Author Archives: Russell Doty

About Russell Doty

A technology strategist and product manager at Red Hat, working on the next generation of open source systems.

Red Hat Improves IoT Communications

The just released Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.3 improves support for IoT by providing enhanced connectivity to IoT devices – better connection of “things” to the Intenet. To give a little context for this, IoT is based on machine to … Continue reading

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IoT Gateways

After discussing the “thing” part of IoT in Devices – the “Thing” in IoT let’s take a look at overall IoT system design. IoT Gateways connect IoT Devices to IoT back-end systems. Gateways connect to devices using interfaces like Ethernet, … Continue reading

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IoT Technology: Devices

Discussions of IoT often focus on the technology, so let’s start there. IoT consists of devices, which are the “things” that interact with the physical world and communicate with IoT Back-end systems over a network. There are two types of … Continue reading

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The Internet of Things

There area lot of things to explore around IoT – what it is, technology, system architectures, security, implementation challenges, and many others. We will get to all of those, but a great place to start is how we got here … Continue reading

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Embedded systems, meet the Internet of Things

An article in Military Embedded Systems magazine discusses the evolution of embedded systems as influenced by the Internet of Things (IoT): Embedded systems, meet the Internet of Things. The article notes: “In many ways, embedded systems are the progenitor of … Continue reading

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Skills Mastery

You go through a series of stages when learning a new skill. Let’s  look at these stages, covering both the characteristics and the implications of each stage. It is helpful to understand a framework for skill levels, what level you … Continue reading

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Report on IoT (Internet of Things) Security

IoT (Internet of Things) devices have – and in many cases have earned! – a rather poor reputation for security. It is easy to find numerous examples of security issues in various IoT gateways and devices. So I was expecting … Continue reading

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