Management is a lens. It’s the best way yet invented to focus the organization’s capital, human, and time resources toward the goals of the business. Many have observed that companies can have admirable goals; but, if poorly managed, success proves elusive.
Suppose the management lens was smeared, even opaque. In this case, management could easily misapply resources. Or suppose the lens was a mirror looking only at past ways to deploy resources.
So why not put RFID chips in driver's licenses? California Gov. Jerry Brown has a bill awaiting his veto or signature that would do just that. The states of Washington, New York, Michigan, and Vermont already have adopted the spy-friendly, voluntary program that links your license with the Department of Homeland Security. For the moment, the cards are designed to be used instead of passports at US land borders in a bid to speed up the entrance lines from Mexico and Canada.
Volkswagen's cars didn't have a fault in their diesel motors -- they were designed to lie to regulators, and that matters, because regulation is based on the idea that people lie, but things tell the truth.
The Internet of Things is a world of devices (buildings, legs, TVs, phones) that can be programmed to sense and respond to their environments. These are things that don't submit to scrutiny: they fight back. You know the old joke about a broken photocopier that works perfectly when the repair tech shows up? Xerox could build one of those and maximize service-call revenue.
smartcon 2015 Dubai will be the most strategic gathering in the Region with the overall theme of Leadership in a Data Driven World and specialized tracks on Smart Government, Big Data, IoT, Digital and Marketing. Speakers at the conference include some of the world's foremost thinkers and practitioners.
On the week of UAE Innovation Week, world class content from international thought leaders, practical case studies and business applications, expert opinions and best practices will inspire and equip you with ideas to define smarter strategies for your business.
Imagine driving up to your house and your garage, lights, blinds and even music are aware that you’re home. The lights turn on and the music starts playing what you were just playing a second ago. Imagine this kind of technology also connecting your fridge, washing machine and air conditioning, saving you both energy and money.
ACCENTURE IS OPENING a new innovation centre in Dublin, and has announced it intends to hire over 200 people in a range of roles.
€25 million is being invested in the project, and the firm is looking for professionals with R&D and design skills in ”cognitive computing, Internet of Things, advanced analytics, security and digital marketing”.
The centre will be a location to research, incubate, and pilot innovative industry-specific and cross-industry technologies and solutions” for Accenture’s clients.
INDUSTRY is banding together to block the Victorian government's moves to mandate radio frequency identification (RFID) tags for sheep and goats.
Wool, sheepmeat and goatmeat bodies, as well as livestock agents, fear a mandatory RFID system would force other states to follow their lead, which they argue wouldn't enhance their ability to track animals during disease outbreaks.
The Sci-Fi predicted future of crime prevention is here. Hitachi has unveiled a system capable of predicting crimes before they actually occur.
Dubbed Hitachi Visualization Predictive Crime Analytics (PCA), the system is able to process huge amounts of data from a variety of sources and then process it using machine-learning to establish patterns of potential violent behavior that humans might simply overlook.
Peter Tran, senior director of worldwide advanced cyberdefense practice at RSA, the security division of EMC Corp.EMC +4.45%, talks about security concerns with the Internet of Things and how the education sector could be the next big target for cybercriminals.
What are the two most prevalent sectors for cyberthreats this year? How are threats evolving?
Creative Director Ghislaine Boddington has been invited to deliver a TEDx Talk as part of TEDxLimassol in Cyprus on Saturday 3rd October 2015
Ghislaine's first TEDx talk will dedicated to
THE INTERNET OF BODIES - CHOREOGRAPHING THE FUTURE.
She will explore talk about her lifelong passion with sense enhancement and how, through a digital duplex of body data (biofeedback, gesture, haptics), we can create positive alliances for humanity as we evolve into living interactive canvases
Selling a product is a driver for data transaction, not an end in itself. For example, an appliance manufacturer could make a fortune selling data concerning the contents of people's fridges to CPG brands.
When products become information-generation platforms, consumers will necessarily be more conscious of the value in their particular info. And while it is not likely they'll stop sharing it, the bulk will demand to know what is happening using their info.
The manufacturing industry clearly recognizes the importance of the Internet of Things. The evidence? Consider this study, which reports that 83% of manufacturers surveyed are already using IoT technologies or are planning to deploy some form of them within a year – and that they consider the IoT the most significant innovation of the decade. This is great news, except for one thing: transportation and logistics organizations need to play ball for it to work.