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"What is the next step in the evolution of IoT systems? The answer is data, information, which is a radical shift from assets, from things to input for decision making," stated Michael Minkevich, VP of Technology Services at Luxoft, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at @ThingsExpo, held November 3-5, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. Internet [email protected], taking place June 6-8, 2017 at Javits Center, New York City, is co-located with 20th [email protected] and will feature technical sessions from a rock star conference faculty and the leading industry players in the world. @CloudExpo / @ThingsExpo 2017 New York  (June 6-8, 2017, Javits Center, Manhattan) @CloudExpo / @ThingsExpo 2017 Silicon Valley (October 31 - November 2, 2017, Santa Clara Convention Center, CA) Download Show Prospectus ▸ Here The Internet of Things (IoT) is the most pr... (more)

M2M Certificate Standard | @ThingsExpo #IoT #M2M #DigitalTransformation

Download Slide Deck: ▸ Here Download Slide Deck: ▸ Here M2M Certificate Standard The IETF draft standard for M2M certificates is a security solution specifically designed for the demanding needs of IoT/M2M applications. Download Slide Deck: ▸ Here In his session at @ThingsExpo, Brian Romansky, VP of Strategic Technology at TrustPoint Innovation, explained how M2M certificates can efficiently enable confidentiality, integrity, and authenticity on highly constrained devices. Download Slide Deck: ▸ Here Speaker Bio Brian Romansky is VP of Strategic Technology at TrustPoint Innovation where he advises the US DOT on V2X security infrastructure. He has over 20 years of experience in embedded security for financial, medical, and industrial applications. He was part of the R&D team that developed the first large-scale deployment of PKI-based financial terminals at Pitney ... (more)

2017 #IIoT Predictions | @ThingsExpo #IoT #M2M #AI #DigitalTransformation

Predictions can be enlightening as we round out the end of the year, and industry analysts covering the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) have begun forecasting what to expect in 2017. In the ever changing digital business landscape, companies need to keep a pulse on the technology and regulatory environments to have direction on where to focus their efforts. Over the past few years, IIoT has taken on the shared title of industry 4.0, as new ways of connecting businesses and consumers impact systems infrastructures and technology integrations across many, if not all. business lines. In honor of reigning in 2017 as a strong year for the industrial internet, we have dedicated this week's round up to highlight some of the top IIoT analyst predictions in the coming year. Gartner Predictions: Surviving the Storm Winds of Digital Disruption By Daryl C. Plummer, Martin... (more)

Selling Products with StoreKit

iPhone Developer Summit on Ulitzer With the iPhone more than earning its place in the consumer market, it is now being adopted by enterprises. This session will present best practices for leveraging the StoreKit framework to sell products from within your iPhone application. According to Ernest Svehla, "I will include a quick review of key components then present best practices for organizing your products, selecting a selling model, and implementing your approach." Svehla will be presenting a 45-minute breakout session at iPhone Developer Summit 2009 West, being held November 3rd, 2009, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in conjunction with SYS-CON's 4th International Cloud Computing Expo (November 2-4, 2009). Titled "Selling Products with StoreKit," Svehlas's session will focus on the best practices for leveraging the StoreKit framework to sell products from wi... (more)

Debugging EXC_BAD_ACCESS Errors with NSZombieEnabled

iPhone Summit at Cloud Expo One of the biggest problems developers have when building apps for the iPhone is memory violations. A lot of developers, especially those who come from a Java or .NET background, have trouble adjusting to an environment where they need to manually keep track of reference counts and they need to be explicitly aware of their own memory management. I've known quite a few developers who tried their hand at programming for the iPhone and they threw up their hands and quit when they started trying to track down memory problems. I'm certainly not condoning that kind of behavior, I'm just recognizing that the lack of built-in garbage collection represents both a learning curve and a frustration obstacle for new iPhone developers, whether they've been doing other programming for 2 or 20 years. Thankfully, there's something you can do about it. O... (more)

