McDonald’s Save the Sundae Cone campaign had a McDonald’s Sundae Cone on the digital billboard, which was slowly melting in the heat of the city. To “save” the sundae cone, the audience needed to spin a giant fan that would ‘cool’ the sundae cone and ‘un-melt’ it. They did this by spinning a mini-fan, which was accessed through their mobile device’s web browser. At the end, participants were given a voucher on their smartphone to be redeemed at a McDonald’s across the street for a free sundae cone. The realtime network needed to be able to handle hundreds of users simultaneously, and with such a large audience, 100% uptime was vital for the campaign.
Time is essential when it comes to introducing new products to the market. Many clients need to mass manufacture a product in a very short time. Their requirements put Foxconn under substantial pressure.
As the company expanded into new geographies and areas of therapy, existing patient management platform performance was unable to support future business needs. This resulted in end user satisfaction being compromised.
Some of the business challenges were:
Value based care delivery: Robust platform to support wide array of devices, data, and applications that manage patient data with utmost security. This facilitates the delivery of customised care to end-users, increasing the patients’ adherence to medication.
Business efficiency: Integration with legacy enterprise applications to ensure seamless exchange of customer, product, and sales data between BU’s as well as enabling KPI tracking at various enterprise levels
Shorten time to market: Ability to run complex analytical models and data science functionality on the data collected from multiple sources to streamline development cycles.
The touch screen soda fountain was introduced publicly by The Coca-Cola Company in 2009. The machine Coca-Cola Freestyle needed to feature over 125 different Coca-Cola drink products,
and custom flavors while allowing users to select from mixtures of flavors of Coca-Cola branded products which are then individually dispensed.
Quickly Developing Licensing Applications to Improve the Product Licensing Process
Today, EMC has a huge and varied technology portfolio with approximately 80 different product lines with multiple products in each. Additionally, products are sold to different market segments and different market types. This creates a significant challenge as multiple licensing algorithms and schemes are required to support EMC’s broad portfolio of products.
According to Brian Walsh, Architect for Licensing Applications, EMC IT, the company is always adjusting the way it delivers products to meet market changes, and it needs to be able to support quickly changing licensing schemes, how products consume licenses, as well as the whole lifecycle of license management.
“We have to be able to react very quickly and support a global customer base,” says Walsh. “We need a platform that allows us to rapidly build licensing applications to support the complete lifecycle of licensing agreements that EMC has with customers.”
Gini & Jony, a Nucleus Vision client, and Brick and mortar stores retail customers in general hardly get personalized pricing, custom offers, or preferential treatment for being a brand or store loyalist. This primarily stems from the store’s inability to differentiate between customers in offline stores.
ACTi recognized the potential for cloud-based IP video surveillance and realized that cloud technology could help customers avoid the cost of deploying large physical infrastructures and maintaining a team of security professionals. ACTi wanted toseize these opportunities and make cloud-based solutions available to companies of all sizes.
The company started developing a cloud-based surveillance and big data analytics system, but ran into technical difficulties. These challenges disrupted the company’s own plans to switch its internal systems from on-premises to a cloud-based platform. It had no option but to find a cloud-service provider since the situation limited growth potential and the organization’s ability to reduce operating costs.
Peter Wu, sales director at ACTi Corporation, says the company was dedicating an increasing amount of budget to support a 20 percent increase in data per year. “We wanted a cloud-based solution to reduce our IT overhead, but the priority was to develop our cloud-based IP video surveillance solution to drive our market share worldwide,” he says.
Semios has been offering pest management systems using a network of connected devices including pheromone dispensers, automated traps, soil moisture meters, leaf-wetness monitoring and weather stations. Pheromones are an alternative for pesticides. The challenge was that pheromones are generally more expensive than pesticides. To get the growers to adopt pheromones Semios need to automate their delivery in a way that's going to be more cost-effective. The two key elements of precision agriculture are the provision of information based on data collected from the field and, based on that information, timely, precise action to manage the crop. Semios wanted an IoT solution to better manage the data and control the logistic of pheromone.
- Integrated system with single point of administration of infrastructure network and asset management.
- Centralized authentication portal, integrated with SDN controller.
- SDN controller architecture enables automated and immediate network reconfiguration via OpenFlow-enabled Wi-Fi AP access point and edge routers.
- Unified M2M cross-platform connectors for iDigi Device Cloud communication
- Automated BYOD configuration via IoT cloud web application
PubNub was a key infrastructure component in the Save the Sundae campaign and was used in a variety of different use cases. The reliable and low latency realtime data streaming that PubNub offers was essential for the project as a whole. With a tight realtime loop, participants, the app, and the digital billboard were all updated in realtime to mimic real life interaction.
