Manufacturers and distributors finally using IIoT and AI to lift sales and productivity

There are sales data metrics which are finally driving behaviour among manufacturers and distributors far beyond the plant floor and warehouse fulfillment operations. Knowing that it costs five times more to acquire a new customer than sell to an existing customer, the need for AI and IIoT driven data about these current customers is greater

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The customer must be at the centre of the digital strategy

It’s easy to get obsessed with technology – it is the key enabler of today’s revolution – but the harder part of the transformation is cultural. It’s about putting the customer experience and their business outcomes at the centre of everything.

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CloudCall launches Unified Communications for Bullhorn

CloudCall, a provider of advanced communications for CRM systems, announced the availability of CloudCall Unified Communications for Bullhorn. This solution, seamlessly integrated into Bullhorn, builds on the CloudCall telephony and CRM feature set, adding instant messaging, SMS, and GDPR compliance capabilities

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Speakerbus and Insightful Technology collaborate to drive compliance and business efficiency throughout the trading lifecycle

Speakerbus and Insightful Technology are pleased to announce the formation of a dynamic new partnership designed to drive enhanced compliance capabilities and improved productivity throughout the enterprise.

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Worldwide SMB IT spending to top $676 billion in 2021, driven by software and services growth

A new update of the Worldwide Semiannual Small and Medium Business Spending Guide from International Data Corporation (IDC) forecasts that total IT spending by small and medium-size businesses (SMBs) will approach $568 billion in 2017 and increase by more than $100 billion to exceed $676 billion in 2021.

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EVRYTHNG claims industry-first connection of GS1 Identifiers with the IoT at Industrial Scale

EVRYTHNG, an Internet of Things (IoT) smart products platform for consumer products, has announced the first-of-its-kind integration of EVRYTHNG Active Digital Identities™ with GS1 Standards.

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In it to win it: Why system integrators should be taking over IoT

This is part 1 of our 3 part “in it to win it” series, the series will cover system integrators role in IoT and why and how they can win more IoT projects.

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Connectivity assurance for the IoT service provider

The success of IoT is dependent on two key elements of the IoT ecosystem: performance of the things (sensored devices) and performance of the networks that connect them. The latter offers a greater risk to the Service Provider, as the devices often are required to have very reliable and high quality

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The number of remotely monitored patients worldwide grew 44% in 2016 to 7.1 million, says Berg Insight

M2M/IoT market research provider, Berg Insight has released new findings about the mobile healthcare (mHealth) market. The number of remotely monitored patients grew by 44% to 7.1 million in 2016 as the market entered a growth phase fuelled by rising market acceptance in several key verticals.

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Plexure appoints ex-McDonald’s CRM executive Rankine as vice president of Client Services

Plexure, a global provider of IoT-driven CRM, has appointed Darren Rankine, a business executive with more than two decades of customer relationship management and business intelligence expertise, as vice president, Client Services.

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HPE Aruba reveals software-powered, multi-vendor IoT strategy for enterprises ‘across all verticals’

In light of the news that Hewlett Packard Enterprise is now launching solutions designed to remove barriers for mass Internet of Things (IoT) adoption, Jeremy Cowan talked exclusively to Chris Kozup, vice president of Marketing, to understand Aruba’s strategy.

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Minkels expands its micro data centre portfolio driven by the IoT

Minkels, part of the publicly traded company Legrand, recently introduced its first micro data centre, the MatrixCube. The company has now announced a second, more compact micro datacentre for the first quarter of 2017, the MiniCube.

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Embracing the ecosystem – the first step to thriving in the Internet of Things

The Internet of Things has taken the world by storm. With a long list of potential benefits for businesses and consumers alike, it is no surprise that there is a growing list of companies aiming to tap into the potential.

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IoT platform: Build or buy?

Heard recently on the web: Should you build your own Internet of Things (IoT) or buy it?

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What will Sabio spend its €35m warchest on? CEO Roberts talks to IoT Now

Customer contact specialist Sabio recently secured a multi-million pound investment from UK-based growth investor, Lyceum Capital. The company now plans to grow through acquisitions for which it has raised £30 million ($39.40 million or €34.9 million) of available funding.

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How M2M technology is changing the way businesses interact with consumers

It has been predicted that an incredible 6 billion people will have a smartphone by 2020. In our pocket, we possess a supercomputer, millions of times more powerful than all of NASA’s combined computing capability during the Apollo space missions.

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