An intelligent solution designed to lower retail operating expense by uncovering broken processes, improving customer experience, and reducing shrinkage was recently launched by STANLEY Security. The new software, called TRENDS™, allows corporate leaders and managers to drive operational efficiency while maintaining strong business ethics inside the company.“TRENDS automates many of the day-to-day tasks that managers juggle,” said Matt Kushner, president of STANLEY Product Solutions. “The solution helps accelerate leadership decision-making by allowing them to focus more time on the actual business.”Designed for flexibility to scale regionally and nationally, TRENDS leverages exception-based insights combined with surveillance footage to uncover inefficient processes. The retail software can be quickly customized to each unique retailer’s business model, point-of-sale system and reporting needs from multiple data sources.- Sponsor – “Our solution is continuing to evolve and will soon include predictive analytics” said Kushner. “While extracting patterns and outcomes from our beta test data, we experienced an even greater increase in productivity that our customers will benefit from.”There are multiple pain points that can be relieved by three featured benefits of TRENDS:Provides timely data that allows executive leadership to engage in better decision-making with the help from clear, customizable and easy-to-use dashboards that report values across daily inputs, processes and activity.Reduces unknown theft by identifying broken processes, data discovery shows point-of-purchase successes and challenges. This eliminates frustration between departments and helps potentially expose organized crime activity.Incorporates video surveillance for advanced video visualization decreases operating expenses across the company. This provides corporate loss prevention teams with documentation needed for asset protection criminal cases and prosecuting thieves.With the integration of the solution, TRENDS customers will be able to understand point-of-sale challenges and determine which locations may need additional strategic planning.“With the click of a button, TRENDS can help you prioritize how to improve your retail customer experience” continued Kushner. “Many software alternatives on the market only include exception-based reporting. By leveraging video to accelerate decision-making, retailers can use the intelligence to reduce both malicious and non-malicious retail loss.”For more information, visit www.stanleysecurity.com/trends. Stay UpdatedGet critical information for loss prevention professionals, security and retail management delivered right to your inbox. Sign up now
Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting alex williams A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Heroku is an example of a service that is making it infinitely easier for developers to develop and manage applications. It’s part of a new breed of platforms emerging that are growing in popularity.We’ll see if Heroku will grow 100 percent over the span of a year. That would mean 80,000 apps. Seems plausible, doesn’t it? Flightcaster uses Heroku to serve the application. But the actual data analysis is done through Amazon S3 where Hadoop manages the data analytics. The data is passed from Heroku to Amazon S3 and then back to Heroku where it is served back to the customer making the request. Related Posts The number of apps hosted on the Ruby platform Heroku has increased 50 percent since November, pointing out how cloud-based platforms are becoming the norm for the capabilities the services provide in terms of testing and reliability.Heroku had more than 40,000 apps on its platform last November. Now more than 60,000 apps are using the Heroku service. Heroku’s success is not alone. Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Rackspace are rapidly expanding. AWS announced its expansion to the Asia Pacific region this past week. In its announcement, AWS featured Kim Eng, one of Asia’a largest security brokers. The firm said the availability of the AWS service helped minimize its latency for its KE Trade iPhone application.Rackspace developer Mike Mayo built the company’s latest iPad app for customers to monitor Rackspace cloud networks. He said the cloud provides a way for developers to test with better efficiency. For example, using cloud platforms, apps are continually tested for bugs. Those bugs can be fixed one at a time as they pop up. That’s easier than doing a build and then fixing the 20 bugs that are discovered.HerokuHeroku is a Ruby-on-Rails platform that according to the company web site “eliminates the need to manage servers, slices or clusters.” Developers focus on the code and that’s pretty much it.Heroku hosts the Flightcaster application, an interesting example of a service that uses two cloud providers to serve its app. Flightcaster is a service that checks your flight to see if it is on time. It can predict up to six hours in advance if your flight will be late. Tags:#cloud#cloud computing#news#Trends
