Author Archives : Mary Allen


Tackling IoT on the Wavefront

In many ways, discourse around the Internet of Things has been framed around devices and data. Visioning of novel business models and use cases enabled by IoT has trained its eye on cloud-based applications that can deliver new business insight and/or new citizen services based on information collected by ubiquitous sensor networks in industry, urban […]

Larry Zibrik, VP, market development, Sierra Wireless

Ryan Martin, associate analyst, IoT and Wearables Technologies

451 Research: View Technologies launches real-time, location-based RFID service for IoT item visibility  

A convention has built around the Internet of Things which measures IoT market potential in terms of the number of devices that will be connected by a certain date. While this guestimation may offer some rough parameters for overall market size – give or take a billion or two devices – a more interesting view […]


CenturyLink CSO on defence against the “five bad actors”

Dave Mahon brings impressive credentials to his current position as Chief Security Officer at CenturyLink. Former supervisory special agent with the FBI, Mahon began his 31 year career with the US domestic spy agency investigating organized crime, moving from there to international terrorism. During his tenure, FBI investigative methods evolved with advance of the computer […]

Dave Mahon, Chief Security Officer, CenturyLink

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Whither the PC in a mobile, cloud world?  

What is the PC, and has its death, as Mark Twain put it when asked to comment on reports of his demise, “been greatly exaggerated”? This key question, and the role of the PC device in powering a cloud-enabled mobile workforce animate a fourth document in the InsightaaS Viewpoint series, Collabmobilicloud: Empowering the End User. […]


Microgrids: integration for power cost and control  

Context: microgrid and data center synergies Autonomous energy networks that integrate distributed power resources, matching this with local energy loads to service localized demand, microgrids are perhaps best described in opposition to the supergrid – or national grid systems built by the utility companies. In contrast to the super or macro grid, which features centralized […]

Mary Allen, managing editor, InsightaaS