ARTICLES BY MICHAEL BLUMBERG
Paying For Field Service With Bitcoin – Is That Even Possible?2/22/2018
There has been a lot of buzz lately over Bitcoin. With the tremendous volatility in the price of cryptocurrencies over the past 12 months, the emergence of new cryptocurrencies almost every day, and threats of government regulation, it’s hard not to take notice. Chances are you either think Bitcoin it is the next biggest thing since the Gold Rush or you think it’s the worlds’ biggest Ponzi scheme.
The Driving Forces Of IoT12/20/2017
News about the Internet of Things (IoT) is everywhere. Indeed, IoT is one of the largest and fastest growing segments of the IT industry. The number of deployments of connected devices is forecasted to increase from 6.4 billion in 2016 to 20.4 billion by 2020, according to industry analyst firm Gartner Group.
Practical Advice For Digital Transformation In Field Service10/26/2017
Digital transformation (DX) is the profound transformation that occurs when companies leverage digital technologies to change the very way business is conducted, resulting in new business models and cultures. It results in more responsive business operations and leads to innovations that transform how customers, partners, employees, and things communicate with each other. DX is a hot topic because it a very positive impact on the performance of companies that have pursued this strategy.
Will Digital Transformation Through Augmented Reality Lead To A Zero-Sum Game For Field Service Organizations?8/25/2017
Augmented Reality (AR) and Virtual Reality (VR) are one of the hottest technologies hitting the field service industry today. This technology provides field service organizations with the ability to remotely solve customer problems through a collaborative video platform that superimposes a computer-generated image (e.g., annotation, technical instruction) onto a user's view of the real world, thus providing a composite view.
The Best Augmented Reality Solution You'll Ever Implement6/26/2017
Earlier this year Field Technologies published an article that I authored title "Will 2017 Be the Breakout Year For Augmented Reality?". Based on our review of market research from several different industry analyst firms, we anticipate expenditures on Augmented Reality to reach $8.8 Billion by 2017-year end. So far, this year has certainly been a break-out year for AR within the Field Service Industry. We've seen many vendors hit the market with AR products and solutions. For example, Fieldbit, XM Reality, Scope AR, Help Lightning, Real Wear, and ThingWorx. Many of these vendors have award-winning products and all have successful deployments with Field Service companies, with many more transactions in their pipeline.