Someplace beneath the marketing hype is the reality of what "Internet of Things" technology can actually do and it actually makes more sense than the hype itself.
As more enterprises deploy machine-to-machine products, a concern of IT managers is whether a generic solution will work in their corporate environment. To address IT concerns about adopting technology, AT&T set up its AT&T Foundry with $100 million in funding from a number of sponsors including Ericsson, Alcatel-Lucent, Cisco, Amdocs, Intel and Microsoft.
How can the largest producer of collaboration appliances make collaboration work where appliances typically don't? Cisco engineers are tackling the problem before they're tackled by it.
Check out the hottest mobile IT news for Wednesday, July 23, including BlackBerry unveiling BES 10 as a hosted service, Apple posting record iPhone sales and revenues, an explosion of enterprise small cell deployment is expected within the next 12 months, Microsoft unveils cheapest Windows Phone yet and NVIDIA is to release its SHIELD tablet on July 29.
As I've mentioned before, nothing about the infrastructure of the Internet is inherently free; someone is always paying for it somewhere, somehow. Embedded in Wednesday's announcement from...
It's not just that the math doesn't look good for consumers worried about likely service caps for at-home Internet service. The math may not account for enough variables.
Check out the hottest mobile IT stories for Wednesday, June 11 including wireless Internet traffic surpassing wired by 2018, IT leaders ignorance of the impact of the data dump from mobile apps on infrastructure, almost 3M wearable band shipments in the first quarter, the rise of IoT developers and how MapQuest and MLB are shaking up the mobile content landscape.
Check out the hottest mobile IT stories for May 6, including the expected release features of the iWatch, the coming growth in the small cell market, how Nokia overtook Cisco in a key market, the top 20 mobile security players and how the African continent is about to get a lot more mobile.
With the aid of an animation that literally depicted the Cisco logo mowing over competitors, the CEO opened his annual conference with the most optimistic sounding threat imaginable.
Following a photo and post by Sean Gallagher in ArsTechnica reportedly showing the NSA secretly installing spyware in Cisco routers, the company's CEO, John Chambers, wrote a letter to President Obama pleading for an end to NSA hacking. But even if the NSA refrains from such, will the damage done to private corporations' reputations persist?