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The Public Policies Needed to Make IoT a Reality

How governmental action can create a more connected world.

Enterprise use of IoT has become a reality, but governments in the U.S. and Europe are still catching up to regulate the fledgling industry. In the U.S., federal and state legislators aren’t known for being proactive about regulating technology. For instance, around 23 percent of Americans were already on the internet in 1996 when the federal […]

Keeping Up With the Customers (Sustainably)

Online retailers and brick-and-mortar stores are trying to hit all of the fulfillment channels. How will sustainability fare?

A few years ago, “showrooming” – in which a customer checks out a product at a physical store and then buys it from a different business online – looked like the harbinger of doom for brick-and-mortar retailers. Then shoppers flip-flopped that behavior, engaging in what’s dubbed “webrooming.” Now it’s common for customers to research items […]

How the Media and Entertainment Industries Are Changing Their Ideas About Data Storage

The media and entertainment industries have seen a dramatic increase in demand for data storage, especially flash.

If the entertainment industry gave awards for storage, then flash would be a shoo-in for best supporting actor. Flash technology is now in 66 percent of professional cameras, replacing magnetic tape and film. That’s quite a reversal from just six years ago when flash was just emerging as an alternative to spinning disks and many […]