Internet of Things (IoT) is the in thing that no sane company would neglect.
BlackBerry after its recent smart phone is also into IoT and has a complete
platform. Main vertical applications targeted are automotive and asset
tracking for now.
Here is about the platform in Blackberry's own words.
"The BlackBerry® IoT Platform is here to give you that control, providing a
cloud-based solution that lets you build and manage IoT applications and
devices in a secure, efficient, and scalable way."
Security: via BlackBerry cryptography and Key Management technology-The IoT
platform is hosted in the secure, global BlackBerry infrastructure.
Scalability: Massive scalability at every layer, instantaneous data indexing
with no bottlenecks and redundant long-term storage.
Efficiency: Superb messaging both event-driven and store-and-forward
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Microsoft pulls a fast one! Good showing Microsoft.
Project Natick is Microsoft's R&D feasibility project to explore, manufacture
and operate a underwater.
Hey, you don't look for cooling water, if you can take the salt out. How is
latency improved? Drop the datacenter in the nearest ocean or lake. Energy
efficiency is a no-brainer considering the environment the data center is in.
Bring in 3D manufacturing and you can have a data center manufactured and
deployed in no time at all, no need for expensive land acquisition, licenses,
Microsoft estimates they can d... (more)
Enterprises are increasingly being called upon to provide a high level of
user experience with compelling and interactive content. Serving enterprise
content and data securely to internet / intranet has become a very common
necessity and is routinely handled by web servers. Web services technology,
on the other hand, addresses the application-to-application transparent
interaction over the web using industry standards. Delivery of web services
can also be handled by databases which are responsive to HTTP requests. In
this article a simple example of serving a static web page cont... (more)
IoT depends to a large part on the availability of custom hardware of sensors
that can be efficiently manufactured with exacting tolerances in its
specifications. Smart Parts manufacturing will be one of the key technologies
required to address the IoT 3D Sensors and 3D Antennae.
Optomec which manfuactures production grade 3D printers can manufacture parts
both in plastics and metals.
Here is a picture showing some of the smart stuff that can be made using
Optomec 3D Printers.
The parts made with additive printing uses the Aerosol Jet Process (no
different from spraying a liqui... (more)
The Chinese are really worried about their environment, which looks pretty
bad right now. The winds are not helpful as they drive the pollution across
the seas to Japan and Korea.
More importantly Chinese are concerned about themselves. By monitoring
pollution using the Laser Egg (a very fancy name:
http://www.origins-china.com/), the common man on the street is monitoring
the weather to see for himself what it is like, not waiting for the
But it could really take on and democratize the pollution question getting it
out of the hands of politicians and into the h... (more)