Ectobox Launches Internet of Things (IoT) Service

IoT Business Transformation Plan Launched Targets Growth-Minded Manufacturers Ectobox, Inc., a custom software development firm specializing in the manufacturing industry, announced the launch of its Internet of Things (IoT) Business Transformation Plan for manufacturers today. The Internet of Things, or IoT, refers to data that is pulled from devices or machines (“things”) and then securely […]

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How to Evaluate Prospective Vendors, Part III – Value as Return on Investment

This is the third post in a 3-part series on how to evaluate prospective vendors.   Evaluating Value as Return on Investment (ROI)         Another way to inform decisions about whether a vendor will be a good one is by quantifying the value the vendor delivers. You can measure this value in […]

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How to Evaluate Prospective Vendors, Part II – Doing the Right Work at the Right Time

This is the second post in a 3-part series on how to evaluate prospective vendors.   You’ve worked hard to build your business, and probably spent a lot of money and experienced a lot of stress. In planning for future growth, you don’t need any more obstacles standing in your way, especially those unintentionally created […]

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IoT, how does it become valuable?

IoT, how does it become valuable? In our previous post we provided the high-level perspective of the technologies involved in an IoT solution. We also provided some caution against focusing too much on the technology, and losing focus on what’s important, which is the valuable information that comes from the IoT solution.       […]

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IoT, How Does it Work?

IoT, how does it work? We have established in a prior post that Internet of Things (IoT) is data pulled securely in real time from devices or machines (“things”) and then transmitted over the Internet, transformed into valuable information, and applied to business decisions. This valuable information can then be used to drive win-win outcomes […]

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What is IoT?

 What is IoT? IoT or Internet of Things means different things to different groups.     For business owners, C-suite, and shareholders it means potential big changes to business models to drive more revenue with better margins, increase recurring revenue, reduce direct and indirect costs, etc.Manufacturing plant managers can have less unplanned downtime on their […]

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Software Selection, Part II

This is Part II of a two-part post that walks you through a framework for software selection. In this post, we’ll cover the steps you should take after you’ve defined your goals and documented requirements. Create a Long List Don’t create just a short list of a few software products you know of or a […]

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Banish Uncertainty and Revolutionize Your Business with an IoT Business Transformation Plan

The good news is that in this digital age, no company needs to operate in the dark anymore. Leveraging the Internet of Things (IoT) in the right way can help you banish uncertainty.