To most of us, Primary Research is better than secondary research and getting information right from the source is the preferred choice. When it comes IoT, the drive to cloud seems to ignore this principle. Blackbox has done some primary research about how enterprises are viewing digital transformation and they have revealed that 60% of […]
Monthly Archives: November 2017
Elon Musk Wins his Bet, but Australia Hasn’t Won Yet!
When Elon Musk got called out on a Tesla boast that he could bring a battery storage system that could stop the power outage that occurred in South Australia, he was challenged by Mike Cannon-Brooks to show he was serious. Elon Musk responded by saying he would deliver 100 MW battery on –line in 100 […]
Glass Rules: The Importance of Global Fiber for the Internet
My (step) daughter is one of the smartest millennials I know, and I only mention she is a step daughter to show that she does not have my genes to slow her down. She is visiting from the tech company she works for in Europe. She showed me how her RSA tokens came to cell […]
Augury: Machines Talk and Talk. Do People Listen?
Sometime Big Data, should be labeled as Too Big Data, at least when it comes to human comprehension. One of the problems with IoT adoption is the fact that people get in the way of understanding their own results. In previous a previous survey by James Brehm and Associates in cooperation with IoT Evolution we […]
Globetouch Looking to be the Twilio of Telematics
I had the chance to interview Riccardo Di Blasio the CEO of Globetouch and no relation to the Mayor of NYC. Globetouch is global MVNO with relationships that provide coverage to over 180 countries around the world with over 40 agreements. However, they have gone beyond the agreements to make API interfaces to enable services […]
Are Analysts Ever Held Accountable, or Those that Listened to Them?
I may be guilty here, so let me start with my own apology. A few years ago the predictions were that we would 50B IoT devices in the market by 2020, it’s clear now that analyst firm was wrong. Today we have the more conservative view being expressed that will be up to 20B and […]
Mergers Cannot Be Automatic: Emerson Seeks Rockwell
When it comes to the Industrial Internet the critical path to success is often is at the PLC or industrial Controls. Emerson has taken Digital Transformation to heart and per the website Has boldly transformed itself to create value for our customers and shareholders. With our newly energized focus on our two core business […]
As Predicted: Qualcomm Rejects Broadcom’s Bid
Last week I posted that Qualcomm would reject the Broadcom ovation, but that does not mean they are not in the market for suitors. The question is who is ideal for Qualcomm. The quick answer is that it has to be a US based company, although in this administration, that might not be as much of […]
Altizon Enables IoT Even when the Lights Are Out!
If anyone has seen the pictures of people stealing power in India, the fact that Prayas wanted to use IoT to monitor the grid seems counter intuitive. I would have expected the utilities to monitor power not the end users. However, Prayas is a Non-Governmental Organization focused on monitoring and improving the quality of power […]
GE: Third Place is No Place to be in IoT
John Flannery the new CEO of GE has a bit of a mess on his hands. Jeff Immelt departure came at a time when many of the companies ventures were not performing up to the standards of GE’s history. Under Jack Welch the rule was they would sell off whatever asset was not keeping them […]