Tony has been writing about technology and business for more than 20 years and currently freelances from his home in the San Francisco Bay Area.
Having spent the dot-com boom and bust years in Silicon Valley, he's had a front-row seat for the evolution of the technologies that have been the foundation of IT-powered business—from the growth of client/server computing, through the birth of the commercial Internet, to the emergence of cloud computing, social media and big data. He has been a regular contributor to publications such as Investor's Business Daily, Baseline, Network Computing and TechTarget, as well as numerous technology community sites.
A 1988 graduate of the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Journalism, Tony spends his non-work hours chasing his two little boys around, handing money to his teenage son, and desperately trying to get his wife to answer her cell phone.
With the Internet of Things coming to every business in one way or another, it's critical that organizations brace themselves for the risks that come with an around-the-clock network of devices exchanging data. And make no mistake: The risks are numerous, and the list is getting longer all the time.
Are you suffering from traditional IT infrastructure? It's a funny question, admittedly, but some of you are no doubt violently nodding your heads in agreement.
I heard something recently that made me stop and take notice.