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Don't let IoT become a wrench in the works

IoT will change the way manufacturing works. But this won't happen willy-nilly. Manufacturers will need to have a plan to ensure IoT investments enhance processes, instead of becoming a wrench in the works.

To print or not to print, that is the question

It seems that employees still want to print and scan documents. But that can be difficult with BYOD devices, which often don't have network access to an office printer.

Mobile phones only bright spot in stagnating device market

I came across some interesting stats from Gartner. It seems that mobile phone shipments are expected to be the only bright spot in an otherwise stagnant device market.

Brave new world: Connected products will diagnose, fix themselves

You know those reports about how products will be able to tell if they are going to break down and will inform the manufacturer to send out a repair technician. Well, that future might be closer than you  think.

App developers feel overwhelmed by IoT data

I came across an interesting survey about app developers and the Internet of Things. Close to one-third of 675 app developers surveyed by Harbor Research feel "overwhelmed" by the data generated by the Internet of Things.

 

Even warehouse managers can benefit from mobility

When you think of enterprise mobility, you usually think of knowledge workers working from any location or field workers keeping customers satisfied. You don't usually think of warehouse managers in the logistics industry. But they too can benefit from mobility, as a recent survey demonstrates.

Mobile security worries IT, but not rank-and-file

Mobile security is a growing concern for IT departments, particularly as more enterprises opt for BYOD environments. Yet, that same concern does not appear to be shared by the rank-and-file employees.

FAA vs. drones: Which is the real danger?

This past Friday, Shuttle America Flight 2708 was forced to climb 200 feet upon its final approach to LaGuardia Airport. The last-minute climb was to avoid a collision with a drone. Clearly, drones pose a danger. But perhaps the FAA is the real problem here. 

IoT will beat big data as innovation generator, says Gartner

I came across an interesting blog post by Andrew White, research vice president at Gartner. He predicted that the Internet of Things will dwarf big data in terms of its innovative impact.

Is your secure messaging product really secure?

The Electronic Frontier Foundation, a privacy advocacy group, has taken upon itself to evaluate the secure messaging products that are available on the market. There may be some surprises in store for companies that have already paid for a particular vendor's product.