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4 Mobility Tools that Help First Responders Save Lives

Operating in extremely urgent, high-pressure environments, the nation’s first responders rely on mobility tools to help them make quick decisions in both emergency and non-emergency situations. Here are four mobility tools that are keeping these professionals safe while helping them preserve human life on a daily basis.  The emergency medical services (EMS) team at Advent Health Central […]

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Reinventing after-sales service in a subscription economy world

Smart manufacturers know it is no longer enough to just sell a product. As the subscription economy grows, customers expect products to have maximized uptime long after the initial sale. In this article from Forbes, learn how IoT devices and sensors are helping manufacturers improve their service model by using machine learning to better predict […]

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5 critical mobile device features to consider for better DSD success

Direct Store Delivery has created a direct connection between suppliers and retailers. Mobile technology helps both ends of the supply chain coordinate inventory requests and improve delivery efficiency. Suppliers need the ideal devices to tackle responsibilities once handled by distribution centers. In this article from Manufacturing Business Technology, battery life, reliable connectivity, and cybersecurity all play a […]

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Is big data analytics the secret to successful firefighting?

First responders know that every emergency is different, from the fastest route to the available tools on the scene. But linked data through the Internet of Things could hold the key to improving response times and preparation by sharing this information ahead of time. In this article from Forbes, fire departments are leveraging data from […]

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Utility Apps: Which Ones do you Need?

Utility companies today know that mobility is critical to productivity, efficiency and customer satisfaction. Equipped with rugged laptops or tablets, utility workers can stay connected, submit and receive information, and find out where their next job site will take them. But even with the best mobile technology at their fingertips, utilities professionalsĀ need the right apps […]

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6 Renewable Energy Trends To Watch In 2019

Renewable energy has become a popular practice worldwide, as countries balance increasing power demands with sustainability. Technologies like energy storage and the Internet of Things have made this solution more feasible by creating smarter power grids and more responsive energy supplies. In this article from Forbes, six energy trends, from batteries to global climate action plans, […]

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Securing the largest IoT deployments in the world, the smart electric grid

Electrical grids are poised for their next evolution. Electrical suppliers are exploring how an Internet of Things-enabled grid could help these systems respond more efficiently to changes in energy demand. In this article from Network World, IoT interfaces, from smart meters to mobile devices, are being used to improve power grids, but also require protection […]

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Energy and Utility Companies Increasingly Leverage AI to Harness the Power of Renewable Energy Sources

Leaders in manufacturing have already seen the impact artificial intelligence has had on improving operational efficiency. Now, AI can provide the same impact for utilities companies. From observing consumer energy use behavior to tracking and responding to anomalies in the power supply, this technology will help utilities providers make smarter decisions. In this article from TendersInfo, […]

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The Future Of Power Is Wireless: Here’s Why

The way we think about connecting to the electricity grid is changing. As off-grid power sources like solar panels and batteries become more available, people are unplugging from traditional sources. To manage this new power supply, utilities companies are investing in artificial intelligence and big data to accurately respond to energy demand. In this article from […]

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Inventory Management 101: Time to step up to the plate

Retailers are constantly seeking ways to drive efficiency. While tactics like warehouse automation are helping, real-time visibility and inventory management—made accessible by mobile technology—are key to helping companies mitigate costs and improve the customer experience. Read on to learn more about the evolution of the supply chain from Logistics Management.   Carrying excess inventory comes at […]

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