Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Google's solar-drone Internet tests about to take off

FCC girds for legal attacks on net neutrality order | Google services disrupted by routing error

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Google's solar-drone Internet tests about to take off
Google's ambitious plans to provide Internet access to remote areas via solar-powered drones are getting ready to take off. Read More


5 Ways to Wow the Connected Customer
The future success and sustenance of your organization will depend on your ability to understand your customers' needs, develop a strategy that effectively meets them, and be nimble in your response to a constantly changing customer landscape. Learn More


Security Considerations in the Internet of Things (IoT) Era
In the evolving era of the Internet of Things, the combination of tiny sensors, powerful and inexpensive processors and cloud-based management and analysis tools are creating entirely new categories of products and also new opportunities for criminals and other malicious actors Learn More

FCC girds for legal attacks on net neutrality order
The FCC's 400-page official order on net neutrality, released on Thursday, is about to be the center of a long and contracted legal battle. Read More

Google services disrupted by routing error
An Indian broadband provider briefly claimed traffic intended for Google as its own Read More


Infographic: The Future of the Internet of Things
The Internet of Things is rapidly transitioning from "What" and "Why" to "When" and "How." Xively has created an infographic on the future of the IoT that combines industry research with our own customer experience to create a visual representation of where the market is today. How will the IoT transform your business? Learn More

IDG Contributor Network: Optical fiber soon to see performance gains
Add black phosphorus to the growing list of super-materials. It promises to speed up data sent over optical fiber, amongst other things. Read More

Microsoft customizes Azure for the Internet of Things
Microsoft wants to help organizations set up and run Internet of Things (IoT)-styled distributed systems, by providing a set of integrated Microsoft’s Azure cloud services designed to cut deployment times and management hassles.The Azure IoT Suite would be particularly useful for three types of workloads—asset management, remote monitoring, and preventive maintenance, said Sam George, partner director of program management for Azure IoT services.Such workloads could be found across many industries, especially those with many physical assets, George said. The global market for the Internet of Things will grow to be more than $5 trillion by 2020, IDC has estimated.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here Read More


7 Steps to Business Success on the Internet of Things
The Internet of Things (IoT) promises to do nothing short of revolutionize the way the world does business. The ability to sense and control the physical world through sensor-enabled devices can unlock massive, previously unseen opportunities to expand revenue, optimize operations and delight customers and users. Learn More

Why workers want self-service IT
The pendulum is in full swing toward employees empowered to make tech choices at work and away from traditional IT departments. A new survey found that workers are seeking self-service IT, driven in large part by cool consumer tech, "freemium" cloud services and an autocratic IT department whose slow, conservative ways aren't able to keep up with the urgent demand of business technology."We're seeing a huge shift in the way enterprises define and enable 'efficiency,'" says CEO Adriaan van Wyk at K2, a business applications vendor that commissioned Harris Poll to survey more than 700 U.S. office workers. "It's no longer about deploying uniform business solutions across departments, but rather letting go of the reins and allowing employees to discover and use independent solutions on their own."To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here Read More

Oldest dot-com address sits sadly underused 30 years after its historic registration
On March 15, 1985, Lisp computer maker Symbolics, Inc., registered the Internet's first dot-com address: Symbolics.com. Thirty years later it's not a pretty site. Read More

Review: Gigabit Wi-Fi access points for SMBs
Last year we reviewed five of the first Gigabit Wi-Fi access points to hit the market. This time around, we’re testing three new entrants: the Cisco WAP371, D-Link’s DAP-2695, and the Edimax WAP-1750.D-Link DAP-2695In addition to the regular access point mode, this Edimax unit supports WDS with or without the access point functionality running concurrently. It supports up to 32 SSIDs, 16 for each band. The access point also offers a simple load balancing feature and rogue access point detection. Like the D-Link access point, this unit has a built-in RADIUS server so you can easily utilize enterprise-class Wi-Fi security. However, the Edimax unit supports up to 256 user accounts. Another simple yet potentially very useful feature is its built-in beeper so you can make access points sound from the web GUI and physically locate them in the building.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here(Insider Story) Read More

Mobile device management continues to broaden
Mobile device management (MDM) products continue to evolve as mobility takes on an increasingly important role in the enterprise, and as vendor consolidation continues.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here(Insider Story) Read More


Google Inbox: A guided tour

This guide compares and contrasts Gmail with Inbox to help you get started with what could become Google's next-generation email service.


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