
According to the Identity Theft Resource Center (ITRC), there have been 522
breaches thus far in 2016 exposing almost 13,000,000 records. Many are health
care providers as our medical information is becoming the gold mine of stolen
info. Not really surprising since the health care wearable market is set to
explode in the coming years. Many of... (more)
The digital society has emerged.
Today’s always-connected world and the applications we interact with are
changing the way we live. People are mobile, our devices are mobile, and by
all accounts, everything that is a noun – a person, place or thing – will
soon be connected and generating data… and all that traffic is destined for
an application – that could also be portable – located somewhere in a
But not all data traffic is created equally and critical information might
need some action that requires automation of the deployment process. At the
same time, organiz... (more)
The Domain Name Service (DNS) is one of the most important components in
networking infrastructure, enabling users and services to access applications
by translating URLs (names) into IP addresses (numbers). Because every icon
and URL and all embedded content on a website requires a DNS lookup, loading
complex sites necessitates hundreds of DNS queries.
And because of that, DNS is a precious target and only lags behind http as
the most targeted protocol.
DDoS-ing DNS is an effective way to make the service unavailable. As the
flood of malicious DNS requests hit the infrastructure... (more)
SYS-CON Events announced today that VAI, a leading ERP software provider,
will exhibit at SYS-CON's 18th International Cloud Expo®, which will take
place on June 7-9, 2016, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY.
VAI (Vormittag Associates, Inc.) has announced that users of its S2K software
will be able to share standardized documents electronically through Rocket®
TRUedx, developed by Rocket Software, Inc. VAI has been a Rocket partner for
more than 20 years and has incorporated a number of its IBM i products into
its solution stack.
Rocket® TRUedx is Rocket Software's cloud-b... (more)