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Disrupt Me.

Disruption for many people generates discomfort, shakes the status quo and breaks routines. We all have an emotional response to this process: for some hesitation, doubt, confusion, fear, anger, bewilderment, and for others excitement, rejuvenation, inspiration, motivation and energizing or a combination of the above. The Digital Disruption Has Already Happened” image on twitter challenged […]

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A Few Things I Picked Up at Wi-Fi Global Congress in San Jose

We take Wi-Fi for granted, but it is constantly evolving, and so are areas associated with it. At Wi-Fi Global Congress in San Jose, I picked up a few things that I considered interesting in the area of Wi-Fi. That does not mean those were the only noteworthy topics; there were many more, including smart […]

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What Is NEC Doing in Silicon Valley? Part 2

This is a continuation from Part 1. SDN and NFV SDN (intra–data center) I asked Iwata his views on SDN and NFV. He said that in a narrow scope SDN and Openflow are synonymous, while in a wide view SDN includes automation and management of networking and data centers, including such things as orchestration and […]

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Is Artificial Intelligence Going to Make It This Time?

In the past, AI was talked about for its potential in the computing market, but it was deemed not usable or applicable for a long time. Now AI is being seen in a new light. Some people, like Stephen Hawking, Elon Musk, and Bill Gates, have warned that AI may take control over humans and […]

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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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IoT and Communications Standards

The Internet of Things (IoT) is getting a lot of attention these days. From the standards point of view, there are several aspects. One is networking and communications. There was a timely meetup by IEEE Communications Society Santa Clara Valley (SCV) to discuss IoT standards in networking and communications. One of the two speakers was […]

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SDN and IoT, Two Big Trends Discussed at Fujitsu North America Technology Forum 2015, Part 2

SDN and IoT, Two Big Trends Discussed at Fujitsu North America Technology Forum 2015, Part 2

This is a continuation from Part 1. Local vs. Remote Networks If we look at network infrastructure, we notice that there are two major parts. One is local networks and the other is remote networks. The remote networks correspond to clouds that provide remote computing (cloud computing). Note that clouds could consist of multiple smaller […]

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SDN and IoT, Two Big Trends Discussed at Fujitsu North America Technology Forum 2015, Part 1

SDN and IoT, Two Big Trends Discussed at Fujitsu North America Technology Forum 2015, Part 1

Both Software Defined Networking (SDN) and the Internet of Things (IoT) are hot topics these days. There was an interesting panel discussion of these two topics together at the recent Fujitsu North America Technology Forum 2015 at Levi’s stadium. The session was titled SDN and Next Generation Communication Infrastructure for End-to-End Connectivity in the IoT […]

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Fujitsu North America Technology Forum 2015

Fujitsu North America Technology Forum 2015

One of the unknown useful conferences in Silicon Valley is thrown by Fujitsu America. If you know the Japanese ICT market, you should know Fujitsu is one of the major players in Japan. But it is not well known in the US that it ranks 7th in the server market and 4th in the ICT […]

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Internet of Things and Embedded Systems, Part 2

This is a continuation from Part 1. Why has the Internet of Things (IoT) become a big deal now? Why Now? When you follow the ICT field, you notice that when a new market starts to emerge, multiple companies jump in almost at the same time. This is easy to explain. 1.        Progress makes existing […]

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