The Internet of Things (IoT) is the idea to expand the existing Internet infrastructure (such as IP or UDP/TCP) to devices in order to facilitate communication between the devices themselves and between the devices and humans.The underlying functionality of IoT allows objects to be controlled and sensed remotely across an existing network infrastructure. Hence, it creates tremendous opportunities for a direct integration between our physical world and the computer-based systems.
On an early August morning, users of Amazon Web Services (AWS) woke up to some rather startling and frightening news. Error messages indicated that services were down both for the Simple Storage Service (S3) and Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) solutions that Amazon provides. This severe outage lasted well into the afternoon and early evening before Amazon finally notified its customers that the problems had been corrected and services restored. While the outage lasted less than a day, it sparked a new discussion about what caused it and, just as important, how to prevent such outages from occurring in the future. For some, the solution to the problem was clear: decentralized cloud computing. While some have rejected this idea, proponents say the benefits of a decentralized cloud network are worth pursuing, especially when it comes to future outages.
“Our growing customer and partner base in North America have selected Hippo because we are unequivocally positioned to help them deliver an exceptional, context aware digital experience,” stated Jeroen Verberg, CEO of Hippo. “Based on the market traction we’ve experienced to-date in 2015, we expect to double our roster of North American customers by 2016. With the momentum we’re seeing, you’ll be hearing a lot more about Hippo as a distinct player in the United States market over the next six months.”
The Internet of Things (IoT) is lauded by most as the next great revolution in technology. A world where every object we use has a sensor, enabling it to connect to the internet so it can communicate with each other and the user is a world that seems like something out of science-fiction. With the Internet of Things fast approaching, that world could become a reality very soon. Experts estimate that the IoT market could be worth as much as $1.7 trillion by 2020, with more than 50 billion devices connecting to the IoT by that time. But where will much of that growth come from? The U.S. is always near the forefront of technological developments, and China is in the middle of a massive economic expansion, but some are saying India will be the place to look for IoT growth, even becoming the largest consumer of IoT devices in five years. While some dispute the claims, it’s clear the future is bright for the IoT in India.
Alpnames smashed through the half million mark last night in terms of domain under management. As an ICANN accredited registrar specialising in new generic Top Level Domains, Alpnames manages nearly 8% of all new gTLD names registered to date making it the second most popular new gTLD registrar after the industry giant GoDaddy and recently overtaking the first and longest standing registrar Network Solutions (part of web.com).
There are many pro’s and con’s when actioning a Bring Your Own Device to work policy and these effect both employee and employer. When counting the cost of BYOD it is important to recognize both financial and psychological factors.
London’s digital economy is failing to be supported with fit-for-task broadband infrastructure, according to an index published today, ranking European capital cities by broadband speeds.
The index was developed to give insight into London’s historical and current broadband speeds and investigate how it compared to other European capital cities. Hyperoptic, the UK’s leading Fibre-to-the-Home provider, compiled the index, sourcing the data from Ookla’s speedtest.net, the global standard in Internet connection testing.
The figures revealed that London’s broadband speeds are failing to support its burgeoning digital economy. Currently the city only ranks 26 out of 33 for its broadband speeds, with an average download broadband speed of 26.3Mbps, more than 10Mbps slower than the European average of 36.8Mbps. The top five European capitals broadband speeds are currently all two times faster than London. Bucharest tops the table – its citizens enjoy an average of 81.2Mbps.
Propeople, a full-service agency for the digital age, today announced that it is expanding its Global Executive Team with the appointment of two new positions - Gus Murray as Global Chief Digital Strategy Officer, and Troels Feodor Nielsen as Global Chief Marketing Officer. Both Gus and Troels will help to steer Propeople’s strategic initiatives in current and future markets.
The FTTH Council Asia-Pacific today turned the spotlight on Gimme Fiber Day – with a whole host of activities arranged to commemorate the global initiative.
The Magento platform which delivers ecommerce solutions is a great choice for many reasons. One of them is a great bunch of functions and settings one can adjust its online store to. If you are new to Magento, you might come up with a number of questions. One of the most frequent ones is how to use product attribute sets properly.
In this article we will provide a detailed definition of what attribute sets are and how to use them with the maximum efficiency.