There are some choices in life you HAVE to get right!

You don’t choose a life partner for their hair colour
You don’t choose a home because it has nice curtains
You don’t choose a Business Platform for its logo

In an uncertain, emerging and evolving IoT market you need some certainties. Your success in the Internet of Things will be decided by the choices you make …
right here, right now. Delay is no longer an option!

Take IoT Platforms, for example. Whether your services are in Industrial IoT, Logistics, Utilities, Agriculture, Connected Health, Facilities Management, Retail, Smart Homes or Smart Cities you still need to measure your platform to make the Right Choice.

Is it Secure now and in the foreseeable Future?
Does it offer the Application Development you need?
How well does it Analyse and present your Data?
Can it Manage new Devices as your needs change?
What Connectivity will it support today & tomorrow?

If you want to know who Accenture, Bosch, Hitachi, Microsoft Azure, Siemens & Vodafone trust to assess their platforms we’ll tell you.

IoT Pilot Platforms, Powered by Beecham Research and IoTGlobalNetwork.com.

Businesses like yours are conducting hundreds of Platform searches every week, and every week we add new Platforms for you to choose from. So, let us help you
Make the RIGHT CHOICE for your IoT business.

www.iotglobalnetwork.com

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KSKJ Life and Intellect SEEC to enhance collaboration and Digital Transformation

The Illinois-based fraternal organization is looking at exponentially boosting the productivity of its field force. Intellect SEEC, the insurance software division of Intellect Design Arena, has announced its partnership with KSKJ Life, a Slovene fraternal organization. As part of the partnership, Intellect SEEC will be deploying its AI- powered, cloud- native Fraternal Suite for KSKJ Life.

KSKJ Life was looking to give their independent agents powerful tools to increase their productivity and help their home-office staff communicate seamlessly with their members. This partnership with Intellect SEEC offers a complete digital transformation of their new business and post-issue servicing.

This platform supports seven powerful business apps, which are multi-device, multi-channel (supporting agent, back-office staff and members) and come out-of-the-box, all on a single codebase. This suite of integrated apps includes— CRM, Needs Analysis, Quote and Illustration, e-App, Profile Management, Customer Service and Product Launcher.

The Fraternal Suite integrates with the KSKJ’s existing core and external systems through APIs for real – time pre and post policy transactions. The Intellect SEEC platform provides the company the ability to meet their immediate need of productivity gains and digital empowerment, and their long term need for sustainable business growth.

“We cannot expect the field force of today, to work effectively with our members while dealing with a ton of paperwork. We need to unburden and empower them with the latest tools. Intellect SEEC was an easy choice for us because their suite allows KSKJ Life to bring forth the technology advancements we need to keep us competitive and enable business growth. We are giving our agents tools that not only help them sell, but also provide key insights for deeper engagement with our members,” said Tony Mravle Jr., CEO, KSKJ Life
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“We have been providing state-of-the-art technology at affordable prices for years. We are excited to bring our first fraternal client on the native-cloud platform and we hope to add more in the very near future. Our platform enables fraternal organizations to streamline end-to-end front-office capabilities by helping the agent, home-office personnel and members to collaborate in real time,” said Pranav Pasricha, CEO of Intellect SEEC.

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Frost & Sullivan Experts Identify Key IoT Innovations Bringing Smart Factories to Life

Frost & Sullivan Experts Identify Key IoT Innovations Bringing Smart Factories to Life

Frost & Sullivan Experts Identify Key IoT Innovations Bringing Smart Factories to Life

Artificial intelligence, cloud manufacturing, cyber-physical systems, and smart sensors among technologies that will drive factories of the future.

Frost & Sullivan’s analysis, “Industrial IoT Driving Manufacturing Innovations”, reveals the most impactful technologies that are transforming factories into a smarter environment through the whole platform of connectivity.

With cyber-physical system advancements transforming the manufacturing sector, Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) will create a high impact in the near future. The whole concept is advancing in terms of functionalities and user-friendly software solutions, enabling multiple applications to serve the rapidly changing demands of end users in diverse industries.

Ranjana Lakshmi, TechVision Research Analyst at Frost & Sullivan, explained:

“The ability of IIoT to provide real-time data and perform monitoring and tracking functionalities will lead to smart factories of the future that are fully connected, eco-friendly, and driven by improved productivity and efficiency. IIoT establishes a strong connectivity between the operational and digital platforms.”

Highlights of this analysis include:

  • Key technologies and influencing trends include: hybrid sensors, predictive analytics, wearables, digital twin, mass customization, 3D printing, edge computing, collaborative robots, asset monitoring, smart grids, and natural processing language;
  • Both batch production and mass customization of products are achievable by adopting the concept of IoT, advanced technologies and solutions;
  • High investment is evident for companies focusing in developing data monitoring systems, security and smart equipments;
  • Implementation challenges includes: device footprint, need for increased security, and lack of awareness;
  • Standardization of communication networks has been gaining importance. Wireless sensor networks (WSNs) are key technology platforms in IIoT and enabling technologies include: sensor fusion and analytics;
  • Some of the companies disrupting the market include 3D Signals, Denodo Technologies, Pivotal, Stanley Black & Decker.

“Self-powered sensors, collaborative infrastructures and other advanced IoT technologies are all going to play a significant role in driving the concept of connected, smart factories of the future,” said Lakshmi. “Manufacturers must have an awareness of these new technologies and seek ways to incorporate them into their systems to increase the company’s productivity, competitiveness, and future likelihood of success.”

