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This is terrific data - thanks for sharing! That said, I would like to know exactly how their cloud-based service is secured from hackers, and what precautions are being taken to continually ensure their cloud is secure? Apart from monitoring (which... — MitchK on Apr 26
“The networks are assigned random numbers. We just get brands, make and model, nothing about the consumers. It’s all digital. It’s all 0s and 1s.”  “All 0s and 1s”?  Is that statement meant to put my concerns at ease? In fact,... — Steve Hoge on Apr 26
Jeff, You do a great job of exposing details many people might otherwise miss.  Keep up the good work! I realize you accept the standards and don’t usually criticize them but as we talk about “sheep” do you ever back up and consider... — NickJ on Apr 26
Jeff….really good stuff as usual. I think most of us (and certainly me) did not even know what questions to ask suppliers before going to one of your presentations. Thank you so much for all you do for our industry. — jrainey411 on Apr 26
I think it will be tricky, Steve. I tracked down some financial info and will add to story — Julie Jacobson on Apr 25
I’d be inclined to think this acquisition means we should kiss iDevices goodbye, but I guess it’s worth a wait-and-see.  Would be useful to know what kind of premium (or discount) Hubbell paid for the company and whether the principals are... — Steve Hoge on Apr 25
And darn you, Jeff! Every time one of our reps has paid us a visit lately, I have to muffle my laughter because I keep hearing “Sheep lie” in my head! — jhamill1 on Apr 25

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