An energy sector CIO explains what’s needed to stop security threats early

For most CIOs, “uptime” is all about whether servers or other IT infrastructure is running properly, but Doug Thomas is one of the few who is literally focused on keeping the lights on.

Published on: August 11th, 2014 Shane Schick

Researchers find a way to use Wi-Fi signals as a power source

The increasing ubiquity of Wi-Fi is a blessing (unless you're in a national park) for a number of business users. But like almost any technology it needs a power source. Maybe not. Researchers

Published on: August 6th, 2014 Howard Solomon

Join us for an Internet of Things Twitterchat

The Internet of Things is rushing towards CIOs, promising to bring a new era of connectivity to hundreds of devices issuing an avalanche of data for processing to help enterprises achieve their business

Published on: July 28th, 2014 Howard Solomon

Here comes the Internet of Things

Leading up to our Internet of Things Twitterchat on July 30, here are a few facts and figures gleaned from two recently-issued reports on the IoT that CIOs and IT managers should keep

Published on: July 15th, 2014 Howard Solomon

#ITWCIOT: An ITWC Twitter chat on the Internet of Things

Updated July 30 at 3:17 p.m. ET: We had a great Twitter chat on the Internet of Things! Thanks again to everyone who joined. In case you missed the chat, keep reading on

Published on: July 14th, 2014 Howard Solomon

Dell, Intel, Samsung, others form IoT consortium

Big technology companies led by computer and server builder Dell Inc., semiconductor maker Intel Corp. and electronics conglomerate Samsung Electronics have banded together to development standards that will govern technologies for the so-called

Published on: July 8th, 2014 Nestor E. Arellano

Do we need a separate network for M2M traffic?

With the co-called Internet of Things only just getting started, it's sometimes hard for enterprises to plan strategies. There may be a device that your (fill in the blank -- warehouse/factory/installations in the

Published on: July 4th, 2014 Howard Solomon

Many enterprises not thinking about network for M2M data: Survey

We're just on the verge of exploring the potential of the so-called Internet of Things. Utilities are only starting to connect homes with wireless meters, connected cars are still a dream and the

Published on: June 30th, 2014 Howard Solomon

Can a post office leverage the Internet of Things?

The rise of the Internet has been bad news for post offices around the world, who are trying to fight back in various ways. Canada Post, for example, bought Purolator and has decided

Published on: June 22nd, 2014 Howard Solomon