The Internet of Things (IoT) unleashes valuable business insights through data that’s gathered at every level of a retail organization. With IoT and data analytics, retailers now have the capability to gather insight into customer behavior, offer more personalized experiences, achieve better inventory accuracy, create greater supply chain efficiencies, and so much more. But with data comes great risk. A recent report by security firm Thales and 451 Research found that 43 percent of retailers have experienced a data breach in the past year, with a third reporting more than one breach.1
Intel® technology-based gateways and Asavie, a provider of next-gen enterprise mobility management and IoT connectivity solutions, offer a security connectivity solution that minimizes the effort and cost to businesses to ensure safety from cybersecurity attacks. In addition, the Intel/Asavie IoT solution provides retailers with a solid basis to build their smart, connected projects:
Published By: Cisco EMEA
Published Date: Nov 08, 2018
Modern networks are vast and complex, spanning the globe to make information available to everyone within an organization and have begun to encompass new areas of technology. The Internet has unlocked tremendous new capabilities and technologies, but these innovations require persistent and reliable network connectivity.
Cisco Meraki offers a comprehensive portfolio of cloud-managed IT solutions designed to work together to help deliver a modern network that is powerful, reliable, and easy to manage.
This whitepaper discusses modern IT trends and explores how the Cisco Meraki portfolio of IT solutions work together to help deliver reliable, pervasive connectivity for the modern business.
To support business continuity, many
organizations eagerly avoid putting all their
eggs in one basket.
Understanding the critical role of last-mile
connectivity and always-available Internet
access, savvy firms utilize redundant wide
area network (WAN) and Internet connections
from multiple service providers to ensure
network availability in addition to load
balancing. Despite the good intentions,
their Internet connectivity risks may still be
in a single basket. That is because internet
service providers (ISPs) and competitive local
exchange carriers (CLECs) may operate using
leased network infrastructure from the same
incumbent local exchange carrier (ILEC).
IoT describes a system where items in the physical world, and sensors within or attached to these items, are connected to the Internet via wireless and wired Internet connections. These sensors can use various types of local area connections such as RFID, NFC, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and Zigbee. Sensors can also have wide area connectivity such as GSM, GPRS, 3G, and LTE.
The Internet of Things may be a hot topic in the industry but it’s not a new concept. In the early 2000’s, Kevin Ashton was laying the groundwork for what would become the Internet of Things (IoT) at MIT’s AutoID lab. Ashton was one of the pioneers who conceived this notion as he searched for ways that Proctor & Gamble could improve its business by linking RFID information to the Internet. The concept was simple but powerful. If all objects in daily life were equipped with identifiers and wireless connectivity, these objects could be communicate with each other and be managed by computers.
For manufacturers, this IDC white paper examines the current and
future Internet of Things (IoT) imperative for the following discrete manufacturing industries: automotive, aerospace and defense, high tech, and industrial machinery. We highlight IoT-enabled scenarios — those possible both now and in an Industry 4.0 future with smart manufacturing. (IDC defines IoT as a network of uniquely identifiable endpoints or “things” that communicate without human interaction using IP connectivity.) These scenarios more tightly integrate “things” with other information, processes, and even value chains. Further, we demonstrate how companies in these industries leverage technology to create business value today and disruptive opportunities tomorrow.
Published By: Dell EMC
Published Date: Nov 04, 2016
While some distributed enterprises look to the cloud to reduce server sprawl and centralize operations, in many cases, the cloud simply isn’t feasible. Maybe the offices are in remote locations with limited Internet service or low-bandwidth connectivity causes issues such as latency and availability. Download the solutions brief to discover why VCE VxRail hyper-converged appliances from Dell EMC are ideal for consolidating multiple applications in a remote location onto a single, high-performance and high-availability platform that’s easy to deploy and manage.
Savvis has been hosting eCommerce platforms for nearly two decades. Internet retailers including easyJet and Hallmark Digital trust us to power their online success.
Savvis offers a comprehensive portfolio of infrastructure, network and application management across the eCommerce ecosystem. No matter what you sell or where you are along the eCommerce journey, we can support your commercial goals with the speed of implementation, accessibility, security and affordability of a retail-ready cloud environment, with our Virtual Private Data Centre.
Combined with our global data centre footprint and network options ranging from Tier1 public IP access to private, low-latency connectivity, the VPDC offers a resilient, made-to-measure solution for any eCommerce application.
To keep up with sweeping global economic and societal changes, public services organizations are undergoing significant technology-driven transformation. Aging populations, rapid urbanization, political instability, concerns about sustainability and resiliency, and changing worker and resident expectations are driving public services organizations to radically improve operations and service delivery. At the core of this transformation is the ability to collect and process vast amounts of data to help to improve outcomes and services. One way to generate this data is through the Internet of Things (IoT) — which IDC defines as a network of networks of uniquely identifiable endpoints or “things” that communicate without human interaction using IP connectivity. The IoT is a transformational technology that can reshape the public sector, enabling improved outcomes and new services such as remote patient monitoring, advanced traffic solutions and predictive policing.
