From real estate to media & entertainment, transport to education - the pandemic era has clearly disrupted almost every industry at different extents. But like every other thing happening around us, this too has a bright side and that’s the latest technology trends !
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For those who smirked smart at the thought of AI taking over the shipping sector even a few years back, time to take it back, buddy !
Well reportedly, the spark AI showed initially wasn’t late to embody a full flame, and thus today AI has set its feet firm across the shipping scenario around the globe amalgamating the game changing concepts starting from ‘predictive maintenance’ to ‘auto scheduling’ to ‘real-time analytics’ & more. Here's how it’s blessing businesses in these testing times !
Powered by machine learning (ML) and Artificial Intelligence (AI) driven fuel consumption sensors paired with digital & satellite maps and traffic information, you can choose the less resistant road out of the probable routes and save a considerable amount of fuel usage.
Every empty mile implies a lost earning opportunity, simply because human schedulers can’t fill a truck's schedule much tightly. That’s exactly where AI comes off as the saviour, as it packs the trucks’ schedules to complete perfection minimizing the deadhead miles using historical as well as the upcoming booking data.
AI enabled fleet tracking ensures you have A-to-Z real-time fleet updates starting from “driver’s location” to “tank refills”. So, you can simultaneously keep an eye on performance and safety, while GPS features take your business’s productivity up by several notches as your team can find resources on the go - literally.
AI smoothens your otherwise messy task of fleet management with incorporation of predictive maintenance improving your asset health, end-to-end visibility into operations, quality maintenance during transit, ensuring compliance with relevant protocols and more!
If you thought there was no better way to operate with updated data within your enterprise than just sticking your head out of the cubicle or hopping from one system to another, COVID-19 must have already convinced you, why you actually NEED a solid data collaboration in place!
The idea of working from home was clearly a hidden wish for many, only unless it was time to start working from home for real, as the 5 sec quick query was quick to become a 10 mints affair (drop a text - wait for the person to be available - call, ughhh!! ). However, like rain brings the rainbow, the pandemic era has also come off as a boon in some way, as with data collaboration being a mandate in this scenario the previously scattered data has now been centralized, instantly updated with latest changes made by anyone across the enterprise - making the entire process more effective while improving efficiency. Here are the benefits you can get just by having your head in the Clouds (make sure you reap ‘em all!) :
Data silos ruin your business just how excess salt ruins a dish and sadly, that’s an irreversible damage! However, advancements in the technology sector have turned quite a few curses to boons and centralization of data is one such, as a result, the single point of access ensures multiple departments can access data from an unified source.
Cloud enables instant updation in case of any modification made by anyone across the enterprise (inconsistency? You gotta be kidding!
One of the impacting IT trends of recent times,Data collaboration, is stirring up the data management scenario and on that note, getting a decent picture of the ideators’ minds has been a treat for innovators. In short, you get all the updated data in one place along with an idea of how others accessing the same data are perceiving it - what could be better?
By now we sure have started to miss the quick gossip with our favorite colleagues & can’t wait to go back to office, but going by what the reports are predicting, remote working is likely here to stay for a good long time.
Here’s how you can put your best tech foot forward acing the WFH game!
This thanksgiving, we all need to thank technology for real, as it has virtually made communication easier than we have ever thought - just a few taps & clicks and you’ll feel no difference with sticking your head out of the cubicle for a quick discussion.
WFH sure started with an organized desk, but was about to shift base among the land of pillows, replacing 5 minutes’ coffee break with a 20 minutes’ ‘power’ nap for most of us and the snooze button can tell you the rest of the story better! That’s exactly where a productivity measuring software would drop in, ensuring you are sitting all alert during the working hours.
Managing projects turns out to be one of the major challenges of working from home but not with a project management tool in place. With constant reminders on a milestone’s deadline to an alert that someone is stuck because of delay in your input - PM tool ensures the project plan doesn’t turn South.
Siri to Alexa, Google Now to Cortana - it’s because of these (and many such) digital assistants that you can still adjust the AC temperature , check if you had looked the door when you rushed in for a Zoom meet after receiving the pizza delivery, all while at your Zoom meet.
