4 Reasons Why the Internet of Everything Will Require a New Breed of IT Pros

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Originally posted on Nextgov.com

1 ITLike many products and services we enjoy today, the Internet’s origins rest within the halls of government.

The Advanced Research Projects Agency Network, which laid the technology foundation for how the Internet works, was originally funded by the Defense Department. Just a few decades later, that foundation has been built upon to create an entity only the most visionary thinkers could have imagined: the Internet of Everything.

IoE is an interconnected web of systems that brings together people, processes, data and things. There are currently over 20 billion connected devices, representing less than 1 percent of physical objects. Cisco predicts that by 2020, 50 billion devices will be connected.

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OPM Encourages D.C.-Area Feds to Telework During Africa Summit Next Week

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Originally posted on GovExec.com

1 trafficThe Office of Personnel Management has asked federal agencies to consider allowing employees in Washington, D.C., to telework early next week during President Obama’s summit with African leaders, which is expected to cause major traffic headaches in the city.

OPM “strongly recommends” that agencies consider telework on Aug. 4-6, “to keep the government operating normally while helping to minimize traffic congestion” during the event. Traffic is expected to be particularly bad on Aug. 5 and Aug. 6 due to road closures, the agency said in a memo to chief human capital officers.

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Big Interest in Big Data

1bigA search of our event database for “Big Data” pulls up 68 upcoming events — 36 in-person events, 32 webcasts and 426 past events. So what’s the big deal about Big Data?

Big Data is really just a marketing phrase that means a collection of all of the data points that live within an organization’s IT system. Email addresses, financial data, survey data, content, social media statistics all stored together are big….big data. It is clear everyone has big data, what organizations need to focus on (and what most of the events on GovEvents address) is how do you use it to make better decisions?

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3 Tips for Successfully Integrating Multiple Event Tech Products at Your Next Event

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Originally posted on Cvent.com

1abcFor those event planners who have started to really embrace technology, we find that there are too many products we are using. There’s our mobile app company and the registration company. We have a badging vendor and an online networking vendor. Our heads are spinning because we are managing 10 different technology vendors in addition to all the people we are working with for our event. So, how do we address these and make sure we’re integrating all of these products successfully?

Here are 3 tips:

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7 Creative Ideas to Attract New Attendees to Your Event

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Originally posted on BizBash.com

111Check out these strategies focused on getting first-timers to your trade show or conference.

Smart planners know they can’t rely on the same database of attendees year after year to fill their events. But how do you reach new people? Consider using some of these practical strategies from other trade shows and conferences.

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