Mobility, the Internet of Things, and the Future of Enterprise Networks

November 20, 2018

While neither mobility nor the Internet of Things (IoT) are new to the business technology scene, mobile devices are increasingly ubiquitous and IoT is beginning to touch more industries than ever before. Mobile device usage in the workplace continues to proliferate at a rapid pace, leading more and more businesses to implement bring your own device (BYOD) programs. In fact, 80% of IT leaders1 say their employees can’t do their jobs without a mobile phone, and 75% cite mobile devices as critical to business workflows. Ultimately, effective usage of workforce mobility has become a differentiator for enterprises and a necessary factor in maintaining a competitive advantage.

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The FireEye Approach to Effective Cloud Security

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In many ways, the public cloud is more secure than a traditional data center. Asset management, inventory, audit logging, two-factor access controls, connectivity redundancy, and firewalls are built into the cloud provider platform. Servers are easier to patch. And since implementations that are just a few years old are considered too old, there aren’t any forgotten boxes sitting in a dark corner with a note reading: “DO NOT TURN OFF.”

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Privacy and the Internet of Things

whitePaper | June 8, 2018

The proliferation of network-connected devices, also known as the “Internet of Things” (IoT), offers unprecedented opportunities for consumers and businesses. Yet devices such as fitness trackers, personal home assistants (e.g., Amazon Echo, Google Home), and digital appliances are changing the nature of privacy as they operate silently in the background while transmitting data about a broad range of human activities and behaviors.

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Government as a Platform

whitePaper | March 1, 2016

"This is the first in a series of Fujitsu points of view that talk aboutimportant and relevant topics that will shape the way Governmentwill interact with its citizens. Its intention is to prompt discussion, contribute to and stimulate debate around the subject of Governmentas a Platform rather than provide a definitive answer. It provides anoverview of the opportunities that present the UK Government inmeeting efficiency savings targets over the coming decade. It willprovide insight into how the strategies developed by GDS can beapplied further within government IT, from new digital service offeringsthrough to fundamental changes in how Governmentprovides support to citizens."

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A Gateway to Smarter Building Automation

whitePaper | March 1, 2016

"Rising power consumption; increasing emissions; mounting energy costs. These and other factors are driving the need fora sustainable, eco-friendly future. However, although research continues on clean, renewable energy sources such as windand solar, the capital cost of producing a unit of energy has doubled since 2000. It’s time for another approach.This is the promise of the Internet of Things (IoT). By harnessing the power of connectivity, data, and analytics, the IoT can effect real change on the commercial and industrial sectors through building automation systems (BAS) that monitorand adjust power consumption according to usage, reducing financial and ecological waste without impacting lifestyles or economic efficiency. "

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Using IoT Device Gateways to Unlock Business Value from Legacy Machines

whitePaper | December 28, 2017

According to Gartner, by 2020, more than 20.4 billion devices will be connected to a network in what is commonly called the Internet of Things (IoT). McKinsey Global Institute estimates that the global economic impact of the IoT will generate up to $11.1T annually by 2025. Connectivity is the first step in capitalizing on the powerful insights generated by connected devices in the IoT, which can be used to optimize operations, provide better user experiences, or create new services. The economic impact of the IoT is not only driven by the next generation of connected devices, but also from connecting millions, if not billions of legacy brownfield industrial equipment deployed over the past few decades in factories, refineries, and various other industrial settings. Obvious industrial IoT use cases focus on improving overall production yield while reducing costs and waste. But many OEMs are just starting to realize that almost any factor that could affect their bottom line, such as downtime or equipment degradation, can be mitigated by analyzing data generated from connected sensors and machines. These device networks provide insights that can alert organizations to problems with yield, inform workers to fix equipment that is about to fail or develop statistical models that can predict maintenance for machine longevity.

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The Things in the Internet of Things

whitePaper | March 1, 2016

The most important terms in regards to the Internet of Things and the relationship between these terms have been explained: the things, devices, resources and services, as well as identification, addressing, resolution and discovery. It has been shown – in particular regarding the distinction between the entity of interest and the device – that an absolute, clear-cut categorization is not always possible. Rather, it depends on the perspective from which one looks at a particular thing.

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Thin Film Electronics

Thin Film Electronics ASA (Ticker: THIN.OL) is a leader in the development of printed electronics. The first to commercialize printed rewritable memory, Thinfilm is creating printed system products that will include memory, sensing, display and wireless communication—at a cost-per-functionality unmatched by any other electronic technology. Thinfilm's roadmap of system products integrates technology from a strong and growing ecosystem of partners to enable the Internet of Things by bringing intelligence to disposable goods. Specialties Printed Memories, Printed Electronics - Temperature Threshold Detection Smart Labels, Integrated Printed Systems, NFC enabled smart labels, Printed Sensor Devices, NFC OpenSense™, EAS Electronic Article Surveillance

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