Tag Archives: Avaya

The Internet of Things Comes to Legoland

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 […]

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 […]

Building SMS Text Bots is a Breeze

As a nerdy guy, I love movies about other nerdy guys.  Give me movies like “A Beautiful Mind,” “The Theory of Everything,” or “Einstein and Eddington” (two nerdy scientists for the price of one), and I am in geek heaven.  Recently, I was thrilled by “The Imitation Game” — the story of Alan Turing and […]

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 […]

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 […]

Watson (and me) in the News

This is cool. I wasn’t aware that I was the subject of Avaya’s latest podcast.

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 […]

Speaking of IoT

This has been a very busy year for me and it’s only April.  I’ve written countless lines of Java code for my IoT software, spewed tens of thousands of words for my articles and technical documents, spoke at two trade shows, put on several webinars, designed a few SIP solutions, did a No Jitter podcast […]

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 […]