Monthly Archives: September 2014

iBeacon for the Enterprise: Facilitating a Rich Productive Workplace

For a large percentage of us, a significant proportion of our waking hours is spent navigating inside workplace walls, essentially becoming a home away from home, or in some cases, more of a home than the place we hang our hats.  With that in mind, an interesting dilemma always presents itself: how can employers make the workplace more enjoyable, productive, and overall conducive to their employees?
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iBeacon for Logistics: A Use Case in Facilities, Asset, & Inventory Management

As it stands, logistical systems have traditionally relied on RFID technology for facilities, asset, and inventory management.  However, the release of iBeacon technology now presents a fruitful alternative for the industry, offering some significant advantages over traditional RFID.  For starters, beacon enabled systems can be read directly from any standard tablet or smartphone, eliminating the need to purchase more expensive hand-held readers.  Secondly, beacons operate on a widely accepted worldwide wireless standard, thus making them capable of worldwide operation immediately following deployment.  Lastly, beacons themselves are extremely affordable and painless to deploy.  Overall, beacons offer a novel opportunity for radical changes in daily operations for any logistical need.  Below I will outline just a few potential use cases of iBeacon for logistics.
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