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Internet of Things

Interoperability: Achilles Heel or the Special Sauce

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Everyone from supply chain to healthcare is talking about Interoperability, or the ability of information systems to work together within and across organizational boundaries, by enabling different information technology systems, and software applications to communicate, exchange data, and use the information that has been exchanged. “The dream is to have interoperability between networks. Why is it needed? Business leaders now manage a value chain, not a simple supply chain within their four walls. They need interoperability between networks and technology applications. They know that a traditional focus on standards and integration does not work. The elephant in the room is…

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The Interconnected Supply Chain

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The moment I wake every morning, data is being generated about me. By the time I stretch and take a few paces around my room, the fitness bracelet on my wrist has already documented that my sleep cycle broke at 7:23 a.m. I check my phone for the weather, and it opportunely alerts me that it will take approximately 13 minutes to drive to work at this time of day. Sure, I use applications that access my current location, such as apps for mapping directions or for finding the closest Mexican restaurant, so I know that my phone has the…

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