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2015 temperatures hit record high globally

2015 temperatures hit record high globally

| January 21, 2016 | 0 Comments

Below is a graphic from GHCN-M & ICOADS data sets provided by NOAA and published on Bloomberg. It shows how global temperatures have risen in the past century. The scary part is that temperatures climbed dramatically in the second half of 2015. More importantly, temperatures in December is was a whole 2 degree Fahrenheit above […]

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2015 Cisco Corporate Social Responsibility Report: Society

| January 14, 2016 | 0 Comments

Cisco Corporate Social Responsibility strategy prioritizes the issues that are most important to our business and to our stakeholders, identified through a formal CSR materiality assessment. We use the Cisco CSR Report to communicate our approach, objectives, … Source: 2015 Cisco Corporate Social Responsibility Report: Society

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Cellular networks for Massive IoT – enabling low power wide area applications: Ericsson

Cellular networks for Massive IoT – enabling low power wide area applications: Ericsson

| January 11, 2016 | 0 Comments

With new standards specifically targeting the connectivity requirements of Massive Internet of Things (IoT) applications, cellular networks can deliver reliable, secure and diverse IoT services using existing network infrastructure. In the Networked Society, every person and every industry will be empowered to reach their full potential. By delivering machine-to-machine (M2M) and machine-to-person communications on a […]

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AT&T is developing a “smart city framework”

| January 11, 2016 | 0 Comments

AT&T is now working IT and Big Data majors on a framework that will unify smart city applications under a common platform. According to the company, it now has partnerships with Cisco, Ericsson, GE, Qualcomm, Deloitte, Intel and others to develop smart city applications. AT&T said it aims to bring smart city trials to at […]

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ITU and Georgia Tech to work on IoT standards, applications

| January 4, 2016 | 0 Comments

The International Telecommunications Union has signed a memorandum of understanding with Georgia Institute of Technology to collaborate on developing standards for the Internet of Things. Under the MoU, the ITU’s standardisation Study Group 20, which addresses IoT technologies and applications, will ally with Georgia Tech’s centre for the development and applications of IoT, and academic […]

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3GPP accepts NB-IoT, EC-GPRS, and LTE-MTC as LPWA network standards

| January 4, 2016 | 0 Comments

The 3GPP standardisation organisation for the mobile industry accepted three technology proposals as standards for low power wide area networking for the Internet of Things. According to the GSMA, 3GPP has acknowledged narrowband IoT, extended coverage GPRS, and LTE machine type communication as IoT networking standards. The three technologies delivered on licensed spectrum will “cover […]

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AT&T moves ahead in IoT biz by adding 5.8 million connected cars – TelecomLead

| January 4, 2016 | 0 Comments

AT&T today said it has signed more than 300 Internet of Things (IoT) deals this year, across the U.S. and abroad. The main focus areas of AT&T’s IoT business was to connect devices across the automotive, shipping, industrial, health care, home security and smart cities sectors. Verizon Wireless is the main competitor of AT&T in the IoT […]

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ZigBee 3.0 ratification opens door to smarter, greener world using the Internet of Things

| December 17, 2015

News Highlights: ZigBee Alliance ready to help unify the IoT making it easier to build smart solutions for homes, buildings and cities. Industry rallies around new solution as EnOcean Alliance jointly announces collaboration to combine widely adopted interoperable wireless energy harvesting definitions with ZigBee 3.0. Ratification paves way for standards convergence around a newly consolidated […]

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Flexenclosure guest post: The Economics of Power Usage Effectiveness (PUE)

| December 1, 2015 | 0 Comments

Guest post by Tomas Rahkonen, Chief Technology Officer & Vice President eCentre, Flexenclosure Power usage effectiveness, PUE, has been an important metric in the data centre world for some time now.  Companies running data centre facilities typically strive for the lowest PUE they can achieve in order to reduce their operating costs and promote their […]

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IDC lists 3 smart city trends to expect in 2016

| November 24, 2015 | 0 Comments

Predictions from research firm IDC revealed three particularly interesting trends emerging around the smart cities movement. According to IDC research director of the global Smart Cities Strategies program Ruthbea Yesner Clarke, in 2016, look for growing adoption and awareness of the smart city concept by an expanding set of government leaders. “Not only does IDC […]

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