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IndyIoT Hits the Road

IndyIoT Hits the Road

by | April 19th, 2018

On Wednesday, April 18th, ClearObject and partner, NineStar Connect, put on the first IndyIoT Roadshow: Hancock County edition. Over 50 attendees from the surrounding area, representing a variety of industries, participated in the event.  The day consisted of four speakers who addressed the ways in which IoT is impacting the business world as we know

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5 Things Successful CIOs Will Do by 2020

5 Things Successful CIOs Will Do by 2020

by | April 19th, 2018

It’s hard to believe it, but 2020 is right around the corner. How are the most strategic and successful CIOs preparing for the dawn of a new decade? We asked a handful of technical directors from Google Cloud’s Office of the CTO to share some words of wisdom with fellow IT leaders. Keep reading to

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Why We Should Embrace the GDPR

Why We Should Embrace the GDPR

by | April 5th, 2018

As citizens of the United States, we have a series of protected “rights” that are guaranteed.  These rights are spelled out in the Constitution and subsequent Amendments. Conspicuously missing from the list of explicitly stated protections is the right to privacy.  Never fully spelled out in the Constitution of any of its amendments, the right

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Does Data Matter in March?

Does Data Matter in March?

by | March 8th, 2018

Data is the new currency of the world economy.  It is the lifeblood of IoT. It is the seed of every major innovation.  We are told time and time again of the power data holds, that decisions supported by data are inherently superior.  That the data never lies. Then, March Madness happens. No matter how

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The Danger of Misunderstanding Users

The Danger of Misunderstanding Users

by | February 26th, 2018

Snapchat’s redesign has been a case study in Design Thinking failure.  Strong statement, I know, but one that is seemingly validated by over one million petitioners advocating against their latest update. Coupled with a nearly $1.3 billion dollar loss in market value, this massive and seemingly overnight decline can be tied to one thing: a

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High Level View of Long Term Success

High Level View of Long Term Success

by | February 22nd, 2018

Drone technology is being leveraged in unique and innovative conversations about automated tasks: pizza delivery, Amazon Prime delivery, video production, etc. The company Aerobotics is entering the conversation with their application of drone technology to agriculture.  Aerobotics uses drone imaging and surveillance to capture and analyze important farming metrics.  The on-demand satellite analytics Aerobotics provides

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2018 Smart Gadgets Wishlist

2018 Smart Gadgets Wishlist

by | February 16th, 2018

Check out these awesome gadgets set to hit the market this year! From fitness to fashion, this list has something that is sure to catch your eye.  If you want to learn more about any of the products featured, please see the links below.       Kohler Verdera Smart Mirror: https://www.us.kohler.com/us/ Aladin Smart Lamp:

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Design to Change the Norm

Design to Change the Norm

by | February 13th, 2018

The Airbnb business model is a strange one: pay to stay in someone else’s house in lieu of a hotel. The idea was born after co-founder Joe Gebbia saw “hosting” as a great way to both make his rent and address hotel scarcity during a San Francisco design conference. He and his roommate supplied the

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Why the User Matters

Why the User Matters

by | February 6th, 2018

IoT relies on streams of data, connecting to one another and providing real time information on user engagement with any “thing”, product or process.  This means that the success of IoT is tied to the amount of interaction users have with the object collecting data.  The central question for IoT solution success then becomes “how

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Coming to a Theatre Near You

Coming to a Theatre Near You

by | February 5th, 2018

Design Thinking is all about putting the user at the center of every solution, designing an end-product that caters to their needs.  While this sometimes means developing a project from its inception to its materialization, it can also mean re-examining the effectiveness of a pre-existing “product”. For example, there is a new monthly subscription service

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Solution Design with ClearObject

Solution Design with ClearObject

by | February 2nd, 2018

Our team works to ensure that your custom solution addresses your business needs, and the needs of your users.  Check out the infographic below to better understand just how we do it.  

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Innovative Results Begin with Intentional Design

Innovative Results Begin with Intentional Design

by | February 1st, 2018

When IoT first emerged, there was an overwhelming rush to explore the potential it held. This resulted in the market being flooded with over-engineered solutions, platforms, and toolsets. Everything IoT could do became wrapped into industry offerings. No matter the level of importance or actual benefit to the end consumer, all the data that could

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How to Disrupt Healthcare 101

How to Disrupt Healthcare 101

by | January 31st, 2018

Last night during the State of the Union (or Uniom depending on your ticket), it was a major focus of the address: healthcare reform.  The same evening, news was breaking about a potential disruption of the entire healthcare industry.  Amazon, Berkshire Hathaway, and JPMorgan Chase announced that they would combine forces to form an independent

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Smart Pill Bottles Promoting Smarter Treatment

Smart Pill Bottles Promoting Smarter Treatment

by | January 30th, 2018

Medication is only an effective treatment if you use it properly, and this extends to remembering when to take it.  It can be difficult to recall when you are due for another dose or when you last took your medicine, especially if you suffer from memory loss. Adhere Tech has developed an IoT enabled pill

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Automating the Senses

Automating the Senses

by | January 17th, 2018

Thanks to the Internet of Things and machine learning, artificial intelligence technology is becoming smarter and smarter.  Computers and machines are capable of doing more than ever before, and nothing seems to be slowing down. This is especially true for the Koniku Kore. The stated purpose of the company? “To build a brain.”  The Koniku

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Next Level Diabetes Monitoring

Next Level Diabetes Monitoring

by | January 4th, 2018

Diabetes is an ongoing health concern for many Americans. According to the American Diabetes Association, as of 2015, about 30.3 million Americans (roughly 9.4% of the population) had diabetes and another 84.1 million Americans, age 18 or over, qualified as “pre-diabetic”.  Around 1.5 million Americans are diagnosed with diabetes every year, and an increased number

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IoT & Healthcare: Infographic

IoT & Healthcare: Infographic

by | December 26th, 2017

Usher in the new year with a new focus on you. IoT is helping to keep us healthier than ever!

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Happy Holidays from the Team

Happy Holidays from the Team

by | December 12th, 2017

From Our Family to Yours, Happy Holidays! At ClearObject, our business is connections. While this often quite literally applies to the devices and the data we connect for our clients, it also is a cornerstone of our company culture. The ClearObject Team values the connections we are able to make day in and day out

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The Implications of Net Neutrality for IoT

The Implications of Net Neutrality for IoT

by | December 11th, 2017

If you have turned your attention to any news outlet lately (even the comedic ones), you have likely heard the words “net neutrality” thrown around quite a bit. The FCC is currently considering changing a few key pieces of legislation around access to the internet, and it could have implications around innovation, especially when it

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May Your Days be Merry and Bright

May Your Days be Merry and Bright

by | December 8th, 2017

One of my absolute favorite parts of the holiday season is the outrageous light displays homes, companies and at times entire cities, put together. I grew up in a neighborhood that was famous for their light displays, seeing thousands and thousands of visitors every season.  There are T.V. series and films dedicated to holiday light

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