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We’re living in the Digital Age, an era in which we’re becoming more and more reliant on technology in our lives, our homes, our work and our businesses.  One of the most powerful improvements that we’ve seen in modern life is the ability to track our assets to ensure that we’re always making the most of what we have.  This is never truer than when it comes to business.  Modern businesses now have the technology needed to keep on top of their assets at all times and any business (however large or small) that doesn’t harness the power of asset tracking will have no chance of survival in the...
Here at Interactive Communications we like to make sure we keep our readers up to date with everything that’s going on in the industry so that we can act as your go-to resource for all the latest news and views. As part of our commitment to keeping you informed we publish a monthly news roundup to keep you up to date. Another way we like to help is to make you aware of anything going on within this sector that you really shouldn’t miss out on. We’ve already described just how important it is to attend industry events, conferences and trade shows – your presence demonstrates that you’re a...
For fleet owners the prospect of installing a telematics solution in the fleet’s vehicles may seem like a pricey and daunting project. However, the benefits that you’ll see in the future far outweigh the inconvenience and the costs. A massive 40% of large fleets in the UK are using telematics systems while 25% of smaller fleet companies have jumped on the bandwagon. However, the use of telematics solutions is predicted to increase in coming years due to advances in the internet, mobile phone technology and GPS receivers. This means that telematics is becoming a way of life and it’s essential...
Here at Interactive Communications, we want to provide our readers with an online resource that provides all the latest news in the Telematics sector – we believe that providing you with useful and relevant information is the best way to give you some added value on a regular basis. As part of our offerings, we decided to publish a monthly News Roundup for the Telematics industry so our readers can keep up with what’s going on in this sector in one convenient place. Let us know what you think about this News Roundup by email and if there is anything you’d like us to cover, then please let us...
Health and safety legislation applies just as much for lone workers and remote workers as they do for any other employee – whether they work alone at your business premises, out in the field or work from home. Before going any further, let’s take a look at exactly what is covered by the term “lone working” so that we’re clear about the issues involved. Lone workers include home workers and remote workers – working practices that are increasingly commonplace as new technology enables workers to link to and communicate with their employers and colleagues located elsewhere. Those who work out in...
The Internet of Things (IoT) means that connected homes are on the way to a street near you. We’ve already reported on the IoT and how it’s set to change the way in which we live, work and play in the future and we’ve reported on smart homes (connected homes) earlier this year. Today we’re going to take a look at some of the challenges that are likely to face the early adopters of the connected home as they strive to use technology to make their lives more convenient. The idea of the connected home looks like an attractive option – smart fridges that tell you when your food is reaching its...
With telematics technology being adopted by fleet owners across the UK, we feel it’s only right to point out some of the negative aspects of the latest in information technology. Unless there are robust management policies and procedures in place to manage the flow of information effectively and efficiently, fleet owners are likely to be swamped with the “big data” that’s being delivered to them on a daily basis. What started off as a steady drip of useful information can quickly turn into a veritable deluge of data as vehicle manufacturers, tech companies and telecommunications providers are...
In our News Roundup last week we reported on a story from SHP (Safety and Health Practitioner) magazine about the benefits of Dynamic Risk Assessment (DRA) training for lone workers.  Dynamic Risk Assessment is a reactive method of risk assessment which is spontaneous.  It’s carried out on the spot at any given time, depending on the specific circumstances of any individual situation.  For example, a lone worker carrying out a home visit in the field arrives at their destination but something about the situation makes them feel uncomfortable or uneasy.  Being able to carry out a Dynamic Risk...
Here at Interactive Communications, we want to provide our readers with a website that offers a wealth of information on the Telematics sector – we believe that providing you with useful and relevant information is the best way to give you some added value on a regular basis. As part of our offerings, we publish a monthly News Roundup for the Telematics industry so our readers can keep up to speed with what’s going on in this sector in one convenient place. Let us know what you think about this News Roundup by email and if there is anything you’d like us to cover, then please let us know and...
Telematics are at the heart of the connected technologies which are at the vanguard of an emerging third platform leading the rapid development of M2M (machine to machine) systems.  It’s expected that the telematics sector is going to outperform all other M2M markets in the coming years and by 2020 one in every five vehicles across the world will be connected.  In the business world, connected vehicles are leading a revolution in the management of mobile workforces and open platform technology is providing plenty of new opportunities for companies to improve their business workflow and...

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