Stories About: IoT

What’s in store for IoT in 2019

What’s in store for IoT in 2019

By Richard Arneson Prognostications that IoT will become more pervasive in our daily lives is like predicting the New England Patriots will win another Super Bowl. Like it or not, both are going to happen. But the question is, how exactly will IoT become more pervasive? The following predictions aren’t exactly going out on a…

Ask not what you can do for Wi-Fi, but what Wi-Fi can do for you

Ask not what you can do for Wi-Fi, but what Wi-Fi can do for you

By Richard Arneson It’s about time Wi-Fi technology pulls its own weight. It’s never fast enough and its signal strength wavers like a politician. And now it needs range extenders to boost its deficient signal. Isn’t it about time we ask Wi-Fi what else—other than connecting us to the world—it can do for us? Well,…

“Rudolph, with your GPS…”

“Rudolph, with your GPS…”

By Richard Arneson If you really want to get into the Christmas spirit, catch a quick flight to Finland, where the reindeer roam the countryside like squirrels at a city park. It’s estimated that there are as many reindeer as there are people in Finland, and if your livelihood depends on the animal, herding them…

Farmers may soon have a new, hard-working friend

Farmers may soon have a new, hard-working friend

By Richard Arneson First off, check today’s date. You’ll notice that it’s not April 1st. Yes, what you are about to read is real—and nothing short of amazing. And, perhaps best of all, it’s an IoT story. Researchers at The University of Washington have developed a backpack for (wait for it, wait for it) bees.…

Without Application Performance Monitoring, your IoT goals may be MIA

Without Application Performance Monitoring, your IoT goals may be MIA

By Richard Arneson Performance monitoring. It’s a pretty generic term. It’s like Lots of moving parts, Best practices, Thinking outside the box….we could list them until Boston releases its 3rd album (for the over 50-year-old reader). But in the IoT world we live in, performance monitoring is a critical component of whether the technology delivers…

Answer: You get a solution better than your current one

Answer: You get a solution better than your current one

By Richard Arneson Question: What happens when you combine AI (artificial intelligence) and Wi-Fi? Apologies to Alex Trebek and Jeopardy, but this particular solution is so cool, exciting and effective that I couldn’t bury the lead and had to skip straight to the answer. Wi-Fi has been part of our lexicon and lifestyle since 2003…

Sexy, yes, but potentially dangerous

Sexy, yes, but potentially dangerous

By Richard Arneson Apologies for the headline in the event you’ll soon label it as an act of sensationalism, but the topic of today’s blog needs to be considered, then forwarded, if you or others you know have implemented, or are in the planning stages of implementing, your organization’s IoT strategy. The IT industry is…

How does IoT fit with SD-WAN?

How does IoT fit with SD-WAN?

By Richard Arneson Now that computing has been truly pushed out to the edge, it brings up questions about how it will mesh with today’s networks. The answer? Very well, especially regarding SD-WAN. IoT is comprised of three types of devices that make it work―sensors, gateways and the Cloud. No, smart phones aren’t one of…

GDT Lunch & Learn on Agile IoT

GDT Lunch & Learn on Agile IoT

On Tuesday, June 19th, GDT Associate Network Systems Engineer Andrew Johnson presented, as part of the GDT Agile Operations (DevOps) team’s weekly Lunch & Learn series, info about the wild world of IoT (Internet of Things). Andrew provides a high level overview of what IoT is and what can be done when all things are connected. …

GDT and CloudFabrix to Jointly Offer NextGen IT Transformation Services

GDT and CloudFabrix to Jointly Offer NextGen IT Transformation Services

Dallas, TX – GDT, a leading IT integrator and data center solutions provider, and CloudFabrix, an AIOps Software vendor, have joined forces to accelerate the IT transformation journey for customers with next generation managed services built on the CloudFabrix cfxDimensions AIOps platform. As a result, GDT will enhance its current managed services offerings, which include…