Stories About: IoT

“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…

5 things to consider prior to your company’s IoT Journey

5 things to consider prior to your company’s IoT Journey

By Richard Arneson Try explaining flash storage, data analytics, or hybrid cloud solutions to the man on the street. Unless they work in the IT industry, you’re likely to be met with a blank, indifferent stare. But mention their smart phone, tablet, Ring doorbell or Fitbit watch, and device specs will roll off their tongue…