For further information on this analysis, please visit: http://frost.ly/263

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IoT And Personalized Medicine: Digital Transformation Is Creating New Business Models For Life Science

From electronic record systems (EHR) to the Internet of Medical Things (Healthcare IoT), the digital revolution has already brought disruptive changes to the healthcare sector. Even bigger changes are on the way, thanks to advances in networking and in-memory computing. Powered by IoT, personalized medicine is creating new business opportunities for pharmaceutical drugs, medical devices, and patient services that will dramatically improve therapeutic outcomes. Digital disruption has the potential to unlock $ 100 billion in commercial value, reports Accenture. With the life sciences industry poised for change, companies that take move to capitalize on new business will gain a critical, first-mover advantage.

A more than $ 100 billion opportunity: Life science digital transformation

Life science companies that embrace digital transformation are shifting value within their industry. These companies successfully unlock new revenue streams by providing a substitute treatment or medication, enabling the sharing economy, converting healthy activities into currency, or setting new standards for treatment and personalized care monitoring. For example, Accenture reports that remote monitoring for Type 2 Diabetes has the potential to shift more than $ 100 billion in value from traditional to emerging business models.

Healthcare IoT and analytics processing are coming together to enable this digital shift. IoT uses real-time data feeds from sensors and devices to enable machine-to-machine interactions. Data is now available through remote tracking, electronic medical records, diagnostic information and hand-held personal devices. Advanced analytics processing analyses this data in real time, providing actionable insights that enhance the decision-making powers of professionals and enables patients to take a more active role in managing their personal health. These innovations are transforming not just how we care for the chronically ill, but also how we empower individual wellness and proactively work to prevent disease.

In addition to the benefits of IoT for personalized health care, IoT is also making it easier for life science companies that produce equipment or medication to proactively mitigate machine failure. This helps life sciences companies improve reliability and quality. Patients benefit from a responsive supply chain and companies benefit from efficiency gains that lower production costs.

IoT digital transformation in action: Cold chain supply for biologics and smart pills

The impact of IoT on the life science industry is significant, particularly in terms of how these businesses interact with their B2B customers and, even more importantly, their consumers. Cold chain supply for biologics and consumer smart pills are two examples of how IoT is improving therapeutic outcomes through personalized medicine.

Cold chain supply for biologics

Pharmaceutical companies that manufacture environmentally sensitive drugs face several key challenges. First, these manufactures need to improve the safety and efficacy of drug production. Second, these companies are working to reduce theft and lost drugs. Finally, these companies are seeking to reduce incidental spoilage and decrease inventory requirements. IoT tracking and sensors addresses these key challenges.

By 2020, IDC predicts that more than half of all top-selling drugs will be biopharmaceutical or biologic products requiring temperature controlled transportation and storage, usually 2–8°C, but sometimes frozen or cryogenic. This requires a huge network of time/temperature sensors in factories, warehouses, trucks, labs, and pharmacies that can monitor and send this information, for both clinical trial supplies and approved products. IoT tracking sensors and networks help life sciences companies ensure the safety and efficacy of their products in transit and in storage. Investment in cold chain IoT networks will be driven by safety and compliance concerns; these investments will also contribute to savings from lower inventory and spoilage costs.

Smart pill for personalized medicine

Health care providers struggle with prescription non-adherence, especially among patients with chronic diseases. Since patients are reluctant to tell their health care providers that they are not taking their medications, the American Medical Association reports that providers may needlessly escalate treatment. IoT powered innovations like the “smart pill” may improve patient compliance. Key benefits include maximizing drug effectiveness, reducing medical costs due to improper drug usage and decrease incidental spoilage and supply chain waste.

The Proteus pill by Proteus Digital Health contains a tiny ingestible sensor that can communicate to a wearable patch on a patient’s skin when the pill has reached the patient’s stomach. The patch then sends a status update to a mobile device. The technology can be helpful for conditions where adherence to taking prescriptions has traditionally been poor. Related technology includes “smart” pill bottles that can send signals to portable devices when opened or altered, thereby improving safety and reducing fraud.

Three steps to prepare your life science company for digital transformation

Innovate or be left behind: digital transformation is contemporary imperative for today’s life sciences companies. Whether a scenario can be implemented now or in the future, your company must have the right technology and IT infrastructure in place. Otherwise, your company risks losing out on first-mover advantage. These three steps will position your business for success:

  1. Conduct a risk-benefit assessment. Define strategic and tactical goals, including high-level benchmarks against key industry competitors, both traditional and emerging. Align efforts with customer needs, key business goals, and the likelihood of market disruptions.
  1. Be “digital ready.” Start modernizing systems and business processes in alignment with future opportunities.
  1. Form strategic partnerships. Identify the partnership ecosystem that can best support your business on its path towards digital transformation.

Taking these steps today will prepare your life science company to capitalize on the disruptive IoT innovations that are essential for the next generation of personalized medicine.

Learn how to bring new technologies and services together to power digital transformation by downloading “The IoT Imperative for Consumer Industries.” Explore how to bring Industry 4.0 insights into your business today by reading “Industry 4.0: What’s Next?


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Automatic trash can optimized for battery life

If you have a trash can with a lid, you’ve probably accepted the small inconvenience of opening it with your hand and foot. YouTube hacker MadGyver, however, came up with a different solution using an Arduino Nano and a micro servo to open the lid whenever someone places a hand near the unit’s ultrasonic sensor.

In order to run the device on batteries, MadGyver modified the Nano for efficiency, shedding the power LED, along with the voltage regulator. He also used a transistor to turn off power to the servo when in standby mode, and added a capacitor to accommodate for the power surge experienced when the servo starts moving.

After these mods, his trash can should theoretically function for over three years with the correct batteries! Check it out in the video below!

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