Peggy Smedley

Securing Your IoT Devices

While the IoT (Internet of Things) offers great potential, it also demands that companies make a greater commitment to security to fend off cyber criminals even if that means focusing more attention on advancements in computing power. Connected devices and the IoT offers such immense potential, but they’re not inherently good, just like they’re not inherently bad.

By | 2018-04-18T13:59:23+00:00 4/18/2018|

Tech to Stop Impaired Driving

Impaired driving is considered one of the most serious types of distracted driving, and in this column, I am going to address technology’s role in curbing drugged driving. Yet, despite the facts and figures, I’m still bewildered by how many people do not believe that drug impairment will lead to distracted driving.

By | 2018-04-10T17:33:53+00:00 4/11/2018|

Distracted Driver Exceptions

For this column, let’s delve into what’s been happening with connected technology and talk about some updates on road safety, distracted driving, and how autonomous vehicles fit into this equation.

By | 2018-04-04T16:30:30+00:00 4/4/2018|

The Race for Quantum

Last month I took a very close look at fog, edge, and cloud computing. It’s been really interesting to speak with various experts in industry and academia about the various trends that are converging right now to make fog or edge computing more viable for industries.

By | 2018-03-28T19:42:30+00:00 4/2/2018|

Cloud, Edge to IIoT

I have spent a lot of space reviewing fog, edge, and cloud computing and now for the column I would like to consider one of my favorite vertical markets: manufacturing. Manufacturing is such a great indicator, at least in my opinion, of where we are now with the IoT (Internet of Things) and where we are headed.

By | 2018-03-20T20:16:38+00:00 3/20/2018|

Turning to the Edge, Fog or Cloud?

This column has devoted a lot of ink to fog, edge, and cloud computing. I spent a considerable amount of time last week digging into the basics of fog and edge for those who still needed a better understanding of how these technologies are different.

By | 2018-03-13T16:47:50+00:00 3/14/2018|

Cloud Isn’t Perfect, Is 5G?

It’s time to take a deeper dive into the future of the cloud versus fog computing and how 5G is going to play a significant role. Last month I opened my column discussing cloud versus edge computing. I even explained how fog entered into the world debate after Cisco believed it needed something to help explain how its technology offered more depth than what was being delivered to date.

By | 2018-03-07T14:43:06+00:00 3/7/2018|

Cloud, Fog, and Edge: We Need Them All

For the past few years vendors campaigned heavily telling us all the importance of moving data to the cloud. It was such a hard-hitting effort that even some corporate pitches declared that the best CEOs just might find themselves on the chopping block if they didn’t take the necessary steps to move their data to the cloud

By | 2018-03-01T15:09:54+00:00 3/1/2018|

Li-Fi Takes on the IoT

Does Li-Fi add a new dimension to the smart-city interoperability discussion? I would suspect that most reading this would agree that interoperability in smart cities is costly. In case you need to be convinced, here is some research on the subject. In looking at just one little tidbit from Machina Research it suggests that by 2025, cities could spend an extra $341 billion by adopting a fragmented versus a standardized approach to IoT (Internet of Things) solution deployment. On the other hand, a standards-based IoT environment could improve innovation and adoption of smart-city applications, resulting in a 27% increase in the number of connected devices within smart cities.

By | 2018-02-22T19:25:45+00:00 2/20/2018|

EU Puts Data on Notice

Here’s a rhetorical question: What comes to mind when you think of the word data? Chances are for your business, data means opportunity. As a consumer, data means something much more personal—something you’d like to protect. But in the IoT (Internet of Things) world, data means both opportunity and risk for most folks.

By | 2018-02-01T15:45:25+00:00 2/1/2018|

Robotics Solutions Are Maturing

Whether your idea of robots involves a factory production line or C-3PO from Star Wars, who specializes in “human-cyborg relations,” you’re probably interested in where industrial and commercial robotics are headed.

By | 2018-01-30T15:01:16+00:00 1/31/2018|

How Green Is Blockchain for IoT?

For this column, I am continuing my commentary that I began last week on blockchain for the IoT (Internet of Things). The first part of my two-part discussion, in case you missed it, helped define blockchain, which is, in essence, a continuously growing list of linked records. If you want to read more just hop over to my blog page.

By | 2018-01-16T19:40:26+00:00 1/23/2018|

What Is Blockchain to the IoT?

If you talk about the future of the IoT (Internet of Things) blockchain is bound to enter the conversation. If you have visited the Connected World Website at this month, you know that we’ve dedicated a lot of content to both data security and blockchain.

By | 2018-01-16T19:34:47+00:00 1/17/2018|

Who’s Driving Your Connected Car?

Let’s look at the connected car, or more importantly, what the autonomous car of the future will look like now that we have had a glimpse of what the tech and auto companies are saying here at CES 2018. So for this column, I thought I would give my predictions for the future of the connected car and what you might expect out of those companies that are ratcheting it up in this space.

By | 2018-01-10T17:31:12+00:00 1/10/2018|

IoT Security Starts with Education

IoT security. For this column I really want to talk about how IoT security impacts the manufacturing industry since that is what the main feature here really addresses as well. And as you will see our Website is focusing more on taking a closer look at the content in a particular area and drilling down even deeper to help you understand how it will impact your bottomline in the year ahead when looking at bigger solutions such as artificial intelligence, augmented reality, big data, data intelligence, Industry 4.0, machine learning, virtual reality, sensors, and cybersecurity.

By | 2018-01-03T21:57:10+00:00 1/10/2018|