How Myia Health’s Partnership with Mercy Virtua… Biotricity has selected AT&T as its prefered network partner, providing the wireless carrier entry into the medical market.AT&T has a pilot program in place that provides Biotricity with “near real-time connectivity for data transmission.” That will expand to a full program later this year, when Biotricity launches its first wearable.See Also: IoT revenues up 15%; cloud computing a big driverBioflux, the name of the wearable, enables physicians to diagnose cardiovascular and coronary heart disease (CVD and CHD) by monitoring the person for 30 days and sending results back in real-time.Having the system send back data in real-time is important, as it may inform physicians or doctors that the patient is in cardiac distress.Biotricity also plans a new wearableBiotricity also plans to sell Biolife, a personal wearable for people to track heart-rhythm, respiration, calories, temperature, physical activity, and other measurements. Users will receive support from physicians, but its unclear if data will be sent in real-time to a physician.“For medical device manufacturers to successfully enter and establish themselves in the new connected healthcare industry, it is imperative that they look beyond traditional forms of technological innovation,” said Biotricity founder and CEO Waqaas Al-Siddiq. “IoT, for example, would be an avenue for consideration. Medical device manufacturers are uniquely positioned to be successful in this market, as they have a profound understanding of the regulatory process, critical applications, and patient risk.”Biotricity is attempting to hit two surging markets, IoT and personal healthcare, at the same time. It has went through the regulatory process of getting the device approved by the FDA as well, something traditional tech firms like Apple and Fitbit have struggle with in the past.The question now is can Biotricity win over physicians and consumers, the former may be inclined to stick with current methods, the latter may be happy enough with their Fitbit or Apple Watch health services. David Curry Related Posts FDA Extends Collaboration on Living Heart Proje… Tags:#AT&T#biometric#Biotricity#health#Internet of Things#IoT#medical#networking 8 Unusual Ideas for a Dentistry Business Can IoT Bridge The Gaps In Modern Mental Health…
Are you attending the Intel Developer Forum in San Francisco this year? If so, I invite you to attend a session that I will be co-presenting along with two of my teammates from the Business Client Platform Division here at Intel.We will be highlighting several different ways you can develop solutions for the Intel vPro and Small Business Advantage platforms. This session is targeted at both IT practitioners and software developers. The class will naturally have slides, but will also include a number of live demos. So, if you are interested in learning how you can create solutions for Intel’s business client platforms, I encourage you to attend and bring any questions you have.Here are the details on the class from the IDF website:Session ID: BCSS001Date/Time: 09/13/12 @ 10:15 amTitle: 2013 Business Client Solutions: Intel® vPro™ Technology and Intel® Small Business AdvantageAbstract:Whether you are an IT practitioner with Intel® vPro™ Technology clients in your enterprise, a medium business wanting to enhance your existing business process automation or a small business looking to improve efficiency and productivity of your PC assets, this is the session for you. Come see a glimpse of the innovative 2013 Business Client platforms, including the Ultrabook™, All-In-One and ultra-small form factors. Experience technical deep dives and demonstrations on how to easily incorporate Intel vPro Technology into your existing environment through a variety of Independent Software Vendors integration points, scripting tools, and developer Software Development Kits. This session will also focus on a rich set of capabilities provided through the Intel® Small Business Advantage platform that delivers out of the box experience for small businesses. Key topics covered include: • Intel Small Business Advantage Overview • Intel vPro Technology Use Cases / Independent Software Vendor integration • Developer and IT Tools providing automation for Intel vPro Technology features including: High Level API (HLAPI), Software Developer Kits (SDKs), Microsoft* Windows* PowerShellIn addition to this class, the we have two additional classes at IDF San Francisco this year:BCSS002 – Security for Intel® Architecture Based Business Clients – 9/13 @ 12pmBCSS003 – Enabling Consumerization Through Client Based Desktop Virtualization – 9/13 @ 1:15pmYou can find further details on these sessions, as well as all the others here:http://intel.activeevents.com/sf12/scheduler/public.jsp
zoomIllustration; Source: Unsplash/Shaah Shahidh Four commercial ships were subjected to sabotage near United Arab Emirates territorial waters in the Gulf of Oman on May 12, according to UAE’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation.No details of the nature of the sabotage were provided, however, UAE said that there were no injuries or fatalities on board the affected vessels, nor spillage of chemicals or fuel.The incident occurred east of Fujairah, one of the world’s largest bunkering hubs situated outside the Strait of Hormuz.Khalid Al-Falih, the Minister of Energy, Industry and Mineral Resources, said that two of the four vessels were Saudi oil tankers. The ships were on their way to cross into the Arabian Gulf.One of the two vessels was to be loaded with Saudi crude oil from the port of Ras Tanura, to be delivered to Saudi Aramco’s customers in the United States.“Fortunately, the attack didn’t lead to any casualties or oil spill; however, it caused significant damage to the structures of the two vessels,” Saudi Press Agency cited Al-Falih.The Saudi minister of energy denounced the attack “that aims to undermine the freedom of maritime navigation, and the security of oil supplies to consumers all over the world.”Relevant authorities are investigating the incident in cooperation with local and international bodies.The ministry added that the operations at Port of Fujairah were not affected and that it was operating without any interruption.