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Singapore government reaffirms $1.7B commitment to smart nation, digital transformation

First announced earlier this year as part of the country's 2017 budget, Singapore's IT office says it will put out S$2.4 billion in ICT tenders encompassing data analytics and Internet of Things sensors.

Internet of Things Security – are you failing to prepare?

By Ian Kilpatrick, Executive Vice-President Cyber Security at Nuvias GroupFlickering lightbulbs, scary Barbie dolls, infected computer networks and cities out of action.

Could this be the brave new world of the Internet of Things (IoT), if we neglect I...

A cloud storage architecture for the enterprise

Yaniv Romem is co-founder and CTO and Tom Leyden is VP of corporate marketing at ExceleroTech giants such as Amazon, Facebook, and Google have redefined IT for web-scale applications, leveraging standard servers and shared-nothing architectures to ensure maximum operational efficiency, flexibility, and reliability.

As new application workloads – cloud, mobile, IoT, machine learning, and real-time analytics – drive the need for faster and more scalable storage, enterprises are seeking to optimize their infrastructures in the same way as these tech giants.Excelerorsquo;s NVMeshmdash;a unified, scale-out, software-defined, block storage solution that runs on industry standard serversmdash;was designed in response to these needs. NVMesh leverages NVMe high-performance flash, a highlydistributed architecture, intelligent clients that minimize cluster communications, and a proprietary storage access protocol that bypasses the CPU on storage targets.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here

IOVOX wins Big Data and IoT Excellence Award

IOVOX also honored as a finalist in the Data 50 and Professional Sales Awards SAN FRANCISCO AND LONDON, May 23, 2017 – IOVOX, a global call analytics company, has added to its growing trophy case having won the Outstanding Analytics Infrastructure Award at Computingrsquo;s 2017 Big Data and IoT Excellence Awards.
IOVOX was shortlisted along with Aqulia Insight, IBM and Zebra Technologies and was declared winner by a judging panel which included representatives from Computing,... Source: RealWire

Make sense of edge computing vs. cloud computing

The internet of things is real, and itrsquo;s a real part of the cloud.

A key challenge is how you can get data processed from so many devices.

Cisco Systems predicts that cloud traffic is likely to rise nearly fourfold by 2020, increasing 3.9 zettabytes (ZB) per year in 2015 (the latest full year for which data is available) to 14.1ZB per year by 2020.As a result, we could have the cloud computing perfect storm from the growth of IoT.

After all, IoT is about processing device-generated data that is meaningful, and cloud computing is about using data from centralized computing and storage.

Growth rates of both can easily become unmanageable.[ Read the InfoWorld reviews: Amazon eases developers into IoT. | Azure brings IoT to .Net developers. | Stay up on cloud happenings with InfoWorld's Cloud Computing Report newsletter. ]So what do we do? The answer is something called “edge computing.” We already know that computing at the edge pushes most of the data processing out to the edge of the network, close to the source of the data.

Then itrsquo;s a matter of dividing the processing between the edge and the centralized system, meaning a public cloud such as Amazon Web Services, Google Cloud, or Microsoft Azure. To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here

Microsoft’s P language is aimed at where cloud, AI, and IoT...

Microsoft is positioning its P language as a solution for asynchrony in a world where this capability is becoming increasingly vital for the cloud, artificial intelligence, and embedded systems.Geared to asynchronous event-driven programming, the open source P unifies modeling and programming into a single activity. “Todayrsquo;s software uses cloud resources, is often embedded in devices in the physical world and employs artificial intelligence techniques,” said Shaz Qadeer, a principal researcher at Microsoft.
Such applications feature asynchrony, leading to issues with race conditions and “heisenbugsrdquo; (named after the Heisenberg Uncertainty Principle), which are timing-related bugs that often disappear during an investigation of it. P was was built to address the challenges.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here

EU security think tank ENISA looks for IoT security, can’t find...

Proposes baseline security spec, plus stickers to prove thing-makers have complied European network and infosec agency ENISA has taken a look at Internet of Things security, and doesn't much like what it sees.…

Flexera Adds Recurring Revenue Engine and Drives Subscriptions for SaaS, IoT...

FlexNet Operations is first software monetization solution to include renewal managementMaidenhead, UK. – May 22, 2017 – Flexera, the company thatrsquo;s reimagining the way software is bought, sold, managed and secured, announced today a new recurring revenue engine to help companies accelerate subscription and recurring revenue growth.

FlexNet Operations is the first software monetization platform in the industry to include renewal management, supporting the growing subscription economy fundamental to Software as a Service (SaaS) and... Source: RealWire

Double delight for oneM2M as TechXLR8 Awards shortlist is released

London, UK, 22 May 2017: The ground-breaking work of oneM2M, the global standards initiative for Machine-to-Machine (M2M) and the Internet of Things (IoT), has been shortlisted by TechXLR8rsquo;s industry award programme. oneM2M has been shortlisted in the Leadership in IoT category and oneM2M Technical Plenary Chair, Omar Elloumi, has been shortlisted in the Evangelist of the Year category.

Both recognise oneM2Mrsquo;s progress on accelerating the adoption of IoT and M2M by enabling secure end-to-end interoperability... Source: RealWire

Android Automotive hands-on: Google is finally ready to talk about its...

No more "concepts"—a real, work-in-progress OS pops up at Google I/O.

IDG Contributor Network: Hey Google, why can’t my kids phone home?

Earlier, I wrote the article “IoT is going to kill your smartphones.” I stand corrected.

Google and Amazon are moving toward that in the future. Yesterday at the annual Google I/O Summit, Google announced new capabilities for its Google Home device that takes your phone away from it.Google Home is attacking the core features of a phone: making calls. Yes, you can now call people from your Google Home device.

Google can either tie your existing phone number to your account or offer a private number, as Google already offers a number through Google Voice service.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here

IoT needs security, says Microsoft without even a small trace of...

Sysadmins, don't hurt your necks shaking your heads Still reeling from criticism over the WannaCrypt attack, Microsoft has stuck its hat on a stick and raised it out of the trench to see how its proposals for Internet of Things security might be received.…