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What's big in IT tech for the coming year

From data centers to the edge to the WAN, 2020 promises to be an active year for enterprise-technology development

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Good tech talent is still hard to find (how to bridge the gap)

Companies have big plans for digital transformation, but the lack of skilled IT talent remains an obstacle. Here’s how to cope.

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IT certifications and training center

Certifications show that you’re committed to your job, have specific skills and are willing to up your game. Check out our online training courses and guides to top certifications -- all part of your Insider Pro subscription.

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IoT sensors must have two radios for efficiency

To extend battery life, IoT radios that send data should be powered only when there's data to send, and a second, power-sipper radio should just listen for a wake-up signal for the principal radio. Academics say they’re making...

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Become a certified IoT business leader

IDG Insider Pro and CertNexus are partnering to offer business leaders a course and associated credential to boost collaboration and drive informed IoT business decisions.

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IoT in 2020: The awkward teenage years

The internet of things will see more growth in 2020, along with more growing pains - security, lack of complete solutions

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Space-sourced power could beam electricity where needed

Harvesting solar energy in space would provide off-grid electricity at night, and for areas that don’t receive much sunlight. A project has just received funding.

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What is edge computing and why it matters

With deployments of IoT devices and the arrival of 5G fast wireless, placing compute and analytics close to where data is created is making the case for edge computing.

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USPS invests in GPU-driven servers to speed package processing

U.S. Postal Service plans to use servers powered by Nvidia GPUs and deep learning software to train multiple AI algorithms for image recognition, yielding a tenfold increase in package-processing speed.

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Cheap IoT satellite network gets approval

Swarm Technologies joins a slew of new satellite communications providers who have obtained FCC launch and communications approval. This startup is aiming at IoT.

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AI and 5G: Entering a new world of data

The deployment model of vendor-centric equipment cannot sustain this exponential growth in traffic.

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Forrester: Edge computing is about to bloom

2020 is set to be a “breakout year” for edge computing technology, according to the latest research from Forrester Research

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What is a botnet? When IoT devices attack

Most consumers don't consider security when purchasing IoT devices. Yet botnet attacks can be devastating, impacting large portions of the internet. Learn how to prevent botnets in this video.

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Big Four carriers want to rule IoT by simplifying it

A look at some of the pros and cons of IoT services from AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile and Verizon

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Wireless noise protocol can extend IoT range

On-off noise power communication (ONPC) protocol creates a long-distance carrier of noise energy in Wi-Fi to ping IoT devices.

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Juniper set to reinforce edge, cloud technologies

Juniper is expected to detail a number of trends and directions but perhaps the most important development is the vendor’s further integration of technology it bought from Mist in March for $405 million.

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Technology that scares us | TECH(talk)

Drones, self-driving vehicles and intrusive tech devices have our otherwise fearless hosts on edge. Watch as IDG TECH(talk) hosts Ken Mingis and Juliet Beauchamp, plus Macworld’s Michael Simon discuss why that tech scares them and...

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IoT roundup: Carriers expand NB-IoT, Congress eyes IoT security …

A powerful IoT networking technology used by the major carriers continues to gain ground, Congress makes noise about training and a prominent researcher warns of security trouble ahead.

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