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Internet of Things - Architectures of Jelly

In today’s world of acronyms and jargon, there are increasing references to the Internet of things (IoT), machine to machine (M2M) or a ‘steel collar’ workforce. It doesn’t really matter what you call it, as long as you recognise it’s going to be BIG. That is certainly the way the hype is looking – billions of connected devices all generating information – no wonder some call it ‘big data’, although really volume is only part of the equation. ...

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17/04/2014 | Quo IoTdatascale.pdf | VIEW

Computer Weekly

TV, phone, tablet, watch - are we smart yet?

At one time things were pretty straightforward; entertainment centred on a TV, computing around a PC, communication around a phone. Now, convergence has blurred so many lines; it should be no surprise that everything looks like a cloud. ...

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27/03/2014 | Quo formfactors.pdf | VIEW

Computer Weekly

Bow to the inevitable

The use of cloud services is becoming unavoidable, so the focus needs to be an supporting security capability. An opportunity for resellers. ...

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20/03/2014 | CRN cl-sec for web - Mar 2014.pdf | VIEW

CRN

Mobile security – there’s something in the air

In the physical world, 'security' for any business involves a whole spectrum of defensive measures; choosing a safer location, putting up warning signs and notices, monitoring and cameras, locks, identity passes, alarms and ultimately, insurance. IT really should be no different, and many do apply security measures, although pre-mobility and the internet, most organisations would have relied heavily on physical security to defend their IT, in addition to some form of system login, particularly on larger systems ...

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03/03/2014 | Quo mobile security.pdf | VIEW

Computer Weekly

How CMO/CIO alignment can bridge print/digital gap

The traditional boundary between chief marketing officers (CMOs) and chief information officers (CIOs) is blurring as marketing and technology increasingly overlap. One area where better alignment can transform a business is improving customer engagement. ...

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14/02/2014 | VIEW

Quocirca

Video conferencing - now is the time?

The technology for having long distance conversations augmented by live video of the participants is not new, and networks have had sufficient and relatively low cost capacity to carry these sorts of conversations for a long time, yet somehow adoption has not met expectations. ...

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11/02/2014 | Quo video conf.pdf | VIEW

Computer Weekly

Vital ingredients in the Internet of Things bake off

It is getting hard to find presentations, press releases, or events in the ICT sector that make no reference to the fabled Internet of Things, or M2M (machine to machine) to give it an older, slightly more techie, hype handle. It's everywhere (as some of the press releases might even say) but still too much of the emphasis is on futuristic technology - admittedly sometimes very shiny or with sci-fi styling - rather than business benefits. ...

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02/02/2014 | Quo IoT ppt.pdf | VIEW

Computer Weekly

Do you need tablets in your workspace?

Consumers have shown a massive appetite for tablets, but IT departments have not presented the same level of eagerness. ...

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28/01/2014 | Quo ent tablet BG.pdf | VIEW

Computer Weekly

Every company is a services company now; but is your tech up to the job?

Thanks to ecommerce and online support most companies are delivering digital services now, which means a different way of looking at networking. ...

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20/01/2014 | ADC for web.pdf | VIEW

TechRepublic

Will wearable devices and M2M kill off the keyboard and ultimately the desktop?

There can be no doubting the growth and increasing influence on both personal and working lives of the touchscreen technology revolution of smartphones and especially tablets. Some have said we are entering a post-PC era, and given recent shipment statistics, this looks increasingly to be the case, but can people really do without their familiar desktop or laptop IT ...

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06/01/2014 | Quo wearM2M.pdf | VIEW

Computer Weekly