Robert L. Mitchell

Robert L. Mitchell is a technology writer. You can reach him at rmitchell60@gmail.com.

How to Work Out the Kinks in the Cloud

8 Big Trends in Big Data Analytics

8 Big Trends in Big Data Analytics

Big data technologies and practices are moving quickly. Here's what you need to know to stay ahead of the game.

Testing the Internet of Things: Can Smart Devices Be United Into an Integrated Whole?

Testing the Internet of Things: Can Smart Devices Be United Into an Integrated Whole?

An important part of the Internet of Things, Revolv's hub tries to make a group of indepedent smart devices work together intelligently. With the current state of the technology, however, that can be a challenge.

Meet Cobol's Hard Core Fans

These folks won't migrate. The reason probably isn't what you're thinking.

3D Printing Makes its Move into Production

IT needs to get ready

Where Your Personal Data Goes When You're Not Looking

What businesses know about any given individual is a lot. But what are companies doing with that data? Not as much as you might think -- at least not yet. Companies are getting more sophisticated, however.

The Internet of Things at Home: 14 Smart Products That Could Change Your Life

The Internet of Things at Home: 14 Smart Products That Could Change Your Life

The Internet of Things is changing simple homes into smart homes, where everything from your lights to your locks can be controlled from your smartphone. Here are a few products that can help you get started.

Pirates, Cheats and IT Certs

Some ne'er-do-wells steal test questions and answers, and cheaters buy that information, share answers in chat rooms, pay other people to take tests for them and bring a range of technologies and techniques into test centers to gain...

Malvertising Rise Pushes Ad Industry to Action

With hidden malware on the rise, the online advertising industry may finally have to get its governance act together.

Virtualizing Oracle Software: Don't Pay for What You Don't Need

Squeezing software cost savings from virtualization projects is tricky for lots of reasons, but can be particularly challenging when it comes to Oracle databases. Here's why, and some tips to help.

Fast, Cheap and Easy: 5 IT Certifications That Won't Break You

Achieving any certification worth its salt is never easy, but some are faster to complete than others -- and easier on your wallet as well. Here are five worth considering.

4 Things to Do Now to Get Ready for the Internet of Things

As CIO at Boeing, Ted Colbert is no stranger to the Internet of Things. For more than a decade, the aerospace giant has deployed thousands of communications-enabled smart devices to sense, control and exchange data across the factory...

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