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Enabling IoT for your simPRO-powered business

Curtis Thomson   20 June, 2018

In a series of articles I have talked about IoT and the massive potential it holds for field service businesses, as well as what to do in order to start preparing your business for IoT.

How to prepare your field service business for IoT

Curtis Thomson   5 June, 2018

IoT is something I have been talking about a lot lately and am pretty excited about it. In fact, most people that get it and see its potential are excited about this new wave of disruption. However, when I speak with most people, there doesn’t seem to be a very strong understanding of what the IoT is and what its implications are. It’s very easy to write it off as another buzzword that gets analysts excited, but if you’re not learning you are missing out on earnings.

Innovators and early adopters

Curtis Thomson   31 October, 2017

Innovators and early adopters are leading the way in all industries. We are at an exciting point in the evolution of technology.

Human ingenuity is the decider

Curtis Thomson   28 August, 2017

What is cashflow management? In its simplest form, cashflow management is doing everything possible to ensure that money flows into your business as quickly as possible, and leaves the business as slowly as possible.

Machine learning in field service

Curtis Thomson   10 July, 2017

Machine learning has the power to change how we look at field service – what it means to contractors and customers alike.

The future of field service with the Internet of Things

Curtis Thomson   15 May, 2017

Isn’t it funny how quickly science fiction can become reality in today’s world?

In 1966, Star Trek first showed us the ‘communicator’, then, in 1973, Martin Cooper made the first phone call on a portable cell phone. In 1870, Captain Nemo travelled on the Nautilus, a submarine, in Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea, and in the 1960s, The Jetsons used robotic vacuum cleaners.

We first started talking about the idea of smart devices in 1982; the first internet-connected device was a modified coke machine. How many internet-connected devices have you got within a five-meter radius of you now?