Chances are you've heard about the Internet of Things (IoT)—or you will soon enough. The term carries a number of definitions. But in general, the IoT refers to uniquely identifiable objects, such as corporate assets or consumer goods, and their virtual representations in an Internet-like structure.
Stories by Bob Violino
Failed expectations, increased costs, unnecessary legal risks -- going blind into a big data project doesn’t pay
Social media mania is having a huge impact on traditional business applications. Companies that are leveraging this trend are seeing significant benefits, including collaboration and data sharing in ways they've not experienced before.
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Poor communication, shortsighted contracts -- don't get derailed by an IT outsourcing agreement gone awry
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Increased flexibility, faster delivery, and -- yes -- reduced cost can be yours if you approach insourcing with these five tips in mind
Intrusion prevention systems — security tools designed to stop problems even before they crop up — have emerged as indispensable components of defense-in-depth security strategies.
It’s hard enough to secure resources when they are bound to a physical box, but the game changes when servers are virtualized and start to move around, not only to other servers in the data center, but also to off-premise cloud facilities.
It's easy to switch to iOS or even Android, no matter what type of company you are
Unified communications (UC) technology has garnered a fair amount of attention, much of it due to vendors touting their UC offerings as the answer to problems workers have keeping in touch with colleagues, business partners and customers in a highly frenetic, increasingly mobile business world.
If your IT department is resisting the "consumerization" trend, it's in the minority. Recent research shows that most enterprises are proactively addressing this trend and the new relationship between IT and users that often accompanies a consumer IT strategy. What do they know that you don't?
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