Internet of Things (IoT) is the in thing that no sane company would neglect.
BlackBerry after its recent smart phone is also into IoT and has a complete
platform. Main vertical applications targeted are automotive and asset
tracking for now.
Here is about the platform in Blackberry's own words.
"The BlackBerry® IoT Platform is here to give you that control, providing a
cloud-based solution that lets you build and manage IoT applications and
devices in a secure, efficient, and scalable way."
Security: via BlackBerry cryptography and Key Management technology-The IoT
platform is hosted in the secure, global BlackBerry infrastructure.
Scalability: Massive scalability at every layer, instantaneous data indexing
with no bottlenecks and redundant long-term storage.
Efficiency: Superb messaging both event-driven and store-and-forward
You want to try it out. It... (more)
Data need not be something fixed and your hot and cold data can be kept
anywhere that makes sense. Of course you need to find which is a less
expensive option and which has the priority. Try to consider the pros and
cons of putting data on the cloud (energy, bandwidth, server aging;
Why do you need this?
Well you want to archive data (historical) but you do not want to store it
locally as it is not frequently accessed and your resources are inadequate.
However you do want to access. No problem, a query in SSMS can access that
data (remotely stored in Azure) as easi... (more)
You are a developer and you are short of cash (who is not in these days of
gloom and doom with millions out of jobs)to buy all the fancy software. You
could go to Open Source, or get programs for free.
The evaluation editions are great but they can be a headache. By evaluating,
you are helping the company make a better product in exchange for your
headache. They have expiration dates and you have to fiddle with your control
panel. I almost don't use evaluation software with less than 120 days of
Now come the express editions. They are free and you do not have to worry ... (more)
Australia based SaaS provider Movideo is dumping its open source based cloud
provider (based on the LAMP stack) and going with Microsoft Azure to improve
performance of the company's bottom line.
Movideo is not so hot on either Google or Amazon for they lack certain
features of Microsoft's Azure Cloud platform. With this Movideo will try to
extend its wings and fly beyond its present Asia-Pacific region.
It appears Movideo has started migrating the huge amount of data from its
previous implementation and it may take almost half a year to port all the
With this the Azure Plat... (more)
Our dependency on Internet will only grow and with new countries maturing and
entering it can only be exponential. Innovation in technology and
unparalleled mobility can only accelerate it. The report estimates upward of
4.7 billion people of which 75% from emerging economies entering the Internet
and this can only bring in more forces to contend with.
What kind of a model can be predictive of such an enormous change? The report
tries to lay down the scenarios and make recommendations.
The list of recommendations is long and each of it looks undoable given the
diversity of nations;... (more)