Vending Insight 42

Vending Insight Number 26: Driven by Data

Welcome to Issue 26  of ‘Vending Insight’ Driven By Data, with a lead article on fleet management. Its a regular feature from Planet Vending, sponsored by Vianet, which focuses on today’s cashless, connected, IoT (Internet of Things) society. For the first time we’re allowing product news in Vending Insight or about the providers of those products. However it’s still our intention to provide those vending operators, who are hungry for information on developing technologies, with some satisfying food for thought. If you have previously been a Thought Leader on Vending Insight and would now like to talk about your own business, please get in touch, its free.

We’ve found this fascinating report by Shell on managing fleet by data, that we’d like to share with you.

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‘Managing Fleet Information Overload’

‘The average modern car already has over 200 connected data points. What’s more, by 2020, experts predict nearly every new car will be fitted with sensors to measure emissions, tyre pressure, humidity, viscosity of engine oil, car position, air humidity, speed and much more. Indeed, by then, a single vehicle will generate an extraordinary four terabytes of information every day.

For car, truck and van fleet managers, this data revolution is unlocking a range of valuable business insights. But analysing those insights and using them to improve operating efficiency, boost productivity and make better, more informed fleet management decisions requires a new generation of technology solutions, skills and responsibilities. From fleet telematics and gps tracking systems, to predictive maintenance and the use of blockchain in logistics, it is imperative that fleet managers embrace data and adopt new ways of working across their how prepared do you feel to both incorporate a wealth of new data into your existing fleet management systems and process it effectively to thrive in this new era of connected vehicles? Shell Fleet Solutions has analysed some of the key trends and technologies driving the industry into a data led future, while outlining some of the practical steps fleet operators can take today to set themselves up for success tomorrow.’  ( Download the report here

More from the Internet

  • IoT roundup: Retrofitting vehicle tracking, plus a new IoT standard
With Internet of Things traffic poised to explode, vendors take on fleet management and the ISO ratifies an IoT standard addressing security, management, and interoperability. (Network World) HERE
  • Businesses struggle to make the most of data analytics due to skills shortage

Innovating new business models and maximising revenue and profits should be the next set of priorities for data analytics, according to Infosys. (Information Age) HERE

  • However Rolls-Royce has partnered with artificial intelligence software specialist Uptake to analyse technical data of Trent-series engines in an effort to improve the powerplants’ serviceability (Flight Global) HERE
  • Salesforce has been talking about the Internet of Things for some time as a way to empower field service workers. Today, the company announced Salesforce IoT Insights to deliver automated IoT data to service technicians in the field on their mobile devices. (TechCrunch) HERE
  • How IoT Can Save the Bees

    The loss of one of the most important pollinators, the honey bee, is threatening the world’s food supply and, of course, the genus Apis. IoT can address these challenges by granting us deep insight into hives before and as problems arise. (IOT For All) HERE

  • Does your AI plan account for safety? It might only take a troublesome naysayer to sabotage an otherwise promising AI program. An opinion piece by CIO HERE
  • Airbnb & Liverpool FC: The best digital transformation stories of the week (eConsultancy) HERE

  • What is digital transformation to me?

    When branding specialist Fintan Collier signed up for the Digital Strategy course at Hyper Island he expected to be studying Big Data and Blockchain. What he experienced was something quite different. (Hyper Island) HERE
  • A guide to Digital Transformation: (Business Bell) HERE


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About the author

Yvonne Reynolds-Young

Planet Vending’s MD and Publisher is Yvonne Reynolds-Young. An island of corporate common sense surrounded by oceans of creative madness, Yvonne is the person to call if your intention is to make something happen. (She controls all the diaries and all the money, FYI). She’s also our Social Media Queen, single-handedly responsible for building PVs presence on LinkedIn, FaceBook and Twitter and thereby driving record volumes of traffic onto the site.

‘Customer service is my responsibility and it’s my job to make sure we’re always ahead of deadlines’ she says. ‘My background in big business means I speak the same language as our corporate clients and understand the particular pressures they face when working in the vending arena.’

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