Maria C. Horton

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Recently, I attended Cloud Expo and @ThingsExpo in NYC (June 7-9) and I found the content to be interesting and thoughtful for companies that are planning their future success. Like most conferences, there was a lot of chatter about IoT app development, consumer trends, and security with a smattering of privacy concerns and thoughts. More interesting to me were the sessions on identifying how to develop and bring to fruition new lines of business and how non-IT businesses may actually benefit the most from IoT. For instance, the majority of the work today in IoT is occurring in transportation, infrastructure, and environmental scenarios. Second, the marketing aspects of IoT are an important "pillar" to the success of IoT in a "Big Data" way. With all of the Internet-connected devices, sensors and appliances establishing new or more real-time benefits, many industrie... (more)

IoT = Cloud + Big Data + Analytics | @ThingsExpo #Cloud #IoT #BigData

Three Hot Cloud Security Topics from @CloudExpo Silicon Valley Two weeks ago (November 3-5), I attended the Cloud Expo Silicon Valley as a speaker, where I presented on the security and privacy due diligence requirements for cloud solutions. Cloud security is a topical issue for every CIO, CISO, and technology buyer. Decision-makers are always looking for insights on how to mitigate the security risks of implementing and using cloud solutions. Based on the presentation topics covered at the conference, as well as the general discussions heard between sessions, I wanted to share ... (more)