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Understanding the Internet of Things (IoT)

Earlier this year, the federal court system changed the way we classify the Internet. No longer an amenity solely for the privileged, high-speed Internet connections are now considered as essential as a phone or electricity service. The ruling effectively took it from luxury to public utility, acknowledging its importance for both business and residential use. This key decision comes at a time when emerging concepts like the Internet of Things (IoT) are entering the public consciousness. Many people are still working to understand the potential impacts in their work and home life, and the benefits are just beginning to emerge….

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Graph Analytics: A Big Data Tool for Analyzing Relationships

Graph analytics is used to study relationships between the nodes of a network. Nodes are graphically depicted as points and can represent individual people, objects, computers, or anything capable of interacting with other nodes. An interaction is represented with an arrow that connects two nodes. The arrow points from the node that initiates the interaction to its recipient. The arrows also indicate the strength of the interaction. Strength is sometimes depicted by the arrow’s thickness. What is meant by strength depends on the nature of the interaction. If the interaction is a force between two magnets, then its strength is the magnitude of the…

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