Yesterday in New York City, Dell celebrated IQT Day, exploring how the Internet of Things (IoT) is making things smarter (IQ – get it?), and Dell’s role in the digitization of everything. If you weren’t able to tune in (replay), here’s my big takeaways from the day.You really can’t overstate the impact IoT will have on our world, starting now.Michael Dell reinforced that absolutely every object will soon be streamlining data, creating a second version of our physical world that is virtual, connected and can be analyzed, manipulated and managed… but only if we turn that data into actionable information, into intelligence. Organizations that do that are the ones who’ll disrupt their markets, best serve their customers and edge out their competition.Michael said sensors and processors are the jet engines propelling human potential, and data is the jet fuel. He’s right. Take AeroFarms. They’re using the Internet of Things to transform crop productivity, using less water, reducing waste in the supply chain and ultimately getting more fresh food onto our plates. Taken more broadly, think of the impact this kind of innovation can have on hunger, nutrition, food deserts, water use… the ripple effect goes on and on.So how do we make all this happen? For Dell’s part, we announced our new IoT division. This division is the best example, to date, of the Dell Technologies value proposition to customers. It spans Dell Technologies to create complete IoT solutions – from the edge to the core to the cloud – that just work for customers. We’ve asked Ray O’Farrell to lead it, and I’m happy to be serving as the executive sponsor.We also talked about the hardware (from PowerEdge servers to Edge Gateways), software (including VMWare IoT Pulse for securing and managing the edge) and partner programs we’ve established to help customers implement and make IoT real. It was a busy day and this is just the beginning.All in, we’re making a $1 billion investment into IoT; we believe the opportunity it presents for organizations of all sizes is far bigger than that. You’ll be hearing more from us in this space. Stay tuned.
3SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr One of the things that credit unions do best is proving financial education to their members and community through initiatives and programs. It’s in the DNA of credit unions – literally, in the Operating Principles – and what help to differentiate them from other financial institutions.While we in the industry know how important it is for kids to receive lessons in personal finance, many aren’t receiving the knowledge and tools they need to become successful adults. The teaching of money basics in schools isn’t currently a nationwide effort, something a growing number of recent graduates wishes would have been the case.Only 16.4 percent of U.S. high school students are required to take a personal finance course, leaving a huge gap in the number of high schoolers in America who are not receiving the valuable, real-life financial education that they need after graduation.Enter Biz Kid$. Biz Kid$ is a national financial education initiative that engages young people to help them develop life skills in the areas of financial education and entrepreneurship. The initiative includes an Emmy award-winning television series, free classroom curriculum, outreach activities, and a website targeting kids 9 – 16 years old. It is the first national public television series promoting financial education for elementary through high school students and was created by the same team that produced “Bill Nye the Science Guy”. continue reading »
I do not know Sen. Rand Paul’s position on gun control (I believe he is at least for some background checks, etc.) and I do not know if his angry neighbor had or has gun (or guns). But what if his neighbor did (or does)?Arthur GlaudeRexfordMore from The Daily Gazette:Foss: Should main downtown branch of the Schenectady County Public Library reopen?EDITORIAL: Thruway tax unfair to working motoristsEDITORIAL: Urgent: Today is the last day to complete the censusEDITORIAL: Beware of voter intimidationPolice: Schenectady woman tried to take car in Clifton Park hours after arrest, release in prior the… Categories: Letters to the Editor, Opinion