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9/17/2014

Retrofitting Smart Cities

By Jason Deign
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Retrofitting Smart Cities

9/17/2014
By Jason Deign

Smart cities are on the rise. According to a recent study , the number of smart cities across the world is set to quadruple between 2013 and 2025. Many of these should be new city developments. India, for example, is planning to spend US$1.13 billion on 100 of them. But what of the rest?... Continue Reading

Tags: Mobility, Innovation, Internet of Everything, Smart Connected Communities, Jason Deign, Internet of Things, Smart Connected Focus

 
9/15/2014

The Power of Mobile Apps and Analytics in Times of Crisis

By Melissa Jun Rowley
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The Power of Mobile Apps and Analytics in Times of Crisis

9/15/2014
By Melissa Jun Rowley

During times of crisis, such as violent conflicts and natural disasters, cities, buildings, and homes aren’t the only things that get torn apart. It’s more common than not for family members to go missing in action during such devastation. In the wake of chaos, emergency evacuations... Continue Reading

Tags: Mobility, Innovation, Collaboration, Melissa Jun Rowley

 
9/9/2014

How NASA is helping to build a "Highway in the Sky"

By Mary Gorges
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How NASA is helping to build a "Highway in the Sky"

9/9/2014
By Mary Gorges

Just like there’s traffic control for cars, we need it for drones (or UASs) but starting at 1,200 feet above the ground. NASA is leading an effort called the UTM (or Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Traffic Management System) to do just this. NASA’s Dr. Parimal Kopardekar explains.... Continue Reading

Tags: Cloud

 
9/9/2014

Forget Selfies. You Can Now Be ‘Droned'

By Mary Gorges
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Forget Selfies. You Can Now Be ‘Droned'

9/9/2014
By Mary Gorges

While we hear a lot about drones carrying missiles for the military – or even packages some day for Amazon – the other real payload is often cameras and sensors. Drones from all over the world are being tested in Alaska's interior, and are carrying up everything from a simple consumer camera... Continue Reading

Tags: Internet of Everything

 
9/3/2014

Mobile and Social Shifts Grow Sharing Opportunity

By Sue Tabbitt
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Mobile and Social Shifts Grow Sharing Opportunity

9/3/2014
By Sue Tabbitt

Over the last few years, consumerism has taken a hit as a new Sharing Economy has blossomed. Definitions of this vary. In its broadest form, it’s where members of the public harness the wide reach of the Internet to borrow, swap and recycle things, buy and sell second-hand goods, or trade... Continue Reading

Tags: Social Media, Mobility, Collaboration, Sue Tabbitt

 
8/19/2014

Oakland's Industrial Legacy Spawns a New Generation of Makers

By Amy Cortese
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INNOVATION 

Oakland's Industrial Legacy Spawns a New Generation of Makers

8/19/2014
By Amy Cortese

Silicon Valley may be #1 for mobile apps and big data, but across the bay, Oakland has become a mecca for the maker movement and big art. Building on the city’s rich legacy of shipbuilding and industrial infrastructure, as well as its affordable real estate, Oakland has attracted a... Continue Reading

Tags: Innovation, Amy Cortese

 
8/18/2014

How a Hotel Chain Led Green Buildings in India

By Prasanto Kumar Roy
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How a Hotel Chain Led Green Buildings in India

8/18/2014
By Prasanto Kumar Roy

When Hillary Clinton landed in New Delhi in 2009, she drove from the airport to ITC Green Center, a building in the satellite town of Gurgaon. That building, which she called “a monument to the future”, is the headquarters of the hotels division of Kolkata-based conglomerate ITC.... Continue Reading

Tags: Innovation, India, Smart Connected Communities, FOCUS, Connected Travel, Prasanto Kumar Roy

 
8/18/2014

Travel by Numbers

By Sue Tabbitt
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Travel by Numbers

8/18/2014
By Sue Tabbitt

The travel industry is currently alight with technology activity – particularly in the area of mobile apps, and even more so where these intersect with consumers' shown preferences and social commentary. It reflects a shift in the way people choose and report back on holidays, which has... Continue Reading

Tags: Social Media, Mobility, Innovation, FOCUS, Connected Travel

 
8/18/2014

Your Smartphone Takes Its Own Vacation

By Mary Gorges
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Your Smartphone Takes Its Own Vacation

8/18/2014
By Mary Gorges

Even in a state with parts of it so remote that a ‘no-screens vacation' is all part of the experience, it's getting harder and harder to unplug. Only 730,000 people live in Alaska, but up to two million visit every year, mostly in the summer. And most of them will realize that being... Continue Reading

Tags: Mobility, Innovation, Smart Connected Communities, FOCUS, Connected Travel, Mary Gorges

 
8/18/2014

Six Ways Technology is Changing How We Travel

By Jason Deign
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Six Ways Technology is Changing How We Travel

8/18/2014
By Jason Deign

1. Where to go Travel used to be about selecting a destination, hoping your luggage would get there with you, then worrying about tummy bugs for the rest of the stay. Now, though, with apps such as TripAdvisor , you can now get a customer-eye’s view of the places you may... Continue Reading

Tags: Social Media, Innovation, Internet of Everything, FOCUS, Jason Deign, Internet of Things, Connected Travel

