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How to Architect for the Internet of Things

The Internet of Things (IoT) resurfaces classic hardware engineering challenges and adds many new software and data ones–all at tremendous scale. My podcast with Forbes-contributor Mike Kavis discusses these and some of techniques I am currently using to overcome them.

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Why business owners should care about this thing called the Lambda architecture

In the past 25 years, I have seen four things that really made me step back and say, “This changes everything.” The most recent was the Lambda Architecture.

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Launching “The Connected World” Blog

We have started this blog to help add some clarity to the discussion on thinks like IoT, M2M, the Industrial Internet, AllSeen Alliance, AllJoyn, the rise of sensors on your smartphone and even the use of social media as a societal sensor.

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If your sheet of music is different from everyone else’s, then you need MDM – Part II

In the last post, we looked into what Master Data mean. Now I will talk about the why it is so important in today’s competitive business landscape.

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2020 Challenge: Completely re-invent how we process data (or grow our brains thirty-fold)

Over the next 10 years the amount of data we capture and store will grow to over 2,400 times the total memory capacity of every human brain on Earth. If we don’t want to be overwhelmed by this, we are going to have to re-invent how we process, explore and interact with data.

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If your sheet of music is different from everyone else’s, then you need MDM – Part I

Master Data, when maintained in a centralized fashion, can lead to all parts of the business singing from the same sheet of music. This makes managing an enterprise as well as deriving business intelligence out of such data much easier than if different units and systems used different core data.