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Hello: IoT Is Just the Evolution of Innovation

It seems every day someone else is surprised by this so-called “new” acronym IoT, otherwise known as the Internet of Things.
By |7/2/2015|
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Robots Are Coming, But When?

It seems that robots are on everyone’s minds these days. It’s not surprising considering DARPA (Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency) offered up a $2 million cash prize during its DARPA Robotics Challenge.
By |6/25/2015|
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Grability Inc. Expands Presence with Major Spanish Supermarket Chain

In the past two days, Grability Inc. has captured broad attention with El Corte Ingles’ announcement of the extension of its intuitive online shopping application to its stores in Portugal.
By |6/18/2015|
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Hack Today, Gone Tomorrow!

It seems every time a massive data breach occurs, it makes the headline news in the mainstream media. The most recent humiliating discovery, which is still being sorted out, is the St. Louis Cardinals hacking into the Houston Astros’ database.
By |6/18/2015|
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Solar Energy Growth Projections: Who Do You Believe?

Despite analysts’ rosy forecasts for solar energy as a replacement for fossil fuel-based energy generation, there appears to be trouble in solar paradise.
By |6/15/2015|
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The Healthcare Supply Chain: Significant Changes Are Underway

My long absence from the pages of Connected World was due to an intensive round of business trips across Canada and the U.S. and a good deal of that effort was focused on understanding the challenge facing hospital group operators stemming from changes in health care insurance law and patient demographics.
By |6/10/2015|
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DeWalt Puts its Manufacturing Swagger On

Last week I had the pleasure of visiting a DeWalt plant in Charlotte, N.C. I was invited, as was a group of other journalists, to see firsthand what DeWalt is doing these days at its factory.
By |6/9/2015|
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IIoT: Humans Collaborating with Machines

During the past 15 years, we have witnessed an Internet revolution that has redefined business-to-consumer industries.
By |6/4/2015|
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100 Deadly Days of Summer Driving & Distraction

Summer is just around the corner. While the season brings with it plenty of sunny days giving rise to beach days, barbeques, and lots of road trips, the NSC (National Safety Council), www.nsc.org, is urging motorists to avoid talking on the phone while driving and to be aware that the summer is the most dangerous few months of the year.
By |5/28/2015|
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Is Multi-Factor Authentication Securing the IoT?

I hear a lot about cybersecurity and multi-factor authentication. However, it wasn’t until I had a discussion with Darren Guccione, CEO and cofounder, Keeper Security, that I started to believe there is someone who just might get this world we call the IoT (Internet of Things).
By |5/21/2015|