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Distributed Cloud Will Unlock the Power of 5G

5G promises network responses at speed faster than we can even perceive, but to get there we need a distributed cloud that spans the end-device, edge sites, distributed sites, central sites and public clouds, argues Ericsson's head of cloud. (Note: Ericsson is a partner of Techonomy Media.)   More

Analytics & Data Techonomy Events

Jaron Lanier Says Transparency Is the Path to a Sustainable Techonomy

“Automation should not be an enemy of employment. It never was before. The only difference between now and the past is that now we’re pretending that people who do the real work are actually not,” said Jaron Lanier, explaining why he is concerned that the current high-tech economy is not on a sustainable path. In a talk at Techonomy 2014 in Half Moon Bay last week, the author, virtual reality guru, and tech consultant advocated for building a democratic and sustainable technologized economy.   More

Global Tech Government

Can We Hold Back Data-Secessionism?

German Chancellor Merkel has called for a "European data network" that would prevent Europe-to-Europe information from passing through the U.S., and the EU has joined with Brazil to build a new undersea fiber optic cable that would be out of the control of U.S. telecoms companies. Up until now, however, Net infrastructure outside of countries like China has sent data packets on routes based on efficiency, not on national origins. Now a former German Defense Minister in Merkel's own government has come out against the mindset that leads to these parochial policies that would "balkanize" the Internet. In an article for Techonomy, Karl-Theodor zu Guttenberg argues against what he calls "data secessionism."   More

Business Manufacturing

New Technology Clouds the IP Landscape

The tech trifecta of Internet, cloud computing, and 3D printing tantalizes investors and consumers with the promises of lower distribution costs, increased productivity, reduced prices, and the free movement of information. But, as RISD President and Techonomy 2013 participant John Maeda argues in a recent LinkedIn post, contradictions abound for those in the business of creating goods and information.   More

Business Opinion

Ted Leonsis: Top 13 Trends for 2013

The Great Wayne Gretzky once said, “I skate to where the puck is going to be, not where it’s been.” He was talking about hockey, but in reality it’s relevant in almost all facets of life. 2012 was an eventful year full of ups and downs. The domestic housing market took an upward turn, but international events and budget issues in D.C. pulled us back as we entered 2013. Looking at my crystal ball, there are a number of trends I see happening for the rest of the year. I predict the economy will show signs of improvement with investors eager to deploy capital, but this may be the Year of Fallen Angels—overfunded, overvalued, overhyped companies are going to struggle to raise the additional capital they need.   More

Business

Predictions for the Cloud in 2013

What can we expect from cloud computing in 2013? Joe McKendrick at Forbes has aggregated a list of analysts’ predictions, including more hosted private clouds, a greater integration of cloud and mobile, and the personal cloud replacing the PC as the location where individuals keep and manage their personal content.   More

Manufacturing Techonomy Events

Why Making Things Still Matters

Innovation and the desire for innovation are nationally and globally pervasive. But by any measure of geographic or economic density, most of us still see Silicon Valley as the leader and lodestar of innovation. It’s interesting to take a moment and reflect on the very name Silicon Valley. It is, after all, named after a chemical element and a technology for making things. At its roots, Silicon Valley was about making transistors, integrated circuits and chips, and, of course, the application of these for computing and software.   More

Business

How to Sell Cloud Computing to Skeptical Executives

As companies adopt cloud computing solutions, CIOs universally report positive results. But what about their bosses, employees, partners, and customers? Are they finding cloud computing efforts to be beneficial? According to Andi Mann, vice president for strategic solutions at CA Technologies, business executives are not as excited as IT about cloud computing. Companies must realize that the cloud does more than cut costs.   More

Energy & Green Tech

Energy Data Management Heads to the Cloud

Managing “Big Data” is a big issue these days, especially within the energy industry, SmartPlanet reports. Companies are compiling huge amounts of data about energy supply and consumption, and cloud computing is enabling them to forecast future usage and even create alternative energy models.   More

Business

Tech Companies: Cut the Geek Speak!

Recently, I heard a little girl standing with her father in the security line at the San Francisco airport ask, “Daddy, how does the Cloud work?” He leaned in and started to explain how water vapor molecules clump together due to air movements and temperature. She shook her head as if to imply he was really slow and said, “No daddy. The cloud. Like Apple’s iCloud.” To which he replied, “Oh honey, I have no idea how that works.”   More

Business

Do You Get the Cloud, Or Do You Fake it?

Whether to conduct online banking or engage with social networks, 95 percent of Americans rely on the cloud. But few of us understand what the cloud is, and one in five of us admits to pretending we do, according to a new survey. Do people outside of the IT field need to comprehend the cloud? Yes, argues Forbes.com contributor Joe McKendrick, who has also written about the cloud's impact on jobs, how it could decrease the federal deficit, and why Steve Wozniak doesn't trust the cloud.   More