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Convergence - Fitbit and a Watch

I am a big fan of fitbit and normally wear a watch on my wrist and a fitbit on my belt, but when Fitbit came out with the Force, I went with it allowing me to give up my watch and just wear my fitbit Force to track both time and activity.

Now if they will create an option for the time to always be displayed vs. having to hit the button, I will be even happier!

 

6 months ago
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House to Cloud (HtC)

Making the Internet of Things (IoT) more applicable. When thinking about all of the things in our houses that connect to the cloud we can use the term HtC to stand for House to Cloud.

My HtC world already includes access to my garage door, thermostat, smoke detectors, water sensors and door locks.  

What does your HtC look like?

8 months ago
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Process disruptions should be looked at as a blessing, not a curse.
It is easy to get too comfortable within the confines of an existing process, but when it gets disruptive, and it will, don’t fret about it, learn from and start doing things better.
1 year ago
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We are all in sales and we are all teachers.
While we must teach about what we sell, we must also teach our internal and external customers more for all of us to be effective in our roles and lives.
1 year ago
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If pushing the rock uphill seems to be an impossible task, why not break the rock up into pieces and carry each piece up the hill. Even better, enlist others to help you carry the pieces up the hill.

Car and Garage Door Integration (IoT)

If you have seen the Liberty Mutual commercials where the driver thinks he is going backwards, but instead plows forward into his garage door, you can understand the problem I am thinking about.  Since cars are now connected to the Internet and garage doors, via MyQ, are connected, MyQ should be able to signal to the car to not hit a closed garage door.  Might also be useful in protecting people from starting a car with the garage door closed.

6 months ago
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I don’t look for problems, they find me just fine. I focus on looking for solutions.
Sometimes the solutions even get created before the problems show up, so we can be fully ready to tackle the problems or perhaps even prevent them in the first place.
1 year ago
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Designing processes should never become process bound.
A well designed process requires creativity and cannot be simply following an existing process.
1 year ago
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Is your company’s consistency and reliability described as … Consistently inconsistent and reliability unreliable?
WriteThatName ... 1 month in and going well

I have been using this service for 1 month so far,  seems to just work, which is how I like it.

1 year ago
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