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Intelligent transportation technology benefits

It remains clear that, notable challenges remain to digitize, automate, and transform the transportation industry, especially with the very long tail of owner-operators and small fleets. Their lack of familiarity with nascent technologies such as AR, Blockchain, 5G, autonomous vehicles, AI, and the related ecosystem for transportation technologies is impacting potential adoption. “Transportation providers may view intelligent transportation technologies as solutions to evolve their existing transportation operations versus opportunities for developing new revenue streams & business models,” says Susan Beardslee, Senior Analyst at ABI Research. In a recent B2B technology survey of 455 U.S.-based companies across nine verticals, ABI Research finds that intelligent transportation technology benefits are frequently linked to promoting workforce collaboration, centralized IT and operations frameworks, as well as workforce mobility. Primary barriers to adoption include data security and p…

Short-range wireless (SRW) Deployment Challenges and Need for Greater Education in Emerging IoT Applications

In our ever-connected data-driven era, it is now obvious that, there is a need for greater education on how Short-Range Wireless (SRW) solutions can be used in more advanced and valuable ways, such as asset tracking, indoor location, and wireless sensor networking. When it comes to how Short-Range Wireless (SRW) solutions, we talk about Bluetooth, ZigBee, WirelessHART, Wi-Fi, or other short-range wireless (SRW) communications technologies in operation. In a recent B2B technology survey of 455 U.S.-based companies in nine vertical markets, ABI Research finds that almost 70% of respondents currently have Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, or other short-range wireless (SRW) communications technologies in operation. But there is still a need for SRW education and awareness that extends beyond smartphones and tablets into emerging IoT applications, such as asset tracking and sensor monitoring. 

Banking-as-a-Service to Bring Agility and Flexibility to Financial Services

We live now in an ever-connected data-driven world where people increasingly are demanding more customer centric, digital solutions from banks as they are becoming more digitally aware. Financial services industry has been remarkably disrupted by innovative technologies and new business models to-date. 
The pace of innovation is rapid in financial services, and traditional banks and startups are gearing up for taking banking to the next level by making their databases open to third-party service providers that can build applications using a bank's data.

Multiple-object Tracking Radar for Test Ranges

A new momentum for BAE Systems, who introduced iMOTR™, an interesting, mobile multiple-object tracking radar (MOTR), which uses commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) solutions to provide military test and evaluation ranges a higher degree of accuracy in tracking time, space, and position information (TSPI) for objects in flight. For those who are unfamiliar, the solution was unveiled at the annual Space and Missile Defense Symposium in Huntsville, Alabama.

Poor Data Quality is the Biggest Burden for Salesforce Users

From R&D, marketing and sales, to reporting and forecasting, it is clear that, Data is a key asset for businesses; so that, users should commit to improving the quality of their data in all ways possible. Recent survey data released by Symphonic Source Inc. finds that Salesforce users believe that significant portions of their dataset are not useful or reliable. Salesforce users say poor data quality is to blame and poses the biggest burden to operational and organizational effectiveness. The survey found: Almost half (43%) are not pleased or have a neutral level of satisfaction with their Salesforce data quality. More than half (58%) believe that up to 80% of their Salesforce data is not useful or reliable. One in three Salesforce users (38%) count duplicate records, errors, and outdated information as reasons why their data is unreliable. Over half blame poor data quality and lack of purposeful data as the main reasons they lack a complete customer profil…