Author: Tipton Loo

Why software is key to 5G

5G is one of the hottest topics in the telecom industry today. We hear that major carriers are rolling out 5G in select locations across the country and that... ...Read more

Many Internet of Things projects fail — PGE’s approach could change that for utilities

Before Portland General Electric (PGE) began introducing smart meters years ago, it made a critical decision: to test the meters in select neighborhoods and prove the meters’ efficacy for... ...Read more

4 ways fully connected plants benefit your workforce

Nearly 50 years ago, a few caffeine-dependent students in Carnegie Mellon’s computer science department built a light sensor and software to sense the availability of cold soft drinks in a Coke... ...Read more

Overcoming obstacles to Industry 4.0

The Internet of Things (IoT) has taken over the consumer world. From connected lightbulbs and door locks like Ring and Nest, to the virtual assistants of Alexa and Google... ...Read more

Virtual shopping assistants: Brick-and-mortar retail can’t miss out

Brick-and-mortar retail is getting dissed by millennials, who increasingly prefer to shop online. With millennials representing an estimated $1.4 trillion in purchasing power, brick-and-mortar retailers can’t afford to ignore their... ...Read more

Creating a unified commerce experience

Physical and online retail have been on a collision course for years. Legacy brick-and-mortar stores, like Nordstrom and Walmart, have reinvented themselves as major e-commerce players. They’ve added sophisticated... ...Read more