Learn how the Internet of Things is changing how we live, work and play.

Episodes

In the final part to this series, we look at how your solution is maintained and help provide tips on when you should consider upgrading hardware and to a new cellular network.  

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In this short episode, we look at the implementation stage of a solution.  This covers setting up devices, ensuring they are installed properly, handling integration into systems and getting your team (and customers) up to speed.

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In the 2nd part to our series, we examine 10 things you need to consider when selecting the right IoT solution.  Most of them will apply to any organization, regardless of what you do or how big you are ... so, you don't want to miss it!

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In this short podcast, we start our series on how organizations of all sizes can add IoT to improve their operations.  We start off in Part one with the "Honest Assessment."  For any solution to work, you need to know where you are starting from and this requires you to assess things like your current level of technology, your company's willingness to change and what you hope to accomplish from an IoT solution.  We cover those things and more ...

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In this short episode, we look at the Smart city.  Specifically, we look at some of the criticisms that were put forward in a recent New York Times article about a city using IoT and answer the question ... "Considering the issues and possible alternatives, does it make sense for a city to become smart?"

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In this short podcast, we cover the value of a smart lighting system for your home, why I chose the Philips Hue system and we answer why every home should invest in some smart lights.

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(photo is courtesy of Ecobee)

In this short podcast, we first examine what my objections were to putting in a smart thermostat in my home (and how they were overcome).  We then go over a review of the Ecobee3 Lite product and finally, we discuss the value that most homeowners will see in installing a smart thermostat in their home

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(picture is courtesy of Ring / Amazon)

In this short podcast, we review the Ring Doorbell, Doorbell 2 and the home security systems.  We go over installation/setup, its use and offer a verdict on whether you should get it.

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In this short podcast, we look at how IoT is shaking up two key industries (both good and bad).  We also talk about how it is changing the car and energy industry today and into the future.

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In this short mini episode, we examine a controversial topic, automation.  We talk about some of the upside to automating tasks, what some of the downside is and we answer the question on why we think it is a good idea that automation replaces the “average” worker ... the answer may surprise you!

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In this special bonus episode for our series on the Smart Home, we examine the three different levels of Smart Home Assistants (entry level, those with LCD screens and premium audio versions).  We cover products from Amazon (Alexa), Apple (Siri) and Google (Google Home) and we let you know which devices are best for different uses and areas of your home.  This is a must listen before you buy your first (or next) device.

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In this fourth part to our series on the Smart Home, we examine issues surrounding the security of your devices and ensuring your data remains private.  We go over some things that you can do to protect yourself and we answer the question ... "Considering all of the potential issues, is it worth going down the path of making your home smart?"

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In this third part to our series on the Smart Home, we look at how most people access Smart products ... the Smart Assistant.  Whether you use Alexa, Siri, Google or any other one, we go over the good, bad and ugly of using these devices.

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After covering how Smart home devices are making it easier for those with special needs to stay in their home longer in Part one, we jump into a bit of a guide as to Smart home devices.  Rather than focusing on individual products (that can change quite quickly), we focused on major categories.  We discuss Smart lights, Smart Access Control systems, the growth in smart door bells / home video offerings and how you can control access to your home remotely.

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In the first of a four part series on the Smart Home, we examine how IoT-based technologies are enabling people who have special needs to stay in their home longer.  This may be those who are aging, those with dementia and other cognitive issues or those with physical issues that may require them to need extra help.

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In this mini episode, we examine 6 different ways that IoT is improving the Insurance industry by allowing them to offer more variety in their policies, reduce clerical cost and improve their abilities to predict disasters.  As a bonus, we add in some thoughts on how autonomous cars are making the pricing of insurance more difficult than ever before.

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In this followup episode (the original 5 were in Mini Episode 15), we explore 5 more ways that IoT is changing transportation as we know it.  We examine things like how it will change the business model of the car companies, how it will power self-driving taxis and forklifts and how it is powering the goal to travel to Mars on day.

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In this mini episode, we look at how IoT is being used to provide valuable information from 8 different devices that you may not think of when you think of IoT.  This ranges from airport carts to prosthetic legs and more.  We cover how it helps these 8 different examples and how those applications may help your business, even if you are in a different space.

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In this Mini Episode, we examine the value that higher end cellular gateways offer organizations.  This includes enhanced reliability, security and expandability, which often make it cheaper to operate these devices when compared to lower-cost alternatives.

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In this short mini episode, we cover what you need to know to plan your move to "cut the wire" for your business and move to 5G.  This includes the upside, some points of concern and a great summary that all small business owners need to know.

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First, we dedicate this episode to the brave men and women who choose to run into a forest fire, gun fight or burning building to keep us safe.  In this episode, we show 5 ways that IoT is helping to give them better tools to do their job better and safer.

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In this short Mini Episode (10 mins), we look at the top 5 benefits that any business will see by improving the cellular signal in your facility.

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In this Mini Episode, we examine the 5 ways that IoT is changing the world of Transportation, including how it is changing deliveries, public transit and your commute to the office.

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In this Mini episode, we look at Microsoft's acquisition of Express Logic and what it may mean for their IoT journey.  As well, we examine 7 popular IoT predictions and forecasts to test their validity.

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In this mini episode, we examine the top 5 industries that CAT-M will change in 2019, along with briefly covering 3 honourable mentions that almost made the cut as well.

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In this special Mini Episode, we examine how IoT helps you improve your heart health ... covering how it improves your food intake, exercise, medication adherence, your visit to the Doctor's office / ER and how AI can help to customize medicine to improve its effectiveness for you.

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In this special mini episode to celebrate those running the Boston Marathon, we look at the current marathon record and discuss how many IoT solutions can likely help elite runners get closer to the 2 hour mark.  We also look at how the same solutions can help runners of all ages and abilities improve.

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In this episode, we open by covering the top 6 things that keep over 100 of the top IoT professionals up at night.  In the main segment, we go over the power of Asset Management, how it helps organizations of all sizes and we touch specifically on key verticals like Food, Retail, Construction, Industrial and Logistics.

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In this episode, we open with an overview of McDonald's new purchase of Dynamic Yield, which caught many people by surprise.  In our main segment, we cover "Smart Shopping", which is how IoT is being used by retailers to improve all aspects of their business.  This includes how it reduces costs, improves operations and how it provides incentives for customers to get off the couch and to the store.

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In this episode, we start out by covering how many IoT products truly can be defined as the "Internet of S**t" and how manufacturers can prevent their product from receiving such a label.  In the main part, we cover how IoT is changing all aspects of the restaurant experience, ranging from the time you park your car until you get your bill.  We also cover how Automation is affecting the restaurant industry now and in the future.

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