Internet of Things

Oil and Gas Operational Excellence Through Mobility and the Industrial Internet of Things

It is no secret that low oil and gas prices are changing the ways companies operate in the oil patch. In the past, companies turned to reduction-in-force (RIF) strategies to…

By Neil Bedekar | Dec 14, 2017

Smart Dust: Communication Systems and the Future World

When you first hear the word, Smart Dust, you might think of a fairy tale or something involving magic. Smart Dust actually describes microelectromechanical (MEMS) devices that include sensors, computational…

By Ryan Desmind | Dec 10, 2017

Futuristic Utopia Is Here | Smart Home Technologies

Based on Director of Operations Juston Western’s talk on Smart Home Technology at TechStreet Follow him on Twitter @justonwestern Imagine this scenario: Your alarm clock rings and you wake up….

By Natalie Cheng | Dec 04, 2017

3 Ways Field Service Apps Empower Your Mobile Workforce

For many years, field services software and digital innovations were focused on work executed indoors, at a desk and in front of a monitor. Yet, a large percentage of the…

By Evelina Tapia | Oct 04, 2017

O&G + IIoT = >$ | Benefits of the Industrial Internet of Things in Oil and Gas

Have you realized? We’re living in a world with drones and sensors. The sound of this is like something out of a movie, but it’s real. In fact, drones and…

By Neil Bedekar | Aug 25, 2017

Utility Companies: Rethink Your IoT Information Security Strategy

A few researchers plugged their laptop into a spot behind the dashboard of the Tesla Model S and started the car with a software command at a digital security conference…

By Rachel Nitschke | Aug 25, 2017

Putting The Smart in Smart Office

There are some excellent consumer IoT and mobile applications on the market right now. But, when it comes to the enterprise, we aren’t seeing as much variety in product offerings….

By Madeleine Popp | May 04, 2017

Top 3 Cybersecurity Trends Companies Need to Know

20 billion connected devices—that’s Gartner’s prediction for how many connected devices will be in use by 2020. Now, rewind to October 21, 2016, and the (DDoS(distributed denial of service)) attack…

By Kirk Eggleston | May 01, 2017

How Windows 10 Will Impact Your Business

A few weeks ago, Microsoft unveiled a more complete version of Windows 10 to the world, showing how the company intends on advancing the next version of its operating system….

By Jeff Kibuule | Feb 09, 2017

Why the Digital Ecosystem is the Future of Business

These days it seems like you can’t have a conversation about digital innovation without talking about digital ecosystems. But just what does a digital ecosystem look like for business today,…

By Kirk Eggleston | Feb 02, 2017

The Industrial Internet of Things: Making Companies Smarter

If you’ve been following the latest tech news, you’ve probably heard about the Internet of Things (IoT) and how it will affect consumers. To put it simply, the Internet of…

By Gaurav Khandelwal | Nov 20, 2016

SXSW 2017: Only 1 day left to vote!

This year, ChaiOne is trying to go for a speaking gig at one of the largest tech conferences in the world, and one that is in our own backyard (well,…

By Rachel Nitschke | Sep 02, 2016

The Crucial Mistakes Digital Transformation Strategy Leaders Make with their Business Case

What was Blockbuster Inc. focused on when Netflix started to show traction? Not realizing that their customers’ behaviors had changed, the company focused on improving the in-store experience and expanding…

By Rachel Nitschke | Aug 25, 2016

SXSW 2017: We need your vote

We’re ready for SXSW…and it’s only August. A few ChaiOnauts have submitted speaking applications. Take FIVE minutes to take a look and then head on over to the PanelPicker to give…

By Rachel Nitschke | Aug 16, 2016

Why the Internet of Things Requires User Experience Research

I get into my car and it sets me on a fastest route home, offering to stop by a grocery store because my coffee supply is low, and suggesting some…

By Evelina Tapia | Jul 15, 2016

How iBeacons Work Beyond Retail

In an earlier blog post, I wrote about how iBeacons could be implemented in the retail industry. Even though iBeacons work well in the retail environment, the technology can be…

By Natalie Cheng | Mar 17, 2016

Solving the Biggest Challenge of Enterprise IoT: UX

James Bond is driving a BMW 750i, expertly maneuvering through a difficult parking garage and evading a rocket launcher, a steel wire trap and quite a few barrages of gunfire….

By Rachel Nitschke | Feb 16, 2016

The Proliferation of the Internet of Things and Implications for the Future

It started out as a communication network between two laboratories in the 1950s and today has millions of interconnected networks. The Internet, as you know, has changed phenomenally over the…

By Ryan Desmind | Jan 18, 2016

Connect Your Home With the Xbox One or PS4

As we begin 2014 and continue into the next several years, more people will be moving toward smart home technologies leading to more connected homes. Two devices that came out…

By Natalie Cheng | Jan 08, 2016