Asset intelligence technology is poised to gain traction in the global healthcare and emergency services industry sectors in an effort to combat the staggering amount of assets which disappear due to loss or theft. Continue reading “Preventing equipment loss in hospitals and emergency services with asset intelligence” »
Organisations with mission-critical assets know that in order to make smart decisions about their operations they need a complete and accurate picture of the condition, state and history of all their assets, across the enterprise. Routine asset inspection programs and maintenance activities offer the ideal opportunity to capture this critical data. However, despite the proliferation of enterprise asset management systems [EAM’s] and computerised maintenance management systems [CMMS’s], many companies fall short when it comes to integrating this intelligence into strategic, tactical and operational decision making. Continue reading “Transforming inspection programs with enterprise asset intelligence” »
Deloitte’s just released their annual technology predictions for 2016 which focuses on 8 trends likely to disrupt business over the next few years. Whilst much of the report concentrates on futuristic technologies, what is most interesting, is that this year, one trend was dedicated to the coal-face challenge of modernising and extending the value of legacy systems.
An example relevant for our clients is legacy enterprise asset management systems [EAM’s], computerised maintenance management systems [CMMS’s] and enterprise resource planning systems [ERP’s]. Whilst these systems have been essential for the financial and operational management of assets, they were never designed to provide the granularity of detail demanded by today’s complex global enterprises, or readily integrate with emerging asset tracking technologies, auto-ID [RFID, NFC, barcode, DPM etc.] and field mobility applications. Continue reading “Should you rip-out, re-write or re-invent your legacy enterprise asset management system?” »
We love coming across stories like this – stories about organisations putting RFID to work in highly-innovative ways in order to gain greater intelligence about their assets. This recent story is about a company making use of RFID blocking paint of all things. And no, it’s not to prevent data, credit card or identity theft – it is to generate incredible insight about its customers and increase customer engagement, and product sales, as a result. Continue reading “How RFID blocking paint is enhancing enterprise asset intelligence” »
With so much noise about the coming ‘Internet of Things’ [IoT] these days, it’s a challenge to get a clear signal about what it means for enterprise asset management and how organisations can prepare to take advantage.
As new products like wearables enter the consumer market, we get a better sense of the potential of the IoT and how it will enhance our ability act with greater intelligence, faster than ever before. However, with all the hype that has arisen, so too have the misconceptions. Continue reading “RFID and the missing link in the ‘Internet of Assets’” »
For the first time in history there are more active mobile connections in the world than there are people on the planet.
Digital analyst GSMA Intelligence’s real-time device tracker estimates that there are now more than 7.28 billion active mobile connections globally compared to 7.20 billion humans as per the US Census Bureau’s world population clock. What is more, these gadgets are multiplying 5 times faster than we are.
These intriguing statistics are not just about smartphones. They represent the interconnection of all sorts of uniquely identifiable devices [including M2M connections] across the worldwide internet infrastructure. It’s about the ‘Internet of Things’ [IoT] and the ‘Internet of Everything’ [IoE]. Continue reading “Is business ready for the ‘Internet of Assets’?” »
The complexity and interdependency of today’s global business environment means organisations must do more than simply maintain or manage assets. Regulators want enterprise-wide compliance, stakeholders want company-wide cost base savings and bigger profits, customers want high-quality products delivered world-wide on time, staff want better, safer working conditions and communities demand corporate social responsibility.
Continue reading “Why is enterprise asset intelligence critical now?” »
We are excited to have just launched our first full HD YouTube video – the first in what will be a series of short videos released over the coming months that will introduce the capabilities of our integrated software, asset tagging & mobile data capture solutions. Continue reading “‘What is asset intelligence?’ now showing on the new assetDNA YouTube channel” »
‘Asset Intelligence: What it is and why it is critical now’
Relegen has just recently published a new white paper called ‘Asset Intelligence: What it is and why it is critical now’. We commissioned this paper to help executives and asset managers gain a better understanding of asset intelligence technology and the ways it can be put to work across their organisations to improve enterprise asset management. Continue reading “New asset management industry white paper released” »