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  Think Big – Now Think Even Bigger
  Join Us at Internet of Things at Cloud Expo, November 11-13,
at the Javits Center!


The Internet of Things (IoT) is the most profound change in personal and enterprise IT since the creation of the Worldwide Web more than 20 years ago.

All major researchers estimate there will be tens of billions devices - computers, smartphones, tablets, and sensors - connected to the Internet by 2020. This number will continue to grow at a rapid pace for the next several decades.

With major technology companies and startups seriously embracing IoT strategies, now is the perfect time to attend Internet of Things at Cloud Expo in New York City. Learn what is going on, contribute to the discussions, and ensure that your enterprise is as "IoT-Ready" as it can be!

Delegates to Internet of Things at Cloud Expo will be able to attend eight separate, information-packed tracks:

  • Enterprise Cloud
  • Digital Transformation
  • The API Enterprise | Mobility & Security
  • DevOps | Containers & Microservices
  • Cognitive Computing | AI, ML, DL
  • Big Data | Analytics
  • IoT | IIoT | Smart Cities
  • Hot Topics | FinTech | WebRTC

There are 120 breakout sessions in all, with Keynotes, General Sessions, and Power Panels adding to three days of incredibly rich presentations and content.


We'll see you in New York!



Day 3 Keynote at @ThingsExpo | Chris Matthieu, CTO of Octoblu
In his keynote at @ThingsExpo, Chris Matthieu, Director of IoT Engineering at Citrix and co-founder and CTO of Octoblu, focused on building an IoT platform and company. He provided a behind-the-scenes look at Octoblu's platform, business, and pivots along the way (including the Citrix acquisition of Octoblu).
  Themes & Topics to Be Discussed

Consumer IoT
• Wearables
• Smart Appliances
• Smart Cars
• Smartphones 2.0
• Automation
• Smart Travel
• Personal Fitness
• Health Care
• Personalized Marketing
• Customized Shopping
• Personal Finance
• The Digital Divide
• Mobile Cash & Markets
• Games & The IoT
• The Future of Education
• Virtual Reality

Enterprise IoT
• The Business Case for
x IoT
• Smart Grids
• Smart Cities
• Smart Transportation
• The Smart Home
• M2M
• Authentication/Security
• Wiring the IoT
• The Internet of
x Everything
• Digital Transformation
x of Enterprise IT
• Agriculture
• Transportation
• Manufacturing
• Local & State
x Government
• Federal Government

IoT Developers | WebRTC Summit
• Eclipse Foundation
• Cloud Foundry
• Linux Containers
• Node-Red
• Open Source Hardware
• Ajax and the IoT
• Leveraging SOA
• Multi-Cloud IoT
• Evolving Standards
• WebSockets
• Security & Privacy
x Protocols
• GPS & Proximity
x Services
• Bluetooth/RFID/etc
• XMPP
• Nest Labs



The Top Keynotes, the Best Sessions, a Rock Star Faculty and the Most Qualified Delegates of ANY Internet of Things Event!


The future of computing lies in these things. As computing takes a much more active role in our lives it will at the same time become much more invisible. Internet of Things Expo will address the challenges in getting from where we are today to this future.
 
The high-energy event is a must-attend for senior technologists from CEOs on down – including CIOs, CTOs, directors of infrastructure, VPs of technology, IT directors and managers, network and storage managers, network engineers, enterprise architects, and communications and networking specialists.




@ThingsExpo Power Panel | The World's Many IoTs: Which Are the Most Important?
The Internet of Things is clearly many things: data collection and analytics, wearables, Smart Grids and Smart Cities, the Industrial Internet, and more. Cool platforms like Arduino, Raspberry Pi, Intel's Galileo and Edison, and a diverse world of sensors are making the IoT a great toy box for developers in all these areas. In this Power Panel at @ThingsExpo, panelists discussed what things are the most important, which will have the most profound effect on the world, and what should we expect to see over the next couple of years.
Benefits of Attending the Three-Day Technical Program
  LEARNexactly why Internet of Things is relevant today from an economic, business and technology standpoint.
  HEAR first-hand from industry experts the common issues and requirements for creating a platform for the Internet of Things.
  SEE what new tools and approaches the Internet of Things requires.
  DISCOVER how to drive a distributed approach to the Internet of Things, where applications move to the data.
  FIND OUThow the vast volumes of new data produced by the Internet of Things provides a valuable new source of business insight through advanced analytical techniques.
  MASTER how the ongoing development of smart cities, cars, and houses will enhance connectivity infrastructure.
Lunch Power Panel | Microservices & IoT- Moderated by Jason Bloomberg
In this Power Panel at @DevOpsSummit, moderated by Jason Bloomberg, president of Intellyx, panelists Roberto Medrano, Executive Vice President at Akana; Lori MacVittie, Evangelist for F5 Networks; and Troy Topnik, ActiveState's Technical Product Manager; and Otis Gospodnetic, founder of Sematext; peeled away the buzz and discuss the important architectural principles behind implementing IoT solutions for the enterprise. As remote IoT devices and sensors become increasingly intelligent, they become part of our distributed cloud environment, and we must architect and code accordingly. At the very least, you'll have no problem filling in your buzzword bingo cards.


