Posts Tagged ‘infrastructure’

Infoblox Reveals Network Concerns for Internet of Things

image of At;as supporting the weight of the planet Earth.Charlie Osborne of ZDNet reported that, “Enterprises are ready to profit from the Internet of Things (IoT), but security concerns and network capacity worries are holding back deployment. According to a recent survey commissioned by network control company Infoblox, the majority of IT professionals believe that IoT is a potentially lucrative market, but there may not be enough network capacity to handle the demand that will accompany an anticipated explosion in the number of connected devices. The research, carried out in May, was conducted online and collected 400 responses from US and UK network managers and executives involved in building, running, and managing enterprise networks at firms with over 1,000 employees. The majority of respondents — 90 percent — are either planning or already implementing solutions to cope with the increased demands on networking caused by IoT projects.”

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Internet Hall of Fame Inductees on the Future of the Web


Leonard Kleinrock of Wired reports, “[On Friday] in Hong Kong 24 new inductees were welcomed into the Internet Hall of Fame, which was launched by the Internet Society in 2012 to recognize individuals who have pushed the boundaries of technological and social innovation through the design and advancement of the global Internet. Because I was a member of the original inductee class, the Hall of Fame asked me to interview some of this year’s inductees about their visions for the future of the Internet, and what obstacles might stand in the way of these ideals. Hailing from Africa, Europe, Asia and Latin America, these inductees provided interesting insights into how the Internet is likely to evolve over the next decade in their corners of the globe, and what we as a global society need to do to prepare for the coming challenges of this evolution.” Read more

IBM & Deutsche Telekom Building Smarter Cities

David Meyer of GigaOM reports, “IBM and Deutsche Telekom, the carrier behind the T-Mobile brand, are to work together on creating smart city systems, the companies have announced. The smart city concept, which is closely related to the internet of things, is reliant on pervasive connectivity, drawing on what has traditionally been known as machine-to-machine (M2M) technology to hook up everything from traffic lights to public transport vehicles to the local broadband network. This usually involves the use of cellular networks.” Read more

Ontology Systems Announces the Release of Ontology 3

A recent article has announced the release of Ontology 3, a new product from Ontology Systems: “Previously known as OSS/CAD and now in its third generation, the new release focuses on user experience by delivering significant ease of use and deployment features with user friendly tools to empower business users and out-of-the-box functionality to speed OSS/BSS deployments.” Read more

Semantic Tools for Businesses

This new article takes a look at some of the best semantic tools for businesses today, offering “an overview of what’s available to help businesses deploy and exploit semantic Web infrastructures, along with a look at what’s still needed for the technology to achieve its potential.”

The article goes into a discussion of the W3C standards for defining a basic semantic infrastructure, including SPARQL, RDF, and OWL, noting that “The final versions of these standards are supported by leading semantic Web platform vendors such as Cambridge Semantics, Expert System, Revelytix, Endeca, Lexalytics, Autonomy and Topquadrant.”

Next the article describes several building blocks and software tools: “Jena is an open-source Java framework for building semantic Web applications. It includes APIs for RDF, RDFS and OWL, a SPARQL query engine and a rule-based inference engine. Another platform, Sesame, is an open-source framework for storing, inferencing and querying RDF data. Most leading semantic Web platforms come with knowledge repositories that describe general terms, concepts and acronyms, giving users a running start in creating ontologies.”

See the full article for further information on current semantic web tools and consider attending SemTech 2011 to learn first-hand about the present and future of semantic technology.

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