Tag Archives: IoT

Digital Transformation — Avaya Breeze and Beyond

“The limits of the possible can only be defined by going beyond them into the impossible.” – Arthur C. Clarke In technology, some ideas take a long time to catch on.  Consider Microsoft’s journey to Skype for Business.  For better or worse, I was there from the beginning — from Microsoft’s first foray into telephony […]

IBM and Avaya and Cisco, Oh My!

On a recent episode of the public radio program, Marketplace, the host, Kai Ryssdal, asked his guest to describe her job in five words or less.  I can’t remember what her response was, but it made me think about what mine might be.  My first reaction was something akin to “Waiting until retirement day,” but […]

Cisco, Meet Avaya. Avaya, Meet Cisco

Come together, right now over me Lennon and McCartney   If you are as old as I am, you have almost certainly been asked this question at least once in your life: “Beatles or Stones?” While that is an easy answer for some folks, I happen to really like both bands.  No single Beatle had […]

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 […]