Peggy Smedley

Chicago to Surpass Silicon Valley in IoT

The saying goes it takes a village. But when it comes to Chicago and Mayor Rahm Emanuel, it takes a city, or more importantly, a connected city.

By |3/27/2015|

What Is Texting While Driving?

For the past several years April has kicked off the annual National Distracted Driving Awareness month.

By |3/26/2015|

IoT: Possible to Practical

If you haven’t met Don DeLoach, president and CEO of Infobright, www.infobright.com, then I encourage you take the time to make a personal introduction if you care about the IoT (Internet of Things).

By |3/25/2015|

Connected Car Lawsuits Begin

It was only a matter a time before this was going to happen. And now it has. A lawsuit has been filed against three leading automakers seeking damages in the millions.

By |3/24/2015|

Not Neutral with Net Neutrality

Depending on what side of the fence you are on is whether you support net neutrality. But if there is one thing for sure, the debate on this subject will go on, and on, and on, regardless of the FCC (Federal Communications Commission), www.fcc.gov, ruling last week.

By |3/2/2015|

Cyber Starts with the CEO

If you listen to the news these days, if we aren’t talking about something as horrible as threats to human life with terrorists, we are talking about a cyberattack.

By |2/26/2015|

The $64,000 Question

Have you ever wondered who is listening to your conversations? Are you concerned your personal messages might be made public?

By |2/20/2015|

The Cyber Bank Heist

Today on my radio show http://www.peggysmedleyshow.com/ 12 CT, once again I will be talking about perhaps the most common approaches behind many of the cyberattacks that are making headline news and what companies need to be doing to fend off the bad guys in the M2M/IoT (Internet of Things) marketplace.

By |2/17/2015|

You Will Be Hacked

How did you celebrate Data Privacy Day? It’s a pretty safe bet that most businesses and consumers didn’t pay close attention to January 28, which commemorates the signing of Convention 108, the first legally binding international treaty dealing with privacy and data protection, in 1981.

By |2/10/2015|

IoT Readies for Shakeup

The world M2M/IoT (Internet of Things) is not without its drama. And when it’s a tight-knit community like the world of connected devices news travels fast.

By |2/2/2015|

Losing Control to Cybersecurity Threats

For many consumers our biggest concern was that Big Brother may be watching. Now we have to be more concerned that Big Brother is really a Big Bad guy lurking in the deep dark Web...

By |1/13/2015|

Cybersecurity Spending Positive for IoT

It’s interesting to note that one way to find out where people, companies, organizations, and governments place their priorities is to look at how these various entities spend their money.

By |12/15/2014|

Target to Blame for Cyber Breach

It seems every day I talk about cybercrime and companies tell me that it’s not a focus for them. All I can do is tell them about Target.

By |12/9/2014|

Patient-Monitoring Changes Our Lifestyles

In the world of connected devices the patent-monitoring business continues to get stronger. This is only reinforced by the surge in remote-patient monitoring.

By |12/8/2014|

3D and the Holidays

It’s always exciting to hear about technology breakthroughs. But when I hear about a story that helps a child, I just can’t talk or write enough about it.

By |12/3/2014|