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Why Data Integration Provides the Critical Foundation for Capturing Actionable Insights

We all know that Big Data is getting bigger. And, the gap between the amount of data with hidden value and the amount of value that is actually extracted keeps widening. In fact, according to IDC, less than 1 percent of the world’s data is currently being analyzed. What good is data if it doesn’t produce actionable insights that generate improved outcomes? A large portion of the world’s data is produced by the billions of connected objects that…

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An Engineer’s Thoughts on Work/Life Balance

Several months ago I became so busy with work that I subconsciously compiled a script that auto-executed every time someone asked any question vaguely resembling, “How have you been?”.  I didn’t have time to think of a human answer, so without hesitation, the canned response “busy” would sound from my lips. Often times we get so busy with work we become robotic, and even worse — we forget to live.  The funny thing is, by the time we realize it,…

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Accelerating and Innovating the Internet of Everything in Japan

After a whirlwind week in Tokyo, it’s clear that Japan – the world’s third largest economy — is embracing the potential economic value of the Internet of Everything (IoE). For Japan, we estimate an IoE opportunity of $870 million over the next decade (out of a global economic value of $19 trillion). With its proud history of industry, technology and innovation leadership, Japan is an ideal location for Cisco’s 7th IoE Center of Innovation…

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Four ways the IoT expands the mobile economy

…previous example of how this could transform the automotive industry. Consider what it could mean for the larger transportation industry. Currently, commuters often choose to take an individual car over mass transit if they feel they can’t rely on public transportation to be safe, and efficient. When transit agencies exchange data with public safety officials and the local Departments of Transportation, we can reduce roadway congestion and keep c…

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Making Room in Internet of Things (IoT) for the Mobile Operator:

So over the past year, there has been lots of press about the Internet of Things (IoT) and there has been information on the Connected Car and Telematics, Connected Transportation, Connected City, Connected Everything… But just how do we connect all of these devices? Magic? Why do we care? Well according to Goldman Sachs there will be:   If we examine these “28 Billion reasons” a little deeper using the recent Cisco Global Cloud Index (G…

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