In just a few short years, Software Productivity Strategists, Inc. (SPS) transformed from a company selling technology that was becoming obsolete to an innovator in Internet of Things (IoT). As the vice president of Innovation at SPS, I wanted to share the story of how we embraced a solutions-based approach to transform ourselves; one that creates and delivers IoT based applications for our customers. You can do it too with…
After having started the first class on cloud computing at Stanford in 2010, I also started a cloud computing class at Tsinghua University in China. The Amazon team was kind enough to give me $3,000 worth of AWS time for the students to use. I showed up in class and told them $3,000 would buy a small server in Northern California, Virginia or Ireland for 3.5 years (they looked bored)….
Well, we made it through 2016 and there’s no looking back as 2017 has started off with a bang. With a new Administration we are sure to have another whirlwind year – and hopefully one that accelerates necessary Federal IT mandates. Like I mentioned before the holidays, we did see some promising movement in 2016 – the MOVE IT Act, the first-ever Federal Cybersecurity Workforce Strategy and 4,388 data center…
IoT is one of the latest and most buzz-worthy acronyms to enter the technology scene in the last year. IoT, or the Internet of Things, is a term for the concept of embedding computing devices like sensors into everyday objects to allow those objects to send and receive data. Seize opportunities in the growing IoT market while minimizing risk The market for IoT devices and services is rapidly expanding. Gartner…
Even with the growing number of use cases, many VARs may still wonder how they can take part in the expanding Internet of Things (IoT) market. They look at their current enterprise capabilities—perhaps selling server, storage, networking and software—and wonder how they could engage in what seems to be a very device- and sensor-based ecosystem. In this blog, we’ll take a look at how VARs can find unrealized opportunities in the IoT market through their current practices in converged and mobility.
The true power of IoT for the enterprise customer is not in the devices or sensors themselves, but in how that user harnesses the data and turns it into business insight. It is important that VARs remember that they hold the true value in helping customers leverage this data. Here’s how:
Some big waves are disrupting the wireless LANs of your customers. These include a combination of users and guests bringing more mobile devices to work and doing a lot more of their computing on those devices; a large increase in other devices communicating wirelessly; and new wireless networking technology standards that can help customers handle the new bandwidth demands being created as a result.
While all of these trends puts a big strain on the typical wireless LAN and make things pretty rough for your customers, we believe they also create tremendous opportunities for partners in 2016.
Avnet has released four new sales plays that are designed to drive your hardware, software and services sales and align with a solution approach. These plays were selected after many discussions with IDC analysts to identify high growth areas of the market, Avnet Suppliers to align with their solution strategies and many of our trusted partners who told us where their customers are focusing.
We all know that like a diamond, there are many facets to “security”. I want to take just a couple minutes to highlight one particular area that customers have been asking our partners to help them address – the “noise pollution” that comes from all the devices, people, applications, etc. that make-up their ever increasing and complex business computing environment.
The buzz around IoT in retail is deafening, but to me it sounds like white noise on a television that has lost its signal. Is it beacons, mobile devices, RFID tags, NFC? Where do I start in a conversation with a retailer around their IoT strategy and how I can help? What’s REAL and where will the money be spent?
To get an honest assessment of where the Internet of Things is at this moment Avnet CIO Steve Phillips sat down with Marc Jones, CEO of Aeris Communications. View their 5-minute interview in this blog.
The Internet of Things opens up a world of new types of data often called “dark data”, which simply means operational data that has historically not been used. Although, IoT may uncover this “Dark Data”, it is the trusted advisor that can help the business turn that information into new and potentially game changing revenue streams for the business.
In this blog, we take a closer look at the 10 technology trends identified by Gartner which have the potential for significant impact on organizations in 2016.
IoT is shaping human life with greater connectivity and ultimate functionality through ubiquitous networking to the Internet. But how does IoT differ from machine to machine (M2M)? And is it capable of being more than just smart “things”?
Security, and SDN and Web-Scale IT! Oh my! Dieter Lott, Vice President, Business Development, Avnet Technology Solutions, EMEA releases his top 4 tech trends that will shape 2015 in EMEA and around the world.