Since my first post in 2013 things have moved up a little bit. According to
this news item, the start up company Hyperloop One (not an affiliation of
Elon Musk's business) has begun constructing a full-scale test track called
the DevLoop in the Nevada desert. According to their one liner, Hyperloop One
has promised to deliver a means of transit that offers airplane speed at bus
You know what, this was unveiled appropriately in a Middle East Rail
Conference in Dubai. It appears the first implementation of Hyperloop may
take place connecting Dubai with Abu Dhabi. Well this is a very hopeful
choice with Dubai having a lot of cash and a wide open desert. There is lot
more of this news at this NBC's news site.
Read at Hyperloop One here for the full story:
Here is a You Tube video :
Traffic congestion is a major, major problem and any thing to mitigate its
SAP Executive Bernd Leukert's take on IoT
SAP's Bernd provides an overview of the myriad of IoT's that will be arriving
at our door steps in the coming months and years. Some of them have already
made their precense felt and more of them on the threshold.
As far as busines value is concerned it appears to be a deluge. It is
anticipated that billions of devices will be interconnected and our private
lives are forever compromised.
From the list of IoT collected in this article there is but one conclusion,
it is not just IoT by IOET (internet of every thing).
Here is a compiled list t... (more)
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 ... (more)
It almost looks like Internet of Things really came into existence because of
the Cloud. It is the most reasonable way (probably the only cost effective
way) to operate the IoT.
SAP Hana Cloud Platform also offers the IOT Services a la Cloud. SAP Hana
in-memory IoT Platform helps you to quickly develop, deploy and manage your
IoT Projects and machine-to-machine applications.
You can use the platform to "automate processes at the core and connect to
almost anything at the edge of your network."
You can carry out all these SAP stated objectives:
Harness the core capabilities of SAP... (more)
Microsoft Azure Stack is a new hybrid cloud platform which can be used to
deliver Azure Services from the customers own datacenter. It is in preview
now, which means you can try it for free after providing some of your
Read about the Azure Stack
Watch this video which explains Microsoft Azure Stack at length:
You can learn more about Azure Stack at Microsoft Ignite at Atlanta,
Review the session stack here: