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Josh Diakun Inducted into the 2019 SplunkTrust

Discovered Intelligence is proud to announce that co-founder and Partner Josh Diakun was inducted into the 2019 SplunkTrust class at this year’s Splunk .conf18!

SplunkTrust members are the most dedicated members of the Splunk community. They assist other members, participate in events, demonstrate the power of Splunk’s products and services, and help identify future product needs.

As a leader at Discovered Intelligence, Josh demonstrates these values every day and it is an amazing recognition of the contributions he has made.

Congratulations Josh! We look forward to seeing you with your Fez!

The Challenges Faced by the Internet of Things (IoT) in Canada

There are a number of challenges which must be overcome for the expansion of the Internet of Things (IoT). In some areas there has been significant progress in the past decade, such as RFID technology, data storage capabilities, and the growth of both wired and wireless network infrastructures. While in other areas there remains a large amount of work to be done: privacy, information security, communication standardization and even educating end-users.

The majority of the challenges companies and countries face in the IoT space are universal and not just specific to Canada. Therefore, the problems can be tackled jointly for mutual benefit; a possible breeding ground for innovation. Canadian companies are in the mix of all this and there are some challenges in Canada that other nations may not have to consider for their IoT strategies. Read more

Northern Enlightenment – Splunking Canadian Weather Extremes

When I mentioned to folks that I had an upcoming engagement in Yellowknife recently, their first reaction was to make a joke about how cold it was up there and the weather in general. For those who are not up on their Canadian geography Yellowknife is “North of 60” and is the capital of the Northwest Territories. Once home to many gold mines, it’s now the diamond capital of North America and one of the best places to see the northern lights. So, to see what I was getting myself into, I decided that I should analyze the weather data for the past decade and see how things were going to shape up. Read more