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The Internet of Things in Your Driveway By 2020, 90 percent of all new cars will have some sort of built-in connectivity platform, and by 2022, there will be 1.8 billion automotive M2M connections. As cars join the Internet of Things, cars will stop being independent entities and will become part of a larger, connected ecosystem. Cars as part of the IoT isn't just a look into the future - it's already happening. "Everything that moves will become autonomic, it's just a matter of time," says Vishnu Andhare, Consulting Manager at ISG, a global technology research and advisory firm. Andhare notes that all of the big automotive players are already moving towards a future of shared mobility, and mobility-as-a-service - although it will take time. "In the future, it will not be limited by technology, but by the psychological barrier, and by public policy," he says. "the... (more)

Cloud-Based Channel Data Management By @Dan_Blacharski | @CloudExpo [#Cloud]

Cloud-Based Channel Data Management Solutions Large technology manufacturers that focus on channel sales through distributors and resellers have traditionally operated with informal processes, using tools like spreadsheets and information driven by anecdotal stories from channel partners, unstructured data, and the "gut instinct" of channel sales managers. Too often, the result is an unacceptable level of inaccurate payouts and leaky incentivizing, stock-outs due to lack of insight into inventory, and missed revenue opportunities. These old school approaches to channel management... (more)

How the Dotcloud Affects the Need for Startup Funding | @CloudExpo #Cloud #DataCenter

How the Dotcloud Affects the Need for Startup Funding When you decide to launch a startup company, business advisors, counselors, bankers and armchair know-it-alls will tell you that the first thing you need to do is get funding. While there is some validity to that boilerplate piece of wisdom, the availability of and need for startup funding has gone through a dramatic transformation over the past decade, and the next few years will see even more of a shift. A perfect storm of events is causing this seismic shift. On the macroeconomic side this storm includes the still-persisten... (more)