Sunday, November 17, 2019

Friday, November 15, 2019

IoT in 2020: The awkward teenage years

Much of the hyperbole around the Internet of Things isn’t really hyperbole anymore – the instrumentation of everything from cars to combine harvesters to factories is just a fact of life these days. IoT’s here to stay.

Yet despite the explosive growth – one widely cited prediction from Gartner says that the number of enterprise and automotive IoT endpoints will reach 5.8 billion in 2020 – the IoT market’s ability to address its known flaws and complications has progressed at a far more pedestrian pace. That means ongoing security woes and a lack of complete solutions are most of what can be safely predicted for the coming year.

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Thanks to Jon Gold (see source)

IoT in 2020: The awkward teenage years

Much of the hyperbole around the Internet of Things isn’t really hyperbole anymore – the instrumentation of everything from cars to combine harvesters to factories is just a fact of life these days. IoT’s here to stay.

Yet despite the explosive growth – one widely cited prediction from Gartner says that the number of enterprise and automotive IoT endpoints will reach 5.8 billion in 2020 – the IoT market’s ability to address its known flaws and complications has progressed at a far more pedestrian pace. That means ongoing security woes and a lack of complete solutions are most of what can be safely predicted for the coming year.

To read this article in full, please click here


Thanks to Jon Gold (see source)

Will consumers reap benefits of free broadband?

Experts say ‘wheels would come off’ the competitive telecoms market
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Telecoms warns of investment freeze under Labour plan

Nationalisation of Openreach to see free high speed broadband for free across UK
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The Thatcher revolution is coming under threat

Labour plans for a nationalised broadband network are misguided
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IDG Contributor Network: Dell Tech’s PowerOne approach to hybrid cloud

Hyper Converged Infrastructure is going through a period of dynamic shifts and disruption, hybrid and multi cloud architectures are also transforming how people think about infrastructure. And with this I am watching the vendor landscape go through a period of significant transformation.

For most traditional IT vendors, established norms and product roadmaps are in a state of flux as product lifecycles are being compressed. And new mega trends – AI, ML, containers and 5G, to name a few – are disrupting how IT is provisioned, managed and consumed.

We are also entering a market cycle of increased “coopetition,” where traditional on-premises vendors such as IBM, Dell Tech, HPE and Cisco (among others) are having product roadmaps and revenue projections upended by hyperscale cloud providers such as AWS, Microsoft with Azure and Google Cloud Platform. While these companies are continuing to work together strategically, it’s also easy to recognize that market conditions are yielding an increased level of competition among these same organizations. These shifts are driving the incumbent infrastructure vendors to make bold moves to stay relevant and continue to drive the growth so craved by shareholders and the innovation desired by their largest customers and users.

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Thanks to Daniel Newman (see source)

Holding the line: Labour’s £20bn free broadband plan

The impact, both on finances and on industry, would reach far beyond BT and Openreach
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Labour’s broadband proposal shows the scale of its ambitions

Conservatives should worry that Corbyn is winning the argument on nationalisation
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BT retains ‘must-win’ UK Champions League rights

Deal to keep screening Europe’s top club football competition vital to group’s sports channels
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John Legere, ‘bad boy’ of telecoms wooed by WeWork

T-Mobile’s brash US boss has transformed both his company and his image
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Another nail in the coffin of conversation

Phone calls contain nuance and can spark ideas but they are dying out in the face of proliferating messaging apps
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BT/Labour: lamped

Nationalisation threat raises pressure over tardy rollout of full-fibre broadband
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