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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.


'But It's Free!'
'But It's Free!'

There was once a time, not that long ago, when I seemed to be spending a significant portion of my life explaining why ColdFusion was indeed worthy of consideration even though other products were free. Then I stopped hearing that objection for the most part, and life was good (well, better).

But in the past two weeks I have had to defend ColdFusion against the "but [fill in the blank here] is free" objection no less than five times. So it looks like I need to address this issue one last time to clear the air and set the record straight.

What Exactly Is ColdFusion?
Let's start with the question - what is ColdFusion anyway? Is it an application server? Some think so, others vehemently disagree with that description. Is it a language? Definitely. But is it only a language? No, not at all. So, what is ColdFusion then?

There is actually a reason for me starting with this question. Because ColdFusion is not easily defined, it is not easily compared to other products and technologies. And this inability to perform comparisons usually results in one of two things happening - either ColdFusion gets compared to products that it honestly should not be compared to, or only one aspect of ColdFusion gets looked at and compared, but not ColdFusion as a whole.

So, once again, what exactly is ColdFusion? Actually, ColdFusion is many things; it really depends on your perspective, what you are trying to do, and how you are trying to do it. But at a minimum:

  • First and foremost, ColdFusion is a language: After all, it is CFML (the ColdFusion Markup Language) that makes ColdFusion ColdFusion. What we love about the product, what makes us productive, what distinguishes ColdFusion from anything else out there is CFML.
  • ColdFusion is also a set of application services, complete subsystems that you can leverage in your applications - things like full-text searching, graphing, database query caching, and more: These are not language features (although they have language elements associated with them); they are runtime services that are included with ColdFusion so that you do not have to start from scratch.
  • And yes, for many of us, ColdFusion is still an application server: With ColdFusion MX, and its new ability to run on top of industry-standard application servers (like IBM WebSphere and Sun ONE), ColdFusion has been split in two. It can be used as a scripting engine with supporting runtime services on top of an application server of your choice, or it can be used as an application server in its own right.

    All of which makes defining exactly what ColdFusion is a little tricky.

    It's More Than a Language
    As I already explained, part of ColdFusion is a series of runtime application services. These are included with ColdFusion in all versions (although there are some differences based on the product edition being used), and all at no extra cost. It has been this way almost since day one.

    Why is this important? Well, we take many of these included services and technologies for granted. As ColdFusion we use them all the time, and never even realize that had we been using other popular languages, we'd have had to pay for these, buying them individually.

    Now, I don't usually take potshots at other vendors or products (well, not often, and usually not in public and in print), but... consider Microsoft ASP, the most used scripting language out in Web-land. ASP is free, right? Maybe, but look at the chart on the next page.

    The chart is not even a complete list of ColdFusion features missing from ASP, but it's enough for the discussion at hand.

    Just to be clear, and in the interests of fairness, when a third party add-on was needed (because a feature is not included in ASP itself) the lowest-cost functionally equivalent add-on was used. Where multiple options were available, the one that most closely matched the feature set native to ColdFusion was used. However, unsupported free add-ons were not included.

    Now before I get flooded with e-mails accusing me of rigging the data, yes, I am sure I could have searched and found cheaper options too. And yes, there is stuff out there for free. And yes, some of those add-ons might have features and options that ColdFusion does not support. Agreed. This is not official data, nor is it an apples-to-apples comparison. I did not put tons of time into this research, that was not the intent.

    What this is, however, is proof positive that you get what you pay for. Or in other words, pay now or pay later. And if you do opt to pay later, you'll likely pay a lot more. (Plus the integration will not be as clean or as simple, it just can't be.)

    This is not just true of ASP - it is true of every one of the free options. ColdFusion is not free, but from a raw cost of goods standpoint it is an absolute bargain - matching the features in any other development product will cost you a lot more than ColdFusion.

    And It's an Incredible Language Too
    From a cost perspective, just by looking at what you get in the box, ColdFusion is already a far better option. And we haven't even mentioned the cost associated with the language - or rather, the cost associated with using the wrong language.

