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The internet of things and smart cities: Will an IBM computer be your next mayor?

When we think of computer networks, we think of routers and servers and fiber optic cables and laptops and smartphones -- we think of the internet. In actuality, though, the visible internet is just the tip of the iceberg.
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Cisco and Bit Stew Are Turning Grid Routers Into Virtual Servers

Utilities / Energy : Smart Grid (23 hours ago)

Distributed intelligence is all the rage in the smart grid industry these days. The idea is to turn smart meters, grid-hardened routers and other devices into computing platforms, capable of analyzing and processing floods of data a... Read Post

Its fiber monday: Zayo & Time Warner Cable go fiber network shopping

Technology : GigaOM (10 months ago)

Time Warner Cable of New York is spending $600 million in cash to buy DukeNet, a fiber optic network that is part-owned by Duke Energy, the company announced today. The Charlotte, NC-based DukeNet will help Time Warner improve its n... Read Post

Tech Firms Establish MPG For The Internet

Technology : GigaOM (6 years ago)

A world in which networks stream feature-length Hulu movies to laptops and virtual worlds to PCs requires a whole lot of power to run the servers, routers, desktop computers and other gear that make it all possible. The electricity ... Read Post

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