M2M and IoT Blog by Larry Bellehumeur

  1. Is there value in the data gathered by wearables?

    Hello and thanks for reading (or watching), One of the hottest trends in both consumer goods and technology is the smart wearables (namely smartwatches) that gather different biometric data.  These devices allow you to know about your heart rate, how you are sleeping and in some cases, more advanced metrics like your blood oxygen level.  In addition, there are a...
  2. Novotech Recruits New Sales Director

    Ottawa, ON, June 7st , 2018  Novotech Technologies, a leading distributor of Machine-to-Machine (M2M) / Internet of Things (IoT) products, services and solutions, is pleased to announce the recent appointment of Chris M. Walsh to the position of Senior Sales Director effective June 1st 2018. Chris brings a long track record of success in the cellular industry.  With over 15...
  3. IoT, gambling and the Supreme Court

    Hello and thanks for reading (sorry, no video on this one). Recently, the US Supreme Court struck down a previous federal law that prohibited sports gambling.  In a landmark ruling, the court struck down the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act which barred state-authorized sports gambling in every other state besides Nevada. What implications will this have on sports?  A...
  4. An important IoT question…..should you build, buy or integrate?

    Thanks for watching (or reading), Ok, you’ve decided to add the power of IoT to your products or services.  You are looking forward to real-time communication, increased productivity for your team and a bunch of billing flexibility to differentiate your business. So, let’s get started. Hold up for a second…..you need to decide if you are going to Build, Buy...
  5. “Your Data may be used against you in a court of law….”

    Hello and thanks for reading/watching…. I think most of us spent a fair amount of time (maybe too much, actually) watching TV cop shows growing up.  Regardless of the show, one phrase was drilled into our heads on just about every one….”You have the right to remain silent”.  Whether it was from also watching the same shows or from advice...
  6. OTT costing carriers billions. How much can M2M help?

    Larry Bellehumeur | December 4, 2014 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...
  7. **UPDATED** Top 10 Business Reasons to Deploy an IoT Solution

    Watch our new Vlog post on youtube! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5iDKAcd4_ao As someone who grew up in the 1980’s, I was a fan of David Letterman.  One of his favourite bits was his nightly Top 10 list.  The list was usually topical in nature and it brought some laughter to justify staying up that late.  Well, I can’t say that mine will make...
  8. IoT and Climate Change Video Blog Post

    Hello and thanks for watching (or reading, if you so desire) Filmed out in stunning Kananaskis Country (just west of Calgary, Alberta), this video blog post talks about how IoT can help to slow down the short and long-term effects of climate change. Click to watch our new Vlog! As with many other applications, IoT can help all of those...
  9. When you are the product, you can’t expect privacy…

    **As a disclosure, I have been a Facebook shareholder since just after it went public** I think we all have grown accustom to a certain level of service... you don’t want your food served cold, you expect the dry cleaner to remove the stain and you expect delivery guys not to drag mud into your house.  The thinking is simple…...
  10. Why Technology Is Causing Some Salespeople To Lose Their ‘Dogfighting Skills’

    Larry Bellehumeur | March 19th, 2018 Yes, I need help.  I am quoting Top Gun for about the 500th time in one of my blogs.  However, in my defence, this reference is actually justified, at least in my narrowly-focused mind.   In the movie, they mentioned how the idea of Top Gun was created to bring back the notion of...

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