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9/30/2014

Network Trailblazer: A Conversation with Eric Allman

By Scott Gurvey
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Network Trailblazer: A Conversation with Eric Allman

9/30/2014
By Scott Gurvey

If he had known that most of the email he would receive every day would be unsolicited bulk email, he might have done things differently. Network Trailblazer Eric Allman was the author of delivermail , and its successor sendmail . Delivermail was the mail transport agent (“MTA”)... Continue Reading

Tags: Network Trailblazers, Internet of Everything, Eric Rabkin, Internet of Things

 
9/25/2014

Welcome to the Intercloud

By Jason Deign
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Welcome to the Intercloud

9/25/2014
By Jason Deign

An emerging concept called the Intercloud could help the IT industry from falling into a trap it got out of a decade ago. The Intercloud may prevent cloud-computing infrastructures from forming massive walled-garden silos by making it much easier to move workloads between clouds. The... Continue Reading

Tags: Cloud, Jason Deign, Fast IT

 
9/24/2014

Adding Security to the Internet of Everything

By Jason Deign
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Adding Security to the Internet of Everything

9/24/2014
By Jason Deign

Don’t panic just yet: but in a few years, your fridge could become a target for cybercriminals. As the number of devices in the Internet of Everything grows, so does the likelihood that connecting these devices and networking them together could increase the number and type of attack... Continue Reading

Tags: Security, Internet of Everything, Jason Deign, Internet of Things

 
9/22/2014

Sensing Earthquakes and Forest Fires

By Anne Field
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Sensing Earthquakes and Forest Fires

9/22/2014
By Anne Field

Last August, 10 seconds before residents of South Napa, Cal., were awakened by an earthquake measuring 6.0; scientists at the UC-Berkeley Seismological Laboratory were warned of the impending quake. The conveyor of that information? ShakeAlert, an Internet of Everything (IoE) early warning system... Continue Reading

Tags: Mobility, Public Safety, Internet of Everything, Smart Connected Communities, FOCUS, Anne Field, Internet of Things, Smart Connected Focus

 
9/22/2014

Europe's Cities Get Smarter on Tourism

By Joanne Taaffe
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Europe's Cities Get Smarter on Tourism

9/22/2014
By Joanne Taaffe

The "Mona Lisa" is estimated to attract 15,000 visitors on average per day. Such high traffic rates offer art-lovers little hope of solitary contemplation of the Louvre's most famous painting. The story is similar across Europe's principal museums, whether it is the Prado in... Continue Reading

Tags: Mobility, Innovation, Internet of Everything, Smart Connected Communities, Joanne Taaffe, Internet of Things

 
9/22/2014

Where Urban Innovators Go To Grow

By Amy Cortese
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Where Urban Innovators Go To Grow

9/22/2014
By Amy Cortese

On a recent evening in San Francisco’s South of Market district, seven teams of entrepreneurs took the stage to pitch their tech startups to an audience of potential investors and partners. But this wasn’t your typical Demo Day. All seven startups—participants in a two-year old... Continue Reading

Tags: Social Media, Smart Connected Communities, Amy Cortese, Smart Connected Focus

 
9/22/2014

Famed California Tunnels Combine Technology with Beauty

By Mary Gorges
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Famed California Tunnels Combine Technology with Beauty

9/22/2014
By Mary Gorges

The Devil's Slide area just south of San Francisco has seen its share of drama – quite literally. This incredibly scenic stretch of Highway 1 was featured in the 1960 movie thriller "Portrait in Black" about a couple who drives a car carrying the woman's dead husband off... Continue Reading

Tags: Internet of Everything, Smart Connected Communities, Mary Gorges

 
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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INTERNET OF EVERYTHING 

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