Tag Archives: IOT

We love SAP (data) !

Wednesday April 19th, 2017

We love SAP! Who wouldn’t, and who can argue with this sentiment given their success in utilities and many other industries. For all the bad press they occasionally get about failed projects they were central to such as the well-publicised situation at RWE Npower[1], many utilities operations run relatively smoothly with SAP at their core.… Read More »

Making Smart City projects smarter with Smart Organisations

Wednesday March 29th, 2017

Smart City Smart City is a future vision state of a city that is fully optimised and highly efficient in managing its resources (i.e. energy, mobility, building), quality of life (i.e. social, health, environment) and is innovative in how it operates (i.e. education, economy, research). Smart City projects aim to alleviate traffic congestion, prevent water… Read More »

The IoT: Redefining industry, again.

Wednesday February 8th, 2017

The Internet of Things (IoT) is much more than fitness tracking, AI toothbrushes and targeted discounts when you walk by a coffee shop. Put simply: the opportunities arising from ubiquitous connectivity and access to data will bring about the end of many of today’s industries as we know them. For some, this new IoT-enabled world… Read More »

The Rise of AI: Nothing artificial about this intelligence

Thursday January 12th, 2017

Artificial Intelligence has seeped into the lives of everyone with an internet connection. Binge-watching television shows and online shopping carts full of suggested add-ons are commonplace, even though most consumers aren’t aware of what’s powering the recommendations. Algorithms are constantly hard at work, learning in real-time while users are sitting on the couch watching their… Read More »

“Internet of Things”: The off road drive to connectivity in India

Wednesday November 30th, 2016

The Internet of Things (IoT) is now gaining traction, reshaping the way we engage with our world in our day to day lives. A recent report that came out from Gartner states that the number of connected units, relating to the IoT, will reach 26 billion by 2020-a 30-fold increase since 2009. Will India accept… Read More »

IoT will accelerate industry convergence and structural disruption

Tuesday October 25th, 2016

Convergence of T, IT, IT&T to IoT When I first started working in the Telecom industry over 30 years ago, the telecommunication (T) and information technologies (IT), functions, systems were completely distinct and different with their own individual disciplines. Over a period of time they changed progressively to become IT&T. Today, the telecom industry is… Read More »

The Big Bang! Where does the Big Data analytics future lie?

Monday September 26th, 2016

Almost everyone can agree that big data has taken the business world by storm, yet what’s next? Will data keep on growing? What technologies will be created around it? Then again will big data turn into an artefact as fast as the following pattern — cognitive technology? rapid data? Discussing the fate of big data… Read More »

Internet of Things – Lessons from an IoT prototype project

Monday August 22nd, 2016

The Internet of Things, commonly known as IoT, is spreading at a much faster rate than what I initially thought it would about a year ago. I have been curious to learn about what IoT is all about and encountered a large community of contributors and followers in the two dominant open source forums, Arduino and RaspberryPi. Both… Read More »

Can we defeat DDoS using analytics?

Monday August 15th, 2016

Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks have been in the news recently with one particular prominent incident garnering national attention in the past week. Whilst the jury is still out on the nature and cause of that alleged attack it should be remembered that DDoS attacks have been occurring for many years. In fact, you… Read More »

Indian Railways next big station – Big Data Junction!

Thursday May 12th, 2016

How’s this for thought? In the NDA’s maiden Railways budget presented in 2015, the word ‘technology’ was mentioned only once. There were another 13-14 references to Braille facilitated coaches etc but nothing more. In the light of this, the 2016 budget wasn’t predicted to be any different. Suresh Prabhu’s 2nd budget however more than made… Read More »