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Data-Driven Understanding and Driver Retention are Key for Transportation Companies to Emerge Stronger from COVID-19

Every transportation business in the US and Canada has faced its challenges during the COVID-19 crisis. As fleets attempted to maintain a revenue stream, they were forced to amend employment procedures to combat virus transmission, change lane and trip policies

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Heavy Equipment Telematics: Driving Growth Through Technology

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 heavy equipment telematics and the current industry. At first glance, the industry trends look healthy.

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

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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IoT Data Providing the Smarts for the Digital Ports and Terminals of the Future

Technology to track containers, cargo and transport assets on the move has been around a long time in various guises, but today is part of an explosive global trend towards Machine-to-Machine (M2M) telematics devices and sensors that are creating digital ports

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AIS Augments Big Data for Enhanced Maritime Surveillance: Making Waves at GEOINT 2016

GEOINT 2016 was a fantastic geospatial data focused three days hosted by the United States Geospatial Intelligence Foundation (USGIF). With more than 260 exhibitors, the show paired the interests of government and commercial stakeholders, highlighting emerging geospatial technologies and solutions. Whether

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Satellite AIS, Big Data & Geospatial Intelligence: Looking Back at GEOINT 2015

After three days of exhibits, sessions and discussions, GEOINT 2015 is now behind us. Put on by the United States Geospatial Intelligence Foundation (USGIF), this was truly an event that highlighted all of the latest commercial geospatial capabilities available today

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Charting the Course for AIS and Big Data

I recently had the opportunity to attend the AIS Summit in Hamburg, Germany and I made some interesting observations about this maritime technology. Automatic Identification System (AIS) may have been originally designed for collision avoidance but of the over twenty

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Remote Monitoring and Big Data at the Core of SCADA Centers

GE is taking their remote monitoring services to a whole new level. The machinery giant has opened three facilities around the world to provide 24 x 7 real-time monitoring and diagnostic services for its global base of 800 gas turbines

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Small Data: Bigger than Big Data?

In a recent salesforce.com blog post written by Sean Gordon, CEO of Intelliverse, he made the case that small data can often prove to be more valuable than its more popular counterpart for sales organizations. I recommend that you read

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Heavy Equipment Monitoring: Digging for Actionable Information

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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