17 Jan 5 Things I Think About CES 2017

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As I arrived at CES 2017 the first thing I picked up in McCarron Airport was my badge. Along with the badge this year, I received a ribbon for “10+ years” of attendance. Since 10+ is 10-19 (and I’ve gone to the Comdex / CES trade shows for more than 20 years), I realized I’ve […]

16 Nov Recommended Daily Security Allowance

I often say to people, “Just because you can connect something to the internet, that doesn’t mean you should connect something to the internet.” Sure, it would be great to be able to log into a baby monitor while you are on a trip. But let’s face it, what is the value of doing that […]

14 Nov IoT Security: Deja Vu Or Part 2?

Update: On 3 November, Philips Lighting released a statement in reference to the Hue bulbs and the researchers’ findings noted in the below article. As Philips states, “The academics with whom we cooperated via our responsible disclosure process, merely demonstrated the possibility of an attack. They did not create a virus nor disclose information necessary […]

26 Oct DDoS And 3 Recommendations To Secure The Internet Of Things (IoT)

And so it begins. Last week we experienced the first security attack publicly and widely attribute to the Internet of Things (IoT). This day has been a long time in coming. It’s really far from the first IoT security breech mind you, but this is the first one that affected a wide group of people […]

18 Oct RESEARCH PAPER: The New Dell Technologies: Uniquely Positioned to Provide Internet of Things Solutions

The Internet of Things (IoT) is real. Though much of what is written regarding the IoT focuses on “future” applications, Moor Insights & Strategy (MI&S) believes that today real solutions are available to enterprises to solve problems and enhance their business. These solutions allow enterprises to unlock the potential of data they already have from existing machine-to-machine (M2M) and […]

01 Aug RESEARCH PAPER: IoT Analytics at the Edge

To accelerate business, companies are turning to analytics to help transform data into insight. With so many systems and products now digitally instrumented and providing an endless stream of telemetry, data analytics can help companies glean insight in real-time regarding how their systems are operating. However, to take advantage of these data streams, businesses need to perform analytics […]

04 Feb Intel Got Fit At CES 2016 And Even Reached Some New Heights At X-Games

Intel was all over the X-Games (Photo Credit: X-Games) You may have noticed this weekend that Intel was all over the X-Games. You couldn’t turn on the TV, web video or Twitter without seeing the company on and around the X-Games.  Intel’s love affair with sports started when Brian Krzanich took the reigns as Intel’s CEO […]

16 Oct Motorola Puts The Personal Touch On Smartwatches

Motorola recently introduced their latest version of the Moto 360 smartwatch. This version made improvements over the previous generation and fixed a lot of issues. Since Motorola Mobility was acquired by Lenovo, they’ve actually been given more resources and more power to do interesting things, and that includes expanding the scope of their Moto Maker program. By expanding […]

16 Oct Motorola’s New Moto 360 – The Smartwatch that Delivers, Mostly

Motorola’s first generation Moto 360 was universally lauded as the best looking and functional smartwatch on the market, especially among the Android Wear watches. Even after Apple released the Apple Watch, many still believed the Moto 360 to be the truer to form watch on the market. But even being one of the best smart […]

16 Oct Is “Home Automation As A Service” The Future?

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As I prepare to head to CEDIA this week to visit with companies such as Comcast, Control4 Corporation, Core Brands Nortek, Honeywell International, Insteon, and Napco Security Technologies, I’ll be excited to see what’s new in the Home Automation space. Tradeshows are a fountain of information, and as I try to determine who (and what) consumers are […]

11 May Saudia Arabia: Home Of One Of the World’s Largest Planned Smart Home Cities?

The Internet of Things (IoT) has certainly been a hot topic of discussion over the past few years, and some would argue it’s an over-used buzzword, reconditioned from the embedded world while adding big data analytics. All of the talk is turning into reality in many areas, though, and is emerging in some areas much […]

13 Jan Show Me the Money: IoT Style Part 1

So, as I walk the show floor at CES, one of the constant things I am considering is where is the money in IoT? I think we can all agree there is money in analytics and big data on the consumer as well as the industrial side.  But where will the cash come from in […]

18 Jul Is ARM the Secret Winner in the Human IOT Race?

        With all the churn going on in the Human (wearables, home automation) side of the IoT space not many folks are going out on a limb to call winners and losers yet. There are going to be many winners (and losers) over time in Human IoT, but right now I’m going to […]

15 Jul Thread: And Then There Were Three…

      Yesterday a group of companies including Samsung and Nest Labs banded together to create Thread Group, the latest in IoT consortium “Start-ups”.  Joining the Open Interconnect Consortium (OIC) announced last week and the AllSeen Alliance announced in December we now have 3 different groups proving how important IoT will be, and just how […]

26 Jun Apple v. Google: The Gloves Come Off in the Home

With the announcement this week of Nest Labs purchase of Dropcam, along with their announcement of a new developer platform, including API’s, Google has finally given us an inkling as to where they are going with their home automation strategy. Apple revealed their plans a few weeks ago at their World Wide Developer’s Conference, when […]

24 Jun Bluetooth Smart, A Natural Fit for Home Automation

As I pointed out in my last blog, one of the major impediments in the expansion of home automation technologies is the lack of a single architecture or standard to pull it all together. Some think that that standard is here with Bluetooth 4.0 or Bluetooth Smart. BT is already the crowned king of wireless headsets for […]

16 May TiEcon Internet of Things (IOT) Overview Presentation

I had the honor of presenting the IoT Overview for TiEcon 2014 in Santa Clara. You can download the presentation here. You can download the paper here.   

16 May RESEARCH PAPER AND PRESENTATION: Segmenting the Internet of Things (IoT)

You can download the updated paper here. You can download the summary presentation here. Table of Contents Introduction How Does Behavior Apply to IoT? Describing IoT Market Segments IoT Market Segment Detail Monitoring Operational Life Attainment IoT Model Axis Differentiation The Elephant in the Room: Big Data Call to Action Figure 1: IoT Segmentation Figure […]

18 Jan RESEARCH PAPER: CES 2014 Wearable & Fitness Tech Trends- Going Mainstream

CES has changed considerably over the past 10-15 years. As the PC is a piece but no longer the center of the universe, many new technologies touching many industries are emerging and have taken over the buzz at the show. Computerized cars, robots, drones, smart homes, and fashionable music accessories are everywhere. There were even […]

10 Dec Sqord Scores with Kids: New Wearable Helps Make Activity Fun

I wrote an article on Nov. 20th about the potential of a fitness wearables targeted at kids.  Since then, I was introduced to a company named Sqord that has already built a compelling solution focused on this space.  Sqord has great concept and has taken the idea of a kids wearable activity tracker much further […]