Vending Insight 42

A Matter Of IoT: Vending Insight From Planet Vending

A Matter Of IoT: Welcome to Issue 23  of ‘Vending Insight’, a regular feature from Planet Vending, sponsored by Vianet, which focuses on today’s cashless, connected, IoT (Internet of Things) society. For the moment there’s no product news in Vending Insight and no stories about the providers of those products. On the contrary, it’s our intention to provide those vending operators, who are hungry for information on developing technologies, with some satisfying food for thought.

As usual, we’ll provide our Ten Top Links that will take you to stories that have appeared across the Internet. They won’t all be about vending: in fact, we’ll steer you, through these stories, in the direction the world is heading. We hope that Vending Insight will inspire you to investigate how to apply the features of cashless payments, data collection and connectivity to the advantage of your vending business,


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The Internet of Things: it’s one of the defining points of the current generation, but what can it mean for the facility management industry and should FMs climb aboard or jump ship? Read this important new article from Tiffany Pazcek that appeared in two installments in FM magazine, but has  been posted in its entirety on the excellent ‘FM’ site, HERE

Real-time IoT Analytics Won’t Bite… Unless You Ignore This Advice! (The A Register)

‘If you want to know where and when components are coming and going, where customers or website visitors are arriving and leaving, which servers and network links are up or down, when assembly lines are slowing down or are under-utilized, and so on, minute by minute, or hour by hour, you’ll need a framework in place to collect, process, and present that information live’. A well-written, informative and practical article, and it’s HERE

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How The IoT Will Reshape The City Experience (Forbes)

Three areas where rapid advancements in IoT technology are already beginning to shape the cities of tomorrow, and how residents benefit from (and participate in) those substantial improvements. Forbes, up to its usual standard of excellence, HERE

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Collaborative Filtering From Scratch (M)

… but not a layman’s guide! Get your technical people to study this story and then report back to you in words of one syllable. No, really…. Start HERE

Tech Leaders Look To IoT, AI & Robotics To Fuel Growth Through 2021 (Forbes)

IoT, Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Robotics have the greatest potential to digitally transform businesses, making them more customer-centered and efficient. To agree or not to agree, that is the question, answers are HERE

A Matter Of IoTHarnessing AI To Make Corporate Travel Management More Efficient (Your Story)

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is already all-pervasive in our lives, albeit invisible to most people. The custom search engine results, social media alerts and notifications, the ecommerce recommendations and listings all have strong AI engines at the backend. AI is fast turning out to be the key utility of the technology world, and like all utilities, it will enliven most inert objects, much as electricity did a century ago. Everything that we formerly electrified we will now cognitise. Wow, HERE

As We Head Towards A Cashless Society, Is There Any Point In A Commemorative Brexit Coin? (City AM)

Brexit? What’s ‘Brexit’? Nothing better to think about? Then click HERE

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Next Stop UK? (Branding In Asia)

Starbucks has just made a further 300 South Korean stores cashless, in addition to the 103 stores currently in operation. HERE

A Matter Of IoTWhat’s New In IoT? (IT World)

One of the net’s top IoT portals reads the tea-leaves, about a matter of IoT,  HERE

The Current Take On IoT Security: Are We Getting Closer To A Safe Ecosystem? (Forbes)

A matter of IoT: One of the primary reasons for the slow growth and adoption of Internet of Things (IoT) among consumers has been security concerns. There have been several news stories that didn’t do much to help that. For example, hackers breaking into a baby monitor. As a result, the entire IoT space has borne the stigma of being insecure… So where it IoT at right now, really? Click HERE

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Planet Vending’s Vending Insight Archive is HERE


About the author

The Editor

Planet Vending’s Editor is Ian Reynolds-Young and it’s Ian’s unique writing talent that has made PV what it is today – the best read (red) vending blog in the world, and vending’s best read (reed). Ian ‘tripped and fell into vending’, in the capacity of PR executive, before launching a specialist agency, ‘reynoldscopy’, dedicated to the UK Vending business. The company continues to represent the interests of many of the sector’s leading brands.

‘It’s all about telling stories’, he says. ‘We want to make every visit to PV a rewarding experience. By celebrating the achievements of the UK’s operating companies, we’re on a mission to debunk the idea that vending is retailing’s poor relation.’

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