Understanding Non-core Projects within OpenStack

OpenStack projects are an important part of the greater OpenStack vision. Projects can be thought of as subcomponents covering various parts of the cloud environment and are known more commonly by names such as nova for compute, neutron for networking, or cinder for block storage. The focus is more about tying together resources from a … More Understanding Non-core Projects within OpenStack

Oktoberfest of Things!

Every year, I look forward to the start of the fall season. It’s one of my favorites for a variety of reason especially Oktoberfest. Oktoberfest is the world’s largest Volksfest (beer festival and traveling fun fair). With more than 6 million people from around the world attending the event every year and large quantities of … More Oktoberfest of Things!

Sports Enhancing IoT Services

It’s estimated the market for wearable electronic devices, along with apps and services for sports fitness and personal health, is worth $1.6 billion worldwide in 2015. This market category is expected to rise to $5 billion in 2016 with companies incorporating sensors into sportswear, casual apparel, shoes, balls, rackets, clubs, goggles and helmets. Collecting and … More Sports Enhancing IoT Services

IBM Watson unveils the largest and most diverse platform for cognitive computing in San Francisco

At this week’s event, IBM Watson unveiled the largest and most diverse platform for cognitive computing in San Francisco. I have included some of the highlights below for your review.     Largest Platform of Cognitive Computing Technologies In 20 months, the Watson platform has evolved from one API and a limited set of application-specific … More IBM Watson unveils the largest and most diverse platform for cognitive computing in San Francisco

Embracing Shadow IT and Disruptive “as a Service” Technologies

In a great article posted here, author Mike Foden, makes a point about the “waves of change” facing the IT industry. Just as how Amazon disrupted the brick and mortar booksellers and music stores, and Google and Apple changed the face of mobile, as a service technologies are poised to disrupt traditional IT as we … More Embracing Shadow IT and Disruptive “as a Service” Technologies

Internet of Medical Devices (IoMD)

Tens of millions of Americans live with medical devices implanted in their bodies today. Currently, the advances in medical technology and growth of the Baby Boomer population in America (26% of the total U.S. population) requires systems like the (UDI) initiative to improve patient safety, modernize device post market surveillance, and facilitate medical device innovation. … More Internet of Medical Devices (IoMD)

Reducing Concussion Injury with the Internet of Things

A concussion is defined as a complex pathophysiological process that affects the brain, typically induced by trauma to the brain. Today, it’s estimated that 50% to 75% of all sports-related concussions are “missed.” The exciting news is sensor technology embedded in helmets now has the ability to track and measure the impact and severity of … More Reducing Concussion Injury with the Internet of Things