Fredric Paul

Fredric Paul is Editor in Chief for New Relic, Inc., and has held senior editorial positions at ReadWrite, InformationWeek, CNET, PCWorld and other publications. His opinions are his own.

The internet will miss John Perry Barlow

The internet will miss John Perry Barlow

John Perry Barlow was an pioneer in the fight for a free and open internet, but his unique, larger-than-life legacy was forged by deep contributions to both technology and popular culture.

Gimmicky IoT devices detract from IoT's real potential

Gimmicky IoT devices detract from IoT's real potential

Marriott Hotels installed digital notepads on shower doors in a California hotel. This isn’t going to help the IoT be taken seriously.

IoT and the law of unintended consequences

IoT and the law of unintended consequences

Strava’s fitness app usage heatmap accidentally reveals military deployments — and it won’t be the last time good IoT intentions lead to unanticipated problems.

When IoT met blockchain

When IoT met blockchain

What do you get when you mix IoT and blockchain -- two of the hottest technology trends in the world? We’re about to find out.

Is the world ready for instant IoT?

Is the world ready for instant IoT?

A new Chinese IoT platform claims to enable IoT product development in just one day. Could that jumpstart IoT experimentation?

Forget the CES hype, IoT is all about industry

Forget the CES hype, IoT is all about industry

Don’t let the excitement around CES distract you, the real future of IoT lies in business and industrial applications.

Can IoT help make the enterprise more secure?

Can IoT help make the enterprise more secure?

Most people think of IoT as a security vulnerability, but Enterprise IoT could also be a security tool — and maybe a privacy issue.

The time to deal with IoT security is now

The time to deal with IoT security is now

IoT devices are being compromised, and the threat will only get worse. Enterprises should take these steps now to ensure the IoT devices they make are secure.

IoT and the cloud: A match made in Seattle?

IoT and the cloud: A match made in Seattle?

If you listened to Amazon Web Services CEO Andy Jassy at AWS re:Invent, you might think the cloud is the key to the Internet of Things — and vice versa.

Large enterprises abandon data centers for the cloud

Large enterprises abandon data centers for the cloud

At AWS re:Invent, big, traditional companies say they want to abandon their data centers and move to cloud computing.

Why hybrid cloud will turn out to be a transition strategy

Why hybrid cloud will turn out to be a transition strategy

Hybrid cloud computing is hot right now, but its long-term future is … cloudy at best.

Will the end of net neutrality crush the Internet of Things?

Will the end of net neutrality crush the Internet of Things?

The FCC announced its plans to do away with net neutrality rules. What effect will that have on IoT?

What happens when an IoT implementation goes bad?

What happens when an IoT implementation goes bad?

The failure of Emberlight reminds us that Internet of Things devices may not work when the vendor stops supporting them.

Forrester predicts what’s next for IoT

Forrester predicts what’s next for IoT

What’s in store for the Internet of Things (IoT) in 2018? That’s the question on many people’s minds in the fast-growing IoT industry. One set of answers can be found in a new report from Forrester, called Predictions 2018: IoT...

Is the U.S. finally about to take IoT security seriously?

Is the U.S. finally about to take IoT security seriously?

The Cyber Shield Act of 2017 is intended to certify internet of things devices for stronger security. But it’s unlikely to change much.

IoT market keeps growing, with no end in sight

IoT market keeps growing, with no end in sight

With new IoT market research predicting fast growth and new initiatives from big-name companies around the world, the Internet of Things keeps on picking up steam.

Industrial IoT meets the iPhone and iPad in new GE/Apple deal

Industrial IoT meets the iPhone and iPad in new GE/Apple deal

New Predix SDK for iOS is designed to create easy-to-use iOS apps that work with Predix IoT data from industrial sensors to help make sense of IoT data.

Keep IoT under your hat … your hardhat, that is

Keep IoT under your hat … your hardhat, that is

GuardHat has created an IoT-enabled hardhat that includes a beacon and sensors designed to continuously transmit data to a safety control center.

Forrester: 3 ways IoT can drive business value

Forrester: 3 ways IoT can drive business value

Forrester report details how businesses can actually take advantage of the Internet of Things.

Hitachi reorganizes to focus on IoT

Hitachi reorganizes to focus on IoT

Japanese manufacturing giant Hitachi combines units to create a major international player in the Internet of Things market.

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