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Real-Time Streaming Data Analysis with SaaS

In a recent Technology Convergence Conference, Dean Nelson, Vice President, Global Foundation Services (GFS), eBay, said something like the following. People embrace cloud computing, the digital world, and e-commerce, but they seldom pay much attention to the infrastructure that makes them possible. Yes, many people think applications and clouds are available out of nowhere. It […]

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A Few Things I Picked Up at Wi-Fi Global Congress in San Jose

We take Wi-Fi for granted, but it is constantly evolving, and so are areas associated with it. At Wi-Fi Global Congress in San Jose, I picked up a few things that I considered interesting in the area of Wi-Fi. That does not mean those were the only noteworthy topics; there were many more, including smart […]

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Open Source Packages at NoSQL Now Conference in San Jose: Part 1

At the recent NoSQL Now Conference in San Jose, I attended several sessions and realized the well-established position of open source packages. During the conference, many people talked about how open source is creeping into the enterprise. Because of my past involvement with MySQL and JBOSS, I’ve experienced pushback from early customers firsthand. But now […]

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What Is NEC Doing in Silicon Valley? Part 2

This is a continuation from Part 1. SDN and NFV SDN (intra–data center) I asked Iwata his views on SDN and NFV. He said that in a narrow scope SDN and Openflow are synonymous, while in a wide view SDN includes automation and management of networking and data centers, including such things as orchestration and […]

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What Is NEC Doing in Silicon Valley? Part 1

This is my first time to interview a representative of a Japanese company in Silicon Valley. I was an employee of one of the US subsidiaries of NEC about 20 years ago for several years. Like any other large corporation in the world, NEC has many divisions working on many different areas of C&C (computer […]

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Good Survey Session of Network Security Software @MacITConf – Part 2

This is a continuation from Part 1.   Network utilities ŸBasic security module (BSM):a security audit API and file format originally developed by Sun. ŸOpenBSM: portable, open source implementation of Sun’s BSM. ŸTcpdump: common packet analyzer that runs under the command line and works on most Unix-like operating systems, including OS X. ŸNetwork utility: available […]

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Is Artificial Intelligence Going to Make It This Time?

In the past, AI was talked about for its potential in the computing market, but it was deemed not usable or applicable for a long time. Now AI is being seen in a new light. Some people, like Stephen Hawking, Elon Musk, and Bill Gates, have warned that AI may take control over humans and […]

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IoT Standards and Standards Organizations – Part 3

This is a continuation of IoT Standards and Standards Organizations – Part 2. Stakeholders’ view of standards Guy also talked about stakeholders’ view of the standards, that of consumers, developers, and device makers. Because they are self-explanatory, I simply show his slides for these three views. Consumers Consumers’ interests are in applications, and part of […]

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IoT Standards and Standards Organizations – Part 2

This is a continuation of IoT Standards and Standards Organizations – Part 1. Network Transports Standards Organizations Wi-Fi Alliance “Wi-Fi Alliance® is the worldwide network of companies that brings you Wi-Fi®. In 1999, several visionary companies came together to form a global non-profit association with the goal of driving the best user experience with a […]

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IoT Standards and Standards Organizations – Part 1

There are several standards and standards organizations for the Internet of Things (IoT), and I’ve discussed some of them in past blogs (here and here). Quite frankly, there are too many to understand each of them and their differences. Some people include certain organizations, while others do not. This blog and my previous blogs may […]

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