Dave Michels

Opinions expressed by ICN authors are their own.

Dave Michels is the founder of Buffalo Communications which provides research, analysis and consultative services in enterprise communications. Dave is active in the industry and attends, participates, and presents at numerous industry events year-round. His unique perspective comes from a career involving telecom and IT, including leadership positions in Fortune 500 companies as well as start-ups.

Dave is a resident of Boulder, Colo., and holds an M.S. in Telecommunications. He maintains a blog at TalkingPointz.com.

The opinions expressed in this blog are those of Dave Michels and do not necessarily represent those of IDG Communications, Inc., its parent, subsidiary or affiliated companies.

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AI heading back to the trough

AI heading back to the trough

The expectations over artificial intelligence (AI) are becoming too inflated. AI will indeed change everything, but not any time soon.

Cisco upgrades one IoT platform and announces another

Cisco upgrades one IoT platform and announces another

Cisco now has two Internet of Things (IoT) platforms: Cisco Jasper, which is for cellular-connected devices, and now Cisco Kinetic for all kinds of connected things.

IoT devices or humans?

IoT devices or humans?

Disney has its MagicBands, and now Carnival Cruise Lines has its own IoT device. The Ocean Medallion wearable assists with check-in and creates personal experiences for guests.

Amazon transforms data into bricks

Amazon transforms data into bricks

Amazon is opening physical stores, but it is using data to change the game.

The future of IoT: Where it's heading, what to expect

The future of IoT: Where it's heading, what to expect

The Internet of Things (IoT) keeps changing, here are some thoughts on where it's heading and what to expect.

Adding an IoT dimension to the Tour de France

Adding an IoT dimension to the Tour de France

A look at the challenges that Dimension Data overcame to make the Tour de France an IoT showcase.

Smart buildings start with awareness

Smart buildings start with awareness

Smart, IoT-enabled buildings are coming. Until then, consider a dashboard solution such as Buddy Ohm, which helps building managers make better energy decisions.

MasterCard puts a finger on fraud

MasterCard puts a finger on fraud

MasterCard introduces a new credit card that has a fingerprint sensor.

Cisco makes videoconference technology invisible

Cisco makes videoconference technology invisible

Cisco's new Spark Room Kit and Room Kit Plus have advanced technology intended to make videoconferences simple.

Can Amazon be stopped?

Can Amazon be stopped?

Amazon’s success in ecommerce could be repeating in enterprise communications.

6 reasons why Slack is the next Netscape

6 reasons why Slack is the next Netscape

Tech darlings come and go, and it won't be long until collaboration vendor Slack becomes a memory—like what happened to Netscape.

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