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Let us face it, there are many technological innovations taking place right now and we're not short of buzzwords. Some years ago it was the cloud, last year was Big Data and this year it seems to be the Internet of Things. Beneath all the noise, what matters is whether these things are truly game changers or just noise. Let's take a look at the reality. Back in the days of our ancestors, the Neanderthals, there was probably a lot of hype around as well. New spear design, new flint stones (not the cartoons), or arrowheads must have made waves. This passed down the ages and possibly a few thousand years ago created hype around things like the invention of the wheel and irrigation systems. A few hundred years ago, innovation moved more into warfare and technology inventions such as better weapon design, the invention of gunpowder and maybe better ways to identify dis... (more)

Invaluable Lessons from @CloudExpo | @IanKhanLive #Cloud #IoT #BigData

Three Invaluable Lessons from Cloud Expo Just over a week ago I received a long and loud sustained applause for a presentation I delivered at this year's Cloud Expo in Santa Clara. I was extremely pleased with the turnout and had some very good conversations with many of the attendees. Over the next few days I had many more meaningful conversations and was not only happy with the results but also learned a few new things. Here is everything I learned in those three days distilled into three short points. When trade shows are not a waste of time I am not very aggressive by nature... (more)

Would You Use Your Car to Plow a Field? By @IanKhanLive | @CloudExpo #Cloud

Ask anyone who is working with data "What is your biggest challenge?" The answer most of the time is "the inability to use our data fully." This and similar statements signify one common thread of pain. With data growing at 44% over the next 10 years, it goes without saying that your business is going to be inundated with data from all sides. With "making a profit" on the minds of over 35% of SMB survey respondents, it goes without saying that the challenge is multi-fold with being able to sustain the business and ensure profitability being prime. How Is SMB Analyzing Data One o... (more)

Transforming Manufacturing Industries with the Right Industrial IoT Approach By @IanKhanLive | @ThingsExpo #IoT

The Internet of Things is slowly building up its core capabilities to start solving problems that can really benefit from it. Let's talk about the manufacturing vertical and why the Internet of Things may open up doors previously impossible to crack open. The Need for Industrial IoT in Manufacturing I love having conversations that are specific. Although being open and having a 10,000 ft. overview sometimes helps, it's the nitty-gritty of things that makes them more interesting. Manufacturing is one of the founding pillars of any full-grown and stable economy. World economic outpu... (more)

The Mid Week Motivator – How to Get Things Done! By @IanKhanLive | @CloudExpo #Cloud

Are you a winner? Are you someone who always gets what they want? Are you one of those people who do what they set their eyes on no matter what the circumstances? If you answered yes to all of these questions then you are among the highly successful people in the world that have a proven formula for success. If you did not answer yes to all of these questions, you are part of the other majority in the world that tries to succeed but has good and bad days. This post is for the majority - because you have some catching up to do. Success is not magic or sorcery. Success has also no... (more)