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Rick Smith Guides Securus to New Heights

Securus Technologies is a company that specializes in securing inmates and prisoners throughout North America. Investing hundreds of millions of dollars in new technology each year, the company is on the cutting edge of prison technology, and remains as the number one company to do so.

They service and have contracts with over 2,600 correctional facilities in the United States and Canada. As such, one wonders about how the company is operated, and who is responsible for this phenomenal record. Read more on

Rick Smith has been the CEO of Securus Technologies for over nine years. He earned an associate’s degree from Rochester Institute of Technology. Then he obtained a bachelor’s degree in engineering from the State University of New York at Buffalo. Having earned a master’s in engineering from the State University of New York, Smith also an MBA from the Simon School at the University of Rochester.

With services for more than 1 million inmates, Rick Smith Securus does not shy away from enhancing older technology and adding newer technology on a continual basis. Rick Smith has been the driving force behind this amazing company’s ability to thrive wither newer technology every day. Having won a number of awards, the company continues to surprise onlookers with new ideas on a regular basis.

They developed a new method of making sure that cell phones could not be used by inmates. They developed a technology for phone service inside correctional and holding facilities.

Having held a number of technological and management positions in a number of companies, Rick Smith was a major addition when he went to Securus Technologies.

Rick Smith’s Securus Technologies has created the world’s largest Voice-Over-Internet protocol for prisoners. Read more on

Since Mr. Smith has been the CEO of the company, the company has invested more than $600 million in new technology and methodology. The company, under Mr. Smith’s direction, services what it sells, and trains new recruits and personnel in the methods and use of the new technologies that they have introduced. The company has won awards, including the Gold Stevie Award a number of times. Rick Smith has re-invented the words, “We Can Do It.”

Jason Hope Of Scottsdale, Arizona Describes What He Thinks Is The Biggest Problem With The Internet Of Things

The following is a summation of what Jason Hope believes is the biggest problem with the internet of things.

Jason Hope is a Scottsdale, Arizona based business consultant, futurist and philanthropist. Mr. Hope graduated from the University of Arizona in Tempe with a bachelors degree in finance and also holds an MBA in business administration from Arizona State University.

The biggest problem with the internet of things according to Jason Hope is not security but the lack of connectivity and uniformity across devices. The internet of things is only useful when devices are connected and can interact with one another. If they are not connected, then the usefulness of the internet of things decreases.

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What Jason Hope is getting at is the lack of programs and the uniformity of them that can connect the wide spectrum of devices out there that we are currently using. A smart phone may use one type of program, while a smart parking meter may use another kind. If the smart phone and the smart parking meter used the same program and could be connected that would allow you to pay for the parking meter with your smartphone. Wouldn’t that be extremely convenient? You would not have to go out of your car and insert quarters or dollar bills. You could pay straight from your phone via a bank account instead.

Another example of where connectivity could play a big role is in vending machines. If vendors saw that a machine has run out right away, they would be able to refill it as soon as possible. The customers would benefit and so would the supplier. There needs to be greater connectivity and standardization to increase communication so that we all ultimately benefit from the internet of things.