Internet of Things: Businesses Selling More than Just Products

The minute that a business incorporates the Internet of Things with its products, it transforms from a brand selling products to a company in the business of selling data, too. Lots and lots of important data. Once a product boasts Internet of Things (IoT) capabilities, it can sell on two fronts: the product itself, and… Read More »

IoT Draft Framework to Improve Safety of Connected Devices

This week, the Online Trust Alliance (OTA) announced its release of an IoT draft framework in a move toward greater security, privacy and sustainability standards in the development of IoT connected devices. The framework is intended to guide IoT manufacturers and retailers in positioning connected devices for better long-term performance, especially as devices and software… Read More »

When is Synthetic Benchmark Testing the Right Call?

Ideally, storage product vendors want to perform benchmark testing under real-world conditions using typical workloads and platforms. This provides the data needed to identify issues, improve functions, validate claims, and prepare the products for certification. Pragmatically, this is not always possible, as not every vendor has the time, equipment, expertise or manpower to conduct benchmark… Read More »

Benchmark Testing: SPC and SPECsfs for Enterprise Storage Systems

What is benchmark testing, and why does it matter for product certification?     When data storage product vendors want to receive product certification from programs like Microsoft Windows Logo Program or VMware Ready, for example, they typically conduct benchmark testing in order to measure the product’s performance. With benchmarking, these vendors can acquire extensive… Read More »

3 Predictive Analytics Applications for Data Storage Products

The unavailability or loss of data in storage products is a powerful disruptor. It not only creates chaos for developers and consumers, but it also introduces risk for future storage products. If data-related functionality or operational issues persist across releases, consumer confidence and the vendor’s reputation may be compromised. But whenever events do happen, the… Read More »

Wearables and IoT: Check Your Anonymity at the Door

As wearable technology continues to rush the market, it is giving the Internet of Things (IoT) another pair of legs to stand on. By constantly collecting data and learning about your preferences, behaviors, and even personal health, these wearable smart devices are the 24/7 data transmitters that companies are using to improve everyday experiences. But… Read More »

Who is Using Big Data?

Even though big data is no longer the shiny new buzzword that it used to be, the concept is quite contemporary for several industries. For others, big data is already a key influencer of their business intelligence. Let’s take a look at which industries are using these vast amounts of information, according to a 2015… Read More »

Does Advanced BLE Connectivity Mean Data Sacrifice?

As smaller, more mobile devices come to market powered by Bluetooth low energy (BLE) – such as fitness trackers, smart watches and other wearables – the issue of connectivity has been at the center of development. Today, many of these devices must pair with a smartphone and a branded app in order to achieve Internet… Read More »

How the Enterprise is Shifting Its Hadoop Habits

Earlier this year, we discussed how Hadoop’s role in the enterprise would move from data storage to data analytics. Now that we are well into 2015, there is another important shift that we should mention: the move from analyzing historical data to acting on real-time data – or data in motion.   Why the need… Read More »

What is the Value of Unstructured Data?

Talk to advocates in the health information management (HIM) field, and you will quickly find out how important unstructured data is to the profession. For years, this industry has been edging toward the transition to full-scale electronic health records across the country; however, the difficulty in managing unstructured data has led to a number of… Read More »

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