The Internet of Things enables a level of communication, collaboration and interaction between devices, sensors, machines and people that has never before been possible. This connectivity is what is called an intelligent system, and it’s revolutionizing the way we think about edge products.
After developing the blockbuster video games Wing Commander and Freelancer, Chris Roberts spent 10 years in Hollywood making movies. In 2012, Roberts founded Cloud Imperium Games (CIG) and launched development of Star Citizen using crowd funding from fans eager to participate in shaping the new game. To facilitate Roberts' disruptive model for video game development, CIG needed ultra high-speed Internet connectivity. Read this case study to learn how CIG leverages blazing Internet speeds and capacity to engage players directly in creating the movie-quality gaming world of Star Citizen.
Published By: Zingbox
Published Date: Oct 31, 2017
The arrival of the Internet of Things (IoT) moves on with ever-intensifying pace as enterprises experiment with business projects that incorporate IoT endpoints and technologies. This engagement is necessitating a profound commitment by security and risk management leaders to more capable forms of protection. Several vendors are offering distinct approaches to enterprise mobility management, software composition analysis and asset discovery. This Gartner review of the notable vendors serving IoT engagements looks closely at how these companies developed representative cool technologies and solutions to support the expansion of IoT interconnectivity.
Published By: MobileIron
Published Date: Aug 20, 2018
MobileIron knows that cybercriminals are continuously generating more advanced ways to steal your data by any means necessary. That’s why we are committed to continually innovating and delivering new solutions that help our customers win the race against time to get ahead of the latest mobile security threats. As part of that commitment, MobileIron Threat Defense supports the five critical steps to deploying advanced, on-device mobile security. Our solution provides a single, integrated app that delivers several key advantages:
• A single app of threat protection is fully integrated with EMM.
• No user action is required to activate or update on-device security.
• Advanced mobile security blocks known and zero-day threats across iOS and Android devices with no Internet connectivity required.
• Machine-learning algorithms instantly detect and remediate on-device DNA threats.
Today, working remotely has never been easier, due to the ubiquity of mobile devices and reliable Internet connectivity. The ease with which a worker can get connected to the corporate network delivers the impression that your co-worker is down the hall, when in fact they are traveling internationally. Global Workplace Analytics’ research shows that increasingly, working remotely is not only commonplace, it is encouraged and has shown to improve productivity.
Published By: Forcepoint
Published Date: Mar 08, 2018
Access to applications, data, and resources on the Internet is mission-critical for every organization. Downtime is unacceptable. Security for that network must also be highly available and not cause performance degradation of the network. Download this whitepaper to find out how Forcepoint NGFW delivers industry leading connectivity and availability.
Published By: Forcepoint
Published Date: Apr 19, 2018
Digital transformation is important in today’s hyper-competitive world. But successful digital transformation requires a new approach, combining agile, direct-to-cloud connectivity, strong security anywhere your systems touch the internet, and the ability to control and manage it all efficiently.
If your networking approach is inconsistent or labor intensive, it’s time for a change. You need the strongest security possible that doesn’t get in the way of connectivity, fast internet connections to support the use of cloud apps like Office 365 (without relying on MPLS), and a sensible way to control and manage it all efficiently.
Read “Modernizing the Distributed Enterprise Network” to learn how Forcepoint NGFW supports digital transformation efforts both now and in the future—all within a single solution.
The Internet of Things is one of the most often discussed and hotly debated topics in IT today. Now see how factories, utility companies, railroads, and more are taking advantage of the latest technology to gain greater insight, make more informed decisions, and get more done.
Join the TechWiseTV team and guest experts as they go deep into the solutions that make it easier to gather data and put it to work from the factory floor out into the field.
With more Internet-connected mobile devices than people in the world in 2013, IT must provide seamless connectivity to every class of user — employees, contractors, guests and even customers — appropriate to their role and type of device. Mobility in the workplace isn’t just for user benefit and productivity. The migration to mobility begets several IT benefits.
The step from unconnected to connected products is a daunting one. Unlike the computers and smartphones and tablets we use to connect to the Internet of Computers, the devices of the IoT were rarely designed with connectivity in mind.
Growing your enterprise is an ongoing priority. And, as the
application economy continues to expand, it’s likely that
you’re looking at digital business initiatives to fuel a significant
portion of that growth. Among the most promising objectives
of such a strategy are:
• Providing superior digital experiences for consumers
• Expanding markets and revenue streams through
• Connecting employees and partners to enterprise
data anywhere, anytime
• Launching innovative new services for the Internet
of Things (IoT)
Successfully executing a digital strategy requires the ability
to launch new apps and coordinate your digital presence with
partners. Application Programming Interfaces (APIs) create
the connectivity required to share enterprise data and digital
content with those apps and partners over the Internet.
APIs are a critical component of digital business—empowering
developers to build apps across any channel and enabling
partners to incorporate your dat