09

August

SEO – Best Content, Best Experience – What does that really mean?

Google’s explanation of their SEO algorithm can be boiled down to, “Best content, Best experience.” What does that really mean? I finally got some answers, but I wasn’t at a presentation on SEO!

If you go to a restaurant and it’s dirty and no one greets you, the flavor of the food will already start to sour, and you haven’t even tasted the appetizer yet.

This photo of Margarita’s Mexican Restaurant is courtesy of TripAdvisor

What does a dirty restaurant have to do with SEO? A website that is difficult to navigate and

02

August

Opportunities, Challenges and Predictions for AR & VR

Confession: I’ve never played Pokemon Go. I haven’t even downloaded the app to my phone.  I certainly agree with the benefits of going outdoors and getting some exercise, but when you’re on the clock, you need to be working! With that said, I’ve really enjoyed the memes on social media.

And the truth is that this blog post isn’t about Pokemon Go. This post is about key takeaways from July 21st, 2016 Enterprise Augmented Reality (AR) and Virtual Reality (VR) session of the Wireless Technology Forum.

I previously posted about The Coming

26

July

Where’s the Money in IoT? 6 Key Takeaways from the TAG IoT Symposium 2016

On July 19, 2016, I was one of approximately 650 lucky people to attend the SOLD OUT TAG IoT Symposium at the Renaissance Waverly hotel in Atlanta, GA. Here are my 6 key takeaways from the event starting with, “Your customers probably don’t care about IoT.”

Thank you to Chris Kocks and pureIntegration for having me as your guest.

Your customers probably don’t care about IoT. They care about ROI and solving their problems. “Gone are the days when your customer calls you when they have a problem,” Nayaki Nayyar, GM &

07

July

App Store – We’ve come a long way baby!

8 years ago this week, Apple’s App store was born on July 9, 2008. I remember my first experience in the App store; there were so few apps that I looked at EVERY app in less than an hour. Many of the apps didn’t work properly; some crashed upon launch, most had extremely limited functionality. This brought up the question, why make an app if you have limited (and more often limited experience) IT resources? Many companies created apps for First Move Advantage or to show they were innovators. Competitors followed suit with app creation.

21

June

5 Lessons Learned from Making an Alexa (instead of buying one)

I just spent over 6 hours of my life making something that I could have simply ordered on Amazon.

I’m talking about Amazon’s latest gadget, the Amazon Echo, aka Alexa.  The Amazon Echo is a voice-activated Artificial Intelligence device with a speaker, somewhat similar to Apple’s Siri. Amazon touts this device plays music on demand from various music and radio services, interacts with you (Q&A), and can be a hub for smart home automation. Is the Amazon Echo the next Kindle for Amazon?

I discovered the DIY Alexa project one morning as

14

June

Georgia Tech Capstone Expo Recap 2016

On April 26, 2016, I had the distinct honor of judging the Georgia Tech Capstone Design Expo.  Capstone Design is an undergraduate class offered at Georgia Tech offering hands-on experience in solving real-world problems.  Students work in teams (some interdisciplinary) and have the choice to work on a corporate sponsored program or a project of their own choosing.  This is more than just your typical senior level design class.  These students must take into account competitive conditions, financial implications, potential to sell, in addition to solving the world’s problems.  The Expo

29

April

Is 2016 the Death of Mobile Handset Innovation?

At Wireless Technology Forum’s Mobile Economy update (April 21, 2016), I got the latest info from GSMA on the state of the Mobile universe. Putting aside the great networking opportunities for professionals in the mobile industry, this is one of my favorite sessions every year because our core mission to provide relevant and quality content about mobility to our attendees. Sure (if I had the time and money), I could have been one of over 101K attendees that traveled to Barcelona for Mobile World Congress in February and received all of this content, but for those

12

April

Wearables Part 2: Evolution

Continuing my mini-series on the Internet of Things (IoT), let’s take a brief look back at my post about Wearables and Switching Costs. If you will recall, I was given a Garmin FR60 as a gift, which came with a free account to upload my workout history; time, heart rate, distance. I started running and decided to tackle a half marathon, and later that year, a full marathon. I needed a better tool. Buying another Garmin product was a no-brainer since I had already logged hundreds of workouts to my