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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Do the Basics First in Reports and Business Intelligence

It’s like baseball. You want to focus on the fundamentals before you try the expert moves. Let’s say you’re watching your local team slide in the standings, as we have unfortunately seen with the Pittsburgh Pirates. You’ll hear the sportscasters and managers and coaches talk about getting back to the basics before they get fancy. […]

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