MS. BLUMENSTEIN: Your business model is obviously very different than Apple’s and Samsung’s. Your MiPhone is half the cost of an iPhone. You do viral marketing. You have a fan base. You engage them in design. You now have some imitators who are trying to copy you. How is the business model evolving in China and beyond?
All around us, the world grows more intertwined every day. Thanks in part to our global web connections, we have the ability to interact with people and things on an incredible level. This online experience can be life-saving and important, or it can be as arbitrary as simplifying monotonous tasks.
At a time when cities in India are competing to earn the distinction of being smart, the concept of a ‘smart city’ has to cover more than smart mobility and governance; in fact, other factors of wellness have to be factored in while drawing up plans for smart cities, says D. Ramakrishna, managing director of Vijayawada-based Efftronics Systems Private Limited, which is currently working on microchip-based smart solutions.
The Internet of Things (IoT) is heralded as the biggest technology development since the invention of the wheel. Perhaps unsurprisingly, every man and his dog are therefore rushing to deliver solutions that solve IoT-specific problems.
Everyone is talking about the Internet of Things (IoT) and developing a strategy to go after this market. There is a significant amount of focus by many companies to create more “things”—smart devices, wearables, and intelligent industrial endpoints. However, IoT also creates a large opportunity for datacenter infrastructure providers to help their customers move, store, process, and analyze the data generated by the “things” and turn that data into relevant business insights.
Bringing some old-fashioned engineering discipline to the emerging Internet of Things, IBM has updated its design tools to allow IoT component builders to keep track of their work though a widely used technique called product line engineering (PLE).
"Everyone is trying to create products, devices and components that are applicable across a wide variety of industries and yet are customizable to any particular product domain," said Greg Gorman, IBM director of product management of Internet of Things platform.
Last month’s revelation that hackers could remotely seize control of over a million Chrysler automobiles has delivered a stark warning that life in an ultra-networked world could be very dangerous, indeed.
“I think it is a seminal moment,” said Paddy Srinivasan, vice president at LogMeIn Inc., a Boston company in the forefront of building the “Internet of Things,” the ongoing effort to tie household appliances and nearly everything else to the Web. “These new devices need a fresh approach and a new way of thinking about security, and that is the missing piece.”
Cloud computing and mobility has “significantly changed” the information and communication technologies (ICT) industry.
According to Frost & Sullivan findings across the region, cloud computing, big data, mobility and low cost sensors are driving the IoT, and the IoT is forcing disruption, transformation and innovation across connectivity and convergence of people and industries.
The analyst firms defines IoT spending as revenue from hardware, software and professional services that are directly attributable to the IoT solutions and services.
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Kerala police seems to have been conned by a Bengaluru-based firm on a Rs 1.87 crore order for the supply of hardware and software to set up an electronic beat system in police stations across the state.
Details accessed by TOI through an RTI query, shows that the police placed an order with Wifinity Technologies Limited on December 13, 2012 and the full payment (Rs 1,87,81,607) was released on March 25, 2013.
As businesses scramble to adjust to the new and unpredictable data reality, as they relate to not only having the ability to deal together with the quantity of the data but also having the ability to turn the info into info, they're also starting to see growing challenges in meeting requirements in the business enterprise.
Supply ad hoc and pre-planned analytics enabling users to efficiently manage multiple batch kind workloads, in addition to supply interactive analytics that are powerful against big data sets.
The advances in computing, communications and sensing technologies have allowed the development of eHealth and Ambient Assisted Living (AAL) services to mainly benefit the elderly and individuals with disabilities. These services are a helpful tool to address the inherent problems of the ageing societies. Among the enabling technologies of eHealth and AAL services, we have wireless sensor networks, the Internet of Things, ambient intelligence, and cyber-physical systems, just to name a few.
Like a lot of teenagers, Aanya Nigam reflexively shares her whereabouts, activities and thoughts on Twitter, Instagram and other social networks without a qualm.
But Aanya’s carefree attitude dissolved into paranoia a few months ago shortly after her mother bought Amazon’s Echo, a digital assistant that can be set up in a home or office to listen for various requests, such as for a song, a sports score, the weather or even a book to be read aloud.