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The Internet of Things is beginning to look like a Lot This Christmas

internet-of-things-santaThis Christmas, something underneath the tree is bound to become connected after it’s finally unwrapped.

Experts expect 50 million connected devices to be sold during the holiday season this year. Light bulbs, coffee makers, thermostats, door bells, garage door openers and more have gotten quite the upgrade just in time for the holidays.

Last year, a box of light bulbs would have been considered as grand a Christmas gift as a lump of coal. Thanks to Philips Hue, light bulbs are actually pretty cool. Everything, and we mean everything is becoming connected. It’s not can a product become smarter, it’s when will someone make that product smarter.

When those packages, boxes and bags containing smart home solutions are unwrapped, there are plenty of considerations to make. You can’t just hand grandpa an Amazon echo and expect him to use it every day, or even know it does.

Here are some things to be aware of when gifting and receiving connected devices for the holidays.

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What Star Wars Can Teach Us about Better Network Management

star-wars-network-managementIn case you haven’t heard, there’s a new Star Wars film coming out this holiday season.

Star Wars has been one of the most iconic cinema franchises of the past 50 years. What’s not to love? There’s action (countless light saber duals and battles), romance (Han Solo and Princess Leia), family conflict (Darth Vader is Luke Skywalker’s father, after all), Political corruption, and an underlying plot of good versus evil.

Here are five lessons Star Wars can teach us about better network management.

 

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ThrottleNet expects 24 new jobs due to Crestwood growth


 

CRESTWOOD, MO. — The Missouri Department of Economic Development today announced that a Crestwood-based IT company is expanding its presence in Missouri. ThrottleNet, Inc., has experienced an increase in demand for its services, prompting the company to project hiring 24 new full-time jobs within the next five years.

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