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…

Mobile Devices, Changing Platforms & Migration

It’s inevitable. Just when you think you have everything in place – something changes. Nothing stays in place for long – especially in the world of technology. But how you approach the dynamics of these situations can have a big impact on your team, your production – and your…

Zero Tolerance for Errors – Is it Possible?

“Zero tolerance for errors.” “No room for mistakes.” While phrases like these may sound like the rally cries of a bunch of perfectionists – we’ve actually had them as requirements in solutions from some of our clients. True story. But is this even remotely achievable? Ask a recovering perfectionist,…

Windows versus Android – Which is the Better Approach?

Last week, I talked about our decision to leverage Windows 10 as our initial tablet operating system offering. We made this decision after internal research across Windows 10, Android and iOS options – and the impact to our clients and partners. Each of these operating systems (O/S) is somewhat…

Casually Connected – Is This the Best Way?

When you hear the term “casually connected”, you might think it’s a reference to social relationships. Obviously (hopefully) we’re not talking about the relationship with your spouse or significant other. When we say Casual Connection around our offices, we’re talking about the relationship between your mobile device and your…

Leveraging AIT – It all Begins with the Label

When I first got involved with Automatic Identification Technology (AIT) in 1989 as a District Manager for Intermec Technologies, my Media Specialist at the time drilled in the importance of the label (thanks Clark!) and its role on how it all works. It didn’t take long for me to…

Unexpected Benefits

I came across an article on Forbes last week about the Hubble Space Telescope and how some of the best things we’ve learned were complete surprises. It got me to thinking about the beauty of Unexpected Benefits. The world is full of these unplanned surprises. We see them sometimes…

Can You Handle the Truth?

One of the most memorable scenes in the movie, A Few Good Men, was when Col. Jessup (Jack Nicholson) blew his top and shouted “You can’t handle the truth!” Man, I love that movie. Oddly enough, that line pops into my head sometimes when I’m looking at different situations…

The Dodgy Business of Data – Can I Use It?

Data is everywhere. Every decision we make takes in whatever data is available – including our own perceptions and preferences. Your alarm goes off in the morning and you look at the clock to decide if you are late, early, on time – or to hit the snooze button….

The Dodgy Business of Data – Can I Trust It?

Information is everywhere – and we use it all of the time to make most of our decisions. Before you left the house today, you probably checked the time, the weather and maybe the traffic. And that’s just the start of your day. Data is definitely a principle component…