SQUIRREL! – Living in a World of Distractions

I don’t know about you, but one of the funnier – and certainly very relatable – parts of Pixar’s movie Up was when Dug (the dog) would suddenly get distracted by just the mention of a squirrel.  Unfortunately, that type of behavior is now part of our everyday lives…

ROBBERY DENIED! – An Automation Success Story

A couple of years ago, we published a post on “The Key Components to Move a Pilot to Production” that featured fellow St. Louis technology firm, Blue Line Technology.  Blue Line has an industry-leading capability in intelligent facial recognition security solutions. One of their customers in Yakima, Washington made…

KonMari & The Challenges of Automating Your Inventory – Part 3: After the Inventory

The last few weeks we’ve been talking about Stuff.  As a society, we haven’t exactly embraced the Less is More concept – and we all seem to be overflowing with too much Stuff. The irony is that in the middle of all of this Stuff is a repeated feeling…

KonMari & The Challenges of Automating Your Inventory – Part 2

One thing that most of us have a hard time dealing with is our stuff.  It’s everywhere.  Some is unseen as it’s tucked away in cabinets/drawers/closets/basements/storage.  Some is in full view in piles/bins/cubbies.  For most of us – it’s overwhelming and hard to manage. Enter Marie Kondo.  Ms. Kondo…

KonMari & The Challenges of Automating Your Inventory

Last weekend, I watched some of that new Netflix series – Tidying Up with Marie Kondo.  It made me shake my head at how much we as a society seem to constantly dealing with STUFF. At home, it’s everywhere – in piles, closets, on counters, that chair in the…