How an Algorithm Detected the Ebola Outbreak a Week Early, and What It Could Do Next

by  Lyndsey Gilpin,  TechRepublic Researchers at Boston Children’s Hospital have developed HealthMap, an international mapping tool that detects and tracks diseases. HealthMap’s algorithms recently identified the Ebola virus just over a week before it spread. The tool shows the full timeline of events, including locations, case counts, and original source …

On Fog Computing

Cisco that advocated the term “Internet of Everything” is now advocating the term “Fog Computing”. these terms are related.    According to Cisco the cloud computing model is being replaced by the fog model.   While in cloud computing all computation is done in a remote computing center, in fog computing …

Gartner hype cycle July 2014

Gartner published its hype cycle report recently.   The “Internet of Things” is now at the top of the hype cycle, defined …