Tag Archives: Internet of Things

The ABCs of an IoT Architecture

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 […]

Cops and Robbers IoT

Once again, my friends at Avaya have done really cool things with my IoT software!

Visualizing IoT

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. […]

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 […]

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 […]

IoT in the Cloud

I’ll admit it.  This is more of a personal plug than a blog article.  Still, it’s okay to pat oneself on the back every so often, right? Zang issued a press release this week and among other things, it speaks of the IoT software I have been writing.  The icing on the cake is a […]

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 […]