How businesses can create internal teams of data experts

Data offers huge opportunities for businesses, but most leaders face growing challenges in unlocking the business potential of the data at their fingertips. In part, this is due to the sheer amount of data available to businesses, says Itamar Ben Hemo, the CEO and co-founder of Rivery. In the decade between 2010 and 2020, the creation, capturing and copying of data went up by 5,000% worldwide and reached 59trn gigabytes, according to IDC Research in 2021. But business leaders also face a shortage of talent to make sense of this data, with few around the world. (more…)

How smart sensors prevent thieves from going off the rails

Cable theft cost taxpayers millions of pounds each year and that’s just for infrastructure repairs. The total cost to the economy is even higher. Thieves are attracted to metal for its buoyant pricing, targeting overhead power lines, signalling cables, and even metal fences. But along with greater policing and stricter scrap metal controls, smart technology solutions can make railways security more robust, keeping commuters on-the-go and supply chains moving, and reducing repair costs, says Matthew Margetts is a director at Smarter Technologies. (more…)

Tennessee to integrate FirstNet with AT&T ESInet for All 9-1-1 call centres statewide

When a crisis hits, we all know what to do: Call 9-1-1. That’s why 9-1-1 call centres need to be dependable and prepared for circumstances that might interrupt their data connections. For the Tennessee Emergency Communications Board, that means ensuring the state’s 118 primary public safety answering points (PSAPs) or 9-1-1 call centres have backups in place in the event their primary fibre connections are disrupted for any reason, says Jim Bugel, president of the FirstNet Program, AT&T and Curtis S. Sutton, executive director, Tennessee Emergency Communications Board. (more…)

Making food storage smarter and safer with IoT

Storing food at the correct temperature is crucial for food companies to protect the quality and integrity of food products. Typically, food poisoning bacteria becomes inactive in the cold, and most are killed by heat. Therefore, controlling the temperature of food is a very effective way of controlling the growth of bacteria, and so reducing the risk of food poisoning. (more…)