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IoT Standards and Standards Organizations – Part 1

There are several standards and standards organizations for the Internet of Things (IoT), and I’ve discussed some of them in past blogs (here and here). Quite frankly, there are too many to understand each of them and their differences. Some people include certain organizations, while others do not. This blog and my previous blogs may […]

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Where Good Ideas Come From?

Where Good Ideas Come From?

The opening keynote at the Consumerization of IT conference was by Steven Berlin Johnson. Steven Berlin Johnson The title of his talk was From Idea to Innovation. The key points of the talk were drawn from his book, Where Good Ideas Come From. He gave a short version of his talk a few years ago. […]

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No Stranger to Clouds, NASA Strives for SMACK

No Stranger to Clouds, NASA Strives for SMACK

At the recent Consumerization of IT Conference in San Francisco, I was in a session presented by Tom Soderstrom, IT Chief Technology Officer, NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory. Many people were attracted to his catchily titled presentation, A Multi-Cloud Model and the Mars Landing. I was one of them. NASA is no stranger to cloud computing, […]

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How Some of My Current Interests in ICT and Power Industry Relate to Each Other

How Some of My Current Interests in ICT and Power Industry Relate to Each Other

I have not blogged for a while but want to resume my writing. There are a lot of subjects I would like to write about: cloud computing, cloud computing impacts on data centers, the Internet of Things (IoT), Big Data/Analytics, Green IT, and ICT applications to the power industry. These subjects are related to each […]

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Superfast NoSQL Technology Applicable for Real-Time Data Processing Requirements for Smart Grid

Superfast NoSQL Technology Applicable for Real-Time Data Processing Requirements for Smart Grid

This blog is for ICT people and not for electric power people. Therefore, please bear with a short description to set the stage before I continue. The power industry is in the midst of a revolution brought on by insufficient power and new regulations, such as the Renewables Portfolio Standard (RPS). Coal-based power plants are […]

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A Secret to Data Science Revealed

A Secret to Data Science Revealed

Analytics is everywhere; at least, people talk and write about it in conjunction with Big Data. But analytics is always discussed at a very high level, omitting the details. Discussions tend to stay at the level of what it can do but not how to implement it. It is as if a secret society of […]

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How to Apply ICT to the Power Grid: OSIsoft’s Way – Part 2

How to Apply ICT to the Power Grid: OSIsoft’s Way – Part 2

This is a continuation from Part 1. Interfaces required to multiple domains I think their decision to keep themselves a software infrastructure company is smart. In this way, they can apply their systems to many market segments where operations are involved. When operations are performed, some kinds of data are generated and often times those […]

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How to Apply ICT to the Power Grid: OSIsoft’s Way — Part 1

How to Apply ICT to the Power Grid: OSIsoft’s Way — Part 1

Smart grid is where power, IT, and communications meet. In this blog, IT and communications technologies are grouped as ICT. These days, most industry areas have become so complex that we cannot cope with problems without applying ICT. When smart grid was first introduced, Cisco declared that the power grid would be much bigger than […]

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Ayla Networks Promotes Device Connectivity for Internet of Things

Ayla Networks Promotes Device Connectivity for Internet of Things

A previous blog explained how the connectivity of end devices leads to intelligence. Simply connecting the devices does not by itself produce intelligence, but connecting them to a bigger system that aggregates, stores, and analyzes their data does. Many details still need to be worked out. An ecosystem for intelligent systems consists of several players, […]

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FluidOps Provides Better Data from Multiple Sources with Semantic Modeling

FluidOps Provides Better Data from Multiple Sources with Semantic Modeling

The market that NoSQL addresses is quite wide and populous. It includes not only databases but also utilities to accelerate data collection, analytics, and visualization. The whole idea of Big Data is to derive useful intelligence and information from the vast amount of data that were ignored and discarded before. So in a way, it […]

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