It would be wrong to say that contactless payments owe its popularity entirely to the COVID-19, as the mass had already started going cashless before the pandemic hit the world, but the sudden spike was clearly not on the cards! The pandemic has successfully restricted our outdoor movements, but blah - these never ending requirements starting from the “morning bread-milk-eggs” to “the comfy neck pillow for those extended work hours” - there’s a constant need to make payments while minimizing physical touch on cash and that’s exactly what contactless payment enables you to do. Check out some more reasons why the world is making a paradigm shift to contactless payment options (and you should, too!) :
No more standing in queues to wait for your turn to pay, now you pay when you want to as all it takes is a click!
Enough of breaking sweat in the name of arranging the exact amount else walking away with unwanted cheap candies, as contactless payment allows you to transact with as much money as you want - your payment will only have digits chosen by you.
Who doesn’t like getting something extra without paying extra ? Silly question, I know. Coming to the point, opting for cashless payment, you can actually get some back in your account as loyalty rewards.
Digital payments are end-to-end encrypted so you don’t need to worry about the security for your transactions!
Accommodation needs can not wait and on the other hand, COVID-19 doesn’t seem to wave the final goodbye anytime soon. Then what about visiting the properties of choice, because most obviously buying one without checking the specs is not even an option.
Like every other contemporary problem, the tech genie has a solution for this one too - a virtual tour!
No matter how weird the duo means sitting together - AR & VR, the twin tech, actually makes it possible for you to scrutinise a space you want to acquire, sitting on your couch. Here’s why a ‘virtual tour’ deserves all the buzz !
With COVID-19 taking a toll on conventional methods of operating, the entire tech scenario is undergoing a massive transformation & the twin technologies impacting the real estate industry is one of the striking benefits. So now, you can present a property tour to ALL your potential customers without stressing over your agents’ schedule.
No hour is odd hour anymore, because an AI bot is at your service 24*7 , so it’s time for a final goodbye to missed deals in the name of wrong timing!
We often miss what’s lying around us, but tend to find minute details when we watch something in a TV or merely a picture..that’s exactly what a 3D tour does - presents a 360 degree view of the property so you get to notice everything closely.
Since stepping out is not required for taking a property tour now, you can actually have a list of tours lined up for a couple of hours & call it a day without investing all your energy in it.
Turns out with its own set of striking PROs, e-learning is not a plan-B courtesy pandemic anymore, it’s an equally (if not more) effective solution that makes learning more interesting than ever, bringing all who’s on the same page virtually. Wondering what the striking features are? Have a look !
Everyone learns best when they are allowed to learn their chosen chapter at their preferred time. E-learning facilitates just that !
E-learning brings all the lessons at your fingertips, so you can learn absolutely from anywhere without commuting anywhere else.
If you are thinking that e-learning misses out on the peer to peer interaction, it’s high time to break the myth. E-learning allows you to practically interact with global students learning the same thing, different ways.
_______________ & Chill - guessed it already ?
That’s what OTT platforms have been lately - the go-to option for all our binge watching needs in this pandemic era (read, era of cancelled concerts & closed theatres).
Presenting a rundown on why the leaders from the entertainment industry are prepping base in the OTT space!
Live entertainment can serve only a handful of people because of it’s fixed number of seats but the cutting-edge OTT entertainment deprives none, as it serves global audiences at every given instant.
Be it electricity bill or regular cleaning expense, leave alone the reel cost - live entertainment charges a good fat amount as ‘establishment & maintenance fees’. OTT brings to you the same experience in the comfort of your home, without the extra charge. Do you see overweighting benefits?
Show time is about to be in the histories as OTT makes entertainment available 24*7. No more rushing to catch the show, be the master of your own entertainment.
How many times have you walked out of a theatre wishing you have never booked the tickets? We understand, so does OTT, and that’s precisely why ACR came into existence. ACR is driven by user’s past viewing habits & it recommends similar type of content to you based on the same, so you don’t have to regret spending your time into something you clearly dislike!
These latest technology trends are more than just ‘trends’, from the way it has been influencing businesses in every sector lately, this can quite reasonably be called the foundation for the upcoming decade.
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