100's of M2M / IoT blog posts.

  • Feel the need for speed? Give yourself an easy boost, Maverick

    by
    Larry Bellehumeur
      |  Jan 15, 2016
    It seems that data throughput, whether at your house, at a remote location with free Wifi or while on a cellular network is a constant topic...

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  • How IoT can help offer a 'lift'

    by
    Larry Bellehumeur
      |  Jan 08, 2016
    The OMbra, the worlds's first "smart" bra, was introduced this week at the CES show OMsignal, and it aims to measure your biometrics through a piece of clothing already worn daily. Is it necessary? Does it differ from other similar products? Read what Larry has to say...

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  • Will the 'Blaze' torch Apple Watch sales?

    by
    Larry Bellehumeur
      |  Jan 07, 2016
    The FitBit Blaze. Is it a threat to Apple? Will it succeed? Take a read to find out more and you decide.

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  • CES - A show only Vegas could love...

    by
    Larry Bellehumeur
      |  Jan 06, 2016
    As a starter, I am not at CES this year. I don't have anything against the show, I simply had a lot of travel in the early part of 2016 and this show was the "odd man out". I have attended many times in the past, including the last four or five in a row, so I do speak of this show from experience...

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  • 2016 predictions for the wild world of IoT

    by
    Larry Bellehumeur
      |  Jan 04, 2016
    One of my favourite parts about predictions is that if you make them vague enough, they can always come true. So, that being said and with respect to IoT, what should we look forward to in 2016?

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  • Big Data takes over the NFL

    by
    Larry Bellehumeur
      |  Dec 30, 2015
    Now, Big Data takes on the Gridiron....and, it could not come at a better time. With players getting bigger and faster, it is not only becoming harder for coaches to view each player's positioning during each play, it is becoming tougher to keep them safe.

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  • IoT - Making couch potatoes even lazier...

    by
    Larry Bellehumeur
      |  Dec 22, 2015
    Thanks to our friends in the world of IoT, we are going to take one of the worries out of life....falling asleep and missing part of your program on Netflix.

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  • Buying an IoT solution? Think like you are buying a car.

    by
    Larry Bellehumeur
      |  Dec 17, 2015
    It turns out that when it comes to cars, consumers don't mind paying a bit more for what they perceive is a better overall value.....in this case, years of reliable service and an above-average resale value when they decide to move on. I only wish that more customers would think the same way when it comes to buying an IoT solution...

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  • 'Prettier' mousetraps key to wearables long-term success

    by
    Larry Bellehumeur
      |  Dec 08, 2015
    I was at a corporate event a few weeks back and they had the usual "prize table grab". Numbers were called and people got to come up and grab the prize of their choice. Before the great parade of people, I went to check out what was donated and it was interesting.,,

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  • Why my life is going to become a little less smart...

    by
    Larry Bellehumeur
      |  Dec 04, 2015
    Like many people, I got pretty heavy into the world of wearable technology. I was fascinated by the amount of data that I could get....even if most of the actual data really had no meaningful impact on my life. If you have seen me over the past 2 years, you've likely seen me with some sort of new device on either my wrist or my belt (or both) to keep track of virtually all movement I ever make...

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  • Why the IoT Club is the easiest club to join in the world…

    by
    Larry Bellehumeur
      |  Aug 05, 2015
    This past week, I had the pleasure of attending DistribuTECH in San Diego. Well, to be honest, I am not sure if I get a lot of pleasure from trade shows any more, but being in San Diego in the middle of winter is a good way to spend some time. For those of you who do not know, DistribuTECH focuses on the Utility sector, ranging from Power Generation, to distribution to products that increase conservation at the home.

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  • Funny (and brilliant) insight into what Big Data really is...

    by
    Larry Bellehumeur
      |  Aug 05, 2015
    I have heard a lot of thoughts, seen a lot of charts and presentations and even written extensively about it....but no one has ever summarized the term "Big Data" in such a funny (yet accurate) way before this... First, before anyone thinks of getting mad at me, I did not come up with this slide. The credit goes to Duke University Professor Dan Ariely and I strongly agree with him. To analyze his statement:

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  • 6 Reasons Connected Cars will not be the 'Touchdown' Carriers hope for

    by
    Larry Bellehumeur
      |  Aug 05, 2015
    For the most part, I usually try to avoid being overly controversial with my blog posts. We usually save that for Richard's Rants, written by the more opinionated member of the Novotech leadership team. However, I did want to take what may not be a popular stance.... the dream that the "Connected Car" will be a revenue saviour for the carriers is just that, a dream.

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  • Using M2M to make Maverick and Iceman Better Pilots

    by
    Larry Bellehumeur
      |  Aug 05, 2015

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  • 10 Things You 'Need to Know' about IoT

    by
    Larry Bellehumeur
      |  Aug 05, 2015
    http://www.novotech.com/blog/10-things-you-need-know-about-iot#sthash.WEZNPcjc.dpuf

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  • Big Data: Are we drowning in it already?

    by
    Larry Bellehumeur
      |  Aug 05, 2015
    As we are coming to the end of the year, many small business owners are going to start an annual ritual….it is a game called, “Find the receipts you need, that are among the thousands of pieces of paper that you do not need”. If you are like me, you won’t have any problem finding a random brochure from a trade show in 2010, but it might not be so easy to find a key receipt from a restaurant for your accountant.

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  • Professor Hawking and Elon Musk are warning us, but are we going to listen?

    by
    Larry Bellehumeur
      |  Aug 05, 2015
    Ok, as much as I have been in sales for a long time, there is still a big part of me that will always be a nerd. In fact, three of the people I idolize most are men who came from the world of science. The first one is Thomas Edison, whom most of us know was an early pioneer / inventor in the world of electricity and music. His dedication and persistence, along with his incredible intelligence is something I will always admire.

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  • OTT costing carriers billions. How much can M2M help?

    by
    Larry Bellehumeur
      |  Aug 05, 2015
    I always found it kind of ironic that cellular network providers are referred to as "carriers". For most of us, we grew up with our local postal delivery person being called "a letter carrier". The reason I find it ironic is that carriers (of the cellular kind), who offer email and text messaging services, are a major reason why the other carrier (the postal kind) is having huge drops in business....I mean, when is the last time you sent something to someone by mail when you had the option of emailing it instead?

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  • Making the Air a Safer Place using Big Data

    by
    Larry Bellehumeur
      |  Aug 05, 2015
    Like anyone else who has ever spent a lot of time in Sales, I tend to travel a lot. While not as much as I once did, I still take 15-20 trips annually for work, plus the usual torturous family vacation. One thought that I have always had is....how do they keep all of those moving parts working on such a complicated piece of machinery?

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  • Sex sells, but boring is where the smart money is…

    by
    Larry Bellehumeur
      |  Aug 05, 2015
    Earlier this month, Ford announced the update to its iconic Mustang....and, it is a sexy car. Driving down the open road in a convertible sounds like a fun way to spend a summer day. However, if you are an investor of Ford (which I am not), you are probably more excited about the F-150 launch. Why?

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