    CFML is not a general-purpose language; it was never intended to be one. But CFML is the very best language for integrating with Internet clients and technologies. Take something as simple as a database query - in ColdFusion we use a single tag named <CFQUERY> and it just works. Have you ever looked at what it takes to do the same in ASP or PHP or even JSP? Or how about something as trivial as sending an SMTP e-mail message?

    Or even a simple thing like making data persist in a shared scope? A colleague recently shared with me some ASP code that he was so proud of - code that helped him eliminate unnecessary database reads by caching results in the application itself. When he was finished with his lengthy and very detailed code walkthrough and explanation I showed him <CFQUERY NAME="APPLICATION.result"> and <CFQUERY CACHEDWITHIN ...>. He just stared and said nothing (although I think he was trying to respond - his lips moved but no sound escaped).

    At DevCon in October I discussed Web services in detail, and had the opportunity to demonstrate ColdFusion Web services being consumed by .NET (using C#) as well as .NET Web services being consumed by ColdFusion MX. One of the most blatantly obvious differences was the amount of code it took to consume a Web service - .NET is built around Web services technologies, and ColdFusion puts it to shame with something as simple as consuming a Web service (a .NET Web service at that) - one tag compared to pages of code.

    I am not going to go into when CFML should be used and when it shouldn't; I've written and talked about that many times before. But one thing is a given, an indisputable fact. For the right parts of your application, CFML is the cleanest, the simplest, the most productive, and simply the best solution available to you.

    What does that have to do with other products being free? Not only do you get more product for your money as already explained, but by using CFML, your development costs drop dramatically. Using CFML, your development will be simple and will take less time, and time is money. It's as simple as that.

    Summary
    So, why buy ColdFusion when ASP (or JSP or PHP or Perl or...) is free? Well, if they were indeed free that would be a very good question. But, as you can see, they are not free, and thus it's not a good question at all. The truth is that the question should be exactly the opposite - with ColdFusion being such a bargain, offering such value for the money and ongoing savings in development costs, why would you ever want to use a supposedly free product?

    That's not to say that no one should be using those products. I have found one scenario where they make perfect sense - if you are a contract developer getting paid by the hour, then you may benefit from legitimately having to take so much longer on your projects. But for everyone else, the choice is clear. Enough said.

    About Ben Forta
    Ben Forta is Adobe's Senior Technical Evangelist. In that capacity he spends a considerable amount of time talking and writing about Adobe products (with an emphasis on ColdFusion and Flex), and providing feedback to help shape the future direction of the products. By the way, if you are not yet a ColdFusion user, you should be. It is an incredible product, and is truly deserving of all the praise it has been receiving. In a prior life he was a ColdFusion customer (he wrote one of the first large high visibility web sites using the product) and was so impressed he ended up working for the company that created it (Allaire). Ben is also the author of books on ColdFusion, SQL, Windows 2000, JSP, WAP, Regular Expressions, and more. Before joining Adobe (well, Allaire actually, and then Macromedia and Allaire merged, and then Adobe bought Macromedia) he helped found a company called Car.com which provides automotive services (buy a car, sell a car, etc) over the Web. Car.com (including Stoneage) is one of the largest automotive web sites out there, was written entirely in ColdFusion, and is now owned by Auto-By-Tel.

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    I honestly like both ColdFusion and PHP, and use both of them where I work. As to the simplicity of <cfquery> in cfml, that''s not exactly fair; the reason that''s so simple is because we need to define datasources in cfadministrator. If you made an equivalent page in PHP which defined your datasources ahead of time, you could enjoy a little simpler code each time you queried a database in PHP also.
    Agreed, this is already thought of an implemented in coldfusion. Like I said, I like coldfusion. But I don''t think it''s any accident that frameworks like Fusebox, initially developed for Coldfusion, are almost at once ported to PHP...