ABB introduced RobotStudio to Foxconn to limit evaluation time and shorten development time which helps them achieve their strategy goal and satisfy their customers. RobotStudio is a programming tool for many different applications, such as developing new robot programs for welding and folding robots. The ability to share the progress of new RobotStudio versions and PowerPacs makes engineers more efficient and faster.
HCL’s workshop led DEFINE engagement was leveraged to identify the gaps in the existing system based stringent AS-IS analysis. In the BUILD phase, HCL developed an end-to-end platform stack connecting patients, physicians, sales, and operations teams
THE PROPOSED ARCHITECTURE HAS THE FOLLOWING CORE COMPONENTS:
Architecture to support both private and public cloud platforms, with extensive protocol support to integrate patient and business end points for additional business use-cases
Data security at all layers of the IoT stack to ensure privacy and security compliances. Additionally, enabling data segregation to different levels in line with regional laws and regulatory requirements
Compatible architecture with 3rd party applications, client’s existing applications, and IT infrastructure resulting in seamless integration.
Bsquare has provided consulting, architecture, services and products to develop the dispenser. Significant work and investment have gone into preparing an architectural design for the dispensers, which are flexible, reusable and have interfaces unlike any other fountain dispenser
In 2014, EMC decided to invest in what is known internally as the Transformational eLicensing Solution initiative (TeS). EMC was challenged with determining the best way to design a solution that would support the rapidly changing licensing demands of the product portfolio. The team initially considered a microservices approach that would require building up, maintaining and orchestrating several virtual machines and other related components. But after exploring Pivotal Cloud Foundry, they quickly recognized that it would be a good platform choice from a development perspective because it abstracted the underlying virtual infrastructure and provided the full lifecycle management, elasticity and scalability the service required. Pivotal Cloud Foundry, coupled with a microservices architecture, provides a symbiotic relationship that not only meets EMC’s immediate needs but is also foundational for supporting future business needs such as building a product licensing portal and supporting a broad diversity of client and consumer interfaces.
“With Pivotal Cloud Foundry as a Cloud Native Platform, being able to deliver systems quickly offers huge benefits for us,” says Walsh. “And enabling us to use a microservices- based approach gives us even more benefits.”
The microservices approach offers many advantages over a typical monolithic approach as it allows a developer to really focus on creating small self-contained components with specific functionality and then test, deploy, and scale each independently. This is very different from creating a small piece of a much larger application and then having to go through many layers to fix bugs or add logic.
The team began using Pivotal Cloud Foundry in spring 2014, and started building its first microservices in August of that year. The first components were delivered to production in March 2015, and approximately 35 microservices will be available by August 2015. One service under development is a new responsive web-based customer portal that the team plans to launch in summer 2015. The portal will use a Representational State Transfer (RESTful) architectural design delivered using microservices. The objective is to build endpoints that will enable more EMC products to consume licensing information and interact with the licensing system from the product.
Nucleus Vision is an end-to-end technology solution that captures and provides previously unaccessed data to retailers and other ‘brick and mortar’ businesses through its proprietary blockchain and real time sensor technology. The solution that Nucleus has built, which currently has ION Sensors deployed in 10 live retail establishments, will support a valuable data network for unique visitor IDs and corresponding user data. Nucleus' proprietary IoT sensor technology doesn’t depend on any RFID, WiFi Bluetooth, or even facial recognition technologies to operate.
Nucleus’ IoT solution enables retail brands around the world to build and execute a customer-focused shopping experience that leverages data from both in-person and online channels.
Nucleus' platform uses blockchain, sensors, data and intelligent analytics to create automated solutions that generate customer loyalty. For retailers, Nucleus's IoT solution provides insights into customer behavior that were not previously possible, such as the ability to track customer visits, to aisles browsed and paths taken in-store, favorite products and brands, and predict future customer behavior in-store.
ACTi approached Amazon Web Services (AWS) because stakeholders were already aware of the number of successful businesses worldwide using AWS and were familiar with its core services. Still, Wu says he was impressed with the breadth of the offering. “The AWS services service offerings were very strong,” says Wu. “The business cases were strong and each service was well documented, enabling us to make our decision easily.”
ACTi successfully migrated its internal systems to the cloud in about two weeks. This included the company website, business intelligence portal, and sales performance data, as well as its customer demo environments. After the successful migration, the company then moved its Cloud NVR, a cloud-based video surveillance solution, and its Market Application Suite (MAS) platform, a big data analytics platform for various vertical applications, to AWS.
Control Center provided a single platform for engineers from Semios to operate on, even though they deal with a lot of carriers around the world, through Europe, the U.S. and Canada. Control Center is a one-stop shop for managing Semios' connected devices. Growers typically purchase Semios devices already equipped with a SIM card. The company uses Control Center to automate the process of provisioning and managing devices deployed in the field by the grower. Hardware Components - Remotely controlled pheromone dispenser Software Components - Jasper Platform - Control Center
Corporations needing temporary back-end support.
