Tracking marine animals can be extremely tricky due to GPS signals not functioning well underwater. IoT is now being used to more accurately track our marine friends.

I recently watched The Meg with a few friends, a glorious two hours of huge sharks and Jason Statham one-liners. Though it may come as a surprise, the movie wasn’t all that realistic. Some suspension of disbelief is necessary, but one scene that stuck out to me was when Jason Statham used a dart gun to shoot a GPS tracking dart into the dorsal fin of the Meg.


As adoption of the Internet of Things technologies increases across the consumer, enterprise and industrial sectors, many may wonder: “What’s the Future of IoT?”

The question, “what’s the future of IoT?” is one I’ve asked myself many times in the years I’ve spent in the IoT industry. As someone working hard to build a successful IoT company, it’s my job to figure this out. Other questions I constantly ask myself include:

  • What does it look like to ‘buy’ IoT five years from now?
  • What one thing in IoT, if it were changed, would change everything?
  • What would IoT look like…


An IoT Solution is a seamlessly integrated bundle of technologies, including many sensors, that companies can purchase to solve a problem and/or create new organizational value.

If you’re in a rush or have a small attention span, here’s the short answer to “what’s an IoT solution?”: An IoT Solution is a seamlessly integrated bundle of technologies, including many sensors, that organizations can purchase to solve an organizational problem and/or create new organizational value.

You can also skim down to the section with examples of IoT solutions, but if you enjoy some philosophical ramblings, a little history, and a more in-depth…


Association of devices can be manual or automatic. It can be performed only once or multiple times. In this post, Calum McClelland provides examples, challenges and solutions for these four categories.

This is the third post in my series on the Top Challenges to Successful IoT Initiatives — And How to Overcome Them. In my previous post, What is Pairing / Association of IoT Devices?, we explored what association (sometimes called pairing) means and why this is such a critical piece of IoT. The power of IoT lies in mirroring the physical world in digital form, which is accomplished through…


What you need to know when building, buying, and/or implementing IoT solutions with thousands to millions of IoT devices.

Illustration by © IoT For All

Effective IoT device management is a foundational element for any successful IoT solution. All the major cloud providers include it in their IoT platform offerings. Whether it’s Google with IoT Core, Microsoft with Azure IoT Hub, or Amazon with AWS IoT, their device management offerings enable IoT solutions providers quickly and securely to provision, authenticate, configure, control, monitor, and maintain the IoT devices used in their solutions.

If that string of words didn’t hold a lot of meaning for you, don’t…


In the second post in his series on overcoming not only the technical but also the operational challenges to successful IoT initiatives, Calum McClelland, Director of Projects at Leverege, explains that pairing/association is the process of mapping IoT devices to physical objects. Aligning designers, developers, systems integrators, and customers in terms of how to associate IoT devices to physical objects effectively can make or break an IoT initiative.

As I explored in my introductory post, this series is focused on the operational and organizational challenges we’ve seen in IoT and how to overcome them. …


Image Credit: IoT For All

In the past few years that I’ve spent in the IoT industry, helping to develop, deploy, and improve IoT solutions involving millions of sensors, I’ve learned that often the biggest hurdles to success aren’t technological. A Gartner study last year found that only 26 percent of surveyed companies were successful with their IoT initiatives. This is an abysmal statistic, but it doesn’t surprise me given the many I’ve personally seen — many of which are purely operational or organizational.

Although many issues associated with #IoT deployments aren’t technological, they’re equally painful and difficult to overcome. …


IoT For All and Skyhook will be co-hosting a webinar on November 7th at 1:00 pm EST to discuss how businesses can leverage location data to gain valuable insights into their industries and customers. Kipp Jones, Chief Technology Evangelist (CTE) at Skyhook and Nick Knellinger, Director of Product at Skyhook, will be joined by IoT For All Senior Editor, Eric Conn.

During this webinar, our panel will discuss the benefits of location data in various use cases and scenarios spanning from supply chain management and retail to freight logistics and goods monitoring. …


Cellular networks provide the backbone for much of what we know and love, allowing us to access the internet, send snaps, and connect with friends. In addition to the personal benefits we’re all familiar with, cellular networks also serve a critical role in many Internet of Things applications.

In some of my past posts, I’ve explored other connectivity technologies including WiFi, Bluetooth, and LPWANs. The reason we have so many options for connectivity is because IoT applications can differ drastically, meaning varying requirements.

Although connectivity technologies continue to be improved, ultimately, there will always be a tradeoff between power consumption…


What’s the difference? Which should your business use? And how does machine learning apply to IoT?

This chapter is adapted from the Ultimate Guide to Getting Started in IoT — A free eBook written by Leverege. To download the eBook, click here.

With all the hype around machine learning, many organizations are asking if there should be machine learning applications in their business somehow.

In the vast majority of cases, the answer is a resounding no.

One of the major benefits of the cloud is that it enables you to leverage virtually infinite storage and processing power to gain critical insights from the data your sensors/devices will be collecting. …

Calum McClelland

Director of Projects @Leverege. Striving to change myself and the world for the better. I value active living, life-long learning, and keeping an open mind.

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