If we are not clear on Keeping the Cloud Open there is a dark side, a concern of an evolving trend towards Proprietary Cloud. I grew up in the industry during the DDC revolution and saw the floundering of the early proprietary DDC systems that evolved quickly with amazing capabilities, but rapidly became obsolete and impossible to maintain.
Source: „Once a week some city on the planet announces it will become a “Smart City”. Most can’t exactly describe what makes a city smart but they know it involves ubiquitous high speed internet and lots of smartphone apps. They hope that just by labeling the city smart it will surely increase economic activity and its “livability”, draw people to the city, and lift spirits
Source: „The Internet of Things is expected to lead to 50 billion connected devices by 2020 collecting and exchanging personal data about their users, their lives, their preferences and tastes. This will lead not only to relevant data protection issues, but also to increased cybercrime related risks triggering the need to ensure a higher level of cyber security .
I have already covered in this post the compliance measures to be put in place in order to face data protection
This European Standard has been prepared as part of the EU RFID Mandate M/436. It is based on the Privacy and Data Protection Impact Assessment Framework for RFID Applications, which was developed by industry, in collaboration with the civil society, endorsed by Article 29, Data Protection Working Party, and signed by all key stakeholders, including the European Commission, in 2011. It defines aspects of that framework as normative or informative
Source: „Watches with built-in navigation, thermostats that know when you’re home, programmable light bulbs, and hoodies that can send texts. This is the new normal envisioned by tech giants like Google GOOGL +0.85%, Intel INTC +0.32%, Samsung, Microsoft MSFT -0.26%, and Apple AAPL +0.04%, not to mention countless startups flush with VC money. The embrace of a so-called Internet of Things, in which devices armed with mobile technology communicate with each other without direct human intervention,
Source: "As architects, entrepreneurs, hoteliers, healthcare professionals and others embrace the Internet of Things (IoT) and the Smart Environment paradigms, developers will bear the brunt of constructing the IT relationships within these, making sense of the big data produced as a result, and managing the relationships between people and technologies. We explore how PolySocial Reality (PoSR)
This article suggests that it is time for the next step of governance reform. The EU’s Smart Regulation agenda should become a European-wide Smarter Intervention project promoting informed problem solving with effective use of stakeholders and technologies. Today, we have the computer power and technologies to translate reflexive law theories into practical governance methods, combining market innovation and experimentation with achieving
Mark Fell, Managing Director, Carré & Strauss with an Introduction by Hanne Melin, Policy Strategy Counsel, eBay Inc. From the Introduction: „Indeed, the European Parliament embarked in 2011 on an exercise to identify changes needed to prepare for the complex environment resulting from a “multi-polar world where governance is more and more a multi- level one, involving multiple actors in decision making and implementation”4 and where technologies are accelerating change.
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Source: „The effort to reduce complications for the Internet of Things just got more complicated.
A handful of tech-industry heavyweights including Intel, Broadcom, and Samsung Electronics on Tuesday unveiled a new nonprofit group called the Open Interconnect Consortium, or OIC, with the mission to develop standards and certification for devices involved in the Internet of Things.
Source: „I find it interesting that in the blur of technology at this year’s IBcon in Vegas; the largest gathering of authorities with international case studies on the topic of open architected, interoperable and integrated
These poll results have been collated and published in association with Telematics Munich 2014 (November 10-11, Munich, Germany).
At Telematics Munich you can meet the leading players such as Ford, Daimler, BMW, Renault, Nissan, Continental, Visteon, Ericsson and many more as they share their visions for the connected car of 2020.