Category Archives: Internet of Things

Can wearables help normal people shoot basketball like Steph Curry

It is serious basketball season again and Steph is stepping up. At this time of the year everyone wants to be like Steph.

Curry is Curry because he trained hard throughout his career. Under Armour Curry ad correctly states that “You” are the sum of all your training. And athletic training is where wearables can be big business. Ask any coach when it comes to training and they say that the single most important thing athletes (recreational or competitive) should work on is correct form. Curry’s shooting form is a thing of beauty. Personally, I think Klay Thompson has a more classical shooting form.

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Product Oriented IoT and System Oriented IoT

product-and-system-iotIt can seem like there is too much noise on IoT. But caught in the noise are some real signals that IoT is coming of age, with Amazon Echo being the latest and greatest example. Bill Gates’s quote below on change is apt for IoT.  Continue reading Product Oriented IoT and System Oriented IoT

Digital Transformation – The Bullish Case

This post follows the Bearish Case of Digital Transformation. The bullish case of Digital Transformation is a scenario where productivity growth in many industries approaches 3% or higher for a sustained period (2020+) and the product/service quality is continuously improving.

There is a good chance that the bullish case comes true, especially if advances in foundational components of Digital Transformation feed each other and geo-political conditions return to a tranquil state. Continue reading Digital Transformation – The Bullish Case

Digital Transformation – The Bearish Case

We can see that a broad discussion on boom or gloom scenarios for the world economy is taking place across the political and economic spectrum based on this New York Times article. How technological innovation increases productivity is at the center of this debate. It aligns nicely with the raging debate and marketing hype around digital transformation. Continue reading Digital Transformation – The Bearish Case

IoT Platform Comparison – Amazon Web Services vs. Google Cloud Platform vs. Microsoft Azure

This post is a follow on to the “What You Need In An IoT Platform” post and examines IoT (Internet of Things) platform offerings from the 3 leading Cloud Computing platforms.

As highlighted in the original post an end-to-end Internet of Things (IoT) platform needs to provide more than just data collection and data analysis capabilities. The following outlines the list of capabilities desired in an IoT platform. Continue reading IoT Platform Comparison – Amazon Web Services vs. Google Cloud Platform vs. Microsoft Azure

What You Need In An IoT Platform

Despite some overzealous efforts related Internet of Things (IoT) the trend has legs and real business value. Internet of Things is one of the foundational elements of Digital Transformation. Advances in IoT are transforming products into connected experiences and services.

An End-to-End Internet of Things (IoT) platform, however, needs to provide more than just data collection and data analysis capabilities. Based on my experience with a real world (cost constrained, patchy connectivity, low power) IoT scenario I found the need for following capabilities in an end-to-end IoT (software only) platform. Hardware aspects are omitted in this post because of the diversity of use cases and design considerations that cannot easily be generalized. Continue reading What You Need In An IoT Platform