Category Internet of Things
It’s easy to learn how to drive a car without understanding how an internal combustion engine works. The same can be said about many of the machines and devices that we take for granted. Who among us can explain how an air conditioner cools a room? I expect that most people cannot. We typically learn […]
Once again, my friends at Avaya have done really cool things with my IoT software!
Those of you who know me from my technical, nerdy life know that I love protocols. It’s true. I simply adore bits, bytes, request messages, responses, ACKs, and message bodies. I take great pleasure from looking through a complicated Wireshark trace and knowing exactly what a particular header value means and why it was used. […]
Avaya has been very busy creating Breeze workflows with my IoT software and the most engaging uses of my work can be found in their Lego Smart City. It’s impressive how little blocks of plastic can be so successful at presenting IoT in ways that everyone can relate to. Here are two videos that demonstrate […]
It’s important to know one’s limitations. For example, I consider myself a pretty good computer programmer. I love problem solving and turning abstract concepts into lines of code. Over the years, I have written everything from SIP-based communication services to hard disk interrupt processors. However, I am not good at writing software that people can […]
I was very excited to see that one of the winners at the Enterprise Connect TADHack-mini used my Zang IoT software! That’s pretty darn cool!
Do you have a great idea for an IoT application, but don’t know the first thing about programming and have no interest in learning a programming language? The Avaya Breeze and Zang drag-and-drop workflow designer tools allow you to visualize your idea and with a few mouse clicks, go from concept to a powerful, enterprise-grade […]
While at Avaya Engage last month, I met with Blair Pleasant of Business Communications Strategies to discuss the work I am doing with IoT, ServiceNow, Watson, Avaya Breeze, and Zang. I really dislike seeing myself on video, but other than a few awkward smiles and some fumbled words, I did okay in our interview. You […]
I am sure that I don’t have to tell you how the Internet of Things (IoT) is revolutionizing our world. Stop by any electronics retailer and you will find smart TVs, smart lights, smart refrigerators, and smart thermostats. Open up the brochure for a new car and you will find more space dedicated to intelligent […]
I was at the Avaya Engage conference last week. It was a very exciting event and between presenting five breakout sessions, working the Arrow SI booth, schmoozing with customers, and networking with my fellow communications nerds, I hardly had a moment to relax. During one of the demonstrations of the IoT software I’ve been developing, […]