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This article originally appeared on F5.com on 10.20.15. With Halloween in our rearview mirror and the holiday shopping season upon us, a couple surveys are out examining our fears and in particular, our concerns about identity theft. Apparently, ID theft is not so scary anymore – like entering a haunted house for the hair-raising screams but walking out with nervous giggles. Over at Bankrate.com, only 54% of surveyed tricksters says they are somewhat or very frightened of ID theft. That’s down 80% from those who expressed the same level of concern back in 2008. Almost half, 43%, claim they have little or no fear, trouncing the 19% who were brave in 2008. This is all while the overall victim count remains at similar levels – 12.5 million in 2008 verses 12.7 million in 2014 according to Javelin Strategy & Research. As far as knowing someone who has been hit, 46% say t... (more)

Connecting the Threads By @PSilvas | @ThingsExpo #IoT #Wearables

According to eMarketer.com, wearable usage will grow almost 60% in 2015 verses 2014. This year, almost 40 million U.S. adults will use wearables, including smartwatches and fitness trackers. And that’s only 16% of the penetrable market. They expect that number double in two years with close to 82 million adults wearing something connected by 2018. Almost two in five internet users by 2019. You probably think that it’ll be all those youngsters growing up with connected objects but over the next four years, older Americans will see the biggest growth with the flood of wearable heal... (more)

IoT: Tabs to Be Read Later By @PSilvas | @ThingsExpo #IoT #M2M #BigData #InternetOfThings

I’ve been traveling a bit over the last month and my tabs-to-read-later pile is growing. We’ll be at AWS re:Invent next week so I thought I’d unload some of the IoT stories that caught my eye recently, that I’m finally getting to read. Apologies if this is old news to you. One I’ve been holding on to almost the longest is an interesting INC article Our Future Will be Analog, Not Digital. Geoffrey James talks about the Internet of Things and how people think the convenience of connectivity is more important than the risks involved. He talks about how snail mail, cash and unpluggi... (more)

F5 + Blue Medora By @PSilvas | @CloudExpo #Cloud

Together with F5 and Blue Medora, extend the view of the VMware vRealize Operations management platform with a BIG-IP Plug-in Management Pack directly available from VMware Solution Exchange. This allows customers to monitor the critical components of application delivery at the virtualization layer to diagnose issues to make adjustments real-time. ps Related: VMworld2015 – The Preview Video VMworld2015 – Find F5 VMworld2015 – Realize the Virtual Possibilities (feat. de la Motte) VMworld2015 – Business Mobility Made Easy with F5 and VMware (feat. Venezia) Software Defined Dat... (more)

Our Five Senses on Sensors By @PSilvas | @ThingsExpo #IoT

Aristotle (384 – 322 BC) is credited as the first person to classify our five sense organs: sight, smell, taste, touch, and hearing and Immanuel Kant, a famous philosopher from the 1700s said that our knowledge of the outside world depends on our modes of perception. Our highly developed organs of the eyes, ears, nose, tongue and the skin on your hand provide the sensing equipment necessary to send that information to the brain. In some cases, one of the sensors might not work properly in the case of the blind or deaf, yet the four other senses are heightened and exceed normal op... (more)