Moooove over Lindsay Lohan. I have an Ankle Bracelet toooo!

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Did you know that female cows in heat change their walking patterns in a particular way? This was discovered when Fujitsu placed pedometers on cows, making them tech-chic with IoT connected wearable ankle bracelets. This small bit of data was used to then more effectively inseminate the cows thus increasing yield significantly. As part of the Fujitsu GyuHo SAAS offering using Microsoft’s Azure...

2012-2014 Growth and Decline in Digital Media

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The Center for Teaching and Learning published this image in November, 2014. 6 months later I’m still posting it here because it has some date which surprised me: 1. The decline of Instagram: Has Snapchat grabbed their market share? 2. The same amount of minutes of voice calls on Skype from 2013-204: What has taken their growth away? 3. The same amount of emails in 2013-2014: with all the...

Steer Clear of Entrenched Success

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Who says that the Federal government is not listening and adapting to changing times. With a medical scheduling system $140M+ in the hole with nothing to show for it, the Veteran Affairs Administration to advantage of the America COMPETES Reauthorization Act and created a 21st Century Medical Scheduling Challenge. 40 teams competed including Google and HP. Will Smith’s MedRed one in partnership...

Aneesh Chopra Speaks on Innovation Opportunity in Open Government

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Aneesh Chopra, Co-founder and Executive VP of Hunch Analytics, spoke to InnovationNetwork.guru at the Wharton DC Innovation Summit about the use of big open data sets provided by the government to develop solutions for energy, health and education. Aneesh gave the example of iTriageHealth as an innovative solution which helps people find low cost Federal health centers rather than going to the emergency...

Agricultural M2M: The Farming Revolution

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I found what John Deere is doing in agriculture absolutely fascinating. Precision farming, supported by M2M technologies, takes big data coming off of tractors regarding fields furrowed, seeds planted, harvests reaped and helps farmers calculate precise ROI. One of the things I found incredible, is that JD tractors can plow within an inch of the border of the last furrow, all by self-automated tractors...

M2M Equals Efficiency and Sustainability

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M2M (Machine to Machine) is helping companies expand on their service offerings, run operations smarter, and provide better customer service. In this RCR Wireless interview with Roger Sanford, we explored what “Big Data” can do to build better businesses. In his interview with Limor Schafman of U2U Connect, “Fleet Management Transformed with the Latest in M2M,” Roger Sanford, Chief...