Topic: connectivity

Sir Tim Berners-Lee stays committed to the World Wide Web

Web inventor Sir Tim Berners-Lee is continuing his effort to protect the web. Today is the 29th birthday of the World Wide Web, and while we have seen many improvements in terms of connectivity, Berners-Lee believes there are still many threats. Last year, on the web’s 28th birthday, Berners-Lee wrote about three challenges: misinformation, control … continue reading

How the growth of IoT created demand for IPv6 visibility

The common practice for monitoring the Internet Protocol version 6 (IPv6) network traffic has been to pretend it doesn’t exist by simply ignoring it or disabling it across corporate networks. But with the growth of both IoT and hyperscale data centers, the demand for IPv6 visibility is real, and an increasing portion of the Internet-connected … continue reading

Analyst View: The IoT: It’s a question of scope

I believe there is a part of the rich history of software development that will be a guiding light, and will support creation of the software that will run the Internet of Things (IoT). It’s all a question of scope. Figure 1 is a six-layer architecture, showing what I consider to be key functional and … continue reading

Guest View: App developers: Time to cut the cord

It’s a familiar experience: You’re on the subway using an app on your phone or tablet, when suddenly you lose network coverage. Without warning, the app becomes completely unusable. Applications are all too often designed on the assumption that connectivity is ubiquitous. But we all know that even in the most connected metropolis, loss of … continue reading

Google App Maker, Nokia and HPE team up on IoT, and Apple’s drone initiative—SD Times news digest: Dec. 1, 2016

Google is joining the low-code movement with its new release of App Maker. App Maker is the company’s low-code app development solution designed to help business users develop and deploy custom made apps. “App Maker makes it easy for IT or even citizen developers (including analysts and system administrators) to quickly iterate from a prototype … continue reading

Slack’s hiccup highlights the importance of API visibility

When chat apps or other websites critical to getting a day’s work done experience an outage, panic sets in. Today, some teams were feeling the stress when Slack briefly had connectivity issues, and its API requests were responding with errors, making it behave slowly. Ironically, some users were not even able to access Slack’s status … continue reading

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