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Best of Upside's Data Digest

Articles discuss the Internet of Things (including IoT security), solving bring-your-own-device challenges, agile data architectures, and benefits of open source.

An IoT Primer (Source: Huffington Post)
This straightforward article describes the hype around the Internet of Things and primes the reader for a future with IoT.

IoT Security Flaws May Make Your Devices Unwillingly Criminal (Source: The Christian Science Monitor)
This article explains how IoT devices have recently been hijacked for DDoS attacks and the implications for IoT security.

Solving BYOD Difficulties with the Cloud (Source: Tech Cocktail)
The new "bring your own device" trend seems great until important data is compromised. This article explains how to avoid security issues with cloud tools and specific policies.

IoT's Retail Disruption (Source: CXO Today)
IoT is set to transform every sector of every industry, especially retail. This article predicts the coming disruption in the retail sector and how IoT will improve customer experience.

Why Agile Data Architecture Adoption Has Increased (Source: Database Trends and Applications)
Adoption of NoSQL and Hadoop has become so widespread that some enterprises are adopting the technologies just to stay competitive. This article explains the current state and possible future of agile data architecture.

How Open Source Levels the Playing Field (Source: The Next Web)
This article offers advice from young entrepreneurs that outlines how open source software levels the playing field for start-ups and allows the smallest enterprise to compete with the largest.

About the Author

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

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