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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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Fujitsu North America Technology Forum 2015

Fujitsu North America Technology Forum 2015

One of the unknown useful conferences in Silicon Valley is thrown by Fujitsu America. If you know the Japanese ICT market, you should know Fujitsu is one of the major players in Japan. But it is not well known in the US that it ranks 7th in the server market and 4th in the ICT [...]

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Internet of Things and Embedded Systems, Part 2

This is a continuation from Part 1. Why has the Internet of Things (IoT) become a big deal now? Why Now? When you follow the ICT field, you notice that when a new market starts to emerge, multiple companies jump in almost at the same time. This is easy to explain. 1.        Progress makes existing [...]

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Internet of Things and Embedded Systems, Part 1

Internet of Things and Embedded Systems, Part 1

I am not a purist when it comes to defining terms, so I am sure some readers may object to my saying that the Internet of Things (IoT) is a new name for what we used to call telematics, M2M, SCADA, WoT, Connected World, and the Industrial Internet. IoT is sometimes called the Internet of [...]

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Data Center Site Selection Panel at Motivated to Influence Data Center Conference

Data Center Site Selection Panel at Motivated to Influence Data Center Conference

The US is a big country and each state has great independence. That is sometimes good and sometimes not so good. Each region is unique in many ways. Energy resources, climates, taxes, populations, laws and regulations, and awareness of environment are vastly different. Japan, where I originally came from, is in general a uniform, small [...]

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Security and Data Centers

Security and Data Centers

Twenty years ago, I ran a small group in a large corporation’s subsidiary, which developed firewall and virtual networking gear. In those days, most people were beginning to discover what the Internet and the World Wide Web were. That security was required for the Internet was not well recognized. It was inconceivable for many that [...]

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Patch Tuesday Advanced Notification September 2014

Patch Tuesday Advanced Notification September 2014

So far we have four bulletins announced for September 2014, one Critical and three Important. Back in August Microsoft put a hard deadline on implementing the Update 1 (KB2919355) for Windows 8.1 and Server 2012 R2, making it so users need to install Update 1 in order to keep their systems updated. The first patch Microsoft [...]

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August 2014 Patch Tuesday Advanced Notification

August 2014 Patch Tuesday Advanced Notification

We have a big Patch Tuesday this month.  Microsoft started by releasing 8 updates and slipped in a later 9th later in the week last week.  That is just the beginning.  As of this morning we have updates from Opera, Picasa, Adobe Acrobat, Reader, Flash 13 and 14, and AIR, with likely appearances by Chrome [...]

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According to VMware, Software-Defined Data Center Leads to Software-Defined Enterprise

According to VMware, Software-Defined Data Center Leads to Software-Defined Enterprise

During the past several years, I’ve researched the data center market and talked to many people involved in the industry. When I started with that market, I was surprised that many people in it assumed that I came from Facility, even though I came from IT. At many data center conferences, the majority of the [...]

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July 2014 Patch Tuesday Advanced Notification

July 2014 Patch Tuesday Advanced Notification

Microsoft has announced this month’s Patch Tuesday release.  It looks pretty clean at first glance.  IE with a lot of OS patches and likely nothing all that complex.  The one thing to watch for will be the possibilities of more dependencies.  For those running Windows 8.1 or Server 2012 R2, make sure you are prioritizing Update [...]

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