M2M Goes to Pot in Colorado … for Marijuana Compliance – Connected World Column, Oct/Nov 2014

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M2M turns up in the strangest places sometimes… such as RFID tags attached to medical and recreational cannabis plants and products in Colorado.  M2M enables the Colorado Department of Revenue to track cannabis products, maintain compliance with regulations, and assess taxes on Colorado’s burgeoning cannabis trade. This article explores the RFID-reliant compliance system, how it came [...] . . . → Read More: M2M Goes to Pot in Colorado … for Marijuana Compliance – Connected World Column, Oct/Nov 2014

Denver Startup Week – Downtown Denver, September 15-19, 2014

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[ September 15, 2014 to September 19, 2014. ] I’m really looking forward to Denver Startup Week! In its third year, DSW aims to bring together “all things entrepreneurial in Denver” with program tracks on Business, Design, Tech and Manufacturing plus Keynotes, Resource and Job Fairs and an enticing lineup of Social Events/Mixers. . . . → Read More: Denver Startup Week – Downtown Denver, September 15-19, 2014

Thank You! LinkedIn Endorsements = Humbling View of Deep Skill Set

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When LinkedIn endorsements showed up a while back, I was happy to jump onto the bandwagon.  Suggest skill recommendations for my contacts based on things we have in common, or what’s in our job descriptions?  Awesome.  It was so less burdensome than having to actually write two or three short sentences about how great a beloved [...] . . . → Read More: Thank You! LinkedIn Endorsements = Humbling View of Deep Skill Set

Imagining the Internet of Things in the Enterprise – Connected World Column June/July 2014

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When a friend recently asked for my perspective on the Internet of Things in the enterprise, I started to drone on with my usual answer about M2M, the Industrial Internet and the smart grid… but that’s when I realized some fresh thinking was needed. How does the new crop of consumer-oriented connected devices such as connected cars, smart watches, heads-up displays and fitness bands intersect with corporate information strategy? How can organizations use these new tools to improve customer service and employee productivity? . . . → Read More: Imagining the Internet of Things in the Enterprise – Connected World Column June/July 2014

Wireless Tech in the Greenhouse – Maximum Yield Indoor Gardening Expo, April 5-6, Tacoma WA

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[ April 5, 2014 to April 6, 2014. April 5, 2014 to April 6, 2014. ] Two of my favorite interests — gardening and wireless technology — came together at the Maximum Yield Indoor Gardening Expo in Tacoma, WA April 5 & 6. Some of you may already know that I am an avid home gardener, former partner in a retail hydroponics shop, and editor of the LED Grow Book published last year. While my primary reason for visiting Tacoma was to promote the book, I was also delighted to find a range of wireless indoor gardening equipment designed to give small-scale indoor growers some of the same high-tech tools used in commercial greenhouses. . . . → Read More: Wireless Tech in the Greenhouse – Maximum Yield Indoor Gardening Expo, April 5-6, Tacoma WA

Choosing the “Right” Network for the Internet of Things – Connected World Magazine, April/May 2014

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So you’re designing a connected device solution, are you? What type of network connectivity will you use? Where will you put the intelligence in your solution? In the device? In the Cloud? In an enterprise back end system? These decisions are amongst the thorniest device manufacturers face, since they effect how robustly the device connects to networks and also the end user experience. Explore them with me in my April/May column in Connected World column . . . → Read More: Choosing the “Right” Network for the Internet of Things – Connected World Magazine, April/May 2014

Laurie Lamberth Joins 151 Advisors!

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In the words of a favorite cartoon character, Professor Hubert J. Farnsworth of “Futurama”… Good news, everybody! As of this month, I’ve merged my independent consulting practice into 151 Advisors, a global strategic consulting firm for mobile and Cloud-based technology companies. . . . → Read More: Laurie Lamberth Joins 151 Advisors!

2014 Mobile and Ad:Tech Forecast – Lamberth Q1 2014 Newsletter

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Laurie Lamberth’s first-ever newsletter is now available! Titled “2014 Mobile and Ad:Tech Forecast,” the article addresses four big trends Laurie sees for 2014 including: The Internet of Things is Finally Here, Fragmented Value Chain? That’s an Understatement!, All Networks Eventually Become Advertising Channels – or – How I Started Out in Mobile and Wound Up in Mad Men, and Multi-Screen is Where it’s At and Mobile is a Huge Part of the Mix. To read the full newsletter, and/or subscribe to receive further issues, read on! . . . → Read More: 2014 Mobile and Ad:Tech Forecast – Lamberth Q1 2014 Newsletter