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21st Century Coding: How Are Leaders Responding?

21st Century Coding: How Are Leaders Responding?

In March 2016, we explored the gender and ethnic disparity in computer science majors. We highlighted two enterprising leaders at Stanford and Harvard that were taking bold steps to make meaningful change at their respective universities. This article will expand upon the theme of leaders at universities actively working to close the gender gap in ... Read More
 
We Got Trouble Right Here in River City, With a capital T, That Rhymes with P, which Stands for Power

We Got Trouble Right Here in River City, With a capital T, That Rhymes with P, which Stands for Power

(Recognize the title? That’s from The Music Man) Is a form of neo – feudalism alive and thriving on the Internet? According to multiple sources, the answer to the question may be yes. Following are just a few of the sources: 1. The Battle For Power On The Internet, The Atlantic, Bruce Schneier, Oct 24, ... Read More
 
Should You Let the Fog Disappear or Not?

Should You Let the Fog Disappear or Not?

Fog Computing may be a new term for many of you reading this article. Here is Fog Computing as defined by the Open Fog Consortium (OFC): A system-level horizontal architecture that distributes resources and services of computing, storage, control and networking anywhere along the continuum from Cloud to Things. I can see you scrunching up ... Read More
 
Tech Titans Influence on IoT

Tech Titans Influence on IoT

In 2016, we are mourning the passing of a great tech titan, William V. Campbell, former CEO of Intuit and mentor to many of the tech greats, Steve Jobs, Larry Page, Eric Schmidt, Ben Horowitz, and others. We offer our heartfelt condolences to his family and friends. In the same time frame, we are welcoming ... Read More
 
Cloud Security: Trust And Verify

Cloud Security: Trust And Verify

A survey of 1,200 IT decision makers in eight countries including Australia, Brazil, Canada, France, Germany, Spain, the UK, and the US conducted in June 2015 found that within approximately 16-months 80% of the enterprise IT budget will be spent on cloud services. According to the report released by McAfee, Part of Intel Security titled  Blue Skies ... Read More
 
How StratoSTACK Can Help You Vol. 6

How StratoSTACK Can Help You Vol. 6

Volume 6…Leighton Grassie, M.D. Eye Care Business Embraces New Technology Leighton Grassie, M.D., thought she’d found a niche opportunity to expand her ophthalmology practice by selling contemporary eye wear and contacts in her new office but she could not have been more wrong. The retail eye wear and contact business is extremely competitive and she ... Read More
 
How StratoSTACK Can Help You Vol. 5

How StratoSTACK Can Help You Vol. 5

Volume 5…Computer science graduate Holly knows coding but needs more to launch an app… Holly is insanely interested in autonomous vehicles. She’d read many articles in the late 2000’s about the technology and had worked on a project team with Google scientists when they brought their autonomous vehicles to Austin in late 2015. The project ... Read More
 
The Future Is Now For Cloud Enabled Wearables

The Future Is Now For Cloud Enabled Wearables

The latest research note from CCS Insight projects sales of 411 million smart wearables, worth $34 billion, in 2020. The research firm anticipates robust growth over the next five years, with sales of 123 million units, generating $14 billion in revenue in 2016. Wrist-worn devices are the star innovators in the market, with fitness, activity, ... Read More
 
The Cloud On the Horizon Is Closer Than You Think

The Cloud On the Horizon Is Closer Than You Think

On Sunday February 21, 2016, Facebook announced the Telecom Infra Project (TIP), an engineering-driven initiative with infrastructure providers, system integrators, and other technology companies to collaborate and re-imagine different and innovative methods for building and deploying telecom infrastructure. Initial TIP members include global organizations such as Facebook, Nokia, Intel, Deutsche Telekom, and SK Telecom. The ... Read More
 
Apple…The Internet of Things…23andMe

Apple…The Internet of Things…23andMe

We all love technology! Who doesn’t have a smartphone loaded with the trendiest apps, Instagram, Snapchat, etc.? I even work for a company devoted to the creation and delivery of technology based solutions for the small-medium business segment. Recently, the executives at Apple refused to comply with an order to break into an iPhone used ... Read More