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Internet of Things

How Do Internet of Things Devices Impact Your Insurance Premiums?

How internet of things impacts insurance premiums

The Internet of Things (IoT) is changing the world we live in and insurance is no exception. Insurance companies are already partnering with IoT manufacturers, despite lagging behind other industries such as retail, automotive, transport, electronics, banking and telecom with regard to IoT adoption. Some examples: Liberty Mutual teamed up with Google Nest to deploy smart smoke detectors.  Erie Insurance…

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Smart Home Devices that Work with Amazon Alexa

Amazon Alexa

Just as the universal remote simplifies home theater equipment, Amazon Alexa voice control brings smart home devices together — and there’s no need to find the remote. For those who are discovering how diverse smart home technology is, knowing that Amazon Alexa is ready to take their commands will cause a sigh of relief. Introducing the Echo The Amazon Echo,…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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Smart Home as Competitive Differentiation for Vacation Rentals [Hobbs Realty Promotes Inventory-Wide Smart Home Installation with New Billboard]

In a previous post, I discussed the value of innovation from the perspective of the Harvard Business Review. Harvard Business Review: Take a Chance on Technology Innovation! It’s Worth the Risk. Here’s a quick reminder… By their nature, businesses tend to avoid risk. Once something “works,” we have a tendency stay the course. We stop looking for those awesome “hacks”…

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The WiFi (Dis)Advantage: Why Managed Connectivity MUST be Priority No. 1 for VRM Smart Home Control

I’ve discussed the great difference between WiFi and cellular smart home control a number of times. You can find a list of my ramblings below. The glaring difference between WiFi and cellular smart home is becoming increasingly evident. Connectivity = Customer Experience As I mentioned a few days ago, Lockitron recently dumped WiFi due to poor performance that directly impacted…

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The Smart Home Hits the Mainstream | Your Business will Never be the Same

I’ve been chatting about the smart home and the impact on business for quite a while. When I made my first Internet of Things (IoT) post waaaay back in October 2012, the interwebs were pretty quiet on the topic. My how times have changed. I now see an endless stream of IoT related articles on a daily basis. The most recent…

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