Fog Computing and the Internet of Things

For those of us outside the hardware and software industries, white papers on Information Technology can be opaque and tedious.  Fog computing is different because it quickly makes sense. Fog computing is like Cloud computing, but it takes place in the things around us, such as in sensors and controls embedded in electrical grids, or […]

FORBES: Internet Of Things Depends On Businesses Working Together

This week, the newly created White House American Technology Council convened a series of policy discussions on the emerging Internet of Things (IoT), something I have discussed here in the past. The news is a welcome and timely development, given the breakneck speed at which IoT technologies are progressing – from driverless cars, to remote […]

A Disturbing Phase in the Internet of Things

We are now seeing hundreds of mobile apps that conduct Internet transactions and monitor our environment.  We can download them and set them in motion with little effort.  Most of these apps interact between our mobile device and a web server, but there is a class of apps that operate mostly between devices with little […]

The Internet of Things Needs Public Policy Decisions

The Internet of Things (IoT) is the collection of internet-connected devices that receive or send information, even without a human directing what they do.  The nearly 5 billion already-interconnected things include the Apple Watch, bank ATMs, remote weather stations, traffic cameras, street security cameras, home security systems, baby monitors, parking meters, pipeline flow monitors, factory-floor […]

ACI Participates in ITERA Conference

The Telecommunications and Information Technology Conference,  whose institutional members consist of twenty major U.S. universities, addressed a variety of science, engineering, educational management, network, privacy, security and other network issues at its eleventh annual conference in Washington, DC on March 27th to 28th of this year.  ACI president, Steve Pociask participated on a panel that discussed the […]

Developing the Internet of Things

If you’ve spent any time with American Consumer Institute research and material, you’re familiar with our love of the Internet, technology and its promise to change economies, create new markets, and alter the way consumers live for the better. The Internet has certainly proven this out even as the relative age of the Internet is […]