Understanding Big Data and the Internet of Things and Its Implications

  • April 28, 2014
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Understanding Big Data and the Internet of Things and Its Implications

Today the world is getting smarter and soon there will be devices which are smarter than what they are now. The world of devices and equipments will now be able to maintain big data that involve storing of data, providing easy accessibility to data, processing and analyzing data and finally delivering the data in the required format to satisfy multiple requirements.  Big Data is big and complex data and it does not only refer to data, but sets of data which increases its complexity making it difficult to read or identify the data.

The introduction of the “Internet of Things” the process of identifying ‘Big data’ has become simpler and more possible.  Suggested by Kevin Ashton in the year 1999, the concept of the internet of things indicates to objects with distinctive features making it easy to recognize.  With the introduction of the internet of things it is expected that a number of changes will be brought about in the data center and in the data management process. The “Internet of Things” or more commonly referred to IoT, is a system by which there is increased connectivity in the devices and objects being used commonly and by which it is possible to communicate and acquire information continuously.

According to the concept of IoT, everything physical like devices, equipments and things ranging from ordinary goods to advanced machinery can be digitalized and become ‘smarter’ by the use of sensors that generate a fabric which has the potential to bridge a gap between man and machine- the gap created by the inability of the machine to communicate. With the installation of these sensors, it will become possible to connect objects to the internet making it possible for the interaction between man and machine.

Some of the benefits of using the concept of “Internet of Things” include:

•    A wide range of industries can install these sensors and connect it to the internet
•    Updates on the status of the device, its performance standards, the urgency for updating or repairs, and other information can be passed on by the M2M communication.
•    Maintenance from remote locations and predictive maintenance projections can be made
•    Probability for the further applications that enforce analysis of data is generated
•    Factors like time, space and size have not become irrelevant as there is efficiency of all three factors by the establishment of the IoT.
•    IoT can be implemented in almost all the functional areas in an organization or business.

Some of the significant areas in which the organizations would really benefit with the applications of IoT include transportation, warehousing, waste management, environmental devices, automated devices in the home and work place, urban development, large scale trading and many others. With the application of the “Internet of Things,’ it would be possible to manage big data and with the enhanced intelligence capabilities of inert devices and produces become smarter and be enabled with  complex abilities  similar to human perceptions and reasoning.

The bottom line is that though the “Internet of Things’ is still in its evolving stages, there is no doubt that it is a concept that is waiting to be explored in order to make use of it to its complete potential.

New Study Ranks States According To Duration Of Sexual Intercourse

  • February 25, 2014
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New Study Ranks States According To Duration Of Sexual Intercourse

A new study ranks state in the duration of sexual intercourse and the results are surprising. The data comes from the app Spreadsheets which collects statistics about sex. In all over 23,000 individual incidents of sexual intercourse were used to complete the list. Previous research has shown that sexual intercourse lasts between 3-13 minutes.

1. New Mexico – (7:01)

2. West Virginia – (5:38)

3. Idaho – (5:11)

4. South Carolina – (4:48)

5. Missouri – (4:22)

6. Michigan -(4:14)

7. Utah – (3:55)

8. Oregon – (3:51)

9. Nebraska – (3:47)

10. Alabama – (3:38)

11. Delaware – (3:33)

12. Hawaii – (3:28)

13. Wisconsin – (3:22)

14. North Dakota – (3:18)

15. Arizona – (3:17)

16. Maryland – (3:15)

17. Mississippi – (3:10)

18. Rhode Island – (3:09)

19. Connecticut – (3:07)

20. Texas – (3:06)

21. New Hampshire – (3:04)

22. Wyoming – (3:03)

23. New York – (3:01)

24. Pennsylvania – (2:58)

25. Maine – (2:58)

26. Washington – (2:51)

27. Iowa – (2:50)

28. Illinois – (2:49)

29. North Carolina – (2:47)

30. Tennessee – (2:46)

31. Kansas – (2:38)

32. California – (2:38)

33. Massachusetts – (2:31)

34. Florida – (2:29)

35. New Jersey – (2:28)

36. Indiana – (2:26)

37. Virginia – (2:23)

38. Oklahoma – (2:21)

39. Colorado – (2:21)

40. Minnesota – (2:19)

41. Ohio – (2:18)

42. Louisiana – (2:17)

43. Kentucky – (2:14)

44. Arkansas – (2:08)

45. District of Columbia – (2:08)

46. Nevada – (2:07)

47. Georgia – (2:07)

48. Montana – (2:03)

49. Vermont – (1:48)

50. South Dakota – (1:30)

51. Alaska – (1:21)

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Nokia’s Lumia 900 Sales, How Did It Do?

  • July 11, 2012
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Nokia’s top smartphone may not have lived up to its hype and expectations but it wasn’t a complete flop. The Nokia Lumia 900 actually did well enough to keep Nokia afloat and competitive amongst all of the other top smartphones available on the market.

Although statistics show that the Nokia Lumia 900 did well in its sales, it did not do as well as had been expected by most people. It was very hyped and therefore sales of the Nokia Lumia 900 started out well but then the sales slowly went down and the hype disappeared. This hype and enthusiasm was shown by AT&T who were originally excited about the Nokia Lumia 900 but after sales began they became quite about the Nokia Lumia 900 and didn’t have much to say about it.

The sales of the Nokia Lumia 900 were originally quite significant as the Nokia Lumia 900 was selling better than all other smartphones except for the iPhone 4 during its first month of sales and sold just as well as the iPhone 4S at the same time of sales. Sales of the Nokia Lumia 900 then began to drop off after this time and it started to sell less than other smartphones which were running on Windows and were much older. However, all of the sales data that has been collated for the Nokia Lumia 900 has been based on online sales only and has not incorporated store sales.

It is thought that the reason why the Nokia Lumia 900 did not make as much of an impression on buyers as was expected is because it did not capitalize on the fact that it was a Windows smartphone, as opposed to being one of the more well known Apple or Google smartphones. Even though it did not leave much of an impression on many smartphone users it did not do badly at all as it still stayed as a competitor within the smartphone industry. It is unknown yet whether this will be enough to make the Nokia Lumia 900 a headliner with any U.S carrier now due to this. It is said that the competition of the other top smartphones on the market played a part in the sales of the Nokia Lumia 900 and this is why it did not meet its expectations in the end, even though it had been hyped so much.

It is believed that the next Windows smartphone will be available for sale later this year, which will increase access to Windows run smartphones. Although the Nokia Lumia 900 did not make much of an impact on consumers and did not sell as well as hoped, it was a steady seller and it has paved the way for newer versions of Windows run smartphones in the future, which could change the industry and open up more options for smartphone consumers. These smartphones will be run on Windows 8, which is highly anticipated by many consumers. On July 15th AT&T will be selling the pink version of the Nokia Lumia 900.

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