We are a Ukraine-based company which means that our parents and grandparents lived in the era of infamous Soviet collective farms, where tractors were considered to be an ultimate technology. For them, a smart farm will sound like a fairy tale. So let it be, a fairy tale of a smart farm. First of all, what is a smart farm? Smart Farming is a concept of farming management using modern Information and Communication Technologies to increase the quantity and quality of products.
I really think the internet of everything or as we all call the IoT (Internet of Things), continues to surround us by smart devices and smart systems that are constantly sensing, monitoring, listening, and watching everything we do. Many of these systems are also constantly learning from what they sense, see, and hear in their environment, as well as from the feedback they receive from other smart devices and systems. This opens the door to some really helpful insights in life and business. Because so many enterprises recognize the value of data in today's connected world, data centers are a growing sector of the technology space. What can we expect in terms of data in the coming years?
Summer is winding down and that means the return to the classroom just around the corner, however, the school supply list isn't the only way to prep for the upcoming academic year. Outfitting your residence with smart home gadgets can make the busy back-to-school-season easier for the whole family. Does your student walk home from school? A digital smart lock can be a lifesaver if your child ever loses his or her house keys. Don't want your child fiddling with the air conditioner after coming home from soccer practice?
Every day we come across a new tech buzzword - for some, it is AI (Artificial Intelligence), for others, it is IoT (Internet of Things) but how many actually understand the context of these concepts. Answer this – how are you able to read this article? That's exactly what IoT is about, connecting all devices to the internet. If loosely defined, IoT empowers all devices in the world to send and receive information, basically make them smart. Through an app, your phone is retrieving information, in this case, songs, from a source which is also connected to the internet and helping you enjoy any and every type of music in the world without having to store anything in your mobile device.
Today, it's hard to say which ambition came first: smart cities/homes or the Internet of Things (IoT). In short, both suggest a vision of ubiquitous computing, first propelled by Mike Koniavsky. "Ubicomp" is the practice of incorporating information processing and network communication into everyday human environments for better communication and services. The term'IoT' is, instead, attributed to Kevin Ashton, whose desire was to teach computers to'sense things' and communicate them back in the 1990s. This Internet-based connectedness of daily-life objects is the reality of modern tech design and the premise of building a smart home or city that integrates physical, digital and human systems.
As cities deploy Internet of Things sensors and IP-connected surveillance cameras to help with everything from easing traffic congestion to improving air quality and public safety, they are also increasingly vulnerable to cyberattacks. To help smooth adoption of smart city technologies while maintaining security, the Smart City and Community Challenge cloud privacy security rights inclusive architecture (SC3-cpSriA) action cluster last month released a blueprint for smart cities. Specifically, the blueprint outlines how cities can create a secure, hybrid cloud architecture, including multicloud, intercloud and federated cloud (to edge) service designs. It is aimed at supporting "security, confidentiality, access control, least privileges and safeguarding" personally identifiable information across the IoT and beyond. "You know about the Baltimore ransomware attacks, you know about the Atlanta one, you know about the two Florida cities that just paid off in bitcoin their ransomware attackers," Lee McKnight, a professor at Syracuse University who oversees the SC3-cpSriA action cluster's work on secure cloud architecture, tells GCN.
Welcome to your 2019 kitchen. There's a smart oven, which lets you adjust the temperature and cook time from your phone. There's a smart refrigerator, which can tell you when your produce is about to go bad. There's a smart scale, which (hopefully) makes you a better baker. If you're wondering why you'd ever need a smart sink--and how it's different than a regular sink--we broke down exactly what the Kohler Sensate smart faucet is (and isn't) below.
CHINA often goes all in when it comes to technology that it believes in. The country has invested significantly in autonomous vehicles, 5G, and artificial intelligence in recent times. The internet of things (IoT), however, didn't get all the attention it deserved -- but that's changing quickly. The Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) has just announced that it will be launching a constellation of 72 satellites to help the nation bolster its interests and ambitions in IoT over the next 3 years. According to Xinhua, China's national news agency, the program will be implemented by Beijing-based private satellite company "Commsat," which was funded by the Xi'an Institute of Optics and Precision Mechanics under the CAS.
Cities around the globe want to innovate using digital technologies. Local leaders see the possibilities for using artificial intelligence, sensors, virtual reality and other technologies to re-imagine how their cities deliver energy, move people, improve public safety and health, create jobs, and provide education. But digital technologies alone will not be able to solve the hardest issues we face in our communities. We also need the citizen perspective. Just as businesses are shifting from delivering end products to providing open platforms–where customers can co-develop and use products and services, access relevant data, and interact directly with each other to create their own value–cities and their ecosystem partners will need to put constituents at the centre of their efforts.
Stop me if you've heard this before: Companies are racing to a new technological paradigm but are using yesterday's tech to do it. A survey of more than 300 storage professionals by storage vendor NGD Systems found only 11% of the companies they talked to would give themselves an "A" grade for their compute and storage capabilities. The chief reason given is that while enterprises are rapidly deploying technologies for edge networks, real-time analytics, machine learning, and internet of things (IoT) projects, they are still using legacy storage solutions that are not designed for such data-intensive workloads. More than half -- 54% -- said their processing of edge applications is a bottleneck, and they want faster and more intelligent storage solutions. The study, entitled "The State of Storage and Edge Computing" and conducted by Dimensional Research, found 60% of storage professionals are using NVMe SSDs to speed up the processing of large data sets being generated at the edge.