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Thingalytics Chapter 1: It’s All About Me

Thingalytics Chapter 1: It’s All About Me

0 by / on April 1, 2015, 6:00 am / in Uncategorized

“Half the money I spend on advertising is wasted; the trouble is I don’t know which half.” John Wannamaker, advertising and marketing pioneer Advertising is all about the audience; if you get the audience wrong, you are wasting ad money. Today, advertising and marketing are evolving to become highly targeted, deeply personal experiences that not only draw in the right […]

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Thingalytics: An Introduction

Thingalytics: An Introduction

0 by / on March 30, 2015, 6:00 am / in Uncategorized

People often ask me: “John, what really is this Internet of Things? It sounds like a lot of hype about smart fridges that tell you when to buy milk.” Actually, the Internet of Things (IoT) is much more important and transformative than that. In fact, it is changing everything – just as the original Internet did. Put simply, the Internet […]

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IoT: The Integration of Things

IoT: The Integration of Things

0 by / on March 25, 2015, 6:00 am / in Featured Authors, Integration Insights, Live from Software AG, Megatrends: What's Hot and What's Not

The Internet of Things is going to be the biggest driver of integration technology in history. Like Metcalfe’s law states that the value of a telecommunications network is proportional to the square of the number of connected users of the system (n2), Herring’s corollary of Metcalf’s Law states that the value of integration is directly proportional to the number of […]

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Top 10 Supply Chain and Manufacturing Predictions for 2015

Top 10 Supply Chain and Manufacturing Predictions for 2015

0 by / on January 26, 2015, 2:39 pm / in Uncategorized

Next year innovative manufacturers will leap ahead by deploying more and better sensors, add more comprehensive automation and increasingly choose local fabrication. In 2015, we will see manufacturers and their partners accelerate the implementation of initiatives that will deliver on the promise of the Internet of Things. For some companies, this will be a challenge, but for many others it […]

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Optimize 9.8 Raises The Bar

Optimize 9.8 Raises The Bar

0 by / on April 17, 2015, 11:32 am / in Process Power, Uncategorized

Light the candles, blow up the balloons, and release the doves for a new webMethods release is out of the door. As a Product Manager this is truly an occasion for celebration because we get to talk about all of the cool new things that we released for our products. Of course this does not really change our day-to-day job […]

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Thingalytics Chapter 5: I’m the Chairman of the Board

Thingalytics Chapter 5: I’m the Chairman of the Board

0 by / on April 15, 2015, 6:00 am / in Uncategorized

“The development of full artificial intelligence could spell the end of the human race.” Professor Stephen Hawking Algorithms are everywhere. In financial markets, algos planted a flag many years ago. A Wall Street trading algo can watch how the market behaves and spot opportunities. It can then execute trading decisions in less than a millisecond, to buy or sell at […]

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Thingalytics Chapter 4: Take Two Smart Pills and Call Me in the Morning

Thingalytics Chapter 4: Take Two Smart Pills and Call Me in the Morning

0 by / on April 13, 2015, 6:00 am / in Uncategorized

“Health nuts are going to feel stupid someday, lying in hospitals dying of nothing.” Redd Foxx, Comedian. The Internet of Things is chockablock with devices that can help healthcare professionals save lives or make patient care more comfortable and affordable. Technology might not save the world, but it can help save a patient’s life. Smart hospitals are embracing technology and […]

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Odata My Data

Odata My Data

0 by / on April 9, 2015, 6:00 am / in Uncategorized

Odata! My data! Our fearful trip is done; the protocol has weathered every test, the prize we sought is won. Now that Salesforce, the captain of the cloud industry, has adopted the Open Data Protocol (Odata), the “which standard for integration?” question appears to have been answered. I predict that OData will become the standard du jour for integrating from […]

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Thingalytics Chapter 3: Home Is Where the Smart Is

Thingalytics Chapter 3: Home Is Where the Smart Is

0 by / on April 8, 2015, 6:00 am / in Uncategorized

“Yum, it’s been light years since you programmed synthetic brownies.” George Jetson, The Jetsons. What is a “smart home?” You hear the term everywhere, usually in association with home security systems or appliances that tell you when they need something. But, you may wonder, why do I need a refrigerator that tells me when I need milk? The truth is, […]

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Pass on iPaaS: Acquisition anyone?

Pass on iPaaS: Acquisition anyone?

0 by / on April 7, 2015, 6:00 am / in Integration Insights, Live from Software AG

So-called neutrality from start-up integration Platform as a Service (iPaaS) vendors will become an oxymoron in 2015, due to continued consolidation and alignment between SaaS vendors and iPaaS vendors. We are already seeing evidence of this alignment, with every SaaS vendor coming out with its own toolbox of integration technologies. They have discovered that they have to “play nice” with […]

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Thingalytics Chapter 2: Machines with Feelings

Thingalytics Chapter 2: Machines with Feelings

0 by / on April 6, 2015, 6:00 am / in Uncategorized

“Maybe the only significant difference between a really smart simulation and a human being was the noise they made when you punched them.” Terry Pratchett, author The idea that a machine can be equipped with sensors that gives it “brains” and “feelings” has been the stuff of science fiction books and films for years. From Skynet in the Terminator movies, […]

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Integration is the new black

Integration is the new black

0 by / on April 2, 2015, 6:00 am / in Integration Insights, Live from Software AG

Fashions come and go, but integration software is the “new black” in every IT executive’s technology wardrobe. In the fashion business, the color black has long been considered an essential “basic,” and calling something the “new black” means that it is the most popular or fashionable thing at the moment. Integration; long considered the dull stalwart in technology circles, is […]

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