The “Next-Gen” shopping experience will rely on a solid data foundation

by Chris Wiegand on 5/31/18 9:20 AM

The post The “Next-Gen” shopping experience will rely on a solid data foundation appeared first on IBM Internet of Things blog.

Retail has endured a turbulent time. The past decades have seen a painful shift from traditional brick-and-mortar to the online shopping experience. Driven in no small extent by a desire for instant gratification; tech-native Millennials have demanded personalization, speed, and frictionless online shopping experiences. And while this has fueled innovation and the development of mobile, web and IoT technologies, it has also seen the closure of retail stores and malls dominate the headlines.

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Spinning Data into Gold

by Chris Wiegand on 5/22/18 9:34 AM


The power of big data is widely acknowledged and has been leveraged for a long time for outdoor location analytics for companies like Pitney Bowes. Less well-known is the new frontier, the value of indoor location data. Changes in business demands that are now supported by the necessary technology, have made indoor spatial mapping and location software more sought-after and are beginning to be adopted by enterprise organizations.

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Top 5 trends shaping the future of enterprise asset tracking

by Chris Wiegand on 8/1/17 10:48 PM



The post Top 5 trends shaping the future of enterprise asset tracking appeared first on IBM Internet of Things blog.

Today there are literally billions of indoor assets that need to be tracked in real-time, to optimize processes and reduce costs. The landscape for asset tracking is rapidly changing from an industry that was largely reserved for technical administrators, to being part of the data set that drives key decisions in a wide array of industries and verticals. When taking a more in-depth look at this evolution, we can see that five key trends are shaping the future of enterprise asset tracking

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The Importance of Context and Personalization Through Indoor Maps

by Chris Wiegand on 5/16/16 2:05 PM

“Location, location, location” has long been the buzz phrase for finding a home or business. It applies equally well to understanding the exact whereabouts and proximity of someone in the context of a map within a building. Knowing a person’s location in real time is the most important element in being able to enhance their Experience of Place, as well as creating a myriad of other operational value.

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Advances In Wayfinding Technology Point Hospitals In The Right Direction

by Chris Wiegand on 8/19/15 7:23 AM

Traditionally, hospital wayfinding has relied heavily on colour and symbolism, flooring and ceiling cues, easily identifiable landmarks, and static maps and signs. But today, this is no longer good enough, particularly since most hospitals that undergo renovation and expansion often fail to properly update their wayfinding program.

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