The business world is always looking for the Next Big Thing, and while recently it's been all about the cloud, what's next is the machine-to-machine Internet, or M2M. What's so important about M2M? Just about everything.
With all the trust and privacy issues raised by the NSA spying on citizens by capturing cellphone records and siphoning off Internet communication metadata, I can't help but think that corporations will start rethinking how they conduct business on the web.
Consumers and IT staff may complain the loudest about current authentication technologies, but it will be smartphone and tablet OEMs that ultimately drive biometrics into the enterprise, according to a new study from Heavy Reading Mobile Networks Insider.
Big-data has become less of an abstraction lately, especially in the wake of leaks from Edward Snowden about the government's gathering of private citizens' data from telco and social media company datacenters.
Dozens of times each day, we all face decisions that must be made. While some are easy, like what to have for breakfast, others prove far more difficult. Google recently made a decision about "responsible disclosure" security patching policies that will affect everyone in the IT world. In my opinion, it's a really bad idea.
London's Gatwick Airport last week conducted what online magazine Airport World described as a world-first trial of a new biometric automated aircraft boarding system where passengers can check in at self-service bag drops and get boarding clearance via iris recognition technology.
For years, we mobile workers have struggled with getting access to our corporate data, always hoping that IT departments would figure out a way to make our lives easier -- or at least trying not to get caught using our favorite tools (I'm looking at you Dropbox).