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The Internet of Things WILL Change Your Business | Hype vs. Reality

Internet of Things. Smart Home. Smart Control. Home Automation. Smart Business. Business Automation. What the heck are we calling this tsunami of a technology trend? The confusion around “smart” technology starts with the name and extends all the way to vendors, technology capabilities, business applications and best practices. Smart technology is pretty much the wild west of today. A whole…

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Smart Home Control Over-Hyped? No Way! [And the Biggest of the Big Brands Agree.]

Is the Internet of Things the most over-hyped technology right now?! “Inconceivable!” I’ll elaborate on my short answer. But first, let’s build a bit of a background… I recently came across an article that originated on The Guardian and was shared by Tnooz (“News and analysis about travel technology”). The article makes the claim that the Internet of Things is…

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Apple, Google & the Future of the Smart Home | How Will this Impact Your [Smart] Business?

A few weeks ago I shared a blog post asking if Apple was racing towards the smart home. It turns out, the answer to that question is a GIANT, yes! Apple is indeed jumping into the smart home arena. To make the market a bit more exciting, Google is doubling-down on their smart home bets as well…and a slew of…

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Consumer Reports Down on Smart Home Automation & Control. But Is It a Fair Assessment? [All Smart Home Not Created Equal]

At the beginning of 2014 I made the prediction that 2014 would be the year that smart home control went mainstream in the vacation rental industry. Based on PointCentral activity in the first five months of 2014, I’d say it’s a pretty good prediction – 10 VRM installs in the next three weeks! It seems the famed consumer products watchdog,…

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Consumer Reports Down on Smart Home Automation and Control. But Is It a Fair Assessment?

At the beginning of 2014, I made the prediction that 2014 would be the year that smart home control went mainstream in the vacation rental industry. Based on PointCentral activity in the first five months of 2014, I’d say it’s a pretty good prediction—10 VRM installs in the next three weeks! It seems the famed consumer products watchdog, Consumer Reports, shares a…

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PointCentral Property Automation – New Media Darling of Home Automation Industry?

What, one article doesn’t equate to a “media darling”?! Ok, maybe we’re not a media darling – just yet. But after my media pitch (plea? :)) a few weeks ago, it sure does feel great to get some media recognition! iTechPost ran this article on Friday: PointCentral: Smart Home Tech, Enterprise Edition. Awesome. Hats off to iTechPost for recognizing the amazing…

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Media Pitch: Awesome Potential of Home Automation for Commercial Businesses – I.E. – Commercial Property Automation

I’ll start this post on a positive note. I am amazingly psyched to be sitting at the cross-section of two awesome industries that are on the verge of fantastic growth – home automation and vacation rental homes. I’ve professed my undying love for both industries, and both are showing signs of BIG growth in 2013. Checkout all of these companies/products…

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