ChaiOne Insights: Internet of Things

Oil and Gas Operational Excellence Through Mobility and the Industrial Internet of Things

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It is no secret that low oil and gas prices are changing the ways companies operate in the oil patch. In the past, companies turned to reduction-in-force (RIF) strategies to cut operating costs to remain viable during lean market conditions. Today, more innovative and competitive companies are focusing on Operational Excellence (OE) to not only further cut operating costs, but also increase their productivity, performance and profitability. Mobile technology and the Industrial Internet of...

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Smart Dust: Communication Systems and the Future World

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When you first hear the word, Smart Dust, you might think of a fairy tale or something involving magic. Smart Dust actually describes microelectromechanical (MEMS) devices that include sensors, computational ability, and more. They can be as tiny as dust particles and can spread throughout buildings and into the atmosphere to collect and monitor data. Smart Dust isn’t actually a new concept and has been around since the beginning of the 1990s when it was invented out of a prolonged...

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Futuristic Utopia Is Here | Smart Home Technologies

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Based on Director of Operations Juston Western’s talk on Smart Home Technology at TechStreet

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3 Ways Field Service Apps Empower Your Mobile Workforce

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For many years, field services software and digital innovations were focused on work executed indoors, at a desk and in front of a monitor. Yet, a large percentage of the workforce that actively generates revenue for a company–operators, technicians, and inspectors –continues to rely on pen-and-paper, phones, or laptops. Mass adoption of smartphones and tablets in the public sector, as well as emerging technologies to support enterprise operations on these devices, provide numerous...

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Utility Companies: Rethink Your IoT Information Security Strategy

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A few researchers plugged their laptop into a spot behind the dashboard of the Tesla Model S and started the car with a software command at a digital security conference this month. Even scarier: they planted a remote-access trojan while the laptop was plugged in and then cut the engine from the same laptop while someone else was driving later. That very night, Tesla sent out a patch to correct the vulnerability.

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O&G + IIoT = >$ | Benefits of the Industrial Internet of Things in Oil and Gas

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Have you realized? We're living in a world with drones and sensors. The sound of this is like something out of a movie, but it's real. In fact, drones and sensors are changing the oil and gas industry. Some oil and gas companies are already looking into deployment options for drones. Why are oil and gas companies investing in drones and the Internet of Things? The rise of the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) is allowing first-mover Oil and Gas (O&G) companies to dramatically increase...

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Putting The Smart in Smart Office

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There are some excellent consumer IoT and mobile applications on the market right now. But, when it comes to the enterprise, we aren’t seeing as much variety in product offerings. Don’t be discouraged because we’ve found some IoT devices and mobile applications that can put some smart into your office. They solve what some might consider “simple” problems, but they have the potential to make a world of difference in how efficiently your business runs.

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Top 3 Cybersecurity Trends Companies Need to Know

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20 billion connected devices—that’s Gartner’s prediction for how many connected devices will be in use by 2020.

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How Windows 10 Will Impact Your Business

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A few weeks ago, Microsoft unveiled a more complete version of Windows 10 to the world, showing how the company intends on advancing the next version of its operating system. Windows 10 attempts to fully unify Microsoft’s vision of computing on a single platform with a single development and app story for its consumer, business, and enterprise customers.

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