IoT spending increases as strategies mature

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Apparently the Internet of Things (IoT) isn’t just a passing fad. Global spending on IoT is expected to grow 16.7% year over year in 2017, reaching just over $800 billion. That’s according to technology research giant IDC in an update to its Worldwide Semiannual Internet of Things Spending Guide. By 2021, IDC says, enterprise spending on […]

IoT in fuel cards: The potential of the connected fleet

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The self-driving car. What once seemed like a bit of folklore has come to life on the streets of American cities – and should soon be motoring people – and things – around the world. Tesla’s Elon Musk recently promised a new auto with the highest level of autonomy to be available to the public […]

New malware targets energy industry

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New malware, according to researchers at SentinelOne, is effective at bypassing the typical static and behavioral detection techniques used by anti-malware software, and performs numerous anti-sandboxing techniques. The malware is also designed to bypass certain types of authentication, such as facial recognition and fingerprint biometrics. Researchers  Joseph Landry and Udi Shamir suspect that the code was written […]

3 trends shaping the energy industry today

The energy industry operates in a challenging environment. Lower fuel prices, excess supply and an accelerating demand for efficiency and innovation has put market leaders at a crossroads. Current business practices are clearly insufficient, yet the pace of change makes many companies hesitant to commit to new strategies. In my view, there are three macro […]

3 potential disruptors to the fuel card industry

Scalable and evergreen. If you’re shopping for technology solutions to meet today’s business demands, those two words are likely near the top of your “want” list. And if they’re not, you might want to reconsider your priorities to include them. Scalability, of course, refers to the ability of a business to adapt over time, to […]

Fuelling innovation in the fuel card industry

The fuel card business, like most facets of the energy industry, is changing. Despite the dramatic fall in fuel prices and continuous improvement in vehicle efficiencies, fuel remains the significant cost for many organisations. For fleets, freight forwarders, leasing companies and small businesses, the fuel card remains a valuable tool to easily manage and control vehicle […]

Why data centers are key to achieving emissions targets

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In my last post I announced that CSC had set a bold new target to reduce our greenhouse gas emissions by 18 percent by 2018 (against a 2012 baseline) following a roundtable with President Obama. This new target, although stretching, will help us focus our efforts on new and innovative ways to continue to reduce […]