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Internet of Things

The phenomenon of connected machines is sometimes called the Internet of Things, the Internet of Anything, the Internet of Everything, or M2M (machine to machine). But no matter what the name, the growth of technology related to objects, which never before were network- and computer-enabled, is projected to have far-reaching technological, societal, and economic impact.

The strongest examples of the impact of the Internet of Things are in the industrial sector. Embedded software, sensors, and network connectivity promises to improve the way factories, data centers, oil wells, and cities, airplanes, cars, and even homes are maintained because data can be collected continuously with alerts issues proactively to prevent failures and outages.

According to Cisco's Internet Business Solutions Group, 50 billion devices will be connected by 2020, up from 2010's 12.5 billion. By 2020, data production will be 44 times greater than it was in 2009, and by 2020, more than one-third of the data produced will live in or pass through the cloud, according to Computer Sciences Corp.



Internet of Things Articles

When it comes to automation in the workplace, the initial natural tendency for many people is to avoid it out of fear that it will replace their jobs. However, this has turned out not to be the case. Automation instead has proven to aid people, helping them learn and develop new skills that are more valuable to their organizations and their own careers. The intent is not to replace jobs; the intent is to allow businesspeople to shift focus away from tedious tasks and more on rewarding and innovative tasks to help businesses excel and grow. Humans are meant to do innovative work, and automation is meant to do tedious and repetitive tasks.

Posted November 17, 2022

NVIDIA announced broad adoption of its next-generation H100 Tensor Core GPUs and Quantum-2 InfiniBand, including new offerings on Microsoft Azure cloud and more than 50 new partner systems for accelerating scientific discovery. H100, Quantum-2, and the library updates are all part of NVIDIA's HPC platform—a full technology stack with CPUs, GPUs, DPUs, systems, networking, and a broad range of AI and HPC software—that provides researchers the ability to efficiently accelerate their work on powerful systems, on premises or in the cloud.

Posted November 16, 2022

Dataiku, the platform for Everyday AI, is boosting the Dataiku Partner Network to help partners build joint offerings and go-to-market capabilities for co-sales, service delivery, and resell routes to market to serve companies on their AI journey better.

Posted November 16, 2022

Gavdi A/S, a Gavdi Group company, announced that its archiving solution Easy Archives is now available on the SAP Store, enabling HR professionals to significantly speed up HR processes by converting business documents into digital records that can be electronically archived, efficiently managed, and easily accessed.

Posted November 16, 2022

Raymour & Flanigan, the largest furniture and mattress retailer in the Northeast and seventh largest nationwide, announced it selected Oracle NetSuite to ensure a seamless shopping experience for its customers. With NetSuite, Raymour & Flanigan will be able to take advantage of an integrated business system to increase efficiency, gain real-time insights into its business, and adapt its operations so that it can continue to stay ahead of the rapid changes in the retail industry, according to the company.

Posted November 16, 2022

Oracle is introducing Oracle Public Safety Services, a new technology platform for law enforcement and first responders that offers a unified hardware and software suite that is designed to remove data silos, eliminate manual busy work, and empower first responders with real-time information and situational awareness to help them make more objective decisions. The suite includes dispatch command center, law enforcement records, and jail management software, as well as body worn devices and real-time video communication tools.

Posted November 16, 2022

Directus, an open source software company focused on democratizing data across the enterprise, announced it raised 7 million in Series A financing, enabling the company to build an open data platform that adds an API and no-code app to any SQL database.

Posted November 10, 2022

Rafay Systems, a platform provider for Kubernetes management and operations, announced two new services—Service Mesh Manager and Network Policy Manager—to empower platform, developer, and DevSecOps teams to centrally manage transport security and application traffic for cloud-native applications.

Posted November 02, 2022

WellSpan Health, a leading integrated healthcare system, has selected Oracle Fusion Cloud Applications Suite to unify operations and improve business visibility. With Oracle Fusion Applications, WellSpan will be able to integrate its finance, supply chain, and HR processes to improve operational insights, reduce costs, enhance the team member experience, and support its future expansion.

Posted November 02, 2022

Is it getting easier or more difficult to lock down data in today's digital enterprises? Industry leaders have mixed opinions on the state of that challenge. Cloud vendors promise industrial-grade security for backend applica­tions and data, while at the same time the move to cloud increases complexity.

Posted November 02, 2022

Cleveland Clinic and IBM have begun deployment of the first private sector onsite, IBM-managed quantum computer in the United States. The IBM Quantum System is to be located on Cleveland Clinic's main campus in Cleveland. The first quantum computer in healthcare, anticipated to be completed in early 2023, is a key part of the two organizations'10-year partnership aimed at fundamentally advancing the pace of biomedical research through high-performance computing, according to IBM.

Posted October 31, 2022

As one of the fundamental building blocks of the metaverse, IoT digital twins have moved beyond the realms of simulation to facilitate an understanding of real-world problems. Take the European Union's "Destination Earth" initiative. This is drawing on a host of environmental, socioeconomic, and satellite data to develop digital "twins" of the planet in an effort to combat climate change, but the benefits do not stop there, particularly in the B2B world. For risk-averse companies in asset-intensive industries, digital twin technology is set to bring unparalleled value to mission-critical maintenance tasks and enable the delivery of more immersive product experiences to the end customer.

