The Internet of Things, or IoT, is more than just another buzzword – it’s becoming a way of life. As people’s mobile devices are always within reach, if not already in your hands, we increasingly rely on them for all aspects of work, life and play. And while the consumer sector has seemingly received most of the attention –and benefits of IoT – the business world is soon catching up. So in between ordering a pizza by simply texting an emoji, monitoring your dog while at work or answering your door from miles away, the IoT will continue to make inroads for businesses as well. As the IoT continues to expand in its breadth and depth, it’s interesting to see how people and companies are adapting. While the full impact of IoT remains to be seen, there are countless resources reflecting on what has already changed and how IoT will influence the future of business. That being said, following are five must-read articles for anyone interested in the current state of IoT, and what may be in store in the coming years:
May 9, 2016 –Palo, California – Automile is excited to announce that it has been selected as a “2016 TiE50 Winner” for the prestigious TiE50 Technology Awards Program. Winners were announced on Friday, May 6th at the organization’s annual entrepreneurial conference, TiEcon.
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Want to bring your fleet safety efforts up to speed? Maybe it’s time to pull out the the “How’s My Driving?” stickers from your vehicles’ bumpers. It’s not that the popular decals are causing problems, per se, it’s that they focus on problems—not opportunities.
Todd Faden of Faden Builders Inc. is an exceptional small business owner. Todd graduated from University of Central Florida with a degree in finance in 1996. Following his father’s footsteps, he got tremendous experience working for a company that specialized in an extremely demanding genre of theme park construction. He established Faden Builders Inc. in 2000 and since then has been providing service with the highest level of quality workmanship and integrity. He runs 2 offices in Florida – one is primarily focused on offering construction service for the entertainment industry but Faden Builders does it all when it comes to construction including commercial and residential. Here are some things we heard from Todd:
As our devices continue to be more connected, this interconnectivity has given rise to the Internet of Things, or IoT. What does this mean? Just think how smart home apps enable you to control the thermostat from your mobile device despite being miles away. And as IoT technology continues to expand into new areas like healthcare and retail, fleet management is just the latest industry to be transformed, connecting vehicles and drivers like never before.
When fleet drivers are going from Point A to Point B, there is a lot that happens in between. The driver will need to take breaks, eat, rest, make phone calls, etc. – all things that go with the territory. And while these activities are all understandably part of the nature of the job, they can be a problem if they result in too much idling time for the vehicle. When the engine is running but the vehicle is parked, it translates into wasted fuel, extra money spent and more wear and tear on the vehicle – factors that prevent your fleet from operating smartly and efficiently. And without the tools and technology to manage drivers and minimize idling time, it will be hard to understand the extent of the problem – and how it can be solved.
In the age of the Internet of Things (IoT), people and their devices are connected like never before. But while some industries have embraced the idea of connected technology – just think of how many smart home technology solutions are now available – the automotive space has been slow to embrace IoT. Recognizing an opportunity to deliver in an underserved market, serial entrepreneur Jens Nylander established Automile to revolutionize fleet management and bring much needed innovation and connectivity to the space. How does a former medical student from Northern Sweden break into Silicon Valley and disrupt an entire industry? As demonstrated throughout his life, Nylander has never been one to back down from a challenge and thrives on pushing himself, embracing failures as learning experiences and demonstrating an eagerness and ingenuity to change people’s behaviors.
Rapidly Growing Company Brings Much Needed Innovation to Fleet Management for Businesses of All Sizes With Internet of Things Technology PALO ALTO, CA and STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN--(Marketwired - Apr 12, 2016) - Automile, leading provider of cloud-based, mobile and design-first solutions for fleet management, today announced details of its significant momentum as it continues to revolutionize the fleet management space. This past year, Automile has increased its monthly recurring revenue by six times, welcoming new clients across North America and Europe, introducing advanced SaaS tools and Internet of Things (IoT) technology to transform how businesses track and manage their fleets and drivers, and expanding its team in the U.S. and Sweden.
As a fleet leader, you were born to multi-task. One minute you’re busy juggling the needs of your vehicles and drivers, and the next you’re strategizing overall operational needs for the business. What does it take to make the most of your resources—checking off all of the items on your to-do list while staying productive, driving business value and catching the occasional breather? In case you’d like to know what other successful professionals in your position are doing, here are 10 suggestions based on the latest industry trends.