DHL’s Drone Delivery Service

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DHL, a German logistics company , has announced its launch of a new drone delivery service that will transport “urgently needed goods”, which include life-saving medicines, to remote locations. The company’s plan is to use small, parcel-carrying drones to deliver medications and emergency supplies to Juist, an island in Germany’s North Sea, where more traditional delivery options […]

Announcing CTOvision Pro: Our Subscription Based Research and Analysis Service


With this post I am excited to announce the merger of two of our sites into one. is being merged into  These two sites grew up for different purposes but have have now grown together to the point where merging them makes sense. This step will help us focus providing the most relevant […]

Three Minute Video from @LockheedMartin Highlights Current and Future Robots and DARPA Robotics Challenge

DARPA Robotics Challenge

The video embedded below and at this link provides a three minute overview of some current and future robots.  It is short and exciting and well worth three minutes of your time: From the video description: Robots are coming of age. As part of the DARPA Robotics Challenge, Lockheed Martin is developing autonomous systems that work […]

Aurix (now Avaya): a leader in speech technology solutions


Aurix focuses on phonetics. They are dedicated to extending the capabilities of speech analytics and audio mining. They work with partners and customers to create innovative business applications based around a patented phonetic speech search engine. Their experience and expertise spans the customer contact,media and data search, and security and intelligence markets. Aurix was purchased […]

NSF releases Cloud Computing Report

The National Science Foundation released their report on cloud computing. It can be found here. The intent of this report is to provide information that guides funding programs. The NSF used NIST’s guidance on cloud computing to inform their research and decision making. This report will be instrumental in informing Federal decision makers and cloud […]

Mature Models for Healthy and Resilient Cyber Systems

In February 2011 we reported on a Department of Homeland Security research agenda for cyber security, providing the opinion that this was “the most mature research agenda on the topic of cyber security.” That research agenda is fantastic and should help shape the future cyber ecosystem in very positive ways. Now in March 2011, DHS has produced […]