Posted October 31, 2022

Oracle is introducing several new distributed cloud offerings to meet customers' diverse needs and the growing demand for Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI). These new options include Oracle Alloy, Oracle MySQL HeatWave for Microsoft Azure, and plans to open new public cloud regions in Chicago, Serbia, and Mexico.

Posted October 27, 2022

RisingWave Labs, the streaming database company, announced it has received $36 million in a recent round of funding, allowing the company to meet surging demand for streaming databases that enable users to make real-time decisions based on the most recent data. 

Posted October 27, 2022

Lacework, the data-driven cloud security company, is launching a new, open-source tool for cloud hunting and security efficacy testing after unveiling its recent Cloud Threat Report. The new tool, known as Cloud Hunter, will help customers keep pace with ever-improving adversarial tradecraft through advanced environmental analysis and improved incident response time.

Posted October 27, 2022

Apollo GraphQL, the supergraph company, is releasing Apollo GraphOS, an end-to-end platform that can build, connect, and scale any supergraph. GraphOS is the execution fabric for the supergraph—a powerful runtime that connects backend and frontend systems in a modular way. It offers self-hosted or cloud-hosted routing, so users can choose to operate the supergraph in the cloud, and build without complex infrastructure setup or configuration, according to the company.

Posted October 27, 2022

SAP and Microsoft announced a partnership to take collaboration in SAP S/4HANA Cloud to the next level with the integration of Microsoft Teams. The shift to a hybrid working model in most companies makes collaboration tools and business process efficiency more critical than ever before. Tools that support communication and remote work help build a clear process around collaboration.

Posted October 26, 2022

Southern Supply is a group of distribution and manufacturing companies headquartered in Springfield, Missouri. The various business units distribute automation and ancillary products to commercial, utility, governmental, and industrial customers throughout the region and manufacture commercial aluminum doors and windows used around the world. Jesse Owsley is the software project manager at Southern Supply and had the idea to utilize Informer to automate the process of submitting required check information to banks

Posted October 26, 2022

DBTA hosted a webinar, "Building a Real-time Document Data Store at Scale," featuring speakers Noel Yuhanna, VP and principal analyst at Forrester; George Demarest, director of product marketing at Aerospike; and Mario Ornelas, CEO of Zonetap, to explore the ways in which current document databases are ill-equipped to scale and perform at max efficiency, and how Aerospike rises to that challenge.

Posted October 20, 2022

Oracle and NVIDIA are expanding their longstanding alliance by announcing a multi-year partnership to help customers solve business challenges with accelerated computing and AI.

Posted October 20, 2022

DBTA hosted a webinar, sponsored by Melissa, titled "The Growing Challenge of Data Quality in the Era of Cloud and Analytics," featuring speakers Joe McKendrick, research analyst at Unisphere Research, and Bud Walker, VP of strategy and enterprise sales at Melissa, to discuss the issues with ensuring data quality among disparate and complex enterprise landscapes.

Posted October 20, 2022

Digital.ai announced the Banff release of its AI-Powered DevOps Platform, featuring expanded intelligence, automation, and collaboration, to further help companies accelerate digital transformation. The new version makes it possible for public sector and enterprise organizations to accelerate delivery while managing risk, all with a focus on driving maximum value from software investments, according to the vendor.

Posted October 20, 2022

Titan Data Solutions, a specialist distributor for end-to-end data management solutions and cybersecurity services, is announcing its distribution agreement with Hammerspace, the provider of Global Data Environments, expanding access to the U.K. and Europe.

Posted October 19, 2022

The latest global market research from IBM found that more than 77% of respondents have adopted a hybrid cloud approach which can help drive digital transformation, yet the majority of responding organizations are struggling with the complexity to make all their cloud environments work together.

Posted October 17, 2022

Data observability is a relatively new discipline in the fields of data engineering and data management. While many are familiar with the longstanding concepts of observability and monitoring in enterprise IT networks and infrastructure, data observability has only really come into the spotlight in the last two years. However, it has managed to turn a lot of heads in that short time.

Posted October 17, 2022

Entering the post-pandemic era, and faced with an uncertain economy, many software vendors have been looking for sources of additional revenue, and they have found it—through customer software audits. These software audits have become a big business, serviced by prominent accounting and consulting firms on behalf of vendors, and often incurring millions of dollars of extra charges to customers.

Posted October 12, 2022

The nature of enterprise functions is diverse: various teams, tools, and systems form a successful enterprise, each taking on an individual area of expertise. This necessary miscellany of groups and functions makes for a gap in data handling, where opposing operations can confound and slow productivity. Enter the semantic layer: the business glue that connects BI tools, users, and data through a common language reflected throughout every inch of the enterprise.

