100's of M2M / IoT blog posts.

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

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    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

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    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

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    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?

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    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?

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    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?

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    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

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    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…

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    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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  • Giving consumers the power to "jolt" their brain...what could go wrong?

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    Larry Bellehumeur
      |  Aug 05, 2015
    Back in college, as a way to make money to pay for tuition (and maybe the odd beer), I used to work a weekend security job on the overnight shift. One of the biggest issues used to be staying awake all night....which I must now confess, I usually did not.

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  • M2M is making cities smarter, but is that always better?

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    Larry Bellehumeur
      |  Aug 05, 2015
    "Smile, you are on camera!" is a pretty common sign in some areas like taxi cabs and retail stores. The idea is to alert customers that their activities are being monitored. These signs are not always required, as it is often quite apparent that there is a big camera aimed right at you. For most of us, being "watched" on a CCTV camera is just a part of normal life in a big city.

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  • "My Momma said these shoes will take me anywhere"

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    Larry Bellehumeur
      |  Aug 05, 2015
    For those of you who do not recognize the quote, it is from one of the greatest movies of all time...Forrest Gump. In the movie, Forrest was able to stumble his way into some of the greatest trends/events in the past century...

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  • Will Big Data end the Maple Leafs' streak of futility?

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    Larry Bellehumeur
      |  Aug 05, 2015
    For you non-hockey fans, the title refers to Toronto's hockey team, the Maple Leafs. Having grown up in Toronto, people often assume that I must be a big Leafs fan, which in fact, I am not. In fact, what shocks most people (bursting some of the typical Canadian stereotypes) is that hockey is not one of the two sports I follow quite closely (those being "American" football and baseball). However, one cannot live in Toronto for any length of time and not hear the words "Leafs" and "1967" all the time...

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  • IoT at its most basic... in a good way

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    Larry Bellehumeur
      |  Aug 05, 2015
    I was talking to a customer the other day and while I was trying to keep the conversation as non-nerdy as possible, it just was impossible. The setup that he required was quite doable but there were a lot of moving parts and it got a little confusing.

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  • Using M2M / IoT to improve the environment

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    Larry Bellehumeur
      |  Aug 05, 2015
    I’ve written how IoT has been helping people with a variety of different "issues" in their lives. The word "issues" is in quotes since many of the actual solutions are solving problems that might not have actually been there...

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  • Should you be using a Dead Reckoning solution?

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    Larry Bellehumeur
      |  Aug 05, 2015
    I try not to speak much about my wife in my blogs, as she doesn't normally like it. However, this one was kind of funny...

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  • Is M2M just fuelling our addiction to machines a bit further?

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    Larry Bellehumeur
      |  Aug 05, 2015
    "Car keys...check. Wallet...check. Sunglasses....check. Smartphone....wait, we need to drive back home, I can't live without it for a day". I actually always imagined that this accurately described me, and most people. Well, according to a survey in the Huffington Post, it does:

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  • Underwhelmed by the new Apple Watch? Not great, but it will get better

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    Larry Bellehumeur
      |  Aug 05, 2015
    Ok, I have written this a few times, but I need to make a bit of a disclaimer....I am a very long time Apple fan, especially their Mac line. I am not sure if I have enough fingers and toes to count the number of Apple products in my house.

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  • Hackers relish attacking weak security standards in some IoT solutions

    by
    Larry Bellehumeur
      |  Aug 05, 2015
    Like many people, I use automation in my home. I use it to tell me when my garage door is open, what the temperature is in my home and various other things. I do so knowing that there is a slight trade-off for the convenience that I am getting…

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  • Lub-Dub, Lub-Dub…That is my new password

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    Larry Bellehumeur
      |  Aug 05, 2015
    I think I now have about 15 different passwords that I use on a regular basis. One site wants 8 characters (one being a capital and one being a non-alphabetic character)....another wants no capitals and no numbers and another wants the combination of my first pet with the street that I grew up on.

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