“Smart City” is one of the trending buzzwords these days. Like all buzzwords, no one really knows exactly what it means, but let me venture a broad definition: a smart city is a city that strives to reinvent itself using technology to improve its efficiency, enhance the service it offers to citizens and visitors and adopt a more sustainable model.
Every business is looking to save money. Newer servers with faster optical data center connections within and between data centers are a great way to do so while punching the “green” ticket, as numerous enterprises are demonstrating.
The path to “green” IT is often confusing, layered in PUE and CO2 emissions. Ignore all the hype and focus on one basic statistic: the power bill. Servers and network gear use electricity. The more servers running all the time, the hotter the data center and that leads to running the cooling systems more, running up the power bill higher. If you have a lot of older equipment installed — 3 years or more — that’s more electricity on your power bill which translates to higher operational expense per month. Read the full post
According to Merriam-Webster dictionary, the word transform means ‘to change (something) completely and usually in a good way’.
Broadband is a transformational technology, similar to other disruptive innovations – such as railroads, automobiles, airplanes and telegraphs. Broadband has not only created a new market of services, but it has added significant value to existing markets. Read the full post
This week, Facebook announced their participation in the Internet.org project, an effort to “put the entire world online.” They also released a whitepaper detailing how to get there from here, with the title asking, “Is connectivity a human right?”
Over the last couple years, I’ve often spoken about Internet access becoming a Maslovian need, right up there with breathing, food and water, along with the following story told as unscientific proof: Read the full post
In my other life as a fitness professional, I come across a lot of wearable technology associated with fitness – from the simplicity of a pedometer to the more sophisticated activity monitors that can track heart rate, monitor sleep, body temperature, provide training programs, show progress and provide GPS capabilities.
If you look at the majority of wearable technology products being introduced, they are focused on health and fitness. Why? Because people can see the immediate benefits of these devices and for the most part, they are relatively low in cost. Read the full post