Nest revolutionized the humble thermostat and in many ways made the concept of Internet of Things (IoT) part of the mainstream consumer tech conversation. Smart homes would have intelligent devices communicating among themselves and with the owner via a mobile app over the cloud. That’s the theory, anyway. In practice, even things like the fussy […]
The Internet of Things has tremendous potential, but remains a mishmash of conflicting “standards” that don’t talk to each other. As various vendors erect data silos in the sky, what is actually needed is increased developer communication between disparate IoT projects. I’ve argued before that this is one reason IoT needs to be open sourced, providing […]
Given how consumed the world has become with big data, artificial intelligence, and the Internet of Things, one would think employers would be laser-focused on hiring people with those skills. According to a new Dice hiring report, however, employers seem to want generalists, not specialists. This isn’t to say that there isn’t demand for IoT-focused […]
The world may be melting down into Brexitian chaos, but for a company like Blackberry that’s the least of its worries. After all, customers already voted themselves out of Blackberry’s ecosystem years ago, choosing to embrace Apple’s iPhone or Google’s Android phones. Brexit is just one more kick in the teeth for a company that […]
Developers aren’t necessarily like you and me. You may choose to spend your free time making bird houses or watching Friends reruns. Developers, meanwhile, are trying to get Windows 95 to run on an Apple Watch (and succeeding). This need to tinker is especially pronounced within the IoT developer set. According to new research from VisionMobile, […]
Google has a dream. It’s an ambitious dream but, with hard work and dedication, Google’s cloud chief Diane Green figures Google can realize its dreams. The dream? To be hopelessly, blindingly dull. Enterprise dull. Green is telling people that Google is “very serious about the enterprise,” but she has yet to demonstrate that Google really […]
Open source is increasingly standard operating procedure in software, but nowhere is this more true than Internet of Things development. According to a new VisionMobile survey of 3,700 IoT developers, 91% of respondents use open source software in at least one area of their software stack. This is good news for IoT because only open source promises […]
Apple’s iPhone sales declined for the first time since 2003. That’s the bad news, and judging from the pundits, the sky has started to fall on Apple’s halcyon days. One analyst goes so far as to say that “the only thing that is plainly clear concerning Apple is that it has saturated the market with its […]
It’s a tough slog, competing with Amazon, particularly Amazon Web Services. The cloud computing giant earns billions more in revenues than its next nearest competitors, even as it cranks out innovation at a dizzying pace. To such legacy IT and cloud competitors, failure is familiar. The problem, according to Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, however, is that Amazon competitors […]
The world is rushing to embrace Docker containers as the new, easy way to package applications. As cool as it is to package applications with containers, as I have written before, the biggest challenge companies face is actually deploying their Docker containers – especially at scale. Well, nothing spells scale in computing quite like CERN, […]
Microsoft used to be able to count on developers to embrace its technologies and extend its lead in the enterprise. Today that relationship is much more complicated, as evidenced by a new Stack Overflow developer survey. Let’s be clear: the new Microsoft under CEO Satya Nadella has been rejuvenating its partnership with developers for years, […]
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