The Connected World

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How to Architect for the Internet of Things

The Internet of Things (IoT) resurfaces classic hardware engineering challenges and adds many new software and data ones–all at tremendous scale. My podcast with Forbes-contributor Mike Kavis discusses these and some of techniques I am currently using to overcome them.

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The Internet of Things IS Internet 3.0

The Internet of Things has the potential to take convenience to a new level. However, this is not a simple prospect. We have many challenges to solve. Listen to my podcast with Randall Cronk of the MIT Enterprise Forum to learn more.

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Launching “The Connected World” Blog

We have started this blog to help add some clarity to the discussion on thinks like IoT, M2M, the Industrial Internet, AllSeen Alliance, AllJoyn, the rise of sensors on your smartphone and even the use of social media as a societal sensor.

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Drone Commerce, Part 2: Global Internet Access

Examining Google’s plans for drone use from the POV of those who have built things that fly, the software that controls them and large-scale data platforms

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Drone Commerce, Part 1: Same-day Delivery

Exploring drone-base delivery from the POV of those who have built things that fly, software that controls them, and large-scale commerce platforms.

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The Expanding (Digital) Universe: Visualizing How BIG a Zettabyte Is

A Zettabyte (ZB) is really, really big. By 2020 the Digital Universe will have 44 ZBs of data. Here are some interesting ways to visualize this vast amount of data.