14 Jun Did Hewlett Packard Enterprise Discover A New Internet Of Things Product Category?

At the Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) annual Discover conference this week, the company announced a new product category called “Converged IoT Systems”. HPE described the category as “a fundamental shift in compute infrastructure”. The announcement was made in conjunction with the introduction of the new Edgeline IoT systems—basically new servers that integrate data acquisition, real-time analytics […]

09 Jun Wellness Wasteland: Technology Isn’t Where We Need It Most

When the average person walks into a hospital, they are surrounded by arguably the densest concentration of technology that they will ever encounter. The doctor’s arsenal of sensors, tools, software and data can be brought to bear against a host of diseases and ailments. The modern hospital is the epicenter of technologically-driven wellness. But when […]

24 May 10,000 Steps A Day: The Wrong Wellness Incentive

Wearable technology companies are seeing blue oceans in corporate wellness. With the consumer market for wearable tech brimming with choices, companies like Fitbit and Jawbone are offering corporate wellness programs orbiting their devices. By tying their device metrics to corporate wellness incentives, manufacturers can capture large swaths of consumers they might not otherwise access, and […]

17 May Apple iPhone Connected Us To Each Other, The Apple Watch Connects Us To Ourselves

Recently, principal analyst Patrick Moorhead and I had the opportunity to visit one of Apple‘s labs for studying human movement and activity. The investment into broadening the Apple Watch’s measurement abilities is nothing short of extraordinary. Near Apple’s campus in Cupertino, CA, is a cloistered facility where for the last three years, for six days a […]

04 May 1+2+1 Reasons Why Huawei Could Be An Industrial IoT Sleeping Giant

Having returned from Huawei’s annual analyst conference freshly updated with “all things” Huawei, I have to say my mind has been opened, at least a bit, to the potential for Huawei to be one of the leaders in Industrial IoT (IIoT) applications. For those of us who live in the United States, our exposure to […]

11 Apr The Magic Of Bluetooth Beacons

USB Beacon (Image courtesy of Aruba Networks, a Hewlett Packard Enterprise company) 2016 is going to be the “Year of the Beacon”, or at least the beginnings of mass beacon deployment. Beacons are part of the latest version of the Bluetooth Special Interest Group (BT-SIG) Low Energy (BLE) specification. In simplest terms, beacons are broadcast […]

16 Mar The Internet Of Things And Machine Learning

IDC estimates the direct Internet of Things (IoT) market will grow to more than $1.7 trillion by 2020 with a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 16.9%. The number of IoT connected devices in everything from cars to refrigerators and elsewhere will climb to more than 30 billion. Device endpoints, infrastructure support, connectivity and companion […]

08 Feb Is Cisco Systems The One To Beat In Industrial IoT?

IoT has been “all the rage” for at least a couple years now, so trying to move to the front of the pack and being perceived as the leader is difficult. Being the perceived leader in a market is great, but the results are even better: a leader can drive revenue growth. Many large technology […]

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 […]

26 Jan Cisco Systems’ London IDEA Center A Great Example How The Company Drives IoT Innovation

As I’ve personally experienced and written about many times, large corporations have a greater challenge innovating versus smaller ones. This reality can be seen across all industries, but is most pronounced in the tech industry where the rapid pace of innovation drives future growth and profits. As a part of Cisco Systems’s five pillar innovation strategy […]

25 Jan Does The Internet Of Things Really Need Dedicated Low-Power WANs?

(Image source: Pixabay) The Internet of Things (IoT) is all about connectivity, so it’s not surprising that so many alternatives have arisen for getting data from “here to there”. For short range we have Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, ZigBee and Z-Wave, just to name a few. For longer range, we have had 2G / 3G and now […]

20 Jan Qualcomm Rounds Out IoT Offerings At CES 2016

Steve Mollenkopf, Qualcomm CEO presenting at CES 2016 (Credit: Patrick Moorhead) Lots of chip companies like ARM Holdings, Intel, NVIDIA and  Qualcomm are spending time and effort to find a place for themselves in the IoT market because they, like I, believe in a gigantic, future market. Some companies are focusing on wearables and drones while others are […]

18 Jan RESEARCH PAPER: Zebra Technologies: Driving Chip-to-Cloud Standards-Based IoT Cloud Service

For most organizations around the world, comprehending the Internet of Things (IoT) is a daunting task. Some have already jumped headlong into deploying IoT systems and are using newly collected data from a wide range of devices to adjust and optimize their operations.Most, however, are stuck on first. They realize they have systems that need to be optimized and […]

21 Dec Why Dubai Might Be The World’s Smartest City By 2017

Having just come back from the Internet of Things (IoT) World Forum and Cisco Systems’s C-Scape in Dubai, I must say I’m impressed – both with Cisco Systems and Dubai. As someone who lives and breathes Internet of Things applications on a daily basis I was skeptical about what exactly I was going to see in […]

16 Dec The Internet Of Things And Wearables Are Changing Field Service Automation As We Know it

  (Image source: NASA) In the world of enterprise applications, field service automation (FSA) applications are driving much of the innovation in the industry from a mobility, Internet of Things (IoT) and cloud perspective. FSA is a set of applications and functionality that focuses on coordinating, scheduling and assigning field service and support for enterprise […]

14 Dec Are System Integrators The Key To Industrial IoT Success?

(Image credit: NY Photographic) I talk to a dozen or more companies involved in Internet of Things (IoT) every week. One thing they all have in common is their desire for the projected IoT volumes and revenues to come to fruition…the sooner the better. IoT has been a hot topic for a number of years […]

01 Dec RESEARCH BRIEF: Jabil Steps Up Its Wearables Game with Clothing+

Advances in sensor capabilities, batteries, form factors, and fabrics are making it easier for clothing manufacturers to seamlessly integrate garments with monitoring and electronic devices. Fitness equipment manufacturers have been developing devices and solutions for many years that monitor heart rate, pulse, body temperature, etc. But, only recently has the cost to manufacture, integrate, and miniaturize electronic components been reduced […]

19 Nov NIGHTWATCH Smart Halter: A Great Example of ARM’s IoT Ecosystem Innovation And Diversity

NIGHTWATCH Smart Halter and Collar We’ve all seen examples over the past few years of complex IoT technology solutions to help solve real-world problems from a variety of small companies. In fact, last week while I was at the ARM Holdings annual industry analyst conference and TechCon, a gathering of the ARM ecosystem powers, you […]

03 Nov To Consumers, Today’s Healthcare Approach Is Like Getting Stuck On Mars

In healthcare, consumers are once removed from not just payment, but also decision-making. In spite of this disintermediation, health and wellness is innately individual. In parallel, consumer adoption of health and wellness related technology is soaring. It begs the question: As digital health approaches critical mass, who will lead the charge for healthcare consumerization and […]

21 Oct IoT Analytics At The Edge: Can Dell Make It A Reality?

Dell Edge Gateway 5000 (Source: Dell) The Internet of Things (IoT) has had at least a thousand definitions from end point, gateway, datacenter and cloud companies. Companies like Cisco Systems, Dell, Hewlett-Packard, IBM and Intel are talking a lot about IoT. But what is IoT really about? IoT is about making decisions at the right place and at […]