The Internet of Things: Promise or Challenge?

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The IoT Challenge

During 2017, there will be 8.4 billion objects connected to the internet. That’s a 31% rise over 2016 numbers, and this figure is still headed north – with Gartner predicting there will be 20.4 billion IoT devices by 2020. The cost of connected devices and services will be $2 trillion this year – with 63%… Read more »

What is Data Infrastructure? Why Is it Important?

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What Is Data Infrastructure

Where is your information? Would you describe it as being in your infrastructure or your data infrastructure? Let’s look at what data infrastructure is, why it is important, and the specific characteristic of reliability availability serviceability (RAS). Then we will close by reviewing some common issues and advice.   When you use the Internet, whether… Read more »

3 + 7 = 10 Major Cloud Developments in 2017 [Forrester]

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Major Cloud Developments in 2017

Over the past few years, cloud computing has become an increasingly central topic in discussions of top IT trends and concerns. The technology was one of the main points of focus of the Forrester report “2017 Predictions: Dynamics That Will Shape The Future In The Age Of The Customer.”   Forrester’s discussion notes that while… Read more »