As of future technologies, Cloud Computing and Big Data aren’t a future anymore. They are here, right now and more and more of us start to deal with these technologies. Even when you watch TV, a reference to the cloud is often made. But there are several other technologies that will have a certain impact on Cloud Computing and Big Data. These technologies are different to Cloud and Big Data but will utilize that and use it as an important basis and back end.
The technologies are:
- Smart Cities
- Smart Homes
- Smart Production
- Autonomous Systems
- Smart Logistics
- Internet of Things
All these technologies work together and have the Cloud as back end. Furthermore, they use Big Data concepts and technologies. Summing these technologies up, they can be described as “cyber-physical systems”. This basically means that the virtual world we were used to until now moves stronger into the physical world. These two worlds will merge together and form something totally new. In the upcoming weeks I will outline each topic in detail, so stay tuned and subscribe to this tag to get the updates.
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Like that, Mario. Makes sense.
You – in turn – might also like that a little elaborate paper I wrote recently, more or less on the same mattter: http://smileit.at/blog/wp-the-next-big-thing/
This entire movement towards IoT is truly a convergence of mobility, cloud and big data. Cloud serves as the backbone where big data is the fuel that keep everything moving. It’s quite amazing when you look at the big picture. It’s also a little scary seeing how immature some organization are when it comes to meaningful data usage and security. There needs to be a concerted effort to boost the data knowledge base of IoT and the smart movement will be a disaster.
Peter Fretty, IDG blogger working on behalf of SAS