IoT – the Internet of Things – yes, you are connected

IoT or the Internet of Things is a massive field that connects literally everybody, everywhere.  Well… almost.  If you’re living deep in the Amazon rainforest, beneath the canopy that literally blocks out the sun from ever hitting the forest floor, wear almost nothing and carry nothing that hasn’t been made on site, you’re probably part of the IoT.  Indeed, just by reading this article on this screen makes you part of it. … More IoT – the Internet of Things – yes, you are connected

Gartner Top Strategic Predictions for 2018 and Beyond

From bots and AI to counterfeit reality and fake news, these predictions require IT leaders to pace their adoption.     Here are this year’s predictions: 1. By 2021, early adopter brands that redesign their websites to support visual and voice search will increase digital commerce revenue by 30 percent.  2. By 2020, 5 of … More Gartner Top Strategic Predictions for 2018 and Beyond

Blockchain – an evolution that is becoming a revolution!

Blockchain – what is it?

For those familiar with it, it might surprise you to realize how few people have even heard of it. Blockchain is an extremely promising technology in our endless search for ways to increase computing power, speed and security. By eliminating the “middle man,” both security and speed are automatically increased, which by itself could be considered an incredible increase in computing power. Many startups are going this way. Banks, insurance companies, video games and more are either seriously considering it, or already using it. … More Blockchain – an evolution that is becoming a revolution!

AI and Marketing – Fasten your Seatbelts!

Artificial Intelligence (AI) and marketing are very rapidly changing the way products and services are brought to consumers. The Internet greatly changed the whole playing field of marketing beginning late in the 20th century.  Now AI (artificial intelligence) is once again shaking up the field.Much has been said and many dollars have changed hands as marketers have claimed to have found the “secret.”  What secret is that? … More AI and Marketing – Fasten your Seatbelts!

SR-71 Blackbird – Speed and Stealth Like No Other

SR-71 Blackbird – Speed and Stealth Like No Other Two aircraft inspired me to get my private pilot’s license when I was 20, the Concorde and the SR-71 Blackbird, the fastest aircraft ever built, which certainly did not look anything like what most people would expect in an aircraft.  In fact, many of the so-called … More SR-71 Blackbird – Speed and Stealth Like No Other