Foxconn is the world's largest electronics contractor manufacturer and the third-largest information technology company by revenue.
Medial Technology Providers
Coca Cola Freestyle
EMC is a global leader in enabling businesses and service providers to transform their operations and deliver information-technology-as-a- service (ITaaS). Fundamental to this transformation is cloud computing. Through innovative products and services, EMC accelerates the journey to cloud computing, helping IT departments to store, manage, protect and analyze their most valuable asset — information — in a more agile, trusted and cost-efficient way.
Gini & Jony is an Indian kid's fashion brand, promoted by the Lakhani brothers, since 1980. The brand sells apparel through a mix of company-owned and franchisee outlets, and is currently present in 106 cities with 200 exclusive brand outlets and other large format multi-brand stores,
ACTi Corporation, founded in 2003, is a provider of end-to-end IP video surveillance solutions with products that deliver both security and business insight through big-data analytics. Historically, the company’s main markets have been in a centralized surveillance systems for small-to-medium sized enterprises and large corporations. Today, ACTi also distributes surveillance systems to retail stores due to the cost-effectiveness of its cloud-based surveillance technology. As part of its worldwide offering, the company provides comprehensive support both pre- and post-sales through a 24/7 global technical team. ACTi is developing integrations between its cloud-based surveillance technology and related systems, such as video analytics, forensics, and big data and Business Intelligence (BI) solutions for retail, which helps customers to improve business efficiencies.
Semios is an emerging leader in the development of M2M technology for agriculture. Their technology enables growers of high-value crops to monitor for insect pests, plant diseases and micro-climates and determine where and when to best take action to protect and increase crop value. They are at the forefront of a new wave of agricultural technology innovation involving precision agriculture, biological pest control and data management.
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Production process data, RobotStudio development versions, 3D models of equipment
Customer visits, aisles browsed, paths taken in-store, favorite products and brand data.
Insects data, growing parameters including soil condition, chemical used
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Enabled elegant solution architecture by utilizing functionality of IoT cloud and SDN controller. Eliminated complexity of AP captive portal by enabling OpenWRT-Routers with OpenFlow support
Simulation and debugging of production processes are possible without shutting down production.
The end-user experience improves by allowing more selection, increasing customer loyalty and ultimately driving sales.
Create an Infrastructure to Enable Faster Time to Market
Giny & Jony in India, are currently using Nucleus to deliver personalised pricing, accurate recommendations and real-time offers in physical brick-n-mortar stores for the very first time.
The AWS-based services offer “great revenue potential” for the company as it combines surveillance with big-data analytics, especially with accelerated development cycles.
Cloud solutions enable aggregation of 'big data' to enable more robust analysis and lower costs.
Easy single-point administration of the system. Enable BYOD mobile policy, targeting flexibility without compromise on security.
Ease of Implementation: PubNub’s ease of implementation, clear documentation and tutorials and debugging tool made it easy for the development team to implement PubNub, and since all the features needed were available, Arc was able to create both projects simultaneously within two weeks.
Programming time, production time, and installation time are shortened during the introduction of new products.
IoT has been proven to provide tangible financial benefits to manufacturers while at the same time delivering superior products with greater uptime characteristics to their customers.
Easily Take Advantage of Microservices Development Techniques to Improve Application Quality
Customers no longer have to face the costs and time required to deploy, test, or construct a large physical infrastructure that is traditionally not only the biggest overhead, but is often very hard to estimate in a big IP video surveillance project. Aside from the cameras, the rest of the hardware is able to work immediately in the cloud.
Real-time visibility, monitoring, and control of equipment improves asset and resource efficiency.
Automate onboarding and offboading of new employees and associated devices. Support multiple locations and multi-tenant environment with various network nodes types (wearables, connected assets, sensors, light bulbs, power units).
The low latency communications, and the capability to send one-to-one, one-to-many and many-to-one messages were the key functionality made the campaigns successful and ensured a tight realtime interactive loop between users and the digital billboard.
Enhance development and deployment by adopting agile software development practices
Solutions can support the development of the Internet of Things and provide valuable information to our customers about the people utilizing their products and services day to day.
One single platform is provided to monitor and control different types of equipment and sensors.
Single platform to support up to 100 Million annual transactions.
Development time is reduced by 30%, and testing and quality assurance can be done 40% faster.
Comprehending end-user behaviour to reduces the new product development cycle and time to market by 5-10%
ACTi has also lowered the cost of product development by around 30 percent, while IT operating costs have been reduced by about 20 percent by moving internal systems to AWS.
Improved patient monitoring to reduce re-admission rate by 15-20% and increased medication adherence. Also, the cost arbitrage enabled through architecture that has potential to be leveraged by multiple BU’s. Reusable architecture components to suit future business use-cases.
Reduce customer costs by 40 to 50 percent with AWS
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