Smartphones Are Trending Up: Clear Winner is Google

Click to play ... Smartphones are trending up, they now account for almost 50 percent of mobile phones in the United States.  And, not surprisingly, feature phones are trending down – four out of five new mobile phone purchases are for smartphones.  The clear winner is Google, about 48 percent of smartphones are Android devices. iPhone is second with about a third of the market, although iPhones sales are trending up at a remarkable pace.  In the last three months, 43% of smartphone purchases were iPhones.  And, down and out in smartphone land is BlackBerry, struggling to hold on the 12 percent of the smartphone users who get their phones free from their bosses, or who just love to type with their thumbs. What are we doing on our smartphones? We’re not talking.  For the first time, voice calls on mobile phones is down 11 percent year over year. But, there has been a... (more)

Java Trial: Google Witnesses Incredibly Hazy

Oracle CEO Larry Ellison, decked out in dark Armani duds for the trial of his landmark case against Google and Android, testified Tuesday that he had considered buying RIM or Palm to compete against Apple and its iPhone. Ultimately he decided that RIM was too expensive and Palm wasn't competitive enough and a separate "Project Java Phone" that Oracle had started was a "bad idea." Google's lawyer claimed that because Oracle failed to develop its own product it's going after Google and Android to get a piece of the action. Google CEO Larry Page, widely reported as uncomfortable on the witness stand and unable to make eye contract except with the ceiling, testified that he couldn't remember much of anything. He appeared so evasive and said "I don't recall" or "I'm not sure" to so many of the questions posed by Oracle's star lawyer, David Boies, that CNBC ran the headl... (more)

IBM Bans Siri, iCloud, Dropbox

IBM's approved smartphone is a BlackBerry because of its security. The company tolerates 80,000 staffers using their "bring your own" phones and tablets on its internal networks. But before they can, according to what CIO Jeanette Horan told MIT's Technology Review the other day, IBM's IT department configures any dingus "so that its memory can be erased remotely if it is lost or stolen. The IT crew also disables public file-transfer programs like Apple's iCloud; instead, employees use an IBM-hosted version called MyMobileHub. IBM even turns off Siri, the voice-activated personal assistant, on employees' iPhones. The company worries that the spoken queries might be stored somewhere." Also on the banned list are other cloud storage systems like Dropbox for fear sensitive information might get loose. IBMers aren't supposed to automatically forward their IBM e-mail to ... (more)

Delivering Breakthrough Performance with 802.11ac

Consumers are continuing to adopt multiple connected devices and video content is expected to reach more than 70 percent of global traffic. This growth and the increased reliance on wireless networks is putting stress on existing 802.11a/b/g/n networks. As a result of this high usage, users are likely to experience deteriorated performance, choppy videos and slower load times. At a time when IT managers report that network users are now averaging more than one Wi-Fi connected device per person, solutions to handle the rapid growth of devices are at a premium. The next generation of the 802.11 standard, or IEEE 802.11ac, promises to finally break the wireless Ethernet gigabit barrier. This technology will deliver higher bandwidth while retaining better quality of experience (QoE) for end users, and is expected to be adopted rapidly into all markets: residential, ent... (more)

Internet of Things @Oracle Suite for #WebRTC | @ThingsExpo [#IoT]

As enterprises move to all-IP networks and cloud-based applications, communications service providers (CSPs) - facing increased competition from over-the-top providers delivering content via the Internet and independently of CSPs - must be able to offer seamless cloud-based communication and collaboration solutions that can scale for small, midsize, and large enterprises, as well as public sector organizations, in order to keep and grow market share. The latest version of Oracle Communications Unified Communications Suite gives CSPs the capability to do just that. In addition, its integration with Oracle Communications WebRTC Session Controller enables CSPs to quickly and easily add integrated real-time and near real-time capabilities to their menu of secure, enterprise-grade services. Oracle has announced Oracle Communications Unified Communications Suite 7.6 to ... (more)

Industrial Internet of Things | @ThingsExpo #IoT #IIoT #DigitalTransformation

Small image courtesy of: Intopalo *This is the first in a series of blogs examining Sensor-2-Server communications, development and implementation. Throughout history, industrial revolutions have hinged on the power of automating processes. While automation today offers many benefits, imagine if you could automate thousands - or even millions - of processes simultaneously? This is the next potential wave of innovation, and it's the organizations that are "geographically dispersed" or "automation heavy" that will benefit the most. While long-range communications and connectivity have become increasingly easier to attain, businesses need to be able to break down their isolated islands of automation in industry to achieve comprehensive and connected automation at scale. For example, there always has been a clear line dividing operations technology (OT) and information... (more)