September 1, 2014 06:00 PM EDT
I'll be heading to Southeast Asia immediately following our upcoming
@CloudExpo @ThingsExpo in Santa Clara. I'll rekindle some previous business
relationships I had when I lived in the region in 2009-2012. I'll also
investigate new ways to bring the messages of socio-economic gro... (more)
August 31, 2014 10:30 PM EDT
First 100 Attendees at @ThingsExpo Silicon Valley "Breakout Session & BoF"
Will Receive a Prototype (November 4-6, Santa Clara Convention Center,
The Physical Web is an open web project within the Chrome team at Google.
Scott Jenson (pictured below) leads a team tha... (more)
August 30, 2014 02:30 PM EDT
Eucalyptus CEO Marten Mickos (pictured below) continues to be a profound
analyst as well as industry executive, especially when he talks about beer
and cloud computing. He'll be speaking at the upcoming @CloudExpo in November
in Santa Clara.
We asked him a few questions about th... (more)
August 29, 2014 11:45 PM EDT
@ThingsExpo billboard is viewed by more than 1.3 million motorists per week
on Highway 101, in the heart of Silicon Valley.
Internet of @ThingsExpo Silicon Valley announced today its first 20 all-star
speakers and sessions for its upcoming event, which will take place November
August 29, 2014 03:00 PM EDT
Qubell CTO: "IT Should Be Fluid, Service-Oriented, JIT"
Qubell is staking out its territory in DevOps, with a collection of
components, connectors and starter kits that are "self-deployable composite
applications and blueprints that showcase a complete technical solution to a
August 28, 2014 10:00 PM EDT
Stupendous projections for the value of the IoT have been thrown about this
year. Trillions of dollars of value are said to be in play.
Great, but who will pay for all of this? To get a handle on this question, we
can start by looking at the nature of the IoT.
The other day I men... (more)
August 28, 2014 07:00 PM EDT
The IoT has the potential to transform the world, bringing new functions and
efficiency to big problems such as disease, poverty, traffic, and government
It also makes for a nice Christmas gift for "kids in science fair projects."
This latter point was made by Bro... (more)
August 26, 2014 02:45 PM EDT
Violence is the great disruptor, the great destroyer of people, nations, and
Some places on earth, say Somalia, are simply off-limits to outsiders and
practically uninhabitable to those having to live there. Others, say
Democratic Congo or Iraq, are perilous enough to defy... (more)
August 25, 2014 10:00 PM EDT
Samsung promises to be one of the 800-pound gorillas of the IoT, if its
success in recent years with Android devices and other consumer electronics
is any guide.
Showing its willingness to be a big IoT player, the company recently acquired
SmartThings, a recent startup that's d... (more)
August 25, 2014 10:00 PM EDT
Samsung VP Jacopo Lenzi (pictured below), who headed the company's recent
SmartThings acquisition under the auspices of Samsung's Open Innovaction
Center (OIC), answered a few questions we had about the deal. This interview
was in conjunction with our interview with SmartThings C... (more)
August 25, 2014 06:45 PM EDT
Something called the OneLab portal has just opened in Europe for IoT
developers. It provides access to testbeds from the FIT/IoTLab, NITOS, and
The OneLab portal is open for people who wish to access these resources for
"experimentally-driven research," and is ... (more)
August 24, 2014 07:00 PM EDT
Which cloud platform can be employed to create the best, coolest, or most
useful IoT service? Attendees of our @ThingsExpo Nov 4-6 in Santa Clara can
find out by attending our Cloud IoT Shootout on the final day of the
conference, Thursday, November 6.
We are, at this very momen... (more)
August 22, 2014 12:00 PM EDT
Earlier, I wrote a bit about traffic and the IoT. It's a big topic. The
traffic problems of the developed and developing worlds seem so large,
complex, and intractable to significant change in any reasonable timeframe.
Consider Mexico City. There are more than 20 million people in... (more)
August 22, 2014 08:30 AM EDT
I look at the IoT as having three great components: M2M, wearables, and
grids. The components can also be seen (roughly) as enterprise, personal, and
I'll examine each area in follow-up articles. I'll start with the third, as
it applies to research I'v... (more)
August 21, 2014 01:00 AM EDT
Driving the freeways of Greater Los Angeles is often an experience in wave
theory. Heavy traffic on one freeway can influence traffic on several others;
slowdowns and stoppages ripple throughout much of the system during much of
the day; and one can often feel trouble ahead well ... (more)
August 19, 2014 06:45 PM EDT
Getting one's arms around the Internet of Things is a daunting task. In
addition to big IoT commitments from all of the big players in computing and
telco, there are a number of smaller companies and startups working on
devices and services to enable the future of enterprise IT a... (more)
August 19, 2014 03:30 PM EDT
Let me think lemme think. Do I date myself unnecessarily by making a
"Gaslight" reference? You know, the 1944 film with Ingrid Bergman and several
other great actors in which the remote, seeming random dimming of a house's
gaslights were part of a plot to convince Ingrid's charac... (more)
August 19, 2014 02:15 PM EDT
As we approach the upcoming @CloudExpo Silicon Valley, November 4-6, we find
ourselves in an era of maturing cloud computing services, with lines
beginning to blur among formerly discrete segments.
Among the things we're witnessing is a fuller integration of DevOps into the
August 18, 2014 01:00 PM EDT
The earliest challenge to the original homebrew microcomputer geeks was to
get little indicator lights to flash. Then, by toggling several switches to
turn the lights on and off, the computer would start doing other things,
processing instructions within the confines of several h... (more)
August 17, 2014 07:00 PM EDT
"There's the cloud, then there's your cloud."
So goes a tagline from SingleHop, which provides public and private cloud
services, dedicated servers, and managed hosting to customers throughout the
world. As enterprise IT organizations increasingly recognize the flexibility
and a... (more)