Datathletics the internet of sports

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So many discussions about the Internet of Things focus on the potential effects on business, the home or transport, but IoT could soon reshape so many different aspects of modern life. Outside of technology, one of my own greatest interests is sport, and even at this early stage of IoT development, we’re seeing a number of projects that could completely change how we watch and play sports. Cisco’s “Connected Athlete” project takes data from sensors in a player’s shoes and transmits it via the stadium’s WiFi. The core purpose is for coaches and teams to closely monitor performance, but thanks to IoT technology, this data…

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How Will IoT Change the Data Center?

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The Internet of Things is one of the most exciting areas in technology right now, and one that continues to develop and expand at an incredible rate. I’ve written before about my hopes for IoT and the question of how soon we’re going to see it transform modern living – I think it’s definitely going to happen, however long it takes to reach a wide uptake. But once it does, we’re going to see an immediate, huge impact on one of the other areas I work in – data center. Leading tech research company Gartner have estimated that by 2020 there will be 26 billion…

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Will Software ‘Define’ the Storage Industry in 2016?

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According to IDC’s most recently published numbers, Q3 2015 saw total capacity shipments up 37% on the same quarter last year to 30.3 exabytes. It’s safe to assume that 2016 will see big data get even bigger, and companies in need of affordable, scalable ways of storing it. So which storage technology will have the greatest impact on how we keep data next year? Flash vendors have made big market gains this year after cutting prices – it’s the closest to traditional hardware based storage but much faster and denser. Once seen as prohibitively expensive, the cost of flash memory per gigabyte has dropped by…

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The Internet of Things: the ‘Flying Car’ of Connectivity?

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Your phone tells your house that you’re on the way home, the house raises the heating to the exact temperature you like. Your front door tells your speakers to hit your After Work Ambient Relaxation playlist just as it opens, and as the blinds come down they tell the lights to brighten up the living room. In theory. The “Internet of Things” is the awkwardly named solution to so many of our dreams about how technology will make our lives easier in the future – allowing devices and objects to track, measure and communicate, working together to solve all the little problems of modern living.…

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Software Defined Data Center: Are We Looking at the Future?

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Data storage has been pretty much the same since the dawn of computing – putting all of your data on the most efficient piece of hardware you can buy is an approach that’s still working just fine. So why are we hearing so much buzz about switching over to Software Defined Data Centers? The sales pitch is certainly appealing – a completely flexible approach to not just data but IT as a whole, businesses able to rapidly move resources around to the part of the business that needs it at any given time and none of it tied to a physical piece of hardware that…

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