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Heavy Equipment Telematics: Driving Growth Through Technology

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As we pack our bags and get ready for INTERMAT 2018 in Paris, it’s a good time to take a step back and think about the wider challenges that the heavy equipment industry will be discussing at the exhibition. At

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Heavy Equipment Fleet Analytics and ‘Deep Learning’ Take Predictive Maintenance to the Next Level

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Recent headlines from the Wall Street Journal (The Big-Data Future Has Arrived) and Washington Post (Analytics puts midmarket companies in the big leagues) have illustrated that big data and analytics are in the mainstream.  This is all pretty heady stuff,

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TCA 2015: Trucking Data Analytics Helping Reduce Fuel Consumption and More

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This week I am at the 77th Annual Transport Carrier’s Association (TCA) Annual Convention in Florida and the show floor is busy. Carriers, fleet owners and vendors of all types are getting together to discuss their most pressing issues and

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A Look at the Year Ahead in the World of M2M & IoT

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As the world of M2M and the ‘Internet of Things’ (IoT) evolves, technology is becoming increasingly economical. Hardware, network and application solutions that work together are now reaching the market in a way that delivers an integrated way to track,

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Is “Big Data Analytics” the Real Next Big Thing?

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Take a look at these statistics: There will be 5,200 gigabytes of data for every human on the planet by 2020 – The Economist We are generating more than 2.5 billion gigabytes of data every day – Forbes Wal-mart has

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‘Pit to Port’ Visibility, Analytics Help Mining Companies Dig Out from Decline

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2014 has been another tough year for mining companies around the world. With shifting demand, weaker commodity prices, more stringent government regulations and higher input and production costs, mining companies are being forced to re-evaluate the way they do business,

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Heavy Equipment Monitoring: Digging for Actionable Information

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At the 2014 Association of Equipment Management Professionals (AEMP) symposium, Thompson Machinery (a Caterpillar dealer in Tennessee) delivered an interesting presentation that stressed the importance of turning telematics data into actionable information when managing heavy equipment. To set the stage, the

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