Peggy Smedley

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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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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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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|
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V2V Accelerating Road Safety or What?

It comes as no surprise autonomous cars have been all the talk. Part of the discussion has been road safety.
By |5/14/2015|
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PTC’s Vision for IoT: Coming on Strong

It seems every time we talk about the IoT (Internet of Things) we are engaging in a discussion about what it is and what companies and individuals perceive it to be in many different industries.
By |5/7/2015|
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Time to Change Our Behavior

Today wraps up our month long discussion on The Peggy Smedley Show www.peggysmedleyshow.com about distracted driving. It has truly been very eye-opening through the many discussions.
By |4/30/2015|
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Let’s Go Phishing

There is no question that cyberattacks are becoming more sophisticated. It seems that most hackers stick with the tried and true.
By |4/23/2015|
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GE Doubles Down on IIoT

The most recent news from GE suggests the company is taking some pretty bold steps toward not only simplifying its business, but doubling down on its industrial manufacturing roots.
By |4/16/2015|
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IBM Rolls Dice on IoT

How is it enterprises collect data, but they never really know how to take advantage of all the data they collect?
By |4/9/2015|
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I Wasn’t Texting. Really!

I have spent many hours talking to law enforcement and I am always amazed at the excuses they are given when drivers are pulled over for distracted driving.
By |4/2/2015|
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Power-Grid Hacked? Where’s the IoT?

Writing about the IoT (Internet of Things), or what was once called M2M, is something that people want to read about, a lot. It’s only recently that people are really catching on that everything is going to be connected.
By |3/30/2015|