Why cities are tapping into big data

Why cities are tapping into big data

Cities have a way to go before they can be considered geniuses. But they’re getting smart pretty fast. In just the past few years, mayors and other officials in cities across the country have begun to draw on the reams of data at their disposal—about income, burglaries, traffic, fires, illnesses, parking citations and more—to tackle many of the problems of …

Sensor Data Analytics Creating New Possibilities for Business

Sensor Data Analytics Creating New Possibilities for Business

For nearly five years now, visitors staying in Walt Disney World Resort hotels in Orlando have received “Magic Bands” before their arrival. These wristbands, similar to fitness trackers, are equipped with RFID technology and sensors that allow them to serve as hotel room keys, park admission tickets, and can be used to charge meals and other purchases to the credit …

Improving policymaking with Big Data

Improving policymaking with Big Data

Tucked away in the statement put out by NITI Aayog after the third meeting of its governing council on Sunday was an innocuous phrase. The Aayog, the statement said, has partnered with top-ranking institutions “to nurture evidence-based policymaking”. That seems like it should be a given. Surely, all policy is or should be based on solid data. But it became …

The Ethics of IoT Usage in Healthcare

The Ethics of IoT Usage in Healthcare

The Internet of Things needs no introduction, but the connectivity we see in so many areas of our life is increasingly coming to healthcare. Indeed, last year I wrote about an effort led by GE to bring about an Internet of Medical Devices. There are undoubtedly huge advantages involved in these kind of projects, especially when the data generated converges …

Building Smart City Security

Building Smart City Security

As urbanization intensifies and public sector technology initiatives advance quickly, the once-futuristic promise of “smart cities” is coming to fruition. Cities have always been “smart” to a degree, using technology to boost the productivity and efficiency of municipal services. But today, the proliferation of digital connectivity and big data explosion are creating new opportunities for beneficial smart-city projects across a …

Converging IoT

Converging IoT, Cloud, and Big Data Technologies to Revolutionize the World

Have you heard of medical radio-telemetry? Up until very recently, it’s been the closest thing that the medical field has had to remote, cloud-based intel on the human body. But now, with the convergence of IoT, cloud, and big data technologies, the health-care industry is primed for a revolutionary influx of new life-saving results. In this article you’re going to …

How You Can Improve Customer Experience With Fast Data Analytics

How You Can Improve Customer Experience With Fast Data Analytics

In today’s constantly connected world, customers expect more than ever before from the companies they do business with. With the emergence of big data, businesses have been able to better meet and exceed customer expectations thanks to analytics and data science. However, the role of data in your business’ success doesn’t end with big data – now you can take …

Announcing Azure Time Series Insights

Announcing Azure Time Series Insights

Today we are excited to announce the public preview of Azure Time Series Insights, a fully managed analytics, storage, and visualization service that makes it incredibly simple to interactively and instantly explore and analyze billions of events from sources such as Internet of Things. Time Series Insights gives you a near real time global view of your data across various …

Building IoT Apps With Low-Code Platforms

Building IoT Apps With Low-Code Platforms

Low-code platforms provide a lot of value to IoT-driven applications. In this blog, we will show you how we created a complete building management application using a low-code platform— Progress Rollbase—in a single day. This is the kind of productivity that enables IoT providers to accelerate solutions delivery and facilitate IoT deployments. Each room is equipped with a device that …

How To Start Your Journey To Digital Transformation

How To Start Your Journey To Digital Transformation

Achieving quantum leaps through disruption and using data in new contexts, in ways designed for more than just Generation Y — indeed, the digital transformation affects us all. It’s time for a detailed look at its key aspects. Archiving all of a company’s internal information until the end of time is generally a good idea, as it gives the boss …