Samsung has released the world’s first 5G phone.
This is a big deal for advancing the next generation of mobile applications and an important industry first.
I’m a big fan of positioning and promoting industry firsts. This is because a true industry first – typically, a first that can be easily validated by a top tier industry analyst firm – is often a valuable proof point for establishing market leadership and for generating short- and long-term buzz among target markets.
Kudos to Samsung for getting out of the 5G smartphone gate first.
It will be interesting to see how the Samsung phone evolves, and just as interesting to see how it compares to 5G phones that are expected to be released by other smartphone manufacturers over the next few years.
Several of my clients believe 5G will be the catalyst for advancing digital transformation initiatives and will spark the development of a wide range of new and innovative edge and fog computing applications in the automation, IoT, robotics, self-driving vehicles and smart city industries.
Speaking of clients, I had the had opportunity to work on some of Samsung’s leadership positioning in the energy efficiency and Green IT spaces. It’s great to see the company taking an early lead in the 5G smartphone market.
Take a look at what TechRadar’s Mark Knapp has to say about some of the features included in Samsung’s first 5G phone here. – Russ DeVeau
Having worked with data center, enterprise cloud and Industry 4.0 executives for the past several years, I know how confusing terms related to IoT and edge and fog computing can be to anyone looking to get up to speed on these fast-moving technologies.
The OpenFog Consortium – an organization I have supported on the messaging and content development and marketing fronts – has done a good job detailing some of the terms related to fog computing in its glossary of terms.
The team at State of the Edge has also assembled a list of edge computing terms and definitions.
But even with quality resources, confusion often abounds when it comes to understanding terms related to IoT and edge and fog computing.
This is why it was good to see Mike Krell’s end-of-year piece in RCR Wireless News, which details his take on some of these topics and trends.
It’s a nice read for understanding terms and differentiators and outlines some of the benefits these Industry 4.0 technologies can deliver.
Read Krell’s full article here. – Russ DeVeau
–IoT in New York City – an open standards point of view
–How fog computing is enabling augmented reality
A nice new year read by the folks at IoT For All.
The story is based on interviews with 120 experts to examine where IoT is headed this year.
No big surprise to see 5G, cloud, edge computing and smart cities called out as key focus areas.
But as a content creator, it was exciting – and a bit of a surprise – to see augmented reality included on the list.
Read the entire story here for a nice overview of what may be some of the hottest trends in IoT this year. – Russ DeVeau
–IoT in New York City – an open standards point of view
–Speaking points and Intel’s “all in” IoT message
The dates and location for Fog World Congress 2018 were announced by the OpenFog Consortium yesterday. This year’s event is taking place in San Francisco on October 1 – 3.
Fog World Congress provides a unique opportunity to learn about edge and fog computing from global experts who are driving a wide range of Industry 4.0 and digital transformation initiatives.
I had the opportunity to attend Fog World Congress 2017 – the first ever Fog World Congress, held last fall in Santa Clara – as part of the conference marketing and content development team. Hundreds of people from around the world participated in this exciting inaugural event.
Fog computing is the technology helping to advance a smarter world – smarter cities, smarter factories, smarter homes, smarter devices and things – and is considered a requirement for the wide scale deployment of autonomous vehicles, drones and robotics.
Fog World Congress is the premier global event devoted to all things fog. The conference provides a unique opportunity for participants to understand the many opportunities surrounding the fast-moving and continuously growing fog computing market. – Russ DeVeau
– What’s your favorite tech event?
– Promoting future presidential candidates and President Obama’s tech guru
Yours truly covering last month’s IoT Central Meetup.
The meeting was held at Grand Central Tech – a great space at 335 Madison Avenue where Facebook once had New York City offices – and featured a presentation on IoT and Fog Computing by Cisco’s IoT innovator, Maciej Kranz.
This was the first IoT Central event I attended where fog computing was discussed. It’s becoming a hot topic and based on the premise that the cloud isn’t enough as IoT deployments begin to explode and more real-time data processing power is needed at the edge. – Russ DeVeau
Photo by IoT Central.
I attended the IoT Central meetup in Manhattan last week. The meeting was held at Grand Central Tech – a great space at 335 Madison Avenue where Facebook once had NYC offices – and featured a presentation by Cisco’s IoT innovator, Maciej Kranz.
Kranz gave a top-notch overview of the history and current state of the IoT industry. He highlighted some use cases and early success stories and reviewed a few extremely interesting ROI scenarios. He also discussed some of the pain points the market has been experiencing and identified a couple areas that need to be addressed if the industry is to move IoT initiatives forward more quickly.
While I found the entire presentation both interesting and informative, given my background in positioning proven interoperable technologies in the digital identity, security and privacy sectors – and my proactive work with global technology consortia and standards bodies – I was very interested in what Kranz had to say about open standards in the IoT sector – and he said quite a bit.
I appreciated hearing Kranz state so clearly – and pretty much right after he began his open standards discussion – that he believes companies embracing open standards will be the ultimate winners in the IoT space. This is an important message for any developer or organization looking to begin – or expand on – IoT initiatives.
I also appreciated hearing Kranz’s dive down into what he sees as some of the IoT priorities tech consortia and standards bodies need to address. Those priorities included standardizing interfaces and standardizing the way sensors share data. Kranz went on to say that he felt it was important to have one agreed upon standard for solving common cross-industry IoT issues.
Kranz noted that there are many – in fact, dozens and dozens – of consortia working on a wide range of IoT challenges. I’ll highlight some of those organizations in upcoming articles. In the meantime, take a look at the Open Fog Consortium, an organization Kranz gave a shout-out to during his presentation. – Russ DeVeau
–Nokia, Alcatel and Here Maps – proactive storytelling, industry trends and top-notch spokespersons
–Russ DeVeau on communications and marketing for global standards bodies and technology consortia