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Should the IoT be an Internet of Tanks or Tractors?

In his On Tanks vs Tractors IoT blog last week Anton Chuvakin from Gartner “philosophized” that anything that is on the Internet should be built as a machine of war. His message was that tractors must be designed to be robust and run safely with lots of operational resiliency, however when building tanks (or anything connected to the Internet) you must go beyond that and include deliberate attacks in your design requirements. 

Enterprise and governments are struggling to maintain their complex IT infrastructure in the face of ramping security pressures and rampant attacks.

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Smartly connected products are transforming competition

You may have seen the recent Harvard Business Review article in which Michael Porter and James Heppelmann describe How Smart Connected Products Are Transforming Competition. These smart connected products (a.k.a. the Internet of Things) are seen to be unleashing the third wave of IT-driven transformation and a new era of competition.

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Fog computing for IoT needs smarter gateways

Without question, cloud computing and the Internet of Things (IoT) are two of the hottest mega-trends in technology – and for good reason. The rise of cloud, of course, has changed the equation for organizations calculating infrastructure costs. It has done so by offering on-demand computing, storage and network services with easy scalability and, often, massive savings compared to conventional on-premise approaches.

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From cloud to the fog, IoT requires a new model for device intelligence

Cloud computing is currently one of the most inescapable topics in IT, and for good reason. On-demand compute, storage and network resources enable highly scalable businesses and, in many instances, substantial savings over traditional infrastructure. An April 2014 report by IHS estimated that more than $174 billion would be spent on cloud solutions this year.

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