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Is Data Using Us, Or Are We Using Data?

Is Data Using Us, Or Are We Using Data?

Is data using us, or are we using data? Welcome to edition 7 of  Vending Insight, a regular feature from Planet Vending that focuses on today’s cashless, connected, IoT (Internet of Things) society. 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.

This week, our Vending Insight Guest Blogger, Neeraj Bhatia comments on an aspect of this fast changing world and 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.

Making The Most Of Data To Take Vending Forward (Planet Vending)

Is data using us
Neeraj Bhatia

Neeraj Bhatia,is Founder and CEO of Kwikpay, of which Kwikvend is a division. Here, he discusses how vending operators can profit by capturing and applying data in their businesses. It’s a lot to think about, and it’s HERE.

 

From the Internet

Is Data Using Us, Or Are We Using Data?

 

This Connected Device Can Save The NHS £81m – At A Stroke (Digital Health)

An app that allows heart rhythm recordings to be viewed, saved and shared with healthcare professionals, allowing for faster detection and diagnosis of strokes. More than 6,000 devices are being rolled out now. Big News, HERE

Medical Internet of Things And Big Data In Healthcare (NCBI)
Because they have increased access to high-speed Internet and smartphones, many patients have started to use mobile apps to manage various health needs. These devices are now increasingly integrated via the medical Internet of Things. It’s life-changing stuff from the USA, and it’s HERE.

Mastercard Pushing For A Rise In Cashless Payments (Daily Express)

Ann Cairns, Mastercard vice chairman: ‘Cash costs a lot of money, it costs a country between 0.5% and 1.5% of its GDP, soIs data using us governments are waking up to the fact they could really benefit their economy by getting rid of cash.’ HERE

First Cashless’ Tesco Cuts Queues To 45 seconds (Daily Mirror)

Steven Blair, who is spearheading Tesco’s cashless project, said: “Customers in a hurry want to be in and out in 90 seconds – cashless reduces that time to 45 seconds.” Now waiting, it’s HERE

IoT, AI And The Future Of The Customer Experience (Salesforce.com)

‘Today, it’s highly likely that data, in some way, fuels your business. But what you may not realize is that your IoT devices provide the greatest source of data to you.’ Cor blimey, read this HERE

Is data using usHow The IoT Impacts On Daily Lifestyle (Futurescope.co)

Not quite so highbrow! And there are some excellent graphics here that will help you understand what IoT is all about – and the future it’s leading us towards. Take a look, HERE

IoT Applications And Opportunities Across Industries (SAS)

Here’s a chance for you to download a white paper from the International Institute for Analytics which explores the many business opportunities IoT presents, details its associated implementation challenges and describes how organizations can accelerate their progress so they don’t fall behind. You’ll have to sign-up to download – but it’s excellent, it’s free and it’s HERE

8 Industries Where IoT Is Working The Best (Network World)

Before you click through, test yourself: how many of the 8 industries can you name? A hint: vending isn’t one of them – yet. Write your list then click HERE

Is data using usIoT Examples: Insurance, Health, Logistics And More (Red Pixie)

… and then, just when you were feeling pleased with yourself, you came across this interesting piece from Red Pixie which adds smart cities, retail and insurance to the list. HERE

Top 20 Industrial IoT Applications (IOTI)
It’s been a bit of a ‘lists’ issue this week! But this is also worth a look – it’s published by the heavyweight IoT Institute. And its HERE

Is Data Using Us, Or Are We Using Data?

Is Data Using Us, Or Are We Using Data?
Is Data Using Us, Or Are We Using Data?

 

 

 

 

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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