Digitizing the Edge: IoT Makes Good on the Promise of a Modified Coke Machine

Digitizing the Edge: IoT Makes Good on the Promise of a Modified Coke Machine

Rapidly evolving consumer consumption models and the “Amazon Effect” are driving demand for improved visibility and responsiveness in global supply chains. The most impactful IoT-at-scale solutions are positioned at the intersection of two profound shifts in technology & commerce: “Digitization of the Edge” and “Digitization of Commerce.”

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What an impending marriage of IoT and 5G means for the future

What an impending marriage of IoT and 5G means for the future

Enterprises are looking for ubiquitous connectivity and near-real-time remote diagnostics and management capabilities for mission-critical IoT -- and 5G is here to answer that call. "5G's low latency, faster transmissions and secure communication will speed up IoT adoption for enterprises," said Nitesh Arora, head of marketing at Cloudleaf Inc., an intelligent-sensor platform.

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7 Threats To Your Data Security

7 Threats To Your Data Security

It’s important to remember that data is not just transmitted or accessed by a person, says Arora. "With the growth of IoT—sensors on pallets, containers, conveyor belts or forklifts in a warehouse, for example—devices are constantly sending information," he points out. Encryption of data at the edge and in the cloud with AES, PKI or SSL certificates—in transit and at rest—is essential, he adds.

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Intelligent Sensor Networks Let SMBs Maintain Supply Chain Visibility

Intelligent Sensor Networks Let SMBs Maintain Supply Chain Visibility

"With ubiquitous connectivity, affordable sensors that can collect a lot of data, and cloud computing, the vision of a digitized physical world is coming together," said Mahesh Veerina, President and CEO of Cloudleaf, which offers an end-to-end intelligent sensor network and predictive insights. Cloudleaf calls its collection of sensors and gateways a "sensor fabric."

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Warehouse Drones Still Face Limitations

Supply Chain Dive - Move over delivery drones, warehouse drones are ready for the spotlight

Some companies have locally inadequate inventory management, and they have latched onto the idea that flying a drone up and down the aisles every night would solve their problem, he said. "But you really should start by looking at what's causing these problems, whether the staff is putting inventory where they're supposed to put it. Fix those problems, and then you're not going to need the drone.

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The Physical Supply Chain Goes Digital

The Physical Supply Chain Goes Digital

Enter Cloudleaf, a four-year old provider of digital supply chain technology that addresses this very specific market opportunity that sits between e-commerce and the edge. “We are playing at the intersection of two mega trends,” says Cloudleaf CEO Mahesh Veerina. “One is the digitization of commerce and the other is collecting data at the edge.”

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Intelligent Sensor Grid Powering Digitized Commerce at the Edge

Cloudleaf Manufacturing Connection

Cloudleaf’s CEO, Mahesh Veerina, talks to Gary Mintchell from “The Manufacturing Connection” on the two paradigm shifts that are transforming commerce. Successful digitalization requires data. Data, in turn, originates often from sensors. The Industrial Internet of Things runs on this data providing a valuable use case of tying a manufacturing enterprise together from supply chain through customer experience. Mahesh Veerina, CEO of Cloudleaf, walked me through an application based on his company’s technology that indeed ties a supply chain in the pharma industry together. Start with sensors on approximately 5,000 pallets. Each meshes via sub-MHz unlicensed radios through 30 intelligent...

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Cloudleaf Is an “Innovation Leader” Finalist in the Automotive Logistics Awards

Automotive Logistics Innovation Award

This award recognizes the change-agents and companies who are not afraid to try something new, encourage others and make sure their organizations, customers and partners remain open to new ideas, systems, technology and partnerships. Cloudleaf aims to transform supply chain visibility and optimization for enterprises by capturing real-time data from operations using a novel, patented approach that employs sensor, mobile, cloud and machine learning technologies.

