Featured Articles

  1. Get More Out Of Feedback Loops With AI
    10/17/2019

    On a crisp winter morning in Kitty Hawk, North Carolina, Wilbur and Orville Wright made history when they achieved the first powered flight. With Orville behind the stick, the plane traveled nearly 120 feet on its inaugural flight. Those 12 seconds represent a watershed moment in aviation, but they were the culmination of nearly three years of trial and refinement. Between 1900 and 1902, the brothers tested hundreds of different wing shapes and airfoils. When early models failed to produce the expected amount of lift, they tried changing the wing size. When that failed to solve the problem, they built a wind tunnel to measure their own values for lift and drag.

  2. Looking Forward: Why Uptime Matters More Than Ever
    10/17/2019

    On a hot summer afternoon in 2003, an overloaded power line in Cleveland, Ohio drooped onto underlying foliage, tripping the high-voltage line and sending a power surge back through the system. Earlier that day, a technician in the area had gone to lunch after repairing an alarm processor and neglected to turn the system back on. Without the proper safeguards in place, line after line throughout the region tripped. Neighboring grids started feeding power into Northeastern Ohio, tripping more lines until cities as far as Detroit and New York were in the dark. It was the largest blackout in American history. In New York, the subway system ground to a halt, stranding commuters and trains. Across the region, more than 50 million people lost power.

  3. 3 Ways It Pays Off To Invest In Telematics
    10/17/2019

    For decades, software management tools have been helping us manage everything from our time to our money, and even our fitness. Integrating technology into our lives to solve problems and make processes easier is something we just do now. We see a problem in our life or in our business and our first instinct is to research a solution to which we can confidently outsource that challenge.

  4. IoT Computing In The Field Service Management Industry
    10/17/2019

    The technology landscape for IoT devices is undergoing a big change. The data protocols used to connect assets to the cloud are being upgraded, providing new opportunities and use cases for a wide range of industries. 

  5. 4 Big Reasons Big Data Matters In Field Service
    10/17/2019

    In our five-part “Work Connected Series”, we will explore the trends that will drive innovation in the field service market over the next few years. Here we will focus on the influences of big data.

  6. Driving Company-Wide Efficiency And Accuracy With Mobile FSM
    10/17/2019

    Maxson Associates is a family-owned, third-generation business based in Charlotte, North Carolina, offering life safety, space management, and smart day lighting solutions that allow for safe, flexible, spaces for buildings. Based on the deep experience throughout the organization, Maxson is uniquely qualified to successfully tackle some of the most complicated design projects, where other companies cannot.

  7. Digitally Transform Field Operations Using The Power Of Location
    10/15/2019

    Location is at the heart of field activities. It sounds like an obvious statement, but field management often either completely overlooks location or marginally takes advantage of it. 

  8. Low-Code vs. No-Code: What’s The Real Difference
    10/15/2019

    At first glance, it’s easy to confuse low-code and no-code. They sound the same for one. Even the big analyst firms seem to have a hard time differentiating them. Gartner views “no-code” application platforms as part of the low-code sphere, lumping them together into its latest Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Low-Code Application Platforms, 2019. But there are a number of very significant differences between low-code and no-code platforms. If you’re considering moving away from traditional application development, or even just want to try out visual application development, you’ll want to be aware of what you’re getting in each offering.

  9. Top 5 Benefits Of Low-Code Development Platforms
    10/15/2019

    Many software vendors claim to offer a low-code development platform. In fact, one independent analyst compiled a list of more than 85 vendors in the low-code space as of April last year. Many of these so-called “low-code vendors” talk about the benefits of low-code development platforms in general terms on their web sites and sales materials. In doing so, they gloss over the fact that not all low-code vendors’ products offer the same capabilities.

  10. The Low-Code Development Market In 2019
    10/15/2019

    If you look into the most recent analyst reports about the low-code development market, there’s no room for doubt that the industry is on the rise. In its latest report, Gartner, for example, states low-code application platforms will be responsible for more than 65 percent of all app dev activity by 2024. In the same way, Forrester expects the low-code market to represent $21B in spending by 2022. This is all great news for the low-code market.