Posts Categorized: The Internet of Things

Managed Services, what does it mean, and does my company need it?

Managed Services can be powerful tools for small to mid-sized businesses to supplement the capabilities of their IT resources. In many small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs), the ‘IT Person’ is the employee who knows the most about computers.  He or she does their regular job and are the go-to person for all things tech. Small and medium-sized firms who are lucky enough to have a real ‘IT Person’ probably count on that person for everything… Read more »

ICT Defined: How does it benefit business and the global economy?

ICT? UC?  Will the technology industry ever run out of acronyms?  Information and Communications Technology and Unified Communications are technology industry and marketing buzzwords, but what do they do, and what is the impact? ICT and UC Defined Integrated Communications Technology is essentially a catchall phrase for all the technology used to handle integrate and manage: radio; television cellular phones computer and network hardware and software satellite systems telecommunications intelligent building management systems audiovisual processing… Read more »

IoT Security: Who’s Really Responsible

With literally billions of applications and devices communicating, security on the Internet of Things is a huge issue, and identity theft is only the beginning.  Imagine someone hacking into your baby monitor and spying on your toddler  (it has happened) or someone taking control of your home automation system (yup that’s happened too). In both of these stories, the issue was with a defect in application, the home automation company didn’t password protect access and… Read more »

IoT Applications

A woman uses the Internet of Things at work,

Many Businesses are Either Making or Saving Money with IoT Applications and Devices Last time, we provided an overview of what the Internet of Things is and its amazing growth.  Now, a look at how these solutions can benefit everyone – not just investors in the industry itself. Retail: Smart shelf technology is also here!  Pick up an item from a supermarket shelf, next thing you know, you get a coupon encouraging you to buy… Read more »

So Just What is the Internet of Things

Many of us have heard the term the Internet of Things (IoT), it is sometimes referred to as the next Industrial Revolution because it is expected to change the way all businesses, governments, and consumers interact with the physical world. It’s happening already as most of us employ IoT devices or applications every day — without even a second thought.  Home security, GPS devices, and voice, smart home and fax over the Internet are the… Read more »