Month: June 2014

THDP20 The Internet of Things

THDP20 The Internet of Things

Podcast
This definition is from Wikipedia at this link. The Internet of Things (IoT) refers to uniquely identifiable objects and their virtual representations in an Internet-like structure. The term Internet of Things was proposed by Kevin Ashton in 1999[1] though the concept has been discussed since at least 1991.[2] The concept of the Internet of Things first became popular through the Auto-ID Center at MIT and related market analysis publications.[3] Radio-frequency identification (RFID) was seen as a prerequisite for the Internet of Things in the early days. If all objects and people in daily life were equipped with identifiers, they could be managed and inventoried by computers.[4][5] Besides using RFID, the tagging of things may be achieved through such technologies as near field communi...
THDP19 Net Neutrality

THDP19 Net Neutrality

Podcast
We took so long to publish THDP18 that this subject has come and gone.  But not so fast.  This subject is not going anywhere.  We are in the talking stage right now.  The FCC is taking comments and are looking for public input. Am I the only one that is confused by this issue??  One second I think I understand what the fuss is all about and the next second I read another article and realize I don't know what the heck is going on.  This is complicated and I am going to say that maybe because it is so complicated, we should never let  Congress have anything to do with it. If we don't understand and we are the industry after all....how can we expect our government to understand. Remember, we are talking about those pipes that Al Gore invented here. So this would be a good time for yo
THDP18 Top IT Certifications

THDP18 Top IT Certifications

Podcast
This week’s topic is what certification is the best for you?  The crux of the issue is in that question.....you see, that certification, that helps you move up within your organization, that cert that helps you get the job you desire, that cert that allows you to be better at your job.....we'll that cert is the best cert in the world....for you. It used to be if you had 7 years plus of experience, you could go as far as your talents would take you.  I guess to a point that is still true now but with electronic medical records required by the government, with  a four year college computer/engineering degree is required for nearly every meaningful job opening listed today.....it is a delicate balance between experience and education.  Let's just say, the education will get you the int