Edge computing takes center stage in 2020

Forrester Research (and others) are predicting 2020 as a landmark year for the expansion of edge computing related to IoT solutions with on-demand compute and real-time apps also driving growth. While some applications of edge computing will look familiar like processing data at aggregation points instead of in the cloud, others will need form factors [...]

Keepinging sharp with edge computing

Edge computing answers issues about data throughput, but also brings concerns about security and scalability, but the biggest challenge might be how to get the right people to work together to make it work. It makes sense. Rather than figure out larger pipes for transporting data from remote locations or try to program around [...]

2019 predictions for the network and beyond

With the year coming to a close, making 2019 predictions isn't much of a stretch. Here's what we're seeing in a few areas to look for in 2019. The Network Any predictions of network technology direction have to include Cisco, and for Cisco the future isn't as much in hardware as software. Software-defined WANs, [...]

Network admins as IOT gatekeepers?

For network admins, the pending influx of IoT devices is still far enough away (maybe?) that much is unsure about how it will all work. Some are concerned about security risks of billions of additional endpoints on the network. Others see new, untested 5G networks shouldering the burden of data transport. Still others are [...]

Gartner’s top 10 tech trends for 2019

Gartner announced their top 10 strategic technology trends at their annual conference in Orlando this month. Do you think they are on target? What's missing from their list? Scanning the list, it's clear that the top 10 technologies aren't necessarily stand-alone items, but many combine a few new or emerging areas to achieve new [...]