Last fall, IBM announced their Internet of Things (IoT) Foundation service on its BlueMix cloud-based platform. This news was overshadowed by the announcement this week that they plan to invest over $3 billion to build a dedicated IoT unit consisting of over 2,000 consultants, researchers and developers over the course of the next four years.
Along with this news, IBM announced that they are building a cloud-based platform to assist clients and partners to enhance real-time data and insights from various sources directly to business operations. In a separate announcement they said they would be partnering with The Weather Channel for an IoT service, as The [...]
HP has updated its big data platform Haven to include new analytics and predictive capabilities. This platform is geared towards enterprises with lots of data of various types, and the new update expands the type of data that can be analyzed through a new connector framework. A new Knowledge Graphing feature will be implemented along with better speech recognition and language identification features.
The Haven big data platform is made up of analytics, hardware and services with some of this available on-demand. HP’s big data platform was begun in 2013 with Haven being the umbrella for various technologies. The update brings together analytics for structured and [...]
Microsoft and Ford have worked together in the past to bring us Sync: a revolutionary technology that shifted a long standing reliance on hardware-based in-dash content and brought in an era of being able to access a portable device for entertainment. The original Sync system was way before the age of the cloud, and it was basically used to access music on iPod devices and take calls through Bluetooth.
Sync was the first software-based system, meaning it could be upgraded and features could be added later on. Other companies tried to follow suit, and the second generation Sync MyFord Touch system fell short of expectations. For the newest version of Sync, Sync 3, [...]