Array of things in Chicago

NSF funds an 'Array of Things' for environmental study in Chicago

The $3.1 million project will put 500 sensor arrays on street light poles throughout the city.

How digital identity will power smart cities

How digital identity will power smart cities

Digital identity management technology allows devices to securely recognize and interact with each other, improving the quality of civic services and city planning.

salesforce launches Cloud IoT

Salesforce sees ‘Internet of customers’ for its IoT Cloud

The Salesforce IoT Cloud brings insights to information by connecting data from the Internet of Things with customer information.

Farmers can benefit from granular data provided by the Internet of Things

County tests IoT for local farmers

Montgomery County, Md., is using its Thingstitute testbed to see how actionable, granular data can help farmers improve their businesses.

A federal full-court press for smart cities IT

A federal full-court press for smart cities IT

Backed by $160 million in federal funding, the Obama administration announced programs to help local communities use emerging technologies to reduce traffic congestion, fight crime, foster economic growth and improve the delivery of city services.

Supercomputing without the supercomputer: In-memory computing

Supercomputing without the supercomputer

In-memory computing offers a viable alternative to expensive supercomputers and a natural complement to current enterprise investments.

Health care fraud: We can

Health care fraud: We can't afford to 'pay and chase'

Data validation, anomaly detection and predictive modeling can give federal agencies the real-time analytical framework that is needed to curb the rising tide of fraud.

NASA, USAID expand environmental data project

NASA, USAID expand environmental data project

NASA and the U.S. Agency for International Development launched SERVIR-Mekong in Southeast Asia to share space-based environmental data.

Boulder uses big data to monitor health of trees

Boulder uses big data to monitor health of trees

Boulder, Colo., is using Trimble’s eCognition software to help city staff identify healthy or damaged canopy.

Symantec takes on the Internet of unsecured things

Symantec takes on the Internet of unsecured things

The company’s Embedded Critical Systems Protection locks down the software embedded in the devices to protect against zero-day attacks and prevent compromise.

Navy wants to patent a pirate probability system

Navy wants to patent a pirate probability system

Predictive analytics and big data could help combat crimes on the open seas.