Today's Internet of Things remains a disparate assortment of ideas and products competing for attention. These pioneers should intrigue enterprise IT.
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Researchers at MIT Media Labs are experimenting with all sorts of fun IoT concepts that may or may not make it to the commercial market. My personal favorite is CityHome, a 200-square-foot apartment that can constantly transform to suit your needs, all with the flick of your hand. Imagine this technology being applied to office spaces. You could adjust the setup to suit your organization's needs at any given time. Have a troupe of visiting employees coming in for the week? Transform a conference room into cubicles. Need to open up space for a company town hall meeting? Push back some walls. Companies looking to cut down on real estate expenses could also apply such technology to require less office space by maximizing their space when workers are traveling on business, working remotely, or on vacation.
6 Tools to Protect Big DataMost IT teams have their conventional databases covered in terms of security and business continuity. But as we enter the era of big data, Hadoop, and NoSQL, protection schemes need to evolve. In fact, big data could drive the next big security strategy shift.
Big Data Brings Big Security ProblemsWhy should big data be more difficult to secure? In a word, variety. But the business won’t wait to use it to predict customer behavior, find correlations across disparate data sources, predict fraud or financial risk, and more.