Tag Archives: Smart and Connected

Cloud Computing, Coming to an Oil and Gas Company Near You

For many in the Oil and Gas industry cloud computing might seem like a confusing IT buzzword with very little substance. Trying to wade through the complexities of all its offshoots (public, private, on-premise cloud) without understanding the base concept … Continue reading

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A Thousand and One Uses for Video Cameras in Cities

Video cameras are becoming more and more common in cities around the world. In fact, cameras are no longer reserved for the police, who traditionally use them to discourage criminal activity and assist investigations. They are used for many different reasons. … Continue reading

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Internet of Things for Buildings (BIoT)

Almost nine years ago, I joined Cisco in its corporate real estate department. The team I joined was tasked to look at innovative ways to reduce the need and improve the utilization of slightly less than 20 million sq.ft of … Continue reading

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Cisco and Polytechnics Canada Support the Next Generation of Workers

I’m honored to have said a few words of welcome to the attendees of the Polytechnics Canada’s 2014 Annual Conference, and to the supporters of education who accepted our invitation to the opening night reception. Cisco is seriously committed to … Continue reading

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Canada: Smart City movement is Taking off

St. Albert Smart City Alliance More and more Canadian communities are reaching for the Intelligent Community movement to provide them with means, tools, and governance that will help them capitalize on the rapidly changing world in which they are trying … Continue reading

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My home thermostat joins the Internet of Everything

I woke up this Saturday morning in Toronto and thought, ‘Man what a long cold winter.’ I also thought of my “To do List” and a bright spot was the arrival of my new Nest Learning Thermostat. Now everyone in … Continue reading

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Win – Win Situation For Smart Buildings

Question: What could be better than building a Smart Building where the lighting, HVAC, security and access controls communicate together on a common network and lower operating costs by reducing energy consumption and maintenance?  Answer: Building this Smart Building for … Continue reading

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