Considerations when choosing an IoT Platform for your organization – Part I »

The IoT Market The Internet of Things (IoT) has already seen big investments in solutions and IoT platforms. With an expected 50 billion active devices by 2020 (CISCO), investment in IoT is expected to reach $1.3 trillion globally...Read More →

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Need an IoT Strategy? How about: “Start Small, Think Big, Go Fast”? »

Mariner has been developing IoT solutions for manufacturing and field service customers for over 4 years. It’s been an interesting time. We’ve gone from a time when “Internet of Things” was a foreign term not known by...Read More →

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Part 2: Should we Send the Azure Machine Learning Model to Market? »

The previous post concentrated on deciding if a categorical Machine Learning model should be released for production or not. This post concentrates on interpreting the scores of a regression model and the implication in using...Read More →

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Chess and Machine Learning

Exploring the Long Tail with Analytics and Machine Learning »

Computers and Chess The game of chess is a big factor in the development of Advanced Analytics and Machine Learning (ML). I recently heard a story on NPR about chess and computers that explained that these days computers regularly...Read More →

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Train, Hire or Partner? Do you really need a Data Scientist? »

“The only thing that is constant is change.” That’s from Greek philosopher Heraclitus about  2500 years ago (yes, I had to look up who said it). Data Scientists often use this quote as a reminder that what allowed them...Read More →

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Industrial IoT

Joining the Industrial Internet of Things (IoT) Revolution »

JOINING THE IoT REVOLUTION After spending 14 years selling advanced assembly systems and customized ergonomic handling solutions to the manufacturing industry, I decided to make a change and join the team at Mariner.  I wanted...Read More →

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Decision Management

From Device Data to Actionable Intelligence using Azure and SMARTS »

What is the biggest bottleneck for the Internet of Things (IoT) to be successful? Here’s a clue for you: It’s no different than the biggest bottleneck for “Big Data.” And no, it’s not the infrastructure challenges....Read More →

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Digital Business Decision Automation

The Mid-Market Digital Business Imperative »

This isn’t going to be one of those “if you don’t do digital business now, you’ll most likely be dead by the morning.”  But . . . there is tons of evidence that strongly suggests you cannot be complacent, hunker...Read More →

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IoT Requires Teamwork »

IoT spans multiple functions I had the good fortune to be part of a Mariner team that was facilitating an IoT Quickstart workshop. Although the invitation was from a manufacturer’s IT team, they were wise enough to bring together...Read More →

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Get Started with Industrial Internet of Things in 4 Easy Steps »

Opportunity for Factories IoT is one of the hottest trending topics today. You can’t open a business or technology publication without finding an array of articles predicting the impact that this technology tsunami will have...Read More →

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Why Out of Stock (OOS) is such a protracted, pervasive and pernicious issue for retailers »

19th Century Britain was famous for retailing. According to Adam Smith [1] To found a great <British> empire for the sole purpose of rising up a people of customers, may at first sight, appear fit only for a nation of shopkeepers. 20th...Read More →

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Predictive Maintenance using IoT

Building an IoT Strategy for Predictive Maintenance – Part 2 »

Know What You Want to Know & Know the Value of Knowing It Strategy to surmount a key challenge If you are serious about the word ‘strategy’ in an IoT strategy for predictive analytics then, make sure it is a strategy, not...Read More →

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