ITU-T Focus Group - “Data Processing and Management to support IoT and Smart Cities & Communities” (FG-DPM)

Paragraph 2 of FG-DPM terms of reference states -

While traditional urban information databases and analytics architectures and infrastructures remain essential, with the growing data management demands, specific capabilities and capacities are required to be able to handle diverse and complex data streams from different sources. This data needs to be processed and managed properly to maximize its value in a secure manner, while complementing it with other information sources.

We couldn’t agree more.

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The Study Groups of ITU’s Telecommunication Standardization Sector (ITU-T) assemble experts from around the world to develop international standards known as ITU-T Recommendations, which act as defining elements in the global infrastructure of information and communication technologies (ICTs). To support this work Focus Groups are widely used to address industry needs as they emerge, and iFusion Analytics keenly observes some of the Focus Groups such as “Data Processing and Management to support IoT and Smart Cities & Communities” (FG-DPM).

Today’s smart IoT gateways are full-fledged computing platforms running modern operating systems (OSs), such as Linux and Windows. New generation IoT gateways are opening up huge opportunities to push processing closer to the edge, improving responsiveness and supporting new operating models  [IEC Edge Intelligence Use Cases [ accessible at http://www.iec.ch/whitepaper/pdf/IEC_WP_Edge-Intelligence.pdf ]

iFusion believes that its Intelligent Collection and Edge Analytics offering is ideal for use within an Internet of Things (IoT) deployment. iFusion can collect data directly from these devices or via hub points and can prepare it for local analysis and onward dispatch to a central control.

Further information on the FG-DPM Focus Group can be found at https://www.itu.int/en/ITU-T/focusgroups/dpm/Pages/default.aspx