Peggy Smedley

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It’s All about the Alphabet

It’s no surprise that a lot of people are in awe of Google. It comes as no surprise that when Google execs talk people listen.
By |8/27/2015|
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Securing Our Future

Security is more than a growing concern in this country. This past February even Connected World dedicated its entire 2015 Connected World Conference to it.
By |8/20/2015|
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Reflecting on Driver Distraction

Last week on The Peggy Smedley Radio Show we addressed the latest “It Can Wait” video/commercial series by AT&T, www.att.com. If you haven’t already seen it, I encourage you to do so and have your friends, family, and colleagues do the same.
By |8/10/2015|
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HP Talks Smack?

Recently, a new report came out from HP (Hewlett-Packard) about smartwatches and security, or, rather, the lack thereof.
By |8/6/2015|
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Crowdfunding Sparks Innovators

Whether you are a dreamer, innovator, engineer, or even a large corporation, there is no better time than today to have an idea.
By |7/30/2015|
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Crowdfunding Brings Out IoT Innovation

If you are in this space for any length of time then discussing IoT (Internet of Things) innovation has to be near and dear to your heart.
By |7/23/2015|
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M2M Still Growing, No Surprise

Recently, Vodafone, www.vodafone.com, one of the industry’s most respected and perhaps one of world’s largest telecommunication network providers, released its third annual M2M Barometer report.
By |7/16/2015|
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LTE-U, Unlicensed or Not?

The wireless industry is a buzz these days about unlicensed-LTE—or more commonly known as LTE-U. It’s been making the wireless industry headlines quite a bit this past week.
By |7/9/2015|
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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|