Monthly Archive: October 2014

Oct
30

Is your Ethernet fast enough? Four new speeds are in the works

Ethernet’s future is now about much more than the next top speed: The engineers charting a path for the ubiquitous networking protocol are looking at several new versions to serve a variety of applications. At a meeting last Thursday of the Ethernet Alliance, an industry group that promotes IEEE Ethernet standards, three major new projects …

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Oct
23

How to secure your cloud database in an insecure world

There is a division of responsibility when you put your database to work in the cloud. An infrastructure as a service (IaaS) provider, such as IBM SoftLayer, secures the physical components while responsibility to secure information rests with the application developer. Of course, the software as a service (SaaS) vendor must provide the developers and …

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Oct
16

You can’t afford to ignore the internet of things

  The internet of things (IoT) is a powerful, unstoppable, world-changing force. Analysts predict that 20 billion to 30 billion “things” will be connected to the internet by 2020. As such, launching an IoT business is quickly becoming an imperative across industries and around the world. Most companies have websites. If they didn’t, we’d question …

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Oct
08

The top 10 Internet and technology trends for 2014

1. The Internet of things Little by little, all electronic devices are connecting to the Internet. It started with personal computers, notebooks, tablets and mobile phones. Then it was TVs, cars, glasses and watches. What’s next? Our homes. Fridges, keys, the heating, the electric meter and hoovers will all be connected. These new smart devices …

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