IoT Critical to Future Success

It’s time to dig into a newly published report from Vodafone,, and then hone in on what the report has to say about the energy and utilities space. Vodafone recently released its fourth annual “IoT barometer” report, a study of how the IoT (Internet of Things) is transforming the business world.

By | 8/18/2016|

UPS Drives Fleets Forward with Sustainability

There are many companies that are doing some really innovative things. But there is one company that just reached a huge sustainability goal thanks to decades of investment in technology. If I had to bet, I would guess that most of my readers know this company’s iconic brown trucks driving around delivering packages. I am referring to the United Parcel Service of America, better known simply as “UPS.” But I would also bet that most people would not know how focused this company is on technology and sustainability.

By | 8/11/2016|

Yahoo and Verizon, But Why?

If you are like me, you have been asking yourself, what is Verizon doing purchasing Yahoo? More importantly, what does this have to do with the IoT (Internet of Things)? If we take the time to peel back the layers a little bit, we might be able to answer what has been at the heart of Verizon’s vision to acquire Yahoo’s operating business for about $4.83 billion.

By | 8/4/2016|

Pokémon GO, Oh No!

Pokémon GO seems to be all the rage these days. Even the hackers have an eye on the app. They are looking at your data and so much more. This trend is fascinating from many angles. If you really don’t understand Pokémon GO, let me take this time to walk you through some of the more interesting points, at least just briefly.

By | 7/28/2016|

5G to Jumpstart IoT

It’s been a fascination of mine to watch all the newcomers enter the IoT (Internet of Things) space and to have them spew some research that stating, it’s “The Next Big Thing.” While research certainly has its place in any market. I think you have to play very close attention to who is putting it out and what they have to gain by giving you all these numbers.

By | 7/21/2016|

Tesla Takes a Big Tech Hit

The buzz around the IoT (Internet of Things) community is the tragic accident involving a Tesla Model S in autopilot mode that shook many people to the core. Not because it was a car accident because, unfortunately, we hear about human-error or texting, or whatever all the time, but this time this accident challenged the future of autonomous vehicles.

By | 7/14/2016|

Samsung Puts Money Where Mouth Is for IoT

Having covered the space for so long, I would be remiss if I didn’t address the major news that woke up the tech community late last week when Samsung announced that it would spend more than $1.2 billion on the IoT (Internet of Things) during the next four years. These funds are slated to go toward investments and R&D (research and development), which will no doubt spark new life on tech innovation. The IoT community could use a real shot in the arm since it has been a little stymied as of late. There is no question that a new financial boost during a time when the world is questioning economic upheaval could do much for the sector.

By | 6/30/2016|

Makers Cup Runneth Over

On The Peggy Smedley Show all month I have been talking about technology innovation and the many forms it takes. I have been interviewing some amazing men and women who have been shaping the next generation of innovation in the IoT (Internet of Things) via crowdfunding and just plain elbow grease.

By | 6/23/2016|

Today’s Visual Representations of the IoT Ecosystem Are Like a Seurat Masterpiece

Wikipedia broadly defines the IoT (Internet of Things) as a “network of physical devices that enables these objects to collect and exchange data.” A physical device can be a sensor, a car, a building and any other “smart” object. Things that were once considered “dumb” can be made smart by embedding sensors in them. There are now billions of devices collecting and exchanging and receiving data to keep check on our lives, economy and planet. Every smart device is a point or node in a network.

By | 6/22/2016|