Posts tagged “Internet of Things”
The Internet of Things is not hype - just fact, to paraphrase John Wayne. So says Cisco Chairman John Chambers, who insists that IoT is a business reality and necessity as "all major" companies and governments are saying "they have to develop a digital plan."
Analysis: Cisco's latest quarterly financial results demonstrate its increasingly successful adaptation to next-generation IT architectures under new CEO Chuck Robbins, writes Technology Business Research Analyst Krista Macomber.
IBM is training its Watson supercomputer to fight cancer, to learn foreign languages, and so much more. Now comes a new tool suite: IBM Commerce Insights which is designed to help online merchants learn more about customers - and drive sales. Just in time for Christmas.
Consumer group to feds: Do not put the interests of the robot car developers ahead of the public's safety
In a letter to the Secretary of Transportation and the National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration, the Consumer Watchdog organization says regulators should not be in a rush to approve automated vehicles such as those being developed by Google.
Market researchers comScore and Adobe both predicted record sales of some $3 billion on "Cyber Monday," and a New York-based firm that tracks ecommerce says online buying did smash the old mark. Adobe says sales hit $2.98 billion. Interestingly, social media was NOT a major factor. But mobile ordering was.
A new report from Dallas-based Parks Associates finds that one third of U.S. households that utilize broadband services already are cashing in on digital health and wellness devices such as FitBit and smart watches. Plus, buyers are actively using the gadgets, not forgetting, breaking or losing them. So what do you want for Christmas?
BLDG-25, which has been an operating unit within staffing services firm Vaco, is now a stand-alone company, having been spun off as of Tuesday. Helping lead the effort is Triangle veteran entrepreneur and angel investor Jeff LeRose. WTW Insiders get the exclusive story.
Analysis: Intel continues to expand its Internet of Things (IoT) ecosystem, with the aim of powering the broadest possible range of customers' IoT solutions, writes John Spooner, director of Internet of Things and Devices Practice at Technology Business Research.
Analysis: Disruption is no longer a narrow field that can be handled by a new division or department of a company. It is happening wherever technology can be applied. Companies need all hands on board -- with all divisions working together to find ways to reinvent themselves and defend themselves from the onslaught of new competition. This is a company-wide effort which requires bold new thinking, writes technology author and tech entrepreneur Vivek Wadhwa.
New cars that can steer and brake themselves risk lulling people in the driver's seat into a false sense of security -- and even to sleep. One way to keep people alert may be providing distractions that are now illegal. That was one surprising finding when researchers put Stanford University students in a simulated self-driving car to study how they reacted when their robo-chauffer needed help.
The Guardian newspaper in the United Kingdom reports that Raleigh-based PrecisionHawk is developing a new air traffic control system for drones.
Analysis: Competition between two tech giants with a major presence in RTP is heating up as NetApp launches a new campaign targeting EMC, reports analyst Stephen Belanger. IBM, HP and Dell also are mounting more pressure on NetApp, he says.
If you missed the Executive Exchange on Sept. 29, catch up with keynotes from SAS's Jim Davis, AT&T's Venessa Harrison and the panel discussion about local companies and researchers bringing the connected world home.
Technology Business Research, Inc.'s 2Q15 Devices and Platforms Benchmark illustrates how wearables will disrupt the device landscape as consumer mindshare and revenue shift from PCs and smartphones.