Tag Archives: Internet of Things

IoT considerations for CIOs

[My post in Computerworld, May 4, 2015]

Gartner has predicted that by 2020 the Internet of Things will grow to 26 billion objects. (This excludes smartphones, tablets and PCs, which will account for a separate 7.3 billion devices, Gartner adds.) With these kinds of staggering numbers, there is a disruption in the making — and we CIOs need to be ready for it.  Read more…

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The Internet of Things & IP Address Needs

[My post in Information Week, Network Computing, April 16, 2015 ]

With IPv6, there’s no need to fear that there won’t be enough IP addresses for IoT. The real question is whether every ‘thing’ needs its own IP address.  Read more…

Cloud, Mist, Fog, Droplets and the Internet of Things

Cloud, Mist, Fog, Droplets — I heard it all at an “Internet of Things” conference last Saturday, May 31, 2014. The event was sponsored by the Organization of Pakistani Entrepreneurs in Boston.  Verizon, Cisco and a wearables startup Quanttus participated.  Quanttus was too secretive.  All they said was that they had raised 22M$ in their first year and were concentrating on cardiovascular monitoring and getting FDA approval for trials “soon”.  Verizon and Cisco were more forthcoming about their plans for IoT and the transformative beginnings of large scale machine to machine and machine to human data communications and the intelligent use of this data. Continue reading