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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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Wind River’s View on M2M, Intelligent Systems, and the Internet of Things

Wind River’s View on M2M, Intelligent Systems, and the Internet of Things

I hear more and more about intelligent systems. Are they different from M2M and the Internet of Things? In a recent Design West, one of the themes was intelligent systems. What is it, and how is it different from M2M and the Internet of Things? I attended one informative session by speakers from a research [...]

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Game Changer? Beyond Realizing Hybrid Clouds—Part 3

Game Changer? Beyond Realizing Hybrid Clouds—Part 3

This is a continuation of the previous blog on hybrid clouds. In part 1 and part 2, I discussed CloudVelocity and its technologies for implementing a hybrid cloud. Now that we know a hybrid cloud can be successfully implemented, what does that mean to us? How does it change the IT world? By the way, [...]

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Game Changer? Beyond Realizing Hybrid Clouds—Part 2

Game Changer? Beyond Realizing Hybrid Clouds—Part 2

This continues the discussion of CloudVelocity’s hybrid cloud technology. In this blog, I would like to talk about what’s under the hood. Some technical details As a former technologist, I wanted to open the hood and find out more about the underlying technologies. For this, Anand Iyengar, CloudVelocity’s founder and CTO, gave me a chalk [...]

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Have iPad Traveled  to Japan with Energy Efficiency in Mind

Have iPad Traveled to Japan with Energy Efficiency in Mind

I go to Japan three to five times a year. Every time I go, I take a set of my computing gear, including a PC with a charger and a mouse, two cell phones (one for Japan and the other for the US) with chargers, a digital recorder, a digital camera, and a bunch of [...]

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Game Changer? Beyond Realizing Hybrid Clouds—Part 1

Game Changer? Beyond Realizing Hybrid Clouds—Part 1

When cloud computing was first introduced, I did not expect that it would develop to such a degree that the IT world would be greatly changed. First public cloud and then private cloud were introduced. Then hybrid cloud became the center of discussion. Some people project 2013 will be the year of the cloud, and [...]

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What’s on the Radar Screen of an International ICT Company?

What’s on the Radar Screen of an International ICT Company?

Fujitsu has been one of the most successful companies in Japan, and it also has operations worldwide, including North America. The revenue distribution is Japan, $36.1B (61.8%); EMEA, $9.9B (17.9%); APAC/China, $5B (15.6%); and the Americas, $3.5B (4.6%), for a total of $54.5B worldwide. Because I cover the intersection between ICT and energy, I wanted [...]

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Dr. John Hennessy Speaks at Fujitsu North America Technology Forum

Dr. John Hennessy Speaks at Fujitsu North America Technology Forum

Fujitsu’s annual conference is a good deal. It is free and presents prominent speakers on timely technology subjects with very little Fujitsu propaganda. I am fortunate enough to be on their invitation list. I will discuss the overview of the conference in a later blog but focus now on this special keynote by Dr. John [...]

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