IoT edge computing presents next big challenge for cloud

As much as we try, it’s impossible to defeat physics. I’m speaking specifically of data gravity and compute. The internet of things on the edge of the network has a dramatic impact on IT operations and vendor services.For example, internet of things (IoT) forced a change in data patterns, prompting Amazon to release Snowball Edge[…]

Words to go: Containers in cloud computing

With the popularity of containers in cloud computing, more organizations are choosing to not think outside the box.Containers have been around for a while, but Docker recently helped bring them into the spotlight for enterprise use. As the cloud evolves, more enterprises see the benefits of adopting hybrid and multicloud models, but it’s a challenge[…]

Guess goes all in on Android Wear 2.0 as it reboots its smartwatch strategy 

While we haven’t seen too much in the way of must-have Android Wear 2.0 wearables from traditional tech companies like LG or Google, fashion watch makers are fully embracing Google’s new mobile OS. In the past week, Tag Heuer and Montblanc have both announced Android Wear 2.0-powered smartwatches, and now Guess is looking to get[…]

It’s time to face the ugly reality of face recognition 

A hoax hit Facebook this week. Fake news about a fake app called Facezam claimed that the app could track down anyone by simply scanning their Facebook photos.Thousands or millions of Facebook users fell for the hoax and freaked out. (A U.K. marketing agency created the hoax as a publicity stunt.)The public reaction illustrates how[…]

10 mobile marketing trends to watch in 2017 

Interest in mobile apps (with the exception of messaging app) appears to be fading. Location-based marketing may help retailers and other brands bring in customers. And the speed at which your mobile website loads is only going to become more important.These are just a few of the mobile marketing trends experts say you can expect[…]

5 things to think about for industrial IoT readiness

The number of connected devices is growing exponentially. In fact, current estimates from IDC Research predict IoT spending will reach $1.29 trillion by 2020. Although many of these are consumer devices (such as Fitbits or smartphones), the presence of IoT devices in industrial settings is skyrocketing as well, with manufacturing forecasted to be the industry making the[…]

APIs Are Building Blocks of Digital Transformation

The vast majority of organizations today either currently use application program interfaces (APIs) or expect to in the future, according to a recent survey from CA Technologies. The report, “APIs: Building a Connected Business in the App Economy,” reveals that such efforts help distinguish companies’ products and services from their competitors’ and can extend digital[…]

APIs are vital components for business success: CA Technologies global study-Voice&Data

Results from a CA Technologies global study reveal that APIs are vital components for business success and thriving in the application economy.Eighty-eight percent of surveyed organizations are using APIs, and those organizations reporting the greatest success with APIs are advanced in how they manage the full API life cycle (51 percent). This group of advanced[…]

Create your own Slack bots — and web APIs — in R

One of Slack’s greatest appeals is that it’s so extensible. While its main purpose is group collaboration, add-on apps can do everything from answer questions about business analytics to offer project updates from tools like Jira and Trello.ThinkstockAnd while there are dozens of pre-configured Slack bots from commercial third parties and open-source developers, it’s not[…]