The focus on IoT in the arable food chain – and the worries around its use

Posted by Clive Longbottom on Apr 4, 2017 1:10:00 PM

The arable food chain, consisting of farms, logistics/warehousing, food processing and retail, is a complex one with a major focus on food hygiene and pest management. In research carried out by Quocirca for Rentokil Initial in late 2016, the views of those responsible for managing these areas were found related to where the internet of things (IoT), cloud computing and big data could help them.

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Topics: IoT, Big Data, cloud computing

The Future of Computing, 2016 Edition

Posted by Tim Mangan on Sep 12, 2016 2:29:14 PM



This summer we held the final (we think) BriForum here in Boston.  These 20 conferences have been both fun and very educational and I’m sorry to see them end.  So at the conference I pulled together a panel of some of the top minds in the desktop and virtualization space and had an excellent informative and fun session called “The Future of Computing”.

Joining me for the session were:

  • Shawn Bass (CTO of EUC at VMWare)
  • Ruben Spruijt (CTO at Atlantis Computing)
  • Dr. Benny Tritsch
  • Rick Dellinger
  • An awesome audience

In the session we started by asking the audience to answer a survey with couple of questions, which we then used as topics to discuss. I promised to post the full list after the conference.

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Topics: BYOD, cloud, Big Data, Future of Computing

Not set in concrete - tailoring IoT to the business

Posted by Rob Bamforth on Aug 22, 2016 9:20:33 AM

Tailored services and personalised advertising is great isn’t it? People and organisations are no longer bombarded by things they are not interested in or can not respond to, only those things that are relevant.

In theory that’s what all the cookies, search histories and other smart stuff on the internet delivers, especially with all the recent attention on the Internet of Things (IoT). The reality is somewhat more patchy. Getting the right data to tune, tailor or personalise effectively is not that straightforward, as many online advertising attempts and email blasts seem to indicate.

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Topics: IoT, Data Analytics, Big Data

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