For this column, let’s delve into what’s been happening with connected technology and talk about some updates on road safety, distracted driving, and how autonomous vehicles fit into this equation.
Last month I took a very close look at fog, edge, and cloud computing. It’s been really interesting to speak with various experts in industry and academia about the various trends that are converging right now to make fog or edge computing more viable for industries.
I have spent a lot of space reviewing fog, edge, and cloud computing and now for the column I would like to consider one of my favorite vertical markets: manufacturing. Manufacturing is such a great indicator, at least in my opinion, of where we are now with the IoT (Internet of Things) and where we are headed.
This column has devoted a lot of ink to fog, edge, and cloud computing. I spent a considerable amount of time last week digging into the basics of fog and edge for those who still needed a better understanding of how these technologies are different.
It’s time to take a deeper dive into the future of the cloud versus fog computing and how 5G is going to play a significant role. Last month I opened my column discussing cloud versus edge computing. I even explained how fog entered into the world debate after Cisco believed it needed something to help explain how its technology offered more depth than what was being delivered to date.
For the past few years vendors campaigned heavily telling us all the importance of moving data to the cloud. It was such a hard-hitting effort that even some corporate pitches declared that the best CEOs just might find themselves on the chopping block if they didn’t take the necessary steps to move their data to the cloud
Does Li-Fi add a new dimension to the smart-city interoperability discussion? I would suspect that most reading this would agree that interoperability in smart cities is costly. In case you need to be convinced, here is some research on the subject. In looking at just one little tidbit from Machina Research it suggests that by 2025, cities could spend an extra $341 billion by adopting a fragmented versus a standardized approach to IoT (Internet of Things) solution deployment. On the other hand, a standards-based IoT environment could improve innovation and adoption of smart-city applications, resulting in a 27% increase in the number of connected devices within smart cities.
Here’s a rhetorical question: What comes to mind when you think of the word data? Chances are for your business, data means opportunity. As a consumer, data means something much more personal—something you’d like to protect. But in the IoT (Internet of Things) world, data means both opportunity and risk for most folks.
Whether your idea of robots involves a factory production line or C-3PO from Star Wars, who specializes in “human-cyborg relations,” you’re probably interested in where industrial and commercial robotics are headed.
For this column, I am continuing my commentary that I began last week on blockchain for the IoT (Internet of Things). The first part of my two-part discussion, in case you missed it, helped define blockchain, which is, in essence, a continuously growing list of linked records. If you want to read more just hop over to my blog page.