The Department of Defense (DoD) launches Code.mil, an open source initiative that allows software developers around the world to collaborate on unclassified code written by federal employees in support of DoD projects. DoD is working with GitHub to experiment with fostering more collaboration between private sector software developers and federal employees on software projects built within the DoD. The Code.mil URL redirects users to an online repository that will house code written for a range of projects across DoD for individuals to review and make suggested changes. [Read more…]
The third edition of the Internet of Things Solutions World Congress (IOTSWC) focuses on the use of IoT solutions in six specific sectors: manufacturing; energy and utilities; connected transport; building & infrastructures; healthcare; and open industry. However, other cross-cutting issues that are in any way connected with the field of IoT will also be addressed, such as artificial intelligence, big data, digital transformation, cloud computing, robotics, sensors, security, smart devices, standards, new business models, data storage and predictive analytics, amongst others. A panel of experts, including specialists in technology and industry, corporate executives and world-renowned entities in the IoT ecosystem, will decide on which speakers to invite to the congress as well as the theme of the topics to be discussed, with the aim of showcasing the latest trends and focusing on the applications of most importance to the selected sectors.
Federal Communications Commission announced authorization of the first-ever LTE-U (LTE for unlicensed) devices in the 5 GHz band. This is a significant advance in wireless innovation and a big win for wireless consumers. LTE-U allows wireless providers to deliver mobile data traffic using unlicensed spectrum while sharing the road with Wi-Fi. It means wireless consumers get to enjoy the best of both worlds: a more robust, seamless experience when their devices are using cellular networks and the continued enjoyment of Wi-Fi, one of the most creative uses of spectrum in history.
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Databricks, founded by the creators of Spark, recently closed a $60m C-round of funding to continue to ride this wave and deliver the best just-in-time data analytics platform powered by Spark. There is little question that Apache® Spark™ has become the most popular engine for performing complex, big data analytics operations. Learn what are the factors driving explosive growth in the relatively young Spark framework in a recent market study “Apache Spark Market Forecast“.