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Nest Shutdown Demonstrates Importance of Apps to IoT

by: Lori MacVittie

If you haven’t heard, as reported by Mashable, Nest announced it was dropping support for one of its products on May 15. More than just dropping support, the product apparently ceased to work entirely.

IoT Security: Don't ignore the basics

by: Lori MacVittie

The Internet of Things (IoT) is certainly a topic of much discussion, though for many it remains a consumer-oriented fad that has yet to make a real impact on the enterprise. Unless, of course, you’re an enterprise that is taking advantage of...

Context is King

by: Lori MacVittie

The landscape is shifting on both sides of the business–apps and clients. The term “user” no longer means just a human being. It includes systems and things...

OK 2016, Now What?

by: Peter Silva

The Year of the (Fire) Monkey will soon be upon us (Feb 8th) and the curious, playful, smart, opportunistic and sometimes mischievous character could influence events throughout 2016. Whether you were born under the symbol or not, Monkeys thrive...

Things talking to Things Talking to Apps

by: Lori MacVittie

Smart leggings.   A portable Gluten sensor.    Wireless speaker in a light bulb. The number of “things” invading the market today is incredible, and every day brings something new and perhaps unexpected. The sheer volume...

Backseat Drivers, Your Wish Has Come True

by: Peter Silva

Excuse for speeding 10 years from now: ‘Officer, it was the software.’ When I was in college, I would drive the 1040 miles from Marquette Univ. in Milwaukee to my parent’s house in Rhode Island for things like summer vacation and semester break....

ABAC not RBAC: Welcome to the (IoT) World of Contextual Security

by: Lori MacVittie

There are many more attributes that can be gleaned from a seemingly simple application request than may at first meet the eye. There is, of course, IP address. From which can be determined one’s location. That’s geolocation and it’s fairly...

Are you ignoring the mobile app explosion inside your business?

by: Lori MacVittie

When someone says “mobile app” it’s likely they think of consumer-facing apps. Social apps. Sharing apps. Games. Banking. Maps. Apps are engagement. Apps are revenue. Apps are profit. But that’s only half the story. The other half is only visible...

DevOps Summit: Where the network got invited to the party

by: Lori MacVittie

At DevOps Summit NY there’s been a whole lot of talk about not just DevOps, but containers, IoT, and microservices. Sessions focused not just on the cultural shift needed to grow at scale with a DevOps approach, but also made sure to include the...