Choosing Your Mobile Device Management Solution | @CloudExpo #Cloud #Compliance
There are many solutions out there, and selecting the right solution for your enterprise may seem challenging

10 Things to Consider As You Choose Your Mobile Device Management Solution
By Nikhil Nayak, Product Analyst, ManageEngine

The past decade has seen an increasing trend in employees using mobile devices like smartphones and tablets to aid in their work. This trend has fostered organizations to adopt practices like bring-your-own-device (BYOD) with hopes of improving employee productivity and efficiency. There is, however, a downside to this because such practices pose major risks concerning corporate data security and data management. In order to ward off these risks, enterprises seek out reliable mobile device management (MDM) solutions.

There are many solutions out there, but selecting the right solution for your enterprise may seem challenging - especially if you're not aware of what to look out for. Here is a list of 10 things to consider as you choose your MDM solution.

1. Understand your business needs and security standards
Every industry is different in its functioning. Defense, health care, IT, retail and others each have their own security requirements. For example, a nation's defense sector will have far more protocols and security clearance requirements when compared with its logistics industry. Therefore, it is essential to be aware of your industry's standards to ensure that there is no ambiguity while performing research on the available features of an MDM solution.

2. Know what's in store while embracing mobility
An enterprise that decides to go mobile should be aware of the associated pros and cons. Let's say that your organization supports BYOD, which allows employees to use their personal mobile devices to perform company-related tasks such as accessing work-related content. Employees would want the ability to complete routine tasks from their smartphones during their downtime so they can focus on mission-critical work while at their desks. This invariably poses a risk in the form of data leakage due to factors such as malware or device theft.

3. Understand app management and security
Managing mobility in organizations involves combating security risks concerning devices and apps. Existing security awareness programs are targeted toward desktop users. If an enterprise is looking to adapt to a mobile environment, these programs have to be revisited to focus on the usage and risks involved with mobile devices. An enterprise should educate its employees to use trusted sources and avoid suspicious third-party sites for app downloads. It should discourage the habit of tapping "Continue" during app installations. An ideal MDM solution has features that prevent suspicious apps from being installed.

4. Segment your organization based on level of trust
Segments in an enterprise can be either hierarchical or departmental. Regardless, certain employees might have access to data that won't be available to others, such as a taxi service provider whose drivers require passengers' pickup and drop-off locations. Their mobile devices can be provisioned to show only this data on an app. However, their superiors can access further details such as passenger email ID and age, which they can use to make data-driven decisions. To maintain tiered protection, top-level employees require stronger encryption and more flexibility.

5. Set policies and restrictions for devices and apps
An ideal MDM solution would let you push policies onto mobile devices. By setting up policies, you can restrict certain device functions. Consider the following situation: Your company has come up with a breakthrough product idea in a market with no other offering that is even remotely similar to yours. Your R&D team is working on materializing this product. To ensure that there is not even the slightest data leak, you need to disable data distribution by preventing local printing or data storage.

6. Identify non-compliant devices
Jailbroken and rooted devices always pose a greater risk because they're an easy target for malware and cyberattacks. You need a system that can quarantine devices so threats cannot spread after detecting malware, app risks, network attacks and other threats. Enterprise data is regularly compromised simply because employees' devices aren't compliant with the enterprise's security policies. An ideal MDM solution should detect whether a device is compliant. It should also let you device lock or remote wipe non-compliant devices and bar them from your organization's network.

7. Create awareness among users
Employees might find an MDM solution to be an invasion of their privacy. While this isn't true, you must take steps to ensure that there are no misconceptions regarding user privacy invasion. An enterprise has to educate its employees on the need for securing mobile devices, while also making them feel comfortable about the MDM setup. This can be done either by developing an end-user license agreement (EULA) or a general acceptance agreement that is shared and signed by the employees.

8. Audit regularly for compliance
Reporting and auditing are common approaches for guaranteeing compliance with regulations and organizational policies. In order to prove compliance, you would have to run regular audits. Along with running regular audits, an ideal MDM solution should be able to push secure apps and enable patching and updates for both devices and apps to ensure that the devices are compliant.

9. Embrace new technology with a bit of caution
There are plenty of device manufacturers out there, each running its own flavor of operating system - be it Android, iOS, Windows, Blackberry, Symbian and others. And the variety doesn't stop there. Every day, enhancements are made to devices to make them faster, increase their storage space and more. To make sure that your employees have what they need to be effective, you would have to survey and study every new device enhancement and app technology. Ideally, the bugs have been worked out before spending your money.

10. Deploy a good MDM solution
In mobile device management, no single solution is one-size-fits-all. An MDM solution is customizable to match an individual organization's requirements. Many industries such as health care, retail and IT can use MDM to their advantage through its ability to cater to their unique needs. Ask your vendor to help you adopt and establish effective day‐to‐day MDM practices.

As first published in IT Briefcase.

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Nikhil Nayak is a product analyst at ManageEngine, the real-time IT management company and division of Zoho Corporation. For more information on ManageEngine, the real-time IT management company, please visit www.manageengine.com; follow the company blog at http://blogs.manageengine.com, on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/ManageEngine and on Twitter @ManageEngine.

About ManageEngine IT Matters
ManageEngine believes IT management can be simple and affordable. Our authors share insights and how-to tips for SMBs and large enterprises. Over 120,000 companies around the world – including three of every five Fortune 500 companies – trust our products to manage their networks, data centers, business applications, and IT services, and security. We take a straightforward, customer-centric approach to IT management software. Our customers' needs drive our product philosophy. And we've built a strong, in-house R&D team to support our product team and turn customer requests into product realities. We look forward to hearing from you.

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