    I honestly like both ColdFusion and PHP, and use both of them where I work. As to the simplicity of <cfquery> in cfml, that''s not exactly fair; the reason that''s so simple is because we need to define datasources in cfadministrator. If you made an equivalent page in PHP which defined your datasources ahead of time, you could enjoy a little simpler code each time you queried a database in PHP also.
    Agreed, this is already thought of an implemented in coldfusion. Like I said, I like coldfusion. But I don''t think it''s any accident that frameworks like Fusebox, initially developed for Coldfusion, are almost at once ported to PHP...

    I honestly like both ColdFusion and PHP, and use both of them where I work. As to the simplicity of <cfquery> in cfml, that''s not exactly fair; the reason that''s so simple is because we need to define datasources in cfadministrator. If you made an equivalent page in PHP which defined your datasources ahead of time, you could enjoy a little simpler code each time you queried a database in PHP also.
    Agreed, this is already thought of an implemented in coldfusion. Like I said, I like coldfusion. But I don''t think it''s any accident that frameworks like Fusebox, initially developed for Coldfusion, are almost at once ported to PHP...

    I honestly like both ColdFusion and PHP, and use both of them where I work. As to the simplicity of <cfquery> in cfml, that''s not exactly fair; the reason that''s so simple is because we need to define datasources in cfadministrator. If you made an equivalent page in PHP which defined your datasources ahead of time, you could enjoy a little simpler code each time you queried a database in PHP also.
    Agreed, this is already thought of an implemented in coldfusion. Like I said, I like coldfusion. But I don''t think it''s any accident that frameworks like Fusebox, initially developed for Coldfusion, are almost at once ported to PHP...

    I honestly like both ColdFusion and PHP, and use both of them where I work. As to the simplicity of <cfquery> in cfml, that''s not exactly fair; the reason that''s so simple is because we need to define datasources in cfadministrator. If you made an equivalent page in PHP which defined your datasources ahead of time, you could enjoy a little simpler code each time you queried a database in PHP also.
    Agreed, this is already thought of an implemented in coldfusion. Like I said, I like coldfusion. But I don''t think it''s any accident that frameworks like Fusebox, initially developed for Coldfusion, are almost at once ported to PHP...

    Hello Ben, save yourself alot of time and use a IgniteFusion
    it is a truely free CFML that executes ColdFusion scripts.

    I have been in the Web Architecht role for large companies (read fortune 500) for 6 years, and with smaller CF companies for many years before that. I have not worked for a company that has had traffic less than 700,000 hits a month for a long time. I have seen Cold Fusion hang, and crash, but it has always been due to bad configuration, bad administration or bad development.

    4.5, and even 5 have had stability problems, but they could be managed well with maintenance tasks. And to be perfectly honest, the same can be said for ASP on an IIS box.

    But MX is as stable as can be when you set it up correctly, secure it correctly, and manage your systems correctly.

    I have also yet to see an application that could not be developed in CF. We have not needed to extend it in Java, or move to a differnet environment. It is not meant to replace c+ or VB. It is meant for Web Applications, and it does a damn good job at that.

    Hello

    I will want to write a text on image in coldfusion like does it the php

    thank you

    nagii france

    Setting up MX was a breeze, very easy.

    Getting my head round the tags, ni problema.

    Getting my head round it's scripting languages and the complications that arise from it. Aiiiee!

    I'm coming from a C++, PERL, PHP back ground with some VB thrown in for bad measure.

    I agree that the tag structure can provide an intuitive way of programming _to a HTML designer/programmer/whatever_. To a true blue programmer then coming to CF is a pain in the arse. A lot of stuff is done implicitly when one wishes to have it done explicitly? Why? Because then I, the developer, have more control over the system and know what's going on. Having things 'done for me' can be a very bad thing.

    Other things that annoy me is the fact that you cannot apparently declare a function (either in a component or not) in CFScript and have the same way of specifying it's abilities as your can through CFML. By this I mean that you cannot apparently set the access type, the returntype, etc. unless you use CFML.

    Of course one can just include CFScript within the cffunction, but you then cannot declare variables as being local - they need to be right after the cfscript function declaration.

