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Let’s Scrap our Paper Dependency and Improve the Environment

A single tree can produce anywhere from 10,000 – 20,000 sheets of paper. On the surface, this seems like trees are extraordinarily efficient at being a paper...

Written by Randy Lovelace | December 14, 2018 | Food Safety, Connected Facility

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Is Amazon Go the Future of Retail?

Amazon GO is the latest innovation in the master plan of CEO Jeff Bezos to compete in the brick-and-mortar retail business. The new chain’s gimmick? No checkout, no lines, just shop and go! If it sounds like a 3D version of Amazon.com, that’s intentional. The concept of the new chain is touted by Bezos as ‘revolutionary” in its use of smartphone and geofencing technologies to streamline the customer experience.

Written by Garret Weigel | November 16, 2018 | Connected Facility

Fresh Expectations: The Evolution of Convenience Stores

There are now over 154,000 convenience stores in the US – the only brick and mortar format that continues to expand, despite the fact that omnichannel lines between conventional retail and online experiences are continuing to blur.

Written by Ed Wogan | September 27, 2018 | Connected Facility, Food Safety

Implementing Analytics Using the Four-Stage Maturity Model

IoT technology has ushered in a new age of sensing, interpreting, and acting on the world around us. However, analyzing the influx of data has proved challenging for organizations. This data can provide valuable insight that businesses can utilize to improve their operations, but in order to do so effectively, they need a robust plan for implementation. This raises the question: where should companies start in the...

Written by Garret Weigel | September 19, 2018 | Connected Facility

How to Extend the Capabilities of Facilities Management Platforms with Real-Time Sensor Data

Facilities management, the integration of people, space, and process, has enabled businesses to substantially improve their operations. Enterprise software and connected technology has provided a means for better management of equipment maintenance scheduling. Facilities management platforms have penetrated the market in recent years, and with it, more opportunity to reduce equipment downtime and improve operations...

Written by Garret Weigel | September 14, 2018 | Connected Facility

The Power of Prediction: The Analytics Maturity Model in IIoT

Advances in the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) domain have created a wealth of new opportunities for making sense of the world, but has brought with it the challenge of leveraging massive amounts of data to improve decision-making. As the number of connected devices continues to grow, manual data collection methods are quickly becoming impractical. Implementing systems that apply analytics to generate...

Written by Jason Sroka | July 18, 2018 | Connected Facility

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