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3 Keys To Moving Your IoT Strategy Forward

October 30, 2019
 
The Internet of Things has long been held up as the panacea to all that ails modern business. Real-time visibility and intelligent response to systemic anomalies have long promised to ruthlessly and autonomously eliminate inefficiency, delivering us into a new era of accountability, performance, and profit. The largest consultancies in the world have entire teams dedicated to “Digital Transformation .
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Advancing Beyond Store and Forward

August 20, 2019
As the Internet of Things matures we continue to see design patterns come and go, with some evolving and some disappearing. The time has come- S tore and F orward needs to go. This paradigm served as an initial step in shifting to the edge, but it should not survive. In this blog I’ll introduce the concepts of S tore and F orward along with an explanation of its inferior ity to other, more modern edge computing paradigms. 
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My Exposure to IoT and Cloud Computing in Higher Education

August 13, 2019
I recently completed a four year C omputer S cience degree via distance learning through a university in my home country of New Zealand. While extremely challenging at times, the work was compelling and it was an enjoyable endeavor overall . One of the courses I completed was called Internet of T hings and C loud C omputing , which I will condense into a few points of interest below. 
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IoT: What’s the Forecast?

March 18, 2019
 
For whatever reason the tech world seems to like using weather metaphors to describe various levels of computing: cloud, fog, and mist being the most common. Visibility seems to be the best way to describe these, and yet somehow , it’s still not very clear what the differences are. Then, of course, we have the Internet of Things (IoT), which is just that: things. Generic on purpose. Anything and everything can be a thing! What happens when we network those things together? We get IoT. In this blog , I’m going to attempt to provide some clarity on how the mist, fog, and cloud are intertwined with IoT and how an edge database can be used throughout. 
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