    To wrap up: I can see where Cold Fusion is useful, but to a true blue programmer surely it's syntax and way of doing things are a burden (and when I say 'true blue', I mean a C, C++ maybe PHP background. Not VB!).

    Of course other's may say 'Write stuff in Java and access it via CF'. My response: 'Now I must learn Java as well???'

    Just my opinion so far.

    Oliver Tupman

    There is so much confusion on this topic I don't even know where to begin. But here:

    1) CFMX uses JDBC (not ODBC anymore) and comes with native drivers to the more popular databases (drivers depend on version and OS)

    2) I don't know who's having difficulty setting up CF, but I have never had trouble installing and configuring it on MANY different servers.

    3) The only performance problems I have had HAVE BEEN DUE TO FAULTY CODING. Because CFML is more accessible than other languages (yes, even than PHP - tag-based syntax is simply more intuitive than scripting IMO) it means that inexperienced programmers can get in over their heads quickly.

    4) With the new J2EE platform, there are no longer any limitations - need something else in CF, plug in a Java class. Need enterprise-level computing, run your CF app on IBM WebSphere and call on EJBs.

    5) No application server has all of the features that CF has without adding on to it. Think about Flash remoting, tag- based charting, Verity search engine. Then think about the fact that you can run it on just about any OS, including MacOS X.

    That's it. I don't think there is anything more to say on the matter. If you prefer another scripting environment, you are entitled to do so, but there is no need to bang on CF or other environments

    -drew

    You write about the stability of Cold Fusion yet you do not give any examples on generalizations. You do write "first you must get a stable and reliable environment to work in" You can only get this by setting up your server correctly. This in my opinion is the biggest factor in web server stability. Many of us if not all of us have tried to install other types of programs that generally do not work well on a web server. Just like you wouldn

    hey what u r saying sounds good in theory, but first asp is not so difficult and second if u look write most of what needs to get done on a day to day basis in most web development warehouses can be solved with the freely available tools for asp.

    Good description of ColdFusion though.

    well having used both coldfusion and PHP i still prefer PHP not becuase its free.

    Development costs aren't all that but down to sheer speed of the PHP language and its lack of bulky server apps. For example on a windows system coldfusion need to use the ODBC system to control a database! not very handy ODBC slow to say the least and PHP doesn't need this extra bagage

    At my former employer we had Cold Fusion 4.5 running on 2 servers and we had CF 5.0 running on 5 servers and they almost never hung or crashed. Only when variables were improperly locked or runaway queries existed, was there instability. We had hundreds of users slamming dozens of apps over and over and CF was stable and efficient. Our development time was weeks instead of months. Coding errors found at runtime were automatically emailed to the proper people. What could be better?


