Tag : IoT

Written on Mar, 15, 2017 by in | Leave a comment

By now, most of us have heard the business promise of the Internet of Things (IoT): Connecting products to the cloud and enabling them to communicate to each other and to their manufacturers will provide a wealth of data that can transform the way companies engage with their customers. Let’s boil that down to its essence: Leveraging the information provided …

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Written on Oct, 19, 2016 by in , | Leave a comment

Every business today is going through a digital transformation as a result of disruptive forces in the market; from born-in-the-cloud competitors to the increasing demands of customers, partners and employees to engage through modern digital experiences. They are evolving from relying only on historical data to learning to use both historical and real-time data to drive innovation, business strategy and …

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Written on Apr, 11, 2016 by in | Leave a comment

Bob Familiar has released a new code repository for learning how to architect and implement an IoT solution using Windows 10 Core IoT hardware devices and Azure IoT Hub and Stream Analytics. The material is in the form of a 5-module hands-on lab. At the conclusion of going through the hands-on lab, you will have provisioned an Azure environment using …

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Written on Oct, 27, 2015 by in | Leave a comment

Retailers have long held for a dream of a connected experience – the idea that you can create a tether between your brand and customers. But technology has never been quite at that point to achieve this vision. Until now. Several factors have combined to now fulfill the tethered brand. The cloud: The cloud has finally reached its original promise …

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Written on Oct, 15, 2015 by in | Leave a comment

The software development landscape has changed dramatically over the past decade. Disruptive technologies and design approaches have introduced entirely new types of applications and methods for building them. There is also a deep desire to move away from big bang releases of software products that take many years to design and build and instead move to a cloud hosted Software-as-a-Service …

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Written on Sep, 24, 2015 by in | Leave a comment

[Reposted from Bob’s blog, The Undocumented API.] Thank you to everyone who attend the BlueMetal Driving IoT Business Value events in Cambridge and New York. Below is a recap of the session. If you are interested in discussing an IoT business scenario with us, do not hesitate to reach out. -Bob Familiar IOT IoT is not new. The ability to connect devices to …

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Written on Sep, 15, 2015 by in | Leave a comment

The Internet of Things is a hot topic right now, with it meaning many things to many people. From a design perspective, the IoT means creating a seamless smooth experience, where products don’t live in bubbles but as part of a connected framework that creates the customer journey. Simple (or binary) examples include Nest, Easybulb and the Apple Watch. More …

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Written on Sep, 01, 2015 by in | Leave a comment

Back in late 2009/2010 before the launch of the first iPad, I did a series of articles on what the design could potentially be (you can find my concepts before the launch here, a feature wishlist, and a discussion on whether the iPad should have a stylus). As a side note, you can also read my scarily accurate prediction of TV which …

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Written on Apr, 30, 2015 by in | Leave a comment

[Cross-posted from blog.davemdavis.net] In my last post, What Does It Mean to Be Universal, I talked about Microsoft’s new Universal Application Platform (name may be changing to Universal Windows Platform), coming to Windows 10. This new application platform allows you to build one application and run it on different platforms.  In that post, I told you how Microsoft was doing that. …

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Written on Dec, 10, 2014 by in | Leave a comment

We at BlueMetal have a great deal of experience in creating solutions that leveraged connected devices streaming millions of records to cloud hosted repositories, leveraging historical and predictive analytics engines to provide insight and creating immersive experiences that give our clients agility and speed in their daily business activities. Case in point…EnerNOC. EnerNOC Using Lean Engineering a small team from …

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