April 30, 2018 by Beverley Wise
Information overload. The scourge of the 21st century. More data, more statistics, more figures in a world awash with technology-enabled information, but not necessarily knowledge. For fleet management, modern integration with existing software platforms means big data seems to get ever bigger, especially when you consider that a typical large fleet of 100 vehicles making […]
March 29, 2018 by Beverley Wise
Over the past 50 years, technology has developed at an unbelievable rate. One of the first home computers, the Sinclair ZX80, was launched in 1980 and was equipped with 1 KB of static RAM and 4 KB of read-only memory. To provide context, a standard smartphone has around 2,000,000 times more RAM and usually around […]
August 31, 2016 by Irvin Gray
Described recently as ‘a big smartphone on wheels’, the Connected Car is a much hyped but often nebulous concept. Gartner forecasts that about one in five vehicles on the road worldwide will have some form of wireless network connection by 2020, amounting to more than 250 million connected vehicles. For the record, the term relates […]
January 19, 2015 by Irvin Gray
Protecting fleet data goes hand-in-hand with protecting business security and customer service. From underground facilities to oxygen-depleted vaults and dual redundant servers, advanced security is called for to keep vital business intelligence safe. Data security and availability are critical considerations for companies looking to introduce new business systems. Although many large organisations do pay serious […]
November 3, 2014 by Irvin Gray
As our understanding of telematics develops even further, so too will its application. The future is closer than you think – here we reveal the top 10 most exciting innovations in the rapidly evolving world of telematics… Innovation 1: Mapping a safer, more efficient future Modern telematics systems are already capable of analysing driving style […]
July 4, 2014 by Irvin Gray
A growing business is usually indicative of a successful operation. But as you grow your business there are, of course, a number of associated costs. Some of these increased costs are inevitable. Some can be minimised. Some can be offset completely. Here we show you how a telematics solution has the ability to drastically improve […]
June 9, 2014 by Irvin Gray
Public relations is not usually a high priority for fleet managers – and understandably so. The responsibility of managing a fleet of vehicles, keeping down costs, striving for optimum operational efficiency, meeting legislative requirements and orchestrating a mobile workforce ensures the job is enough of a juggling act without more responsibility thrown on top. But […]
May 7, 2014 by Irvin Gray
Fleet management technology – how can it benefit your drivers? Fleet management technology brings many benefits to drivers as well as fleet managers. Take a typical day out with a driver in our latest infographic and find out the six main ways in which it can make your drivers’ lives significantly easier. Telematics doesn’t just […]
April 29, 2014 by Irvin Gray
It is generally accepted that taking a green approach to business has practical benefits, and is no longer simply seen as a purely ethical question. We have discussed how and why you should run a green fleet elsewhere on this blog, such as our post on the benefits of eco driving for reducing fleet costs. Up to 30% of a vehicle’s TCO is based on a driver’s fuel consumption and maintenance, so this is an issue that many fleet managers are getting serious about.
April 17, 2014 by Irvin Gray
Big data shouldn’t be seen as a big problem.
Company owners or managers might occasionally feel like they’re on the receiving end of a fire hose of data, such is the volume and range of statistics provided by some modern business systems.