Basics of IoT 3-Part Series: Part 1 Data Analytics
Today, it seems like we’re reading about more advanced and intelligent
kiosk implementations across every industry. Whether it is in healthcare with
the medication disposal kiosks, Walgreens introduced last fall in 14
locations across Indiana, or it’s the new self-service devices at
McDonald’s for automating ordering. Even sporting and entertainment venues
are getting in the game by introducing kiosks and integrated mobile solutions
to bring new levels of play and competition to sports such as golf and
bowling. Managing data flowing to and from these devices back to the
enterprise can be complicated, but very powerful when harnessed and channeled
through an IoT platform.
When it comes to data analytics, there are two common ways operators of large
networks of smart vending machines traditionally look at data:
The rise of reality TV shows over the past decade has continued to draw a
steady stream of viewers, yet today, people seem to recognize that reality TV
isn’t really all that real. The fact that the camera is there and the
participants know it, has an impact on how they act. Shows need to fit into
their allotted time slots, so a lot of editing alters the reality of the
situations that are viewers see. The fact that the situations are contrived
by TV producers to begin with means it isn’t a real scenario anyway.
In the business world, it seems to me that “sponsored” conversations are
just as unreal.
Recently, one of my favorite marketing industry influencers, Chris Brogan
(@chrisbrogan) wrote a post titled As Marketing Shifts Back to the Everyman.
I regularly read Chris’ blog, so I would have read this anyway… but when
I saw the titled in my RSS feed I thought it migh... (more)
CRM on Ulitzer
I was sitting in my local Starbucks, staring at my laptop wondering how to
begin this blog. Then, as I looked around me, I noticed my fellow customers
– students studying, Moms taking a little break, professionals such as
myself getting a little work done outside the office on a wireless high-speed
Internet connection and couples on their way to or from a day of golf – and
it struck me.
Right now, I am a customer at a coffee shop. So, I came here to get a cup of
coffee, right? Well, yes and no. I certainly have the coffee I purchased
sitting next to me – however, what I REALLY wanted was that…and much
Are you certain that your organization is offering what your customers crave?
Sure, the Starbucks example has been used way too often – but you have to
admit that they DO understand that what their customers crave isn’t merely
a cup of coffee, no... (more)
The Four Pillars of Successful Management Development
Pillar 3: Structure
You are choosing a management development programme for yourself or others in
your organisation. Of all the factors you take into consideration – the
cost, the content, whether the course is residential or not, whether you’ll
be able to swim and sauna before the gourmet evening meal at the venue
–probably the last thing to cross your mind will be the structure of the
Of course, you might discount a week-long programme on the basis that you
can’t afford the time out of the office (or alternatively you might choose
to shortlist it because you’ll do anything to get away for a few days). But
beyond the length of the time commitment, what else is there to consider?
Management and leadership are activities which are done, not known. It is one
thing to know the recipe for a soufflé, for examp... (more)
FOSTER CITY, CA--(Marketwired - December 09, 2014) - Loudmouth Golf, the
world leader in bold and bright golf and lifestyle apparel, is proud to
congratulate John Daly on his victory at the 2014 Beko Classic Pro-Am
sanctioned by the PGAs of Europe, in Belek, Antalya, Turkey. On Thursday,
Daly shot a second-round, 9-under 63, and went on to win the event on
Saturday with a level-par 72 in Saturday's finale for a total finish of -15.
Loudmouth Golf has been an apparel sponsor for Daly since 2009, and has been
outfitting the star in his famously colorful and notoriously wild patterned
golf pants ever since.
"We are John Daly's biggest fans and are thrilled to congratulate him on his
win," says Loudmouth Golf President, Dennis Green. "John has been the face of
Loudmouth Golf for many years and has done an excellent job at showcasing our
clothing to the golf world. We a... (more)
NEW YORK, NY -- (MARKET WIRE) -- 01/26/06 -- GPS Industries Inc. (OTC BB:
GPSN), a leading innovator of Wi-Fi and GPS-enabled multimedia communications
and management solutions for golf facilities, resorts, sporting events and
residential communities asks Golf Industry Professionals to compare their
flagship product, the "Inforemer" with the competition.
The "Inforemer" is GPS. It locates the pin easily with hands-free operation.
It fleet swaps easily, is video ad ready with its Wi-Fi enhancements that
make it a revenue generating real-time media outlet.
