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Data Digest: IoT's Goal, Enterprise Open Source, and Data Leak Protection

Makers of Internet-of-things products need to keep their goal in mind. Plus expanding use of open source in the enterprise and how to stop data leaks.

IoT's Goal: The Generation of Data
(Source: Forbes)

The Internet of things is a hot topic in part because it can revolutionize everything we do every day. However, those making IoT products must understand that the point of producing IoT goods is to collect data. This article explains what data your IoT service should collect and how to secure it.


Open Source Usage in Enterprise Continues to Impress
(Source: The Enterpriser’s Project)

There is good reason to be reluctant to use open source software, but traditional concerns -- including code ownership and security issues -- are no longer valid.  This article advocates for the use of open source in your IT.


Stopping the Flood of Data with Data Leak Protection
(Source: Computer World)

Data leakage is a major issue that sometimes does not receive enough attention. As this article explains, data leak protection (DLP) systems can prevent crucial information from being transmitted outside the enterprise. Such systems are not perfect. This article discusses the major players in the DLP market to help you find the best choice for your environment.

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Quint Turner is an editorial intern at TDWI and an undergraduate English student at Skidmore College. Follow his blog at

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