Connected World Staff

About Connected World Staff

The Connected World staff contributes daily news articles to the Website on a regular basis, writing about the latest trends in the M2M and connected-device space.

Improving Employee Wellness

The COVID-19 pandemic has raised awareness among employers that their workers are the company’s most important asset. If workers get sick, the company can shut down and, as bankruptcy filings show, even go out of business. More and more, companies are recognizing the value of employee wellness programs to maintain the health and vitality of their workers.

By |2020-06-29T19:49:29+00:007/1/2020|

Infrastructure on the Agenda

Since the 2016 election campaign, the status of the infrastructure in the U.S. has been used as a wedge issue. Both major parties talk about it, the President talks about it—remember the almost annual “Infrastructure Week?”—and the press talks about it, but nothing has been done about it. Yet.

By |2020-07-02T18:18:35+00:007/1/2020|

Manufacturers Turn to Servitization amid COVID-19 Crisis

In times of great change, industries are left wondering what the new normal will be in a post-COVID-19 world. In the manufacturing space, an early survey from the NAM (National Assn. of Manufacturers) suggested manufacturing firms were starting to feel the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic in March. Respondents cited supply chain disruptions and the need to find alternative suppliers as early issues, and many anticipated future disruptions due to reduced customer demand and the new work-from-home model.

By |2020-06-16T18:36:48+00:006/24/2020|

Automation Drives Medical Progress and Sustainability in Industries

From manufacturing to utilities, transportation, defense, and beyond, automation is changing how industries do business in an IoT (Internet of Things)-connected world. The ISA (Intl. Society of Automation) defines automation as “the creation and application of technology to monitor and control the production and delivery of products and services.” In life sciences, too, the production and delivery of products and services can benefit from automation technologies. Honeywell is one example of a company applying automation to help bring vital products and services like vaccines and medical therapies to market as quickly and safely as possible. Will this become the norm in healthcare as it is becoming in so many other industries?

By |2020-06-16T18:45:55+00:006/17/2020|

Innovating during COVID-19: A Story of Collaboration

Connected World’s Peggy Smedley recently sat down for a webcast with Eddy Van Steyvoort, VP, business line automotive and on-road, IGW/VCST, which is a part of BMT Group, Kevin Wrenn, EVP, products, PTC, and Filip Bossuyt, CEO, Ad Ultima, for a discussion about innovating in a time of COVID-19, a story of collaboration.

By |2020-06-17T13:29:33+00:006/10/2020|

Connected World Recognizes 2020 IoT Innovations

In an era of the COVID-19 pandemic, innovation is needed to help industries operate in a way that is both safe and productive, while also helping keep our world connected during a time of social isolation. To help, Connected World is pleased to announce the IoT Innovations Award winners for 2020. These innovations help industries like healthcare, utilities, construction, and more, continue to push forward.

By |2020-06-01T16:52:05+00:006/1/2020|

Cybercriminals Take Advantage of COVID-19

Has Q1 or Q2 2020 gone according to plan for anyone? It’s not likely. Late last year, if someone were to say people in the U.S. and globally would be self-quarantining and wearing masks when they leave the house to go grocery shop or do other essential business, or that one in five Americans would be filing for unemployment benefits in the upcoming months, many would say there’s no way that amount of upheaval could occur in such a short amount of time. Alas, thanks to COVID-19, it has. Another huge change this quarter involves the number of phishing scams. Cybercriminals are using the coronavirus pandemic to prey upon people, and the statistics are scary. 

By |2020-05-27T10:32:52+00:006/1/2020|

Connected World IoT Innovations 2020

Today, what is needed more than ever, in an era of the COVID-19 pandemic, is innovation. The world needs a metamorphosis of sorts, and with it, amazing innovation to help industries continue to operate in a way that is both safe and productive. But perhaps, most importantly, this transformation needs to help our world remain connected during a time of social isolation. Enter the IoT (Internet of Things) and AI (artificial intelligence), and in some cases working in tandem.

By |2020-06-01T22:59:24+00:006/1/2020|

Microsoft Build 2020: IoT Innovations

For the past five years, Microsoft has been busy building a comprehensive IoT (Internet of Things) portfolio. At the company’s Build 2020 event, which took place virtually last week, Microsoft laid out an IoT vision and roadmap suggesting that today the focus is generally on connected assets, but the next trend is connected environments (e.g., smart manufacturing), and, in the future, the focus will be on connected ecosystems, in which connected environments interact with each other to achieve a more completely connected world. The event produced many Azure IoT-related announcements that will help innovative customers take the space into this future.

By |2020-05-27T10:21:18+00:005/27/2020|

Cleaning Protocols for Hotels after COVID-19

The world has been practicing “social distancing,” hand washing, and mask-wearing protocols for months now and the results appear to positive; the infection rate for the novel coronavirus COVID-19 is beginning to decline or leveling off in many states within the United States. This has led many states to start loosening the restrictions on businesses and residents.

By |2020-05-20T10:42:46+00:005/20/2020|

Connected World to Celebrate Women of Technology/IoT on July 30

Leaders are stepping up to the challenge of guiding teams in unprecedented times. These individuals deserve to be recognized. Connected World will be celebrating the achievements of the Women of Technology/IoT Awards, for the eighth year in a row at its annual Women of Technology Gala, which honors women as trailblazers and innovators in the IoT (Internet of Things) space.

By |2020-05-18T20:19:04+00:005/19/2020|