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Where Industry 4.0 Is Delivering Results Now

Most companies are aware of the likely benefits of a highly-customized global supply chain. But a good number of these are yet to be fully digitized. Forbes reveals the findings of two recent studies that concluded: if manufacturing companies want to take full advantage of Industry 4.0, they need to move beyond the technology-only aspects […]

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Q&A: How is the Military Standardizing Tech for Police and Communications?

For military and civilian agencies, situational awareness, on-site communication and regulated data storage are integral to the safety and success of missions and operations. With the increased adoption of of Android Tactical Assault Kits (ATAK) and the introduction of the Mobile Federal Law Enforcement Enterprise Equipment Technology Standardization (MFLEETS) program, government organizations are looking to […]

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Assembly Required: Construction Is The New Manufacturing

Construction companies stand to gain greater efficiencies when they mount rugged devices on their survey vehicles, bulldozers and rollers. However, automation in construction has yet to gain momentum. The following article from Forbes explains why it’s about time that Industry 4.0 crosses over to the construction sector. Automation and robotics has transformed many industries already, most […]

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How Blockchain is Revolutionizing the Supply Chain Industry

.Adaptable digital technology has been solving the problems of supply chains, material handling and distribution centers in recent times. In the following article, Readwrite explains how blockchain technology is also helping in the growth of the supply chain industry. The supply chain has transformed, and companies have not updated the underlying technology for managing them […]

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How Mobile Technology Powers the Food Supply Chain

Food Supply Chain Management Trends The food service distribution industry plays a vital role in the U.S. economy. With annual sales of $280 billion in 2017, it operates 153,000 total vehicles and employs 131,000 drivers. In fact, the industry’s total employment impact is more than 1 million jobs nationwide, more than the number of people […]

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Network of U.S. defense investors eyeing dual-use technologies

Over the years, steps were taken to better equip the U.S. military toward modernizing defense IT infrastructure in the face of cyber threats along with increased budget free from sequestration. Recently, a group of defense investors has been closely observing dual-use technologies that may be useful for the army. Inside Defense reports:     An informal group […]

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The Quickest Route to Intelligent Manufacturing, Part II

  Artificial intelligence, augmented reality, Internet of Things, mobile devices, etc. are increasingly being applied in manufacturing, warehousing and other areas of the supply chain by more and more companies. In the following article, Forbes reflects on how analytics can solve problems more efficiently, thus aiding in the progress and growth of companies.   Focus on solving […]

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5G is poised to transform manufacturing

As 5G promises faster, more reliable connections than its predecessors, businesses with 5G services and IoT applications, that require low latency or high-speed data transfer applications, are likely to benefit the most from it. The following article from NetworkWorld reflects on the readiness of the manufacturing sector for this service, its potential along with likely […]

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In-Store Retail Tech Is Hot As Investors Shift Away From E-Commerce

Many retailers are turning to mobile technology in a bid to increase sales by attracting more customers to their stores. Forbes explains that technologies like virtual reality, augmented reality, robots and more are also going to contribute in the likely growth of the retail sector in the near future. If you follow the money trail, […]

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Water Utility Technology Trends: Mobile Tech for Mobile Workers

Water utilities face increasing pressure to improve efficiency while working with aging infrastructure, tight budgets and stringent regulations. Mobility has always been essential to water utility workers as service areas are typically scattered. Whatever the challenge, the move from paper-based operations to digital technology in water utility management can help utilities better use resources, improve […]

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