“Living labs” are becoming more common as stakeholders realize the tangible benefits of testing technologies and solutions in situations that are as close to real life as possible. Lake Nona is a smart city near Orlando, Fla., that serves as a living, breathing laboratory for technologies and solutions like eVTOL (electric, vertical take-off and landing) jet aircraft, smart windows on commercial buildings, advanced stormwater management, smart lighting, and autonomous shuttles, among many others. It’s also a hotspot for innovation, housing a sports and health tech accelerator and now, a Verizon 5G Innovation Hub.
Back in December 2019, the Zigbee Alliance set out to create a unifying standard for the smart-home industry. Project Connected Home over IP is a Working Group within the Zigbee Alliance, which develops and promotes the adoption of a new connectivity standard to increase compatibility among smart-home products. Now, it is announcing a team dedicated to the development and promotion of the standard for commercial markets—and it couldn’t come a moment too soon.
Companies are moving toward digital transformation at a rate faster than ever before due to a number of factors—productivity and impact on the bottomline are no doubt some of the top reasons. Still some of the other drivers of this movement include what the customer and the employee are demanding.
“Distance learning” has become the new reality for many students in the U.S. and around the globe, thanks to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. While many might be concerned about the new format, there are truly some long-lasting opportunities for our children in this.
Even before the pandemic hit, manufacturers were facing big changes—ecosystems, business models, customer expectations—everything was changing. Add in a labor shortage and the advent of new technologies and the pace of change was picking up. Modern manufacturers need a digital supply chain where they can see actual product condition information flow in realtime.
In a year that’s been full of surprises and important news, a big acquisition in the IoT (Internet of Things) space still has the power to draw our attention. Canadian end-to-end IoT solutions provider SmartWave Technologies today announces that it has acquired leading industrial IoT supplier MultiTech Systems.
Traditionally, the spookiest day of the year is October 31—Halloween. But this year, there have been many realities far scarier than a day that feigns spookiness. In 2020, the global pandemic, the plummeting economies, and the political and civil unrest in the U.S. have all contributed to this year of horrors, which none will soon forget. To add to the cacophony of bad, hackers have used each of these situations to threaten the cybersecurity of individuals, businesses, governments, and industries.
Daniel Ernst, distinguished technologist, high-performance computing & AI, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, joins Peggy to talk about HPC and exascale computing. He explains why Exascale Day, is celebrated on October 18, and the meaning behind the date. Daniel shares the details behind exascale computing, how researchers leverage it, the challenges it can help solve, and where it is currently being used. He also explains the relevance of having three HPE Cray Exascale Supercomputers coming online between 2021 and 2023 and what the future hold beyond that.
With election day fast approaching here in the United States, I wanted to dig into how voting is making the move to digital. For months, I have been saying COVID-19 has sped up digital transformation in many industries. The election is no exception.
The 2020 presidential election in the United States is just around the corner. This year, the election has been particularly controversial in part because of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and the restrictions the virus has placed on in-person gatherings. In a world in which connected devices and IoT (Internet of Things) technologies have enabled everything from autonomous vehicles to robotic surgery, it seems like there should be other options for casting votes besides sending paper ballots in by mail or turning them in by hand. However, concerns (both legitimate and overblown) about election-outcome accuracy and voter privacy have held the election process back in many ways from the digital revolution that has permeated almost everything else. Will 2020 be a pivotal year in changing how the American people and “the powers that be” feel about advancing the voting process?
Drivers are more likely to wear a mask than drive without using a cellphone. This isn’t a political blog—and I am going to stay away from the political side of this discussion—but I am still shocked that roughly 76% of people said they are very willing to wear a mask in public while only 62% of people are very willing to obey a state law preventing cellphone use.