IoT

News, trends and insights for the Internet of Things

Start your IoT journey by choosing the right paths

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As with any emerging technology, fully leveraging the Internet of Things (IoT) requires a strategy that reflects the enterprise’s business goals and a realistic plan of action. Otherwise, you’re just buying stuff, as if that alone is a solution. Alas, it is not. Done right, IoT can be transformational for an enterprise. Or as Benson Chan, […]

E-Waste: How old technology devices have become an environmental issue

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It is not hard to see the evidence of the waste that the IT revolution has had on our lives. Look around any home and chances are you will find old PCs, mobile phones, printers, monitors and a whole host of other devices that a either broken, unused or simply past their shelf-life.  As wonderful […]

W is for wearables

 This post is part of a series, “Digital: From A to Z,” that explores what it means to be digital. What’s in your A to Z of digital? Find me on Twitter @Max_Hemingway or leave a comment below. Whether it’s a smart watch or a fitness tracker, our wrists now contain one of the most popular wearables — […]

So many IoT vendors, so little time

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One of the biggest challenges facing enterprise IT decision makers when it comes to adopting new technologies is making sense of the market as well as their organization’s needs. In the early days of mobile, enterprises had to figure out whether to support iPhones, Androids, or both. They also had to decide between BYOD and […]

Airport of the future: No more lines at airport security

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By using artificial intelligence and biometrics we can envision a world where time-consuming and frustrating airport security lines are replaced by automated identification systems that make it possible for passengers to breeze through with much less hassle. Remember back in the 1980s when people used to wait in hour-long lines to have their checks cashed […]

The device as the persona

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There is arguably no greater growth than in the use of personal devices in healthcare. These range from the personal fitness devices on which the incessant 10,000 steps a day are counted on the wrist, to more sophisticated remote heart monitoring devices that can be hacked by cyber terrorists. Add to this the explosion of […]

The unintended effects of mobile apps

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We wonder every day what we would do without certain mobile apps. Two that come up often are Google Maps and Waze (now owned by Google). Every day, drivers put their faith in these apps to provide the most direct, traffic-minimized route to their final destination. In many cases the routing is counterintuitive, but for […]

T is for Twenty-First Century Digital

This post is part of a series, “Digital: From A to Z,” that explores what it means to be digital. What’s in your A to Z of digital? Find me on Twitter @Max_Hemingway or leave a comment below. The term Twenty-First (21st) Century Digital applies to the current century and how you are using digital to better your organisation and […]

R is for robots

This post is part of a series, “Digital: From A to Z,” that explores what it means to be digital. What’s in your A to Z of digital? Find me on Twitter @Max_Hemingway or leave a comment below. What used to be science fiction is now reality as robots become an everyday part of our lives. Even if […]

The Robot Revolution

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This blog was going to be about the coming of the Robot Revolution! It was going to be about how employment opportunities will change, how industry will change, and how all of our lives will change. But then I realized……it’s already here! And not only is the robot revolution already here, it is already having […]