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Governing: Bad Data Costing Taxpayers Hundreds of Millions

There's an old computer sciences adage that refers to the dangers, and costs, of bad data. It goes: “Garbage in, garbage out.” With e-government technology in use and being rolled out from local to national levels U.S. society has never been so exposed and vulnerable to the potential costs of bad data. Read more...

Innovative MIT Research Transmitter Design Could Increase Wireless Device Battery Life 100-Fold

Reducing energy consumption is a focal point of much research these days given the drive to gather data, link and embed intelligence into the myriad of devices, equipment and machinery that go into facilitating modern digital lifestyles. This emerging "Internet of Things" has led researchers at MIT to develop a new radio transmitter design that is said to reduce energy leakage from wireless electronics devices and equipment 100-fold, thus dramatically increasing battery life for devicesRead more...

Broadband Players Sign Up to Boost Small Network Equipment Energy Efficiency

Members of the broadband carrier ecosystem are joining together to improve the energy efficiency of equipment used to deliver broadband services. Led by the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) and National Cable & Telecommunications Association (NCTA), a range of ISPs, equipment suppliers and consumer equipment manufacturers on June 25 signed a Read more...

ITU Smart Cities Standards on Tap

The Internet of Things (IoT) is a hot technology, not just in the U.S. but globally, as an announcement from the International Telecommunications Union (ITU) reminds us. The ITU’s telecom division, ITU-T, has launched an initiative aimed at developing IoT standards and focusing initially on smart city applications, including machine-to-machine (M2M) communications and ubiquitous sensor networks. Read more...

Internet of Things: Enterprise and Public Sector is Where the Action Will Be

One of the strongest growth opportunities for communications service providers is in the Internet of Things, as a new forecast from IDC illustrates.

The worldwide Internet of Things (IoT) market will grow at a 16.9 percent compound annual growth rate (CAGR) from 2014-2020 as revenues rise from $655.8 billion to $1.7 trillion, IDC says. The prediction comes as part of three IoT reports IDC released June 2. Read more...

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