Info Biziness

A catchall page about the information technology business.

For example:

Publication number	US7844716 B2
Publication type	Grant
Application number	US 12/544,703
Publication date	Nov 30, 2010
Inventors	        Dale Malik, Matt Peterson
Original Assignee	At&T Intellectual Property I, L.P. 

Instant messaging architecture and system for interoperability and presence management


A computer network system establishes an instant messaging (IM) session between a first user registered with a first ISP (ISP) and at least one user registered with a second ISP when the two ISPs operate using different IM protocols.

The ISPs each contain a Local IM server connected to each registered user. Each ISP also contains a Universal IM server that is connected to the distributed network.

The Universal IM server includes a database that stores routing information and Presence information for each user registered with the second ISPs and facilitates communications between the first and second user using a universal format, such as XML.

The details seem to be confirming what the Abstract is saying. I know they hand them out like candy, but WOW !

Trouble ? Depends on AT&T or Google or whoever ...

"Internet Of Things"

I've placed IOT in the InfoBiz category. IOT is a bunch of different things but at the top of the heap is a multi-billion dollar marketing initiative to build a brave new world with billions of smart devices running in homes and businesses across the world ... at maybe $100 a pop per device on the average.

So, hundred of billions of dollars at a minimum. Sort makes us tech weenies fiddling with our RPis look like idiots ... wait a mo', ID + IOT ? ... there may be something to it, especially if the potential security implications are minimized, as they usually are when money is on the table.

In any case, IOT is relegated to InfoBiz for the meantime and may remain here for a while.

The Internet of things (stylised Internet of Things or IoT) is the internetworking of physical devices, vehicles (also referred to as "connected devices" and "smart devices"), buildings and other items—embedded with electronics, software, sensors, actuators, and network connectivity that enable these objects to collect and exchange data. ...

... An alternative view, from the world of the Semantic Web focuses instead on making all things (not just those electronic, smart, or RFID-enabled) addressable by the existing naming protocols, such as URI. The objects themselves do not converse, but they may now be referred to by other agents, such as powerful centralized servers acting for their human owners. ...

... Concerns have been raised that the Internet of things is being developed rapidly without appropriate consideration of the profound security challenges involved ...

There's good stuff in the Wikipedia article. May need to rethink 'IOT'.

A Good Example of What's Wrong with IOT -

Nest Reminds Customers That Ownership Isn't What It Used to Be

Nest Labs, a home automation company acquired by Google in 2014, will disable some of its customers' home automation control devices in May. This move is causing quite a stir among people who purchased the $300 Revolv Hub devices—customers who reasonably expected that the promised "lifetime" of updates would enable the hardware they paid for to actually work, only to discover the manufacturer can turn their device into a useless brick when it so chooses ...

Note: I just typed in "internet of thongs security" and liked the result. I might use it for IOT. Lets it all hang out, security-wise. :-)

... In [3, 5, 7, 8] the authors have mentioned that, the Internet of Thongs leads to the technological development in the field of ICT. ...

ICT, wooo sounds kinky, SQL injection ?.

See Messaging, MicrosoftWindows#Windows10, RaspberryPi and PythonHomeAutomation for info about some core technologies.


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