IBM held back with the cloud and had to play catch-up, but it's trying to get ahead of the curve with Internet of Things announcing a major push that includes a $3B investment and a partnership with The Weather Company.http://tcrn.ch/1xvcLGC
Couldn't help but notice that the Internet of Things was taking center stage at Mobile World Congress this year, and people are beginning to pay more attention. Look for lots more action over the next 12-18 months. My latest on the SmartIndustry Blog. http://bit.ly/1b2nGxC
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A new firm, born in the MIT Media Lab is using a smart employee badge to measure behavioral data, then apply it against key business metrics to help companies understand the relationship between behavior and results. It's pretty interesting stuff. http://tcrn.ch/1BmvEx6
Pivotal announced today it was open sourcing key parts of its Big Data Suite, giving customers, partners and third party developers the ability to build upon and adapt these powerful tools, while still offering a commercial version of its own with support and enterprise features. http://tcrn.ch/1FXzj2y
Datameer was hearing from customers it didn't want long development cycles. It wanted to get to the value faster, so it developed a cloud version that's up in running in hours instead of months. http://tcrn.ch/17ga7Jr
Big Data offers tremendous economic and social promise, but also has a flip side and can be used to harm. A White House report recognizes both sides, and offers some ideas on how accentuate the positive, while reducing the negative. http://tcrn.ch/1zcvEZ3
OK, I'll admit that software for parking garages is not the sexiest subject in the world, but this startup found a technology gap waiting to be filled. It brought big data and analytics to an industry that had years of data and no way to take advantage of it. (And with a name like Smarking, it's gotta be good.) http://tcrn.ch/1zIzS1m