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Our Connected Data

Our Connected Data

  Over the last few weeks, an outstanding series produced by ARTE called “Do Not Track Me” has become available and is getting quite a bit of social media attention. The different episodes explore and highlight the technologies, algorithms, data mining and aggregation of our online information through digital devices, tools, ecosystems and environments. Each [...]

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Understanding ERP Deployment Choices

Understanding ERP Deployment Choices

Companies now need to evolve quickly, which means being able to move some or all business operations to an existing or new ERP instance quickly and inexpensively, anywhere in the world. Small companies are increasingly likely to become multi-national as emerging markets take on larger roles in revenue growth. Larger companies continue to optimize and [...]

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10 Critical Questions Manufacturers Should Ask Before Choosing a Cloud-based ERP Solution

10 Critical Questions Manufacturers Should Ask Before Choosing a Cloud-based ERP Solution

Over the last few years, Software as a Service (SaaS) has become a compelling and credible delivery model for business applications. SaaS, also referred to as “On-Demand” or “Cloud Computing”, eliminates many of the barriers that keep companies from implementing or upgrading their software, and can help you reduce costs. More importantly, it enables you [...]

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Data Driven Discoveries: Imagine Smart Cities with Thousands of Strategically Placed Sensors

Data Driven Discoveries: Imagine Smart Cities with Thousands of Strategically Placed Sensors

As urban populations increase, so too does the complexity involved in maintaining basic services like clean water and emergency services. But one of the biggest barriers to making cities “smarter” — for example, comprehensively monitoring sources of waterway pollutants in real time — is quick and easy access to data.   Future scenarios like these [...]

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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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Computer Security: ‘Melbourne Shuffle’ Secures Data in the Cloud

Computer Security: ‘Melbourne Shuffle’ Secures Data in the Cloud

  To keep data safe in the cloud, a group of computer scientists suggests doing the Melbourne Shuffle. That may sound like a dance move (and it is), but it’s also a computer algorithm developed by researchers at Brown University. The computing version of the Melbourne Shuffle aims to hide patterns that may emerge as [...]

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The Death of “Digital”

Words are a powerful vehicle for meaning and understanding, connected to individual or group perspectives, interpretations, and connections. The word “Digital” has been part of our vocabulary landscape for a long time. It was only after reading Nicholas Negroponte’s  book, “Being Digital” in 1995, that I began to be aware of the term and its [...]

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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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There is a needle in the haystack, Ground Control.

There is a needle in the haystack, Ground Control.

All of us are engaged daily in the process of looking for information on the Internet, or “searching”. Sometimes, we search for clarification, facts, confirmation, projects, solutions, while other times our searches help us broaden our views, come to terms with a concept, make a plan, find a definition, or cross check a fact. Watch yourself [...]

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