Cloud computing is one of the hot topics in the IT industry. Along with artificial intelligence and the Internet of Things, it is part of the trifecta of digital technologies that are predicted to transform our lives.
During the XXX FIEE Smart Future exhibition and conference held in São Paulo, Brazil, Amaury Santos, head of the IEC Latin America Regional Centre (IEC-LARC), participated in the panel discussion on Energy Sustainability for Smart Cities.
Many cities have begun introducing ‘smart’ technologies to improve the quality of life of their residents. It is now possible to collect data easily and, using algorithms, to analyse the data in real-time so as to formulate an overall picture of what is going on in a given area –
Flowers, chocolate and cards are among the most common gifts given on Valentine’s Day. For the more munificent, gifts can also include jewellery or dinner at the restaurant. And while these gifts adhere to a certain tradition, could they not be updated by near-replicate technologies?
Many governments around the world, both national and local, are grappling with creating or updating their ICT policies to cope with the new world of cloud computing. Governments and enterprises are also looking at their own procurement policies when it comes to cloud computing.