M2M and IoT Blog by Larry Bellehumeur

  1. An IoT modem shopping list

    Hello and thanks for reading. As I try to maintain the weight loss that I was able to accomplish about 18 months ago, I find that one great way to do it is to use a shopping list for the grocery store. It helps to keep you focused on what you need and to avoid the danger aisles....namely processed food...
  2. Will IoT help us break the 2-hour Marathon barrier?

    Photo: Courtesy of the Boston Athletic Association As I write this, my mind is focused on running.  Well, to be honest, I do think about running a lot, so that is not new.  However, today is a bit different…today, the Boston Marathon takes place.  Before the horrific incident a few years back, paying attention to the Marathon was often restricted...
  3. Food delivery just got a whole lot 'cooler'

    While I never actually did it, most of my friends delivered food as a job at some point in their high school / college life.  I mean, it wasn’t exactly the hardest job to do and if you had the right route, it could actually be reasonably lucrative thanks to some generous gratuities. One of the main criteria for jobs...
  4. Will 5G mean the end of all hard-wired connections? Hardly...

    I feel old.  Not because my eyes are going and my body is creaking (I will leave those complaints to my business partner, Richard Hobbs).  I feel old because I was around in this space BEFORE 1G came out.  Now, we’re hearing more and more about the upcoming launch of 5G... And....the speeds are incredible.  Downloading a full HD movie...
  5. Embedded modems…the “pre-made meals of the IoT world”

    About three and a half years ago, I finally got fed up of being overweight.  Having been relatively thin for most of my early 20s, the reality of sitting at a desk and travelling resulted in a lot of unwanted weight. Unlike many people, I fully admit that it was the combination of over-eating and lack of exercise that did...
  6. Thriving in the New World of Big Data and Robots

    I remember reading a number of stats about the 2008/2009 Global recession and there was one stat that stood out to me – it was how the downturn hit males harder than ever before in previous downturns.  The unemployment rate was much higher (as well as the length of time to find a new role) for males versus females, and...
  7. Wanted in the IoT Space: More Entrepreneurship

    Each month, I try to read a few magazines on my iPad, although most times, they end up piling up until I get on a long flight with time to kill.  One magazine that I like to read is Inc., which focuses on a variety of areas of entrepreneurship and business.  I especially like to read their annual issue that...
  8. Engineering: Most valued degree in upcoming world of automation

    As a father of two boys, 12 and 6, I naturally worry about their future.  I think all parents do, so I am definitely not alone.  I worry about things like health, happiness and them having a good marriage. But as a pragmatic person, I tend to think more about things I can have an influence on helping them with. ...
  9. Watson makes it move into taxes…what is next?

    As a whole, I am pretty good with numbers.  As a salesperson, I was always strong at calculating things like margin and selling discount levels.  As an owner of a growing business, there are always numbers to look at…..growth rates, interest rates and payroll are just a few of them.  However, like most people, I dread the word “taxes”. Sure...
  10. The move to cloud is exciting, unless you are looking for a job.

    Ok, not sure if you are like me, but I have wondered why more college kids don't use the term "cloud" as a drinking game....much the same as they did in 2008 with Sarah Palin and the term "Maverick"....thanks to SNL for that! It seems that everyone wants to be part of the cloud.  As I have written before, even...

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