Posted October 12, 2022

Provider of simple, powerful, and secure IT management software, SolarWinds, is launching the SolarWinds Transform Partner Program to empower their global channel partners to accelerate digital transformation for their respective customers via AI-powered SolarWinds observability solutions.

Posted October 07, 2022

Data, data, data—there's more of it every day, at greater complexity than ever before. While having the tools to manage and utilize that data is necessary, ensuring you are leveraging the maximum value from those systems and tools is critical.

Posted October 07, 2022

In a Continuous Deployment/Continuous Integration (CD/CI) world, most commentary dances around refer­ences to database changes as being a bottleneck, hard, awkward, or even painful. The reasoning supporting this perspective of suffering seems to arise from a desire for all changes to be fairly isolated matters. After all, a new function within an API, driving a new behavior on a screen, can just slip in, start executing, and life continues.

Posted October 06, 2022

British mathematician Clive Humby famously said in 2006 that "Data is the new oil." In the 16 years since, companies of all sizes have drilled for and stored more and more data about their customers and business operations to drive performance and growth to reach their goals. In conjunction with the increased use of the consumer internet, data creation has exploded in recent years—considering the majority of the world's data collected over the course of human history has occurred in just the last two years alone. As a result, entire businesses and industries have been built solely on having access to unique and useful data.

Posted October 06, 2022

Confluent, Inc., the data streaming pioneer, announced a series of enhancements to its portfolio, introducing the Stream Designer, a visual interface that enables developers to build and deploy streaming data pipelines in minutes. This point-and-click visual builder is a major advancement toward democratizing data streams so they are accessible to developers beyond specialized Apache Kafka experts, according to the vendor.

Posted October 06, 2022

Quest Software, a global systems management, data protection, and security software provider, is making enhancements to NetVault Plus—a cloud-ready enterprise data protection solution that enables protection and recovery of all systems, applications, and data across a complex IT environment.

Posted October 05, 2022

As technology has rapidly expanded and evolved to its present-day iteration, its own unique challenges have surfaced as well; issues like data ethics and data privacy have cultivated the modern technological landscape, as assaults to those ideals have become wildly relevant to the everyday tech user's digital identity.

Posted October 05, 2022

OwlGaze is introducing Blacklight, a new artificial intelligence (AI) powered software that can detect cybersecurity threats and predict attacks before they happen. Blacklight's next-generation predictive AI threat detection offers British businesses and organizations a robust solution for real-time security detection and monitoring, ushering in a new cybersecurity paradigm.

Posted October 05, 2022

Oracle NetSuite is releasing a series of new product innovations to help organizations run more efficiently and increase the bottom line. The latest NetSuite innovations include an AP (accounts payable) automation solution that can increase the accuracy and speed of processing bills and making payments, a new CPQ (configure, price, quote) solution that is designed to accelerate and simplify the sales process, a new workforce management solution that can streamline scheduling, time tracking and wage calculations, and a new shipping solution that helps bring added efficiency to warehouse operations.

Posted October 05, 2022

Oracle announced the release of Java 19, the latest version of the leading programming language and development platform. Java 19 (Oracle JDK 19) delivers thousands of performance, stability, and security improvements, including enhancements to the platform that will help developers improve productivity and drive business-wide innovation, according to the vendor.

Posted October 05, 2022

Kubernetes (K8s) gives us an elegant approach to scaling stateless workloads. By itself, scaling stateless workloads will run into bottlenecks if the underlying database doesn't have a corresponding approach to scaling its workload. As an Amazon Web Services (AWS) managed service, Amazon Aurora Serverless v2 mirrors K8s by providing a similarly fluid ability to scale the database workload. This article describes how you can bridge these two worlds to get the best of each world by managing Amazon Aurora as an external AWS managed resource directly from K8s.

Posted October 04, 2022

Every organization, from the smallest nonprofit entities to the trillion-dollar behemoths dominating the historic landscape south of San Francisco, recognizes that tomorrow is not guar­anteed. In the early days of this decade, the world's governments put the world economy into existential peril as they attempted to "lock down" public interaction, resulting in the world's econo­mies shutting down. Even when the most destructive restrictions were loosened, there was a considerable amount of less onerous restrictions which lingered on for many months.

Posted October 04, 2022

The information imbalance between purveyors of AI-enabled systems and their oft unwitting subjects is profound. So much so that leading AI researchers point to this chasm as a critical ethics issue in and of itself. This is due largely to the fact that public perceptions or, more accurately, misperceptions can enable (however unintentionally) the deployment of insidiously invasive or unsound AI applications.

Posted September 29, 2022

Is the mainframe still necessary? Well, let's put it this way: If all the world's mainframes shut down, we'd be facing a zombie apocalypse. That's a bit hyperbolic but the underlying point stands: Without mainframes, banks couldn't process financial transactions at ATMs or online, retailers' ecommerce platforms would go dark, and healthcare systems would be unable to access patient records or other vital information. Mainframes are still a vital part of the modern enterprise. If they no longer existed, businesses would lose access to years of records and entire computing systems would crash.

Posted September 28, 2022

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