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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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Insider Data Breaches: Invisible Threats to Your Business

Insider Data Breaches: Invisible Threats to Your Business

The threat of insider data breach is not new for the online business world. In 2005, a former AOL software engineer stole 92 million screen names and e-mail addresses. This past January, major financial services company Morgan Stanley admitted that the information of 350,000 wealth management clients was stolen in an insider data breach — [...]

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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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IoT and Communications Standards

The Internet of Things (IoT) is getting a lot of attention these days. From the standards point of view, there are several aspects. One is networking and communications. There was a timely meetup by IEEE Communications Society Santa Clara Valley (SCV) to discuss IoT standards in networking and communications. One of the two speakers was [...]

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Under the Hood: Cloud and Data Center Orchestration and Management – Part 2

Under the Hood: Cloud and Data Center Orchestration and Management – Part 2

This is a continuation from Part 1. Computing environment specification with GUI Quali’s GUI is an entry point to Quali’s ClodShell orchestration platform, which is a powerful tool for specifying a development and testing environment. The GUI allows a user to draw his/her development and testing environment by selecting and placing icons. There are three [...]

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Under the Hood: Cloud and Data Center Orchestration and Management – Part 1

Under the Hood: Cloud and Data Center Orchestration and Management – Part 1

This blog continues a discussion of Quali Systems’ solutions for cloud and data center orchestration and management. This time I had a chance to talk with Hans Ashlock, technical marketing manager of Quali Systems. Hans Ashlock is pointing to a specified diagram to be created with Quali’s GUI. My objective with the visit was twofold: [...]

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How to Manage and Orchestrate Various Kinds of Clouds and Data Centers Easily and Effectively

How to Manage and Orchestrate Various Kinds of Clouds and Data Centers Easily and Effectively

An Interview with Alex Henthorn-Iwane of QualiSystems As we have more ways to manage our ICT infrastructures, from bare metal to virtual, doing so becomes more complex and labor intensive. Manual processes tend to be error prone and not scalable with rapidly multiplying and changing computing resources. We need automated systems to manage various kinds [...]

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SDN and IoT, Two Big Trends Discussed at Fujitsu North America Technology Forum 2015, Part 2

SDN and IoT, Two Big Trends Discussed at Fujitsu North America Technology Forum 2015, Part 2

This is a continuation from Part 1. Local vs. Remote Networks If we look at network infrastructure, we notice that there are two major parts. One is local networks and the other is remote networks. The remote networks correspond to clouds that provide remote computing (cloud computing). Note that clouds could consist of multiple smaller [...]

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