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Whaddya Want to Know? M2M & IoT FAQs — Connected World Magazine, December 2014

I get asked about M2M and the Internet of Things (IoT) all the time. Sometimes on the record as an Associate Partner with strategic consultancy 151 Advisors, other times as a Council Member for expert network Gerson Lehrman Group. While the questions I get asked range all over the map, several are quite common — and these form the basis for my December, 2012 Connected World Magazine column “M2M and Internet of Things FAQs.”

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Wireless Tech Growing in Greenhouse – Connected World Column, Aug/Sept 2014

Even on the hottest day of summer, a greenhouse can offer a restful, cool respite. Hobby greenhouses are generally a labor of love, the “labor” made more intense by the lack of consumer-grade “smart” greenhouse controllers. Commercial greenhouses have long used sensor networking to automate environmental control and improve watering efficiency. But similar tools have not available to hobby growers…. until now.

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

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?