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Recap of September's Industry News

Posted by Zebra Global

September 25, 2014 at 12:08 PM

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Every week we feature different industry news stories via our social media channels. We select a wide variety of articles ranging from trends in Big Data and the Internet of Things (IoT) to exciting RFID application stories.

This month we featured everything future and fun, from an article on intelligent enterprise being the key to a manufacturing turnaround to a video about smarter education and the rise of Big Data in the classroom. As usual, IoT made an appearance in this month's industry news with a neat story about Cisco's new innovation hub in Australia! Also, make sure to check out the 10 key technology items for your 2015 budget from TechRepublic and the future of Wearables for animals. Are you confused about Big Data? Never fear, we featured a piece from datascience@berkeley on 40 definitions of Big Data, from 40 experts!   

If you missed any of these exciting news pieces, be sure to check them out! Here are some of our favorite quotes from this month’s articles:


“For manufacturers, it is all about improving productivity on the plant floor with technology that reduces task time and physical strain, while fulfilling customer demand effectively and at an acceptable cost. But in order for this transformation to reach its full potential, manufacturers need to also focus on improving their production capability in addition to enhancing their warehousing and logistics operations. The more connected they are, the more effective they will become.” – Intelligent Enterprise is Key to Manufacturing Turnaround, IndustryWeek Twitter_logo_blue

“Enterprises will continue migration to a hybrid cloud environment that mixes on premises, private cloud, and public cloud solutions. The use of cloud, especially to address external business processes and other gritty issues that have eluded internal enterprise systems for years, will be used by IT to speed solutions to market for the competitive benefit of the business.” – 10 key technology items for your 2015 budget, TechRepublic Twitter_logo_blue

“RFID ear tags for cows then non-RFID collars on dogs for many purposes are currently the most popular forms of wearable electronics on animals across the world. In 2025, livestock tagging will still be most popular but it will much more often involve diagnostics.” – Wearable Technology for Animals 2015-2025, WhaTech Twitter_logo_blue

“The South Australian government, Adelaide City Council, and Cisco are launching an Internet of Things innovation hub to encourage startups to develop applications through the AdelaideFree Wi-Fi network. [Key services that could arise out of this initiative include] traffic management; parking management, such as applications that can notify people where the best spots to park are and enable people to make parking reservations; enhancing the function of street lights, so it can monitor pollution levels and track traffic patterns; and waste management, so that bins can notify councils of when they're full, so they can be emptied.” – Adelaide partners with Cisco to launch IoT innovation hub, ZDNet Twitter_logo_blue 

"'Big Data' refers to a combination of an approach to informing decision making with analytical insight derived from data, and a set of enabling technologies that enable that insight to be economically derived from at times very large, diverse sources of data. Advances in sensing technologies, the digitization of commerce and communications, and the advent and growth in social media are a few of the trends which have created the opportunity to use large scale, fine grained data to understand systems, behavior and commerce; while innovation in technology makes it viable economically to use that information to inform decisions and improve outcomes. What Is Big Data?, datascience@berkeley Blog Twitter_logo_blue

VIDEO ALERT! “Education technology companies are leveraging big data to improve classroom engagement and make learning more effective. They're focusing on everything from online courses to personalized testing to standardized APIs for K-12 schools, and investors are champing at the bit to fund their data-driven initiatives. – Smarter Education: The Rise of Big Data in the Classroom, Mashable Twitter_logo_blue

What story resonated with you the most and why?

Topics: APAC, North America, Latin America, EMEA