Category IoT

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   Advertisements

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 […]

Unleashing the Power of IoT

It’s amazing how quickly a new technology becomes part of our daily lives. This has certainly been the case with the Internet of Things (IoT). Ten years ago, who would have dreamed of connecting garage doors, lightbulbs, and clothes dryers to the Internet? Of course, that’s exactly what we are doing today. Ordinary devices are […]

Integrating Internet of Things (IoT) Sensors into Communications Workflows

Imagine a world where everyday devices can make telephone calls.  Imagine those calls triggering workflows that enable enterprises to save money, better manage their business concerns, develop stronger relationships with their customers, increase employee satisfaction, and address minor concerns before they become major catastrophes.  Now, imagine those same devices sending emails and text messages, engaging […]

Giving voice to IoT

There have been moments in our communications industry when everything suddenly changes.  You can argue that it all began with Alexander Graham Bell’s invention of the telephone in 1876.  Although the road to that first voice call (“Mr. Watson, come here. I want you.”) took many years and involved several prior attempts, within a year […]

Integrating IoT into Avaya Breeze

After many years of uninterrupted blogging, I have been on a bit of a sabbatical these past several weeks.  It’s not as if I didn’t have anything to say.  It’s more that I didn’t have any time to say it.   On top of a grueling travel schedule, I have been spending long days and nights […]

Top Five Picks in a Year of Communications Richness

An optimist stays up until midnight to see the new year in. A pessimist stays up to make sure the old year leaves. –Bill Vaughan The older I get, the quicker the years seem to go by.  I blinked during my freshman English final and all of a sudden I’m a 58-year-old man with three […]

Giving a Voice to IoT

Don’t tell me the moon is shining; show me the glint of light on broken glass. Anton Chekhov The world of technology has changed immeasurably since I began writing software way back in the late 1970’s.  Devices are smaller, storage is nearly infinite, processors are orders of magnitude faster, programming languages are far more graceful, […]

Everyone is a Winner with IoT

I am fairly certain that nearly everyone knows the story about the six blind men coming upon an elephant.   Depending on each man’s vantage point, the elephant was a rope, a wall, a pillar, a fan, the branch of a tree, or a solid pipe. Eventually, they learned to cooperate and combine their impressions to […]