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It’s true, the bigger they are, the harder the fall. Kiosk and vending owners and operators know it can be costly and painful when scaling a fleet from hundreds to thousands of machines. Every time those devices are down, the business takes a hit, and customers walk away, probably frustrated and likely not to return. We’ve all seen it, just watch this video. Downtime comes at a high price, including a loss of sales, costly repairs, and potentially can drive customers away. Making a diagnosis Operators can gain increased visibility and more efficiently manage a network of kiosks by leveraging an IoT platform.  An IoT platform allows for an operator to have real-time visibility into what’s currently happening on their machines, as well as what will occur in the future. With an IoT platform providing predictive analytics operators can scale more reliably and perform ... (more)

Basics of IoT: Data Analytics | @ThingsExpo #IoT #M2M #BigData #Analytics

Basics of IoT 3-Part Series: Part 1 Data Analytics Today, it seems like we’re reading about more advanced and intelligent kiosk implementations across every industry. Whether it is in healthcare with the medication disposal kiosks, Walgreens introduced last fall in 14 locations across Indiana, or it’s the new self-service devices at McDonald’s for automating ordering. Even sporting and entertainment venues are getting in the game by introducing kiosks and integrated mobile solutions to bring new levels of play and competition to sports such as golf and bowling. Managing data flo... (more)

IoT Is Real | @ThingsExpo @BanyanHills #IoT #M2M #AI #ML #API #Sensors

It wasn’t that long ago when the first smartphone came out, and we saw the pace of connected devices and associated mobile applications accelerate beyond what anyone could have imagined. Shortly after that, something incredible happened, we reached the point where there were more connected devices than people on the planet. Since then, we’ve used this to measure the growth of the Internet of Things (IoT). Research predicts there will be as many as 50 to 100, and possibly even 200 billion connected devices by 2020. Some businesses are already set up for IoT, like operators of la... (more)

2017 #IoT Predictions | @ThingsExpo #BigData #M2M #DigitalTransformation

Make room for IoT. It’s a necessary step to moving any business forward. What can the world expect from IoT technology in the upcoming year? IoT implementations that bring in new revenue streams and deliver real-time business insights. We’ll see a rising trend in the intersect of virtualization and IoT. As the number of connected things continues to rise, it has been projected to reach 50.1 billion things in 2020, and there is estimated to be 44 trillion gigabytes of data from all those connected things—that’s equal to the number of stars in the universe. It’s incredible! As th... (more)

The Secret to Small Business Content Marketing

Last week I was looking at our web analytics and saw some unfavorable trends in our site visits. There were some dips and declines. My slow but steady upward trend was starting to level. The horror, I know. Look, we all know content is king, but when you are running marketing for a small business it isn’t easy to publish content weekly. Publishing content daily is sometimes challenging. Banyan is a technology company with an IoT platform. The Internet of Things is gaining a lot of attention, and it’s impossible to generate a lot of content and keep up with tech giants like Cisco... (more)