The Challenges Faced by the Internet of Things (IoT) in Canada

There are a number of challenges which must be overcome for the expansion of the Internet of Things (IoT). In some areas there has been significant progress in the past decade, such as RFID technology, data storage capabilities, and the growth of both wired and wireless network infrastructures. While in other areas there remains a large amount of work to be done: privacy, information security, communication standardization and even educating end-users.

The majority of the challenges companies and countries face in the IoT space are universal and not just specific to Canada. Therefore, the problems can be tackled jointly for mutual benefit; a possible breeding ground for innovation. Canadian companies are in the mix of all this and there are some challenges in Canada that other nations may not have to consider for their IoT strategies. Read more

Splunk and the Internet of Things (IoT)

What’s new in Splunk 6.3?

The release of Splunk Enterprise 6.3 saw improvements in performance, management and Total Cost of Ownership (TCO). Data integrity control, intelligent job scheduling, custom alert actions, geospatial visualization, anomaly detection and the addition of the HTTP event collector are only a few of the new features available in 6.3. This blog posting will discuss two of these features in more detail and what it means for Splunk’s push into the Internet of Things (IoT). Read more