Make your golf course future proof. The graphics are better, the "Inforemer"
is lighter, affordable, ergonomically best, user-friendly, serviceable and
makes you money. We have the lowest risk, highest value proposition on the
market, and our cutting edge and innovative software seamlessly integrates
with other soft... (more)
DOMINICAN REPUBLIC, Oct. 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Following the pre-opening of all
18 holes of the Punta Espada golf course, Cap Cana completes the golf lovers
experience with the opening of the Punta Espada golf clubhouse. Encompassing
a total area of approximately 191,598 sq feet, the clubhouse provides all the
services needed for a memorable golfing experience.
The clubhouse, with its simplistic design implemented by the firm GVA
Dominicana, combines with perfect harmony its entire layout; blending
together the materials used, the surrounding spaces and Cap Cana's
The main building is comprised of different areas in which the
Caribbean-infused style and elegance of the Cap Cana structures blend with a
tropical ambience, offering a relaxing environment for golfers.
Additionally, the Punta Espada clubhouse contains a restaurant area with the
capacity to ac... (more)
SPRINGFIELD, Mass., Sept. 29 /PRNewswire/ -- Joe and Cindy Riggs, owners of
Bowling Green Golf Club in Oak Ridge, New Jersey, undertook extensive
succession planning to ensure that their business - built on land that has
been in the Riggs' family for more than 200 years - would transfer to the
next generation of owners without interruption. Their comprehensive estate
plan, founded on whole life insurance, will help enable the business to pass
to their children unencumbered by federal estate taxes.
"Our son, Will, is almost 28 and works at the golf course; in fact he will
now be the new Riggs proprietor there," Cindy Riggs explained. "As we look
back at the different decisions we've made with our finances over the years,
we really think that this has been one of the best," Joe Riggs added.
Not all business owners are as forward-looking as the Riggs family, ho... (more)
PALO ALTO, Calif., Oct. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Kapow Technologies and StrikeIron
today announced the immediate availability of Kapow Web Data Services 7.0.0
to address the unique web data access needs of the SMB market. Now any
organization that demands enterprise-class web data access and quality,
regardless of size and data requirements, can benefit from the power of Kapow
Web Data Services on a per use and volume basis. This strategic partnership
brings together Kapow's proven web data services technology with StrikeIron's
data-as-a-service web platform for delivering business data from the web to
any Internet-connected system.
With today's announcement, SMBs can now use Kapow Web Data Services 7.0.0 to
wrap any website or web application into RSS feeds or REST web services for
rapid, automated and structured access to external web data sources -
completely e... (more)
NEW YORK, Dec. 16 /PRNewswire/ -- SunGard (http://www.sungard.com) and the
International Association of Financial Engineers (www.iafe.org) today
announced that Richard Roll, Japan Alumni Chair in International Finance at
the UCLA Anderson School, has been named the 2009 IAFE/SunGard Financial
Engineer of the Year (FEOY). The award will be presented to Dr. Roll on
February 4, 2010, at the New York Stock Exchange in New York City, during the
IAFE/SunGard FEOY Award Gala Dinner.
Commenting on his receipt of the 2009 FEOY award, Mr. Roll said, "It is
extremely gratifying to receive this award, which has been given before
without exception to financial scholars that I greatly admire. I am truly
honored to be included in their company."
David Rowe, executive vice president, risk management at SunGard, said,
"Richard Roll's long and illustrious career spans both the ac... (more)
SALT LAKE CITY, Jan. 19 /PRNewswire/ -- AdvancedMD® Software, Inc., a leader
in software-as-a-service (SaaS) electronic health record (EHR) and revenue
cycle management (RCM) automation solutions, announced that Steven ZoBell has
joined the executive management team as Chief Product and Technology Officer.
ZoBell will direct all aspects of engineering, IT, and product management,
reporting to Eric Morgan, CEO.
ZoBell has more than 18 years of product development, software engineering
and business management experience. Prior to joining AdvancedMD, he was
Executive Vice President and Chief Technology Officer for inContact, Inc.
(Nasdaq: SAAS), a leading SaaS-based contact center software company that
competed successfully against much larger companies as Oracle's SaaS-based
call center solution, Avaya and Cisco.
"After spending a number of years in the SaaS indu... (more)