Tag Archives: Internet of Things

Inside the Box: Shut the Front Door

| By Steve Pollak

Locker kiosks also called smart lockers are enabling click-and-collect retailers to make inventory more accessible and easier to track. It’s a bigger market than you think and growing. It doesn’t seem that long ago when I first read about the Amazon Locker, it turns out it was six years ago. Amazon started in New York […]

Inside the Box: Monitoring heartbeats

| By Steve Pollak

When a machine sends a heartbeat, it’s sending a message saying, “Hey I’m online, I’m alive.” Measuring heartbeats can not only tell an operator whether a machine is online or offline, but it can also share if it’s in distress. With software at the endpoint, at regular intervals, usually measured in seconds, a heartbeat signal […]

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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