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State and Local Governments: Time to Get Rid of Fax Machines

Many government agencies still use fax machines despite the availability of more efficient and effective communication solutions. This article outlines the history of fax machine usage, how they are used by government agencies today, and why the switch to better processes and systems is essential. Faxes have mostly disappeared from the private sector, yet they […]

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Mobile Device Security for the Way We Work Today

The pandemic changed everything — not only how people must protect themselves, but how companies must protect their users, data, applications and devices. Americans today use mobile devices for both personal and professional reasons, and hackers have taken note. A report from Omdia and Google found that nearly half of businesses experienced a mobile-related security […]

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How Does the IoT Reduce Manufacturing Downtime?

In the manufacturing sector, any unintentional disruption in operations can have a huge impact on your workflows and bottom line. Fortunately, technology solutions, such as the Internet of Things (IoT), can help you avoid these problems. This article outlines the impact unplanned downtime can have on a manufacturing company and the benefits of IoT for […]

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Logistics 5.0: The Final Piece In The Supply Chain Optimization Puzzle?

In the manufacturing and logistics industry, the challenges brought about by the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic drove many companies to implement Industry 4.0 solutions. As the end of the pandemic approaches, the accompanying changes will likely push companies to transition towards Industry 5.0. Businesses are trying hard to stay at the top of their […]

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How to select the right IoT device or sensors for your business

Companies have increasingly adopted IoT solutions due to the numerous benefits and opportunities they offer for businesses and operations. However, finding the right solution can be challenging. This article highlights some of the key factors to consider when choosing IoT. IoT technology is flourishing at a breakneck speed and has proven to provide unprecedented opportunities […]

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Are You Getting Maximum Value from ELD?

The United States Department of Transportation’s Electronic Logging Device (ELD) mandate became law in February 2016 and went into effect in mid-December 2017. While the rule offers a host of benefits to commercial vehicle companies, their drivers, and the general public, companies have encountered many challenges in complying with the rule, which requires affected drivers […]

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Knowing Your Machine Will Break… And What to Do About It

While machines used on plant floors come with a recommended service life, many facilities often continue to use them for much longer, which can increase the risk of unplanned breakdowns. This downtime can lead to extended production schedules, missed deliveries, and other expensive consequences. Fortunately, continuous condition monitoring and predictive maintenance can help protect uptime. […]

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Don’t be left short-handed

Keeping track of high-value assets, equipment, fleet maintenance, and consumables is a time-consuming task that can put a strain on personnel and eat into budgets. However, the alternative is far worse: a lack of knowledge about equipment readiness or the location of critical assets, shortages of in-demand consumables such as PPE, and shrinkage losses.   […]

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Securing the front-line

The increasing number of cyber attacks on companies in recent years has fueled a growing interest in cybersecurity, especially for frontline workers. This article highlights the costs of such attacks, potential solutions and how you can equip your employees with the right tools to keep data secure. Cyber attacks are big business for scammers, and […]

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The Pick of the Litter: Voice Picking for Efficient Warehouse Operations

With labor shortages and supply chain issues plaguing distribution centers (DCs), efficiency and accuracy have never been more important. That means getting orders picked, packed and out of the warehouse as quickly as possible without sacrificing accuracy or quality. It’s a tough ask, especially as employees leave and are replaced with less experienced workers; one […]

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