Feature Articles

Feature Articles 2016-10-21T19:48:53+00:00

Interoperability: Seeing through the Fog

How can we improve interoperability? Perhaps the answer lies in the cloud-or, better yet, the fog. Chuck Byers, principal engineer and platform architect, Cisco Corporate Strategic Innovation Group, suggests fog computing, which was coined by Cisco, is having a significant impact on smart cities and it is changing interoperability.

Envisioning the Senseable City and the IoT

Sensors will transform life and business in urban centers as more data collection changes human intelligence. By 2050, around 70% of the world's population is expected to live in cities, according to the United Nations, www.un.org, and urbanization isn't the only shift on the horizon for the world's cities. The IoT (Internet of Things) is increasingly allowing cities to offer the kind of high-quality lifestyle and vibrant economic climate that attracts residents, businesses, and visitors alike. (Is interoperability next? See related story)

Disrupt or be Disrupted

Disruption. I know my manufacturing friends are not fans of this word, or perhaps all of corporate America, but the fact remains we are in a new era of technological disruption.

Can the IoT protect Europe?

When discussing the IoT (Internet of Things) it is hard to avoid the pressing issue of security in Europe and ponder how the IoT can help.

The Long-Term Risk to the IoT: Death by 1,000 Cuts

My highly personal and unscientific survey of the media coverage about the IoT (Internet of Things) suggests that glowing reviews of progress and future brilliance overwhelmingly outweigh cautionary commentary.