Lots of companies are buzzing about blockchain. But there are still many of you that are taking a wait-and-see attitude about the technology. And frankly, as I see it, you must be a student of history. Let me add, you are not alone and you have good reason to be somewhat cautious about its future.
To start the New Year it only seems fitting to look back and address what went well with cybersecurity and data privacy. If we look back at 2017, the data, the trends, what went wrong, and what went right we see the year was wrought with a lot of ups and downs. But despite all the hurdles, there was some legislation that could impact the space in the coming year, and we could see some changes as a result of it. What’s more, as a result of all the hackings and data concerns, 2017 produced some really great research on security, and this is important because it gives us data to analyze, discuss, and to act upon for 2018.
I am certain the current FCC (Federal Communications Commission), www.fcc.gov, chairman Ajit Pai had a plan when he declared on December 14 he would vote to repeal net neutrality. But, in the end, the decision to repeal net neutrality escapes me. And it seems unfortunate that the FCC doesn’t understand the adverse effect the ruling will have on small and medium-sized enterprises and how it will negatively impact innovation.
Autonomous retail is coming—and the IoT (Internet of Things) is going to impact connected retail in the future. All of this is coming from some research I saw recently that caught my eye and details how the IoT is impacting this dynamic space.
Time to look at ahead to 2018 and the future of our transportation system, but more specifically, this column will focus on the EV (electric vehicle) sector. A lot is happening internationally regarding EVs that could alter what is happening right around the corner.
Remote monitoring is changing business, life, and more specifically some industries like manufacturing. For this column, perhaps it might be important to begin with an overview of what we might be able to expect from manufacturing and its adoption of IoT (Internet of Things) technologies in the next several years.
How is remote monitoring helping doctors and patients? What are some of the latest innovations and trends? I remember reading some analysis from Gartner last fall about remote-monitoring technologies in the health space, and it really stuck with me.
In light of recent events in the U.S., this column is going to address the need to focus on the people that focus on us: first responders; and how the IoT (Internet of Things) is helping when there is an emergency. However, while I recognize and respect all the sacrifice and dedication our first responders show in times of need, I think we can be doing more to put realtime data in the hands of the men and women who risk their lives for the public.
I just spent two days learning about SAP Leonardo. Is it a software tool? Is it a technology? Is it a service? I would call it a prolific way of interacting people and connecting technologies, and all of these so-called things we talk about every day to create unprecedented business value. Let’s be honest, all of this next-wave thinking can be nebulous at best, if the right elements are not implemented. If businesses and enterprises are to be truly successful, business processes must data transparent, proactive, and realtime.
For this column let’s take a closer look at remote monitoring and how the data gathered is potentially game-changing industries, lives, and businesses. More specifically, one of the industries—agriculture—that’s really reaping rewards from these IoT (Internet of Things)-enabled solutions.