With the onslaught of new IoT devices launching into the market comes a huge wave of new data. According to Cisco’s latest research, machine-to-machine connections will increase from 4.9 billion in 2015 to 12.2 billion by 2020. That’s just four years away, people. These connections are going to go from one exabyte per month to 6.3 exabytes. So what are we going to do with all that data? Enter cloud computing. Cloud computing is any kind of computing that comes through the internet (like Voltronn: […]

Part 1 of a 2 part series from DADO Labs CEO, Tom Worley. A customer picks up a box off the shelf at Bed Bath & Beyond. That’s about the last time a company hears from that person (unless the customer has a service or warranty issue). At best, customers will connect with brands by registering their products using those mail-in postcards that are included in the box. Today, that’s the only point of contact between customers and brands. The Internet of Things (IoT) is […]

While connecting toasters, dog collars, and grills to the Internet of Things (IoT) has a lot to do with hardware, much of the IoT  is built around services. This means that brands get to level up their relationships with customers. Here are a few benefits of IoT that allow companies to make happy customers even happier with connected products: Remote access: with the ability to check the status of connected products, companies are able to fix issues without service calls or even returning the product […]

People are buzzing about the Internet of Things, and it’s hard to tell who’s bringing value to the conversation. It’s ok. We’ll tell you: Vala Afshar recently tweeted a helpful chart of recent Forrester research on IoT, and his oldie but goodie intro to IoT is still relevant. Michael Wolf is an industry analyst and creator of the Smart Kitchen Summit. And he knows a lot of people. Brad Russell at Parks Associates is monitoring IoT privacy and security like a boss. Chuck Martin regularly […]

Stay S.A.F.E. with IoT security

Did you get a techy gift for the holidays? You’re not alone. According to Consumer Electronics Association’s Shawn DuBravac, 65% of Americans said they were going to buy a consumer electronics gift this year. Given that most of them are connected devices, that’s a lot of IoT. And with Santa’s sack full of smart gadgets and appliances comes a sleigh full of security concerns. But don’t worry, we’ve got a way to remember how to build a secure connected device—play it S.A.F.E. START (at the […]

3 Questions To Ask About Process Automation With IoT

The smart home is certainly a hot topic, yet the unsung—arguably geeky—hero behind it all is process automation. This is the actual programming within devices that allows user input to automatically spur an action within the device. (You can find a great explanation of the differences between IoT, connected devices, and automation here.) In order to make smart devices more mainstream, developers need to keep the excitement strong and hold the consumer’s attention by using automated processes, including automated updates and troubleshooting. Customers will demand […]

The Connected Kitchen: Reimagining Your Brand With IoT

Every day, it seems that there are dozens of new “smart” devices being announced for the kitchen—everything from grills to slow-cookers to coffee makers. So how does a known brand shift into this burgeoning space? The way we see it, there are three major hurdles to jump over: Showing customers how connected features will make their lives easier. Adding value beyond the interaction. Making sure the technology delivers. Major retailers are already investing a lot of money to get the IoT message across. Demos, videos, […]

IoT In The Kitchen: The Family’s Gathering Place Gets Smart

The modern kitchen is sleek, streamlined, and oh-so central to our lives. It’s the center of gravity at a party and the hub of everyday life. So it’s no wonder that the Internet of Things (IoT) is poised to hit the kitchen in a big way. In fact, the “smart kitchen” may result in a $10 billion industry by 2020, according to a report from NextMarket Insights. One Forbes columnist has gone on the record saying the smart kitchen may be the biggest opportunity in […]

4 Ways the Internet of Things Is Saving Energy, Water & Money

The Internet of Things (IoT) is changing the way we use products and systems at home and work. And by focusing on energy- and water-efficient applications, IoT can also save money and help us reduce our impact on the environment. Some of these technologies are already on the market. Others are waiting to be developed. Here are a few trends we’re watching. Energy-efficient appliances: Higher energy bills and gas prices are driving consumer demand for energy-efficient appliances, according to the Consumer Electronics Association. Manufacturers are […]

Three Companies Driving Commercial IoT: See What They’re Doing Right

So far this year, we’ve seen a lot of excitement over “smart” consumer products. But when it comes to business, connected devices can deliver big returns. Imagine always having the right part on the assembly line, or updating your product’s software without asking customers to visit a store. The commercial applications for the Internet of Things (IoT) are virtually limitless. Smart technology—like DADO’s platform, which enables Wi-Fi or Bluetooth connections—can offer value in any industry. But the trend is really shifting into gear in the […]