All Posts By


The Internet of Things is Changing the Hospitality Industry [Operations & Customer Experience Lead the IoT Charge]

In our last post, we discussed how the Internet of Things (IoT) is changing the business world – connected devices offer a BIG impact on enterprise operations. Related Post: The Internet of Things is Changing How We Work [Big Business Leads the IoT Charge] It is great to see the amazing progress smart, connected devices offer the business world. But PointCentral has a…

Continue Reading

Smart Home, Internet of Things Hit the Mainstream [Professional Sports, Pop Icon & the GIANT Economic Impact]

A few weeks ago I shared a post discussing the mass appeal of the Internet of Things (IoT): Internet of Things (IoT) Racing Towards Mass Appeal [As Explained by Seth Godin & the NFL] I chatted about the NFL using “wearable” chips in equipment to offer real time stats from the field, and shared an “idea adoption” diagram from Seth…

Continue Reading

Enterprises Move to Cellular for Smart Home & Internet of Things

Below is a laundry list  of previous posts discussing the benefits of cellular smart home control vs. WiFi/internet systems. Especially for enterprises. Today, we’ll take a look at the growing trend AT&T is seeing in enterprise smart home/internet of things (IoT) deployment. Cellular-First for Enterprise Internet of Things AT&T’s Vice President responsible for their industrial IoT organization recently offered an…

Continue Reading

The Smart Home Wave & Vacation Rental Management [Risks, Rewards & Action]

Smart Tech Is In The House There is a significant technology trend impacting the vacation rental market – the adoption of Smart Home technologies by homeowners and Vacation Rental Managers (VRMs). This blog tends to focus on nuances of this trend, but let’s step back and take a high-level view of this fast-paced trend; growth in the sector, the benefits and risks…

Continue Reading

VRM Emergency Preparation: Save Valuable Time & Resources with Smart Home Control

Emergency preparation is never easy. Tensions are high, and resources are low. Time is short, and the to-do list is long. Whether it’s flooding out west, snow in the mountains, or hurricanes on the east coast, we can all relate to the threats Mother Nature can send our way. Emergency prep takes center stage. Securing your home and making sure…

Continue Reading

Smart Home Lessons Hotels can Teach Vacation Rental Managers

Hotels and vacation rentals have shared a tenuous relationship over the years. Like the big brother ignoring the little brother on the playground. “I know you’re there, but if I ignore you, maybe you’ll disappear.” I’ve always relished the underdog role. It’s easier to outpace expectations when you’re underestimated, and there’s a lot to be learned by paying attention that…

Continue Reading