A Matter of IoT

24 October, 2018

A Matter of IoT

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?

By TIFFANY PACZEK

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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.

Why profit isn’t the problem and cashflow is king

Kat Bond   4 September, 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.

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.

Are you getting the most out of digital working practices?

Guy Earnshaw   24 July, 2017

Businesses today are quickly adopting cloud software as the benefits become more apparent and even necessary to keep a competitive edge – benefits like less paperwork, greater efficiency, and time savings.

Though, often this adoption is limited to a single program, like a cloud accounting program.

With just the one program in place, businesses may still see a complex web of manual processes in place, and realise they could benefit from integrated cloud solutions to simplify their processes and increase productivity even more.

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?

Five (other) reasons to consider GPS fleet management in your business

Alun Bain   20 June, 2016

Think you know all there is to know about the benefits of GPS fleet management software?

Now that the GPS tracking industry has matured and most businesses have been approached by GPS tracking vendors, many business owners and managers know the core functions of GPS tracking that provide the ROI (return on investment).

But you might not be aware that there’s more to tracking than these core functions.