 
8/12/2014

Bridging the STEM Summer Learning Gap

By Mary Ann Azevedo
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Bridging the STEM Summer Learning Gap

8/12/2014
By Mary Ann Azevedo

For most students, summer is a time of carefree play, fun and lazy days. However, research shows that there is a price to be paid for taking an annual break from education.  This is particularly true of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) skills. Most students lose about... Continue Reading

Tags: Education, Mary Ann Azevedo

 
8/11/2014

London Underground Turns to Internet of Things to Increase Efficiency

By Laurence Cruz
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London Underground Turns to Internet of Things to Increase Efficiency

8/11/2014
By Laurence Cruz

Anyone who has traveled the London Underground can appreciate the challenges of keeping such a beast running smoothly. The iconic transport system is massive, complex and old; it celebrated its 150th anniversary last year, making it the oldest subterranean railway network in the world. Nearly... Continue Reading

Tags: Mobility, Transportation, Internet of Everything, Smart Connected Communities, Laurence Cruz, Internet of Things

 
8/6/2014

How Business Relies On Smart Systems

By Kerry Doyle
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How Business Relies On Smart Systems

8/6/2014
By Kerry Doyle

In our current hyper-connected economy, digital technologies are improving every aspect of business through the use of smart systems in the production and distribution for all manner of physical goods. The technologies that enable these new processes incorporate cloud services, sensors,... Continue Reading

Tags: Social Media, Mobility, Innovation, Internet of Everything, Kerry Doyle

 
8/4/2014

How Technology is Shaping the Next Wave of Journalism

By Melissa Jun Rowley
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INNOVATION 

How Technology is Shaping the Next Wave of Journalism

8/4/2014
By Melissa Jun Rowley

Advances in technology mean advances in all forms of communication, which mean changes in journalism. With a plethora of gadgets and high-end technology hitting the market so rapidly, it’s more important than ever for journalism curricula in higher education to evolve with the times. In a... Continue Reading

Tags: Social Media, Mobility, Innovation, Internet of Everything, Melissa Jun Rowley, Internet of Things

 
7/30/2014

Network Trailblazer: A Conversation with Jeremiah Owyang

By Amy Cortese
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Network Trailblazer: A Conversation with Jeremiah Owyang

7/30/2014
By Amy Cortese

Jeremiah Owyang is the Chief Catalyst at Crowd Companies , a brand council that aims to help big companies navigate the collaborative economy. Amy Cortese talked with him about the Collaborative Economy and how large companies are responding. Amy Cortese: Describe the Collaborative Economy... Continue Reading

Tags: Social Media, Innovation, Collaboration, Internet of Everything, Amy Cortese

 
7/28/2014

Inside Cisco's Material Science and Failure Analysis Lab

By Karen Crocker Snell
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Inside Cisco's Material Science and Failure Analysis Lab

7/28/2014
By Karen Crocker Snell

In Cisco's Material Science and Failure Analysis Lab, a team of engineers works with suppliers and product development teams across the company to find answers and solve problems in every stage of a product's life cycle – from prototyping to manufacturing. Non-destructive... Continue Reading

Tags: Leadership, Did You Know

 
7/15/2014

High-Tech Recycling with The Internet of Everything

By Amy Cortese
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High-Tech Recycling with The Internet of Everything

7/15/2014
By Amy Cortese

The Internet of Everything is boldly going where it’s never gone before: into the dumpster. Thanks to a new high-tech recycling system created by a Redmond, WA startup, grocery stores and restaurants can not only conveniently recycle their waste, but track it, too. The goal, says Larry... Continue Reading

Tags: Internet of Everything, Amy Cortese, Internet of Things

 
7/14/2014

Fiber Networks: A Catalyst for Next-Generation Apps and Services?

By Laurence Cruz
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Fiber Networks: A Catalyst for Next-Generation Apps and Services?

7/14/2014
By Laurence Cruz

As the UK and the Balkans emerge from their wettest winter in over a century, debate is raging over how to respond to such patterns of extreme weather. But what if there was a way to predict floods and send detailed warnings directly to the people in harm’s way? A team of experts in the... Continue Reading

Tags: Mobility, Innovation, Video, Smart Connected Communities, Laurence Cruz

 
7/9/2014

The Internet of Everything Meets Water

By Anne Field
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The Internet of Everything Meets Water

7/9/2014
By Anne Field

Researchers and engineers are applying Internet of Everything (IoE) technology to waterways, using it for everything from monitoring real-time flooding conditions to preventing contaminants from spilling into rivers. Here's a look at three such... Continue Reading

Tags: Internet of Everything, Anne Field, Internet of Things

 
7/8/2014

Closing the Technology Skills Gap: Can E-Learning Save the Day?

By Kristi Essick
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Closing the Technology Skills Gap: Can E-Learning Save the Day?

7/8/2014
By Kristi Essick

Everyone from kindergarten teachers and university professors, to CEOs and government leaders seem worried about the "technology skills gap." It's become commonplace to decry that we're not equipping students with the STEM skills they need to succeed in a tech-centric economy.... Continue Reading

Tags: Mobility, Education, Information Technology, Internet of Everything, Kristi Essick, Internet of Things