Kii has announced the availability of its new platform functionality, Thing Interaction Framework, which allows IoT solutions developers to simplify and speed up the development of both business/industrial and consumer-focused IoT solutions.  An extension of the Kii Cloud, the new framework specifically focuses on common IoT use cases around sensor-cloud-app interactions (like sensor state registration/retrieval, trigger-driven…

For most small and mid-sized businesses the future is all about growth, and a cloud-based approach to information technology is inherently supportive of growth strategies. “Utilizing capital or allocating resources to manage IT solutions is a distraction from their core business,” says Todd Goodbinder, national vice president of sales at Comcast Business. “Businesses get a…

By Kyle Hailey Most enterprise business customers today face a plethora of challenges in order to migrate their massive applications to the cloud environment. For instance, many enterprise applications are so large that one of the easiest ways to migrate a customer environment to the cloud is to physically ship the customer storage disks to…

By Lori MacVittie Of late there have been a lot of articles and columns discussing the lamentably small percentage of women who are entering STEM fields. All posit potential causes for the decline noted over the past couple of decades, and some even offer advice on hiring practices or changes in the work environment necessary to attract…

The LAUNCH Festival 2014 Hackathon is February 21-23 in San Francisco. LAUNCH Hackathon #3 is offering grand prizes of $2M investment or $10k cash, awesome food, massages, and additional prizes from API partners. The best part? It’s free! Find out more info and apply to participate (limited to 800 participants): http://hackathon.launch.co. Not able to make…

By Adam Stern Nearly everyone agrees on the key benefits of virtual servers — scalability, improved resource utilization, reduced operational costs, instant provisioning, and the ability to quickly expand the server base.  But there is no “one size fits all” consensus around private vs. public cloud servers. The selection of a public vs. private cloud…

By Brian King Business has never before been so reliant on a stable Internet connection; the cloud has now displaced a huge amount of historically on-premise solutions, from accounting software through to CRM systems. It’s mobile; it’s always on and readily available. But this raises the question, just what happens when the faithful cloud (or to…

Cloud computing continues to evolve as fast as the different seasons experienced nowadays. But the challenging issue all businesses are facing is the skills gap between cloud projects and the technology requirements needed in accomplishing the task. The lack of appropriate skills creates an imbalance for enterprises that in the end can lose revenue for…