Author Archives: Steve Latham

Building a foundation for security in an IoT Implementation

| By Steve Latham

An effective security strategy is delivered through ongoing management of tools and processes to help prevent system exposure to evolving threats. It’s a commitment that requires recurring investment in resources, time, education, and solutions.

The Key to Scaling a Self-Service Kiosk Fleet

| By Steve Latham

It’s true, the bigger they are, the harder the fall. Kiosk and vending owners and operators know it can be costly and painful when scaling a fleet from hundreds to thousands of machines. Every time those devices are down, the business takes a hit, and customers walk away, probably frustrated and likely not to return. […]

Basics of IoT: Data Analytics

| By Steve Latham

Today, it seems like we’re reading about more advanced and intelligent kiosk implementations across every industry. Whether it is in healthcare with the medication disposal kiosks, Walgreens introduced last fall in 14 locations across Indiana, or it’s the new self-service devices at McDonald’s for automating ordering. Even sporting and entertainment venues are getting in the […]

What exactly is IoT?

| By Steve Latham

In my last blog post, I shared my predictions for the Internet of Things in 2017. Prior to that, I talked about why I believe IoT is real, and how there is an opportunity for many businesses to improve operations, enable automation and drive new revenue. In this in a short video, I answer the […]

2017 IoT Predictions: Get ready, 2017 is going to pave the way for IoT adoption

| By Steve Latham

Make room for IoT. It’s a necessary step to moving any business forward. What can the world expect from IoT technology in the upcoming year? IoT implementations that bring in new revenue streams and deliver real-time business insights. We’ll see a rising trend in the intersect of virtualization and IoT. As the number of connected […]

IoT is Real, and The Economics Are Pretty Compelling

| By Steve Latham

It wasn’t that long ago when the first smartphone came out, and we saw the pace of connected devices and associated mobile applications accelerate beyond what anyone could have imagined. Shortly after that, something incredible happened, we reached the point where there were more connected devices than people on the planet. Since then, we’ve used […]

The Three Things You Can do to Embrace the Internet of Things

| By Steve Latham

The numbers are staggering, and it’s all melding together. By 2020 there will be 44 Trillion gigabytes of data, that’s equal to the number of stars in the universe. Picture 1 trillion sensors contributing to the rise of data in 2020 and three trillion being invested in the IoT over the next 10 years. And […]

The Beautiful and the Beastly Side of The Internet of Things

| By Steve Latham

One of the things that strikes me with many of the applications that we see ramping up around the Internet of Things, is the intense focus on the “sexy” part of the solution, and not so much on the beastly and often complex side of IoT. That’s the part that excites many of us. There […]

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