Whilst natural disasters cannot be avoided, many anticipate that interconnected smart cities will enable citizens to better protect themselves and empower governments to better safeguard private and public assets. Everyone desires a quick recovery.
With smart transportation using smart flow systems, we can assess traffic flows in real time thanks to sensors and video capture, to then adjust intervals based on dynamically-calculated data to respond to medians and peaks. The algorithm used to calculate intervals needs to be sophisticated, factoring in many data sets.
Central to these goals is data, which plays a fundamental role in the development of a smart city – it is the currency of information, generating insights and delivering intelligence that can help enhance our interaction with the world around us.
To respond to an evolving digital landscape, business and IT need to transform from siloed and fixed architectures to integrated and dynamic. Rather than taking everything back into core systems to be processed, organizations need to push out some of their applications and data to the network edge, and create an environment in which the data handshake is intelligent, seamless and highly available.
The table has seen some interesting changes, with Hong Kong edging over Japan as the top CRI player and Singapore surging into second place. As the Association’s Chairman said, the results put Asia in a very strong position to lead the next wave of global innovation and technology applications. In fact, he believes that the region is poised to outperform the rest of the world and lead the world into the digital age, driven by cloud computing technologies.
According to Wikipedia, there are over 40 million Go players worldwide. And last month (march 2016) we discovered that one of the best is an AI (artificial intelligence) named AlphaGo, who lives in London.
Nearly 20 years before the Internet took off, the groundbreaking science fiction writer, William Gibson, was already trying to define the cloud. In his 1982 short story, Burning Chrome, he called it Cyberspace – a kind of consensual hallucination. A graphic representation of data abstracted from the banks of every computer in the human system.
Taken to its logical conclusion, this big data evolution is going to change everything. The question is how can organisations do it?
As cloud appetite grows, new cloud services and solutions will continue to be born. The coming twelve months will be a year of growth, however, it will also bring challenges.
Looking back on 2013, a year of breakthroughs and swift evolutions across the technology sector, cloud services certainly attained a new level of acceptance.