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    The now mainstream platform changes stemming from the first Internet boom brought many changes but didn’t really change the basic relationship between servers and the applications running on them. In fact, that was sort of the point. In his session at 18th Cloud Expo, Gordon Haff, senior cloud strategy marketing and evangelism manager at Red Hat, will discuss how today’s workloads require a new model and a new platform for development and execution. The platform must handle a wide range of rec...
    Most technology leaders, contemporary and from the hardware era, are reshaping their businesses to do software. They hope to capture value from emerging technologies such as IoT, SDN, and AI. Ultimately, irrespective of the vertical, it is about deriving value from independent software applications participating in an ecosystem as one comprehensive solution. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Kausik Sridhar, founder and CTO of Pulzze Systems, discussed how given the magnitude of today's application ...
    Recently, WebRTC has a lot of eyes from market. The use cases of WebRTC are expanding - video chat, online education, online health care etc. Not only for human-to-human communication, but also IoT use cases such as machine to human use cases can be seen recently. One of the typical use-case is remote camera monitoring. With WebRTC, people can have interoperability and flexibility for deploying monitoring service. However, the benefit of WebRTC for IoT is not only its convenience and interopera...
    Companies are harnessing data in ways we once associated with science fiction. Analysts have access to a plethora of visualization and reporting tools, but considering the vast amount of data businesses collect and limitations of CPUs, end users are forced to design their structures and systems with limitations. Until now. As the cloud toolkit to analyze data has evolved, GPUs have stepped in to massively parallel SQL, visualization and machine learning.
    The past few years have brought a sea change in the way applications are architected, developed, and consumed—increasing both the complexity of testing and the business impact of software failures. How can software testing professionals keep pace with modern application delivery, given the trends that impact both architectures (cloud, microservices, and APIs) and processes (DevOps, agile, and continuous delivery)? This is where continuous testing comes in. D
    Between the mockups and specs produced by analysts, and resulting applications built by developers, there exists a gulf where projects fail, costs spiral, and applications disappoint. Methodologies like Agile attempt to address this with intensified communication, with partial success but many limitations. In his session at @DevOpsSummit at 19th Cloud Expo, Charles Kendrick, CTO at Isomorphic Software, presented a revolutionary model enabled by new technologies. Learn how business and develop...
    Most people haven’t heard the word, “gamification,” even though they probably, and perhaps unwittingly, participate in it every day. Gamification is “the process of adding games or game-like elements to something (as a task) so as to encourage participation.” Further, gamification is about bringing game mechanics – rules, constructs, processes, and methods – into the real world in an effort to engage people. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Robert Endo, owner and engagement manager of Intrepid D...
    Gemini is Yahoo’s native and search advertising platform. To ensure the quality of a complex distributed system that spans multiple products and components and across various desktop websites and mobile app and web experiences – both Yahoo owned and operated and third-party syndication (supply), with complex interaction with more than a billion users and numerous advertisers globally (demand) – it becomes imperative to automate a set of end-to-end tests 24x7 to detect bugs and regression. In th...
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    We are seeing a major migration of enterprises applications to the cloud. As cloud and business use of real time applications accelerate, legacy networks are no longer able to architecturally support cloud adoption and deliver the performance and security required by highly distributed enterprises. These outdated solutions have become more costly and complicated to implement, install, manage, and maintain.SD-WAN offers unlimited capabilities for accessing the benefits of the cloud and Internet. ...
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    Bill Schmarzo, author of "Big Data: Understanding How Data Powers Big Business" and "Big Data MBA: Driving Business Strategies with Data Science," is responsible for setting the strategy and defining the Big Data service offerings and capabilities for EMC Global Services Big Data Practice. As the CTO for the Big Data Practice, he is responsible for working with organizations to help them identify where and how to start their big data journeys. He's written several white papers, is an avid blogge...
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    "MobiDev is a software development company and we do complex, custom software development for everybody from entrepreneurs to large enterprises," explained Alan Winters, U.S. Head of Business Development at MobiDev, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at 21st Cloud Expo, held Oct 31 – Nov 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA.
    Major trends and emerging technologies – from virtual reality and IoT, to Big Data and algorithms – are helping organizations innovate in the digital era. However, to create real business value, IT must think beyond the ‘what’ of digital transformation to the ‘how’ to harness emerging trends, innovation and disruption. Architecture is the key that underpins and ties all these efforts together. In the digital age, it’s important to invest in architecture, extend the enterprise footprint to the cl...
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    IoT is rapidly becoming mainstream as more and more investments are made into the platforms and technology. As this movement continues to expand and gain momentum it creates a massive wall of noise that can be difficult to sift through. Unfortunately, this inevitably makes IoT less approachable for people to get started with and can hamper efforts to integrate this key technology into your own portfolio. There are so many connected products already in place today with many hundreds more on the h...
    No hype cycles or predictions of zillions of things here. IoT is big. You get it. You know your business and have great ideas for a business transformation strategy. What comes next? Time to make it happen. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Jay Mason, Associate Partner at M&S Consulting, presented a step-by-step plan to develop your technology implementation strategy. He discussed the evaluation of communication standards and IoT messaging protocols, data analytics considerations, edge-to-cloud tec...



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