100's of M2M / IoT blog posts.

  • Sneaking DQ Blizzards and the Secret $ Side of Free Services

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    Larry Bellehumeur
      |  Aug 05, 2015
    First off, I haven't actually had a blizzard in a long time (as it gets in the way of my running goals). I'm not saying that DQ is watching to see when and where you go for your late night blizzards, but don't be shocked to hear that someone might be and the source of data might not be where you would think...

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  • Some interesting and sometimes 'frivolous' Consumer IoT products

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    Larry Bellehumeur
      |  Aug 05, 2015
    I am not one to criticize people buying IoT products for things that might not totally be necessary to improve your life. Considering the overall increase to IoT spending helps a company like Novotech, why would I?

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  • M2M Growth with Carriers: "It's like deja vu all over again"

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    Larry Bellehumeur
      |  Aug 05, 2015
    For those of you who aren't aware, the quote that I refer to is a famous one from Baseball Hall of Famer Yogi Berra. It humorously refers to when you have seen something before, twice actually.

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  • Analysts waking up to IoT's potential

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    Larry Bellehumeur
      |  Aug 05, 2015
    I think if you look back at just about any technology's rise, it tends to show some similar traits...

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  • The Battle to Standardize IoT Heats Up

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    Larry Bellehumeur
      |  Aug 05, 2015
    I heard a funny comparison the other day when someone asked about the fight between two well-backed efforts to standardize IoT. The comment compared it to “VHS vs. Beta, only on a much larger scale”. At first glance, one might wonder….

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  • With the 'unholy alliance' of Apple & IBM, is IoT now Blackberry's only hope?

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    Larry Bellehumeur
      |  Aug 05, 2015
    It’s no secret…I use a lot of Apple products for work. It is pretty easy for me to do, since we are a smaller organization and we can adapt IT policies a bit easier than most large companies. Needless to say, it is not so easy...

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  • Can M2M save baseball?

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    Larry Bellehumeur
      |  Aug 05, 2015
    If you are a baseball fan, there is a good chance that you have become familiar with the terms "UCL tear", "Tommy John surgery" and "lost for the season". In record numbers, pitchers in all levels are experiencing arm injuries at an incredible rate.

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  • Could GE's program be a blueprint for M2M innovation?

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    Larry Bellehumeur
      |  Aug 05, 2015
    Many people do not know that I started off my career (after a short stint in the world of public safety / security) at IBM. If you had a ThinkPad in the mid to late 90s, there was a chance that I was the one that helped fix your issue over the phone.

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  • Happy (Belated) Birthday to the 'Originator' of M2M

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    Larry Bellehumeur
      |  Aug 05, 2015
    First of all, no, I am not wishing a birthday (sorry for being late, something about watching Frozen 18 times in one week in a time period known as a vacation prevented me from doing this earlier) to a person, but to a product that we all know and love….the bar code.

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  • Using M2M to improve your Tennis game....anyone?

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    Larry Bellehumeur
      |  Aug 05, 2015
    At one point, Tennis was easily one of the most popular sports in the world. The famous expression, "Tennis, anyone?" was a common statement as pretty much all tennis courts were filled all the time.

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  • Mass Job Elimination: The Dark Side of M2M's Growth?

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    Larry Bellehumeur
      |  Aug 05, 2015
    I read an interesting article (which, ironically, is often how I come up with many blog posts) about a topic that most people in our industry wishes no one would ever talk about. However, I feel that we all can benefit from discussing it....Is M2M be a big part of the acceleration for the current trend of "the rich getting richer and the poor getting poorer". See, told you that it was an ugly topic.

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  • Can a mobile app replace a personal trainer?

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    Larry Bellehumeur
      |  Aug 05, 2015
    The other day, I was watching a gentleman try to train his dog to bring him a bottle of water from a cooler in the park. No, I am not kidding, and no, I have no idea why I was watching this. Two things amazed me...

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  • Have the home of the future today...thanks to M2M (Part 2)

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    Larry Bellehumeur
      |  Aug 05, 2015
    In Part 1 of this post, I wrote about how 5 different solutions (all of which are available today) were making homes smarter....which in turn, leads to lower operation/maintenance costs for the home and a better all living experience for the home owners.

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  • Have the home of the future today...thanks to M2M (Part 1)

    by
    Larry Bellehumeur
      |  Aug 05, 2015
    In a previous blog post I contributed to M2M Now, I talked about how M2M was able to turn your home into the Jetsons home (for those under 25, ask your grandparents!). When I wrote that post, I wasn't sure that people would be willing to pay for it...

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  • What exactly is an M2M company? The answer may surprise you.

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    Larry Bellehumeur
      |  Aug 05, 2015
    At Novotech, we like to call ourselves "an M2M company", since it is really all that we do (and really, all that we know, so it works out well!) Someone asked me the other day about the new garage door opener that they bought.....one that connects via WiFi to their home router and has an iPhone app to allow you to close it. They asked, "Are they in your space?" After thinking about it for a while, I said "Yes, I guess a garage door manufacturer is an M2M company as well."

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  • Is this Apple's entry into the world of IoT?

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    Larry Bellehumeur
      |  Aug 05, 2015
    Ok, I always need to start any Apple-based article with this disclaimer....I have a lot of Apple stuff in my home and office. I have been a long-time fan of the Mac platform and do enjoy IOS,...

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  • Can BlackBerry help boost IoT adoption rates?

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    Larry Bellehumeur
      |  Aug 05, 2015
    Ok, I really wanted to be critical of BlackBerry's latest announcement that they are entering into the world of IoT, but I can't. It actually makes some sense. In case you have no idea what I am talking about, here is a link to their latest announcement. While Project Ion sounds like something that Dr. Evil would use to attack Austin Powers, it is actually the name of the new IoT platform that BlackBerry wants to release.

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  • M2M Accuracy: Worker Worries vs Business Intelligence

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    Larry Bellehumeur
      |  Aug 05, 2015
    I was having a coffee in my hotel lobby the other day and heard a very interesting conversation. The gents that were talking worked for the Government (or at least on a Government project) ...

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  • Now, if they can only help me find my kid's lost socks…

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    Larry Bellehumeur
      |  Aug 05, 2015
    As a parent, I am amazed at how effective kids are at losing a single sock. They still have two feet, but somehow, only one sock. A tracking method for socks might be a home run idea! For now, it seems that a Canadian company by the name of Hexoskin is focusing on making another piece of clothing much smarter.

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  • Expect more M&A activity as M2M market grows

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    Larry Bellehumeur
      |  Aug 05, 2015
    Ok, while my kids think that I am old, I am not really THAT old. I wasn't in the business world yet when the PC boom started, so I can't speak intelligently on how it was in the "early days".

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