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  • The Internet of things may be experiencing a period of hype, but it’s justified. Businesses are creating a lot of value with Web-connected sensors and devices.

  • The potential benefits of IoT are clear, but how do you ensure the security of the data moving from machine to machine or being accessed via corporate networks?

  • Extremely accurate indoor location technology isn't just for Facebook check-ins. It's going to transform the workplace—and much sooner than you think.

  • Consumers want—even demand—sophisticated solutions that make things easier and better. They'll judge your company based on what you deliver … or fail to deliver.

  • Buzz continues to build for Windows 10, which is currently in public beta testing in anticipation of an official release sometime this year. Microsoft promises that the new version of its operating system is built "from the ground up for a mobile-first, cloud-first" world, capable of nimbly supporting a vast range of devices. Given that more than 1.5 billion people worldwide use Windows products, there's considerable interest in how Windows 10 will look, feel and operate. And, of course, users want to know about any new features. So consider the following list of 10 essential facts as an introduction to the system. "The world today is very different from the one in which Windows grew up," writes Terry Myerson, executive vice president of operating systems for Microsoft, in a preview blog about Windows 10. "Today, devices outnumber people. Connectivity is like oxygen. The tension between the desire for agility versus stability poses a huge challenge for IT pros. Experiences—no matter what device you're on—just need to work." Our list of 10 facts was compiled from a number of online reports, including those posted by Microsoft.