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Cold Chain Visibility with Sensors and Internet of Things

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See how Cloudleaf's patented technology is enabling Cold Chain Visibility with Sensors and Internet of Things. In an increasingly digital world, supply chains are the backbone of an information ecosystem in which a connected and carefully coordinated set of movements and actions must be tracked at every level in order to maximize efficiency and meet customer demands for increased flexibility, visibility, and transparency.

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Blockchain is the New Supply Chain

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At the basic level, blockchain is a digital technology for securely recording, storing, and verifying transactions. Cloudleaf is embracing the blockchain movement with interoperable mobile technologies to provide out-of-the-box value. Cloudleaf’s Sensor Fabric™ focuses on solving transactional workflow bottlenecks through a mesh of sensors and gateways that sync OT data with user-friendly cloud systems. 

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Cold Chain Visibility is Unlocking Competitive Advantage

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The world is getting smaller and in this digital age of information and online services, consumers are traveling further abroad and experiencing new exotic cultures, foods, and ingredients. Cloudleaf is an IIoT solution for monitoring, managing and monetizing distributed-asset ecosystems across cold chains in the food & beverage industry. Cloudleaf’s value-proposition embodies the paradigm shift in IoT adoption and usage across internal and third party facilities to effectively sync up the chain from end-to-end.

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Cloudleaf’s Connectivity Devices and Cloud-Native Apps Make IIoT a Breeze

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Cloudleaf’s connectivity devices and cloud-native applications aim to make IIoT a breeze. The company’s portfolio of sensors, gateways, cloud technologies and purpose-built applications are designed to allow industrial enterprises to easily implement an IoT network to monitor supply chains.

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Data, Dashboards and Decisions

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Enterprises look to monitor, manage and optimize the IoT ecosystem. Nitesh Arora, the head of marketing at Cloudleaf, reveals the benefits of the divide and conquer approach to digitally transforming complex enterprise operations. “For us, the success of an IoT implementation is measured, not by the number of sensors or cloud analytics apps, but by the degree to which it provides sustainable and measurable value to society, the environment and on the bottom line.”

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Logistics IT: Is There an App for That?

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Automotive manufacturers, traditionally bound to legacy mainframe systems, are increasingly finding that for innovative logistics improvements, the answer is often ‘yes’. California-based Cloudleaf, a startup founded in 2014, is a vendor aiming to capitalize on the demand for IoT and Cloud. Holding over 40 patents, the company has built an integrated ‘mesh’ of IoT sensors, gateways and cloud applications designed to provide visibility over the location and condition of assets in the supply chain, with returnable automotive containers and stillages a prime use case.

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Why the Internet of Things Platform Market is Looking Frothy

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Making sense of the Internet of Things platform market can be a daunting task, given the sheer number of offerings available. This summer, the number of IoT platforms surged to 450, according to IoT Analytics, up from 260 two years prior. Cloudleaf, is not just another "IoT Platform". Cloudleaf is an end-to-end solution with intelligent sensors, gateways and cloud applications which deliver quick-time to value for Fortune 500 companies.

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Smart-Enabling Each Link in a Next-Gen Supply Chain

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Enterprises are moving away from reactive, forecast-dependent supply-chains. Cloudleaf Sensor Fabric allows enterprises to take advantage of powerful cross-boundary visibility, real-time monitoring and granular control of the asset ecosystems across value-chains of people, processes and workflows.

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Building Cross-Boundary Collaborative Solutions for Next-Gen IoT-Enabled Operations

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Enterprises are increasingly looking for industrial IoT solutions that solve a specific set of operational challenges but not in a vacuum. Cloudleaf's technology delivers a holistic end-to-end solution unlocking true cross-boundary asset and workflow management across internal and 3rd partner facilities.

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Cloudleaf Sensor Data Platform Connects Millions of Assets

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Cloudleaf Sensor Data Platform connects millions of assets and provides continuous real-time visibility into location, condition and workflows. Besides tracking location, interconnection among mobile/IoT devices, Fog Nodes and Cloud servers are creating a multi-tier pervasive communication-computing infrastructure that will one day embody billions of devices and span across elaborate hierarchies of administration and application domains.

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