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As more applications are needed to run those Things, traditional infrastructure concerns like scale and reliability will become paramount. Additional challenges with identity and access, improving the user experience, and the need for faster provisioning of services could overwhelm IT departments. A robust, scalable and intelligent infrastructure will be necessary to handle the massive traffic growth. IT professionals are tasked with designing and building the infrastructure that’s ready for the challenges that lie ahead, including IoT. But many of today’s traditional architectures will buckle under the increasing demand of all the connected devices. According to IDC, the rate at which applications double in the enterprise is every four years. This is likely to be cut in half as more IoT devices need applications supporting them and organizations need to be ready f... (more)

IoT Influence on Society By @PSilvas | @ThingsExpo [#IoT]

”Things” and the applications/services that support them are changing the way we live. Wearables in the sports and health sectors will grow to nearly 170 million devices by 2017 — an annual growth rate of 41 percent. Specific to the enterprise, if you thought the Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) craze was a headache, just wait until button cameras, smart watches, fitness trackers, and connected glasses are a daily occurrence in the office. Workplace wearables will be a huge challenge in the coming years as more devices, clothing and pretty much any ‘thing’ with a chip or sensor becom... (more)

Healthcare in the Crosshairs By @PSilvas | @ThingsExpo [#IoT]

Recently I’ve received a number of ‘I am writing to inform you that we were the target of a sophisticated cyber attack and some of your personal information may have been accessed by the attackers..’ letters for myself and my family. I especially hate the ones that start, ‘To the parents of…’ because my daughter has a rare genetic condition. You probably got one of these letters too since the Anthem breach could have disclosed medical records for as many as 80 million people. Medical identity theft is big business and has become a huge target over the last few years. The attacke... (more)

The DNS of Things @ThingsExpo Silicon Valley By @PSilvas [#IoT]

With Levi’s Stadium as a backdrop, I share a bit about the Internet of Things and the strain it will place on the Domain Name System (DNS) along with a preview of my DNS of Things session at CloudExpo / @ThingsExpo at the Santa Clara Convention Center. Reporting from Silicon Valley. Check out F5’s DNS solutions at https://f5.com/solutions/architectures/intelligent-dns-scale ps Related Five Key Issues for the DNS of Things @ThingsExpo The Digital Dress Code F5 Solutions – Intelligent DNS Scale My Sensored Family The Internet of…(Drum Roll Please)…Band-Aids?!? The Breach of Thi... (more)

What Are These 'Things'? By @PSilvas | @ThingsExpo [#IoT]

The Internet of Things (IoT) refers to the set of devices and systems that interconnect real world sensors and actuators to the internet. This includes many different types of systems, including: Mobile devices Smart meters & objects Wearable devices including clothing, health care implants, smartwatches, fitness devices, etc. Internet connected automobiles Home Automation Systems including thermostats, lighting, home security Other measuring sensors for weather, traffic, ocean tides, road signals and more These systems connect to the internet or gateway in a variety of manners ... (more)