At the heart of each IoT deployment is the connected device, or endpoint, (the “thing” in Internet of Things) that is directly related to the underlying technology of the solution as it must support the desired network technology, application capabilities, security requirements, etc. Once it has been determined what functionalities, device standards, and other technologies an IoT endpoint must support, organizations must make the critical, fundamental decision: should we build the endpoint from scratch or buy an off-the-shelf option?
Field service organizations (FSOs) were among the earliest adopters of mobile computers and continue to find new ways to take advantage of this technology as mobility systems evolve and improve. As the pace of change accelerates, however, FSOs have had to reevaluate their mobile deployment and upgrade strategies. Whereas in the past, rugged mobile devices were almost uniformly based on the Windows environment and remained in service five years or more. The accelerated introduction of new software and hardware features has made it necessary to leverage different operating systems, more flexible hardware platforms, and cloud-based software models.
Remember that car journey to take the kids to visit the grandparents? It always seemed you had barely left the driveway when a voice from the back seat asked – “Are we there yet?” Right now, across the world, there’s a veritable army of C-level executives in countless organizations - all of whom understand that their business needs to undergo a digital transformation with an IoT deployment at its heart – and yet still find themselves staring at their CIO or an under-pressure project manager and asking that question:
When will today’s connected infrastructure result in the elimination of service appointments altogether?
Editor in chief Sarah Nicastro talks one-on-one with Dot Mynahan of Otis Elevator about the opportunities for women in field service.
Orkin revamps processes and updates technology to better meet customer expectations, and in doing so saves between $60,000 and $90,000 per month in fleet costs alone.
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You need to know what is happening in the field, where work is being done and needs to be done. Staying current on field activities can be a hit and miss exercise, but it doesn’t have to be. ArcGIS field apps help you use the power of location to achieve improved coordination and greater operational efficiencies in field workforce activities.
The phrase, “Digital Transformation” has become a buzzword in the service world over the last few years. Yet it is a concept that has many definitions, depending on whom you ask. There is no one right answer. But the “right” answer is what will work for your organization. If you’re NOT one of the 53% of service leaders that have a clear transformation strategy in place, this on-demand webinar is for you.
We’ve made major technological advances in recent years. Most of those advances have practical applications in businesses that impact the level of service to customers. However, what’s really driving digital transformation? How are these drivers affecting OEMs and their bottom line? Where is the service continuum ultimately leading our service delivery organizations? Finally, what can stakeholders do today to prepare themselves for tomorrow’s service demands?
The best way to learn how your peers are successfully leveraging M2M/IoT within their organizations is from those peers themselves. This special report features firsthand insight from companies that have been through the IoT selection and deployment process and are reaping the benefits.
MiX Telematics, a leading global provider of fleet and asset management solutions, is proud to announce that it has been selected by a large dairy company in Brazil to help address their safety, security, efficiency and compliance needs.
Second strategic investment in a week aimed at achieving leadership in the global Dynamics 365 business.