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How real-time IIoT actionable data impacts process improvement of warehouses and manufacturers

All those sensors on AGVs (Automated Guided Vehicles) which prevent collisions (with people, equipment, or building structures) are collecting data. Until recently, no AGV manufacturer has found a way to concretise these data and make the actionable, predictive, and fundamentally useful. (more…)

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Why the Internet of Things will always need a human touch

Human beings are inherently sociable. We are driven by interaction, communication and an innate sense of community. Many of our greatest innovations have been about bringing people together; whether physically, in the case of air travel and transport innovations, or remotely in the case of telephone and internet communications. (more…)

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Five ways to improve the supply chain with the Internet of Things

The concept of the Internet of Things (IoT) has come a long way since the first ‘internet refrigerator’ was launched back in 2000. While connected fridges still aren’t mainstream, many far more practical uses for the IoT have emerged. For businesses that play an active role in supply chain fulfilment, the benefits are proving to be significant. (more…)

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Zen and the art of automatic car maintenance

How safe are our cars, really? While we may be excellent drivers, that means nothing if the car itself is suffering from mechanical faults. Cars over a certain age are obliged to undergo MOT certification every year, but during the 12 months between checks, there’s actually no legal need to undergo regular maintenance. (more…)

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Scared about supply chain cybersecurity? 5 reasons you aren’t scared enough- Part 2

We saw the 1st reason of supply chain cybersecurity in the 1st part yesterday. Now we see the remaining reasons today. In today’s world, “common criminals, organised crime rings, and nation-states leverage sophisticated techniques to launch attacks that are highly targeted and very difficult to detect,” (more…)

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Scared about supply chain cybersecurity? 5 reasons you aren’t scared enough- Part 1

Many organisations and supply chain experts are concerned about cyber security. The risks stemming from supply chain cyber threats are real. In fact, the danger is more frightening and potentially harmful than we realise. Here’s why. (more…)

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UK’s cyber security guidelines for connected vehicles is not boring, but much more information needed

This started as a review of a UK government publication titled, “The Key Principles of Cyber Security for Connected and Automated Vehicles,” words that came across as boring civil servant-speak. (more…)

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Construction company drives operational efficiency through intelligent fleet tracking

Founded in 1999, Denton & Nickels is a construction and building maintenance company based in Doncaster, with offices in Sheffield and Grimsby.

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Could your IoT solution survive on Silk Road 4.0? Submit your ideas now

Regular readers will remember our exclusive article on the madcap, multinational, multilingual scheme to ride deep into the heart of China along the old Silk Road. (See: Two motorcycles, 10,000 km along Silk Road 4.0, the Internet of Things … and you?) Well, now it’s getting serious, says Jeremy Cowan. (more…)

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Connected and autonomous: The future of transportation

Whether we realise it or not, we are already in the era of ‘connected’ vehicles and have been for a few years. The vehicle has already become a thing and just as pretty much everything around us does likewise and starts to communicate, cars have been communicating with the car manufacturers (more…)

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