Category Internet of Things

Visualizing The Internet of Things

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 […]

And the winner is…

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!

Dragging and Dropping Your Way to IoT Greatness

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 […]

Optimism Returns to Avaya Engage

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 […]

The Easy Button for IoT

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 […]

Using IoT to Make a Smart City Smart

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, […]

Marrying IoT and IT Service Management

“We cannot solve our problems with the same level of thinking that created them.” — Albert Einstein Let’s face it.  If something can go wrong, there is a good chance that it will go wrong.  Maybe not today and maybe not tomorrow, but no matter how many precautions that might be put into place, Murphy […]

Arrow Connect, IoT, and Communications Workflows

My fellow blogger, Dave Michels of Talking Pointz, did a nice write-up in Network World about the work I have been doing with IoT and communications workflows.  Please take a look! Arrow Electronics Gives IoT a Voice, Connects Devices to Communications Tools  

Even More about IoT

Beth Schultz of No Jitter did a great job summarizing our recent podcast about IoT and communications workflows.  Take a look *and* a listen. No Jitter On Air:  Getting IoT Into The Communications Mix

IoT and the Communications Workflow

I’ve been awfully quiet lately, but that doesn’t mean I haven’t been working…and working hard.  For the last few months, I have been immersed in writing software for my company’s IoT (Internet of Things) platform.  Additionally, I’ve branched out into integrating with other cloud services such as ServiceNow. Last week, I sat down (virtually) with […]