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Realtime IoT Energy Management
Oct 12

Worrying About Rising Energy Bills? Realtime IoT Energy Management Is At Your Disposal

By Surya Igor | Cloud Computing , Internet of Things

There are quite a few things we take for granted in our day-to-day lives. Public utilities are one such example. We assume that the electricity and water supply will be at our disposal 24/7. This leads to wastage, and excessive wastage and malpractice lead to further deterioration of the environment. Thanks to the awareness around climate change and the advancements in renewable energy sources, we are in a better position to safeguard our future generations by ensuring a sustainable supply of energy for our day-to-day needs. Still, a lot needs to be done toward achieving self-sustained living and this is where technology can help us. In this blog post, we present yet another amalgamation of things that can be managed using that game-changer, the “Internet of Things.” In this case, it’s an IoT energy management system for tracking electricity supply and consumption.
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Blockchain for Agri Supply Chain
Oct 09

How Blockchain Can Revolutionize Agricultural Supply Chain – Part 2

By Shyam Purkayastha | Cloud Computing

This is the second and concluding part of the earlier blog post where we introduced you to the agricultural supply chain use case of Blockchain. In this post, we will witness the execution of a set of transactions which will accomplish the primary end to end operation of a typical agro supply chain.  This is implemented using the Multichain platform which is one of the popular private Blockchain platforms available out there.  

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Sep 10

How To Make Your Smart Bin Smarter With IBM Bluemix

By Shyam Purkayastha | Cloud Computing , Internet of Things

Have you ever wondered how does an IoT-enabled smart bin works? If not then this blog post will show you exactly how to build one for yourself and you can use it too.

These days, there is a huge impetus on smart city initiatives across the world. One of the popular use cases of Smart City is the concept of Smart Bin. As we all know, efficient waste management is a growing challenge in urban areas. Hence, this Smart Bin concept has also drawn a lot of attention as part of automating the public infrastructure across cities.

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blockchain-comparison
Sep 06

Eight Blockchain platforms for rapid prototyping

By Shyam Purkayastha | Cloud Computing

Blockchain, the brainchild of a person or a group of people known by the pseudonym, Satoshi Nakamoto, was developed as a secured distributed database in 2008. Since then, it has found many applications in securing and streamlining distributed ledger and transaction based applications across the world. In this post, we explore eight  popular Blockchain platforms that you can try out to quickly build a prototype application.   

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Blockchain for Agri Supply Chain
Sep 02

How Blockchain can Revolutionize Agricultural Supply Chain – Part 1

By Shyam Purkayastha | Cloud Computing

Information sharing has become the cornerstone of our daily activity. It has many modes like in the case of sharing information between two different companies, departments within an organization or among a group of individuals. When this information sharing becomes a requirement as part of a business process, it becomes all the more necessary to nurture it effectively. This greatly assists in improving the efficiency of the process and conducting audits when the need arises. Blockchain is one of those emerging technologies which is finding newer applications every day and many of these applications are addressing the problem of authentic information sharing.

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