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10 Smart Cities To Adopt IoT Data Platform

| November 11, 2015 | 0 Comments
10 Smart Cities To Adopt IoT Data Platform

Chicago-based start up Cityzenith says its IoT data visualisation tool, 5D Smart City, is being adopted by 10 major cities worldwide. According to the company, its tool helps organisations around the world, both government departments and commercial enterprises, “make sense of urban data – big and small.” “Cities have produced more data in the past […]

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Leading tech firms make CDP 2105 Climate A List

| November 6, 2015 | 0 Comments
Leading tech firms make CDP 2105 Climate A List

The Carbon Disclosure Project has named its A List companies for 2015. The A List represents companies that were graded ‘A’ for their climate change mitigation and reporting efforts for the past year – basically scoring 85 out 100 in the CDP grading. In addition, companies will have to score maximum points for reducing emissions […]

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Verizon simplifies Internet of Things to accelerate adoption

| October 30, 2015 | 0 Comments
Verizon simplifies Internet of Things to accelerate adoption

Verizon today announced its global strategy to simplify the Internet of Things (IoT) and accelerate market adoption. Verizon’s plan includes: Launching ThingSpace: a new IoT platform allowing developers to create applications, customers to manage devices, partners to market their services, and Verizon to launch integrated vertical solutions simply, in an open environment. Creating a new […]

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Vodafone using fuel cells to cut emissions in South African network

| August 4, 2015 | 0 Comments
Vodafone using fuel cells to cut emissions in South African network

The Vodafone Group is now deploying fuel cells as an alternative source for power for some of its cell sites. Vodafone Group senior manager of infrastructure and energy Lee Andrew Jones wrote in post on TelecomLead that the operator’s South African operations Vodacom has turned to fuel cells to power sites, particularly sites outside the […]

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Asia leads M2M adoption: Vodafone M2M barometer

| July 31, 2015 | 0 Comments
Asia leads M2M adoption: Vodafone M2M barometer

Asia Pacific is leading the world in the adoption of machine-to-machine applications, according to the Vodafone M2M Barometer 2015. The research, in its third year, is based on respondents from 659 interviewees from 16 countries across 7 vertical industries. Over 250 respondents were from the Asia Pacific across six countries – Australia, India, Japan, South […]

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AI researchers call for ban on autonomous weapons

| July 29, 2015
AI researchers call for ban on autonomous weapons

Skynet can wait, says Scientists. While Terminators might be a big hit on the silver screen, an open letter backed by over 1000 researchers on artificial intelligence has called for a ban on the development of autonomous weapons. The letter, officially published at the International Joint Conference on Articifical Intelligence 2015 in Buenos Aires, is […]

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Carmakers and others put US$1m each into driverless car test city at University of Michigan

| July 22, 2015 | 0 Comments
Carmakers and others put US$1m each into driverless car test city at University of Michigan

A consortium of investors that include major carmakers Ford, GM, Honda, Nissan, and Toyota is putting US$1 million each into a three year trial at the University of Michigan’s Mcity, a newly open facility specifically designed as a controlled environment to test driverless cars for mass commercial markets, reports Environmental Leader. Mcity, which opened last […]

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GreenTouch says it can cut mobile net energy by 10,000x

| June 22, 2015 | 0 Comments
GreenTouch says it can cut mobile net energy by 10,000x

GreenTouch, the green telecom organisation founded by Alcatel-Lucent’s Bell Labs, announced that its members and partners have developed ways to cut mobile infrastructure energy consumption by as much as 10,000 times, compared to today’s networks. Five years after its foundation, GreenTouch unveiled a set of new tools, technologies, and architectures to improve the energy efficiency […]

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Greenpeace “clicking green” report revisit

| June 11, 2015 | 0 Comments
Greenpeace “clicking green” report revisit

Above is a great visualisation of the carbon profile of the Internet’s hosting infrastructure from Greenpeace’s Clicking Green report. The data presents the level of renewable energy usage by the companies that deliver most of the applications and services, i.e. Apple, Google, Facebook, etc, and those that provide the physical locations to host those applications […]

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ICT technologies central to meeting climate challenge – International Chamber of Commerce

| June 10, 2015 | 0 Comments
ICT technologies central to meeting climate challenge – International Chamber of Commerce

A major gathering of businesses and policymakers—held alongside the ongoing UN climate talks in Bonn—has heard how Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) can play a central role in tackling climate change. The International Chamber of Commerce has put its backing into ICT technologies that combat climate change – both causes and effect of global warming, […]

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