Tag: IoT

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Cloudleaf and Bahwan CyberTek Announce Strategic Partnership To Deliver IoT-At-Scale solutions to Middle East and North Africa

Cloudleaf, Inc., an emerging leader in digital supply chain solutions, today announced a partnership with global technology innovator Bahwan CyberTek (BCT) to expand Cloudleaf’s Digital Supply Chain and Edge Solutions in the Middle East and North African (MENA) region.
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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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Cloudleaf and Tech Mahindra Announce Strategic Partnership and Showcase Joint Enterprise Digital Transformation Solutions At AT&T Business Summit

Industry partners Cloudleaf, Inc., an emerging leader in digital supply chain solutions, and Tech Mahindra, a leading provider of digital transformation, consulting and business re-engineering services and solutions, are joining forces to bring the industry’s most powerful Edge IoT solution to market. The two companies are showcasing their joint solutions at the AT&T Business Summit, which is being held from September 25th to September 28th, 2018 at the Gaylord Texan Resort & Convention Center in Dallas, Texas.
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Cloudleaf Presenting at VMworld 2018

Cloudleaf presenting at VMworld 2018. See how we are bringing true Digital Edge to the market and solving real world problems with real-time visibility using our purpose-built sensors, gateways and cloud applications.
News

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

"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

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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Food & Beverage

Cloudleaf and SAP: The Intelligent Sensor Grid for Digital Commerce

The consumer products industry may well be the greatest beneficiary of IoT. No other sector faces more pressures from more directions with more frequency. Continual shifts in consumer behavior, business models, and cost structures are making constantly increasing demands on consumer products. Given this, the consumer products industry needs the ability to adjust quickly to these changes, and that is only possible with real-time visibility into its supply, manufacturing, distribution, and the end-to-end value chain.   Do more faster and for less: IoT adoption in consumer products The business case for IoT encompasses manufacturing, quality control, logistics management and...
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Intelligent Sensor Grid Powering Digitized Commerce at the Edge

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 Launches Next Iteration of Intelligent Sensor Grid Powering Digitized Commerce at the Edge

Cloudleaf, Inc., an emerging leader in digital supply chain solutions, today announced the next iteration of its patented Sensor Fabric™ and Cloud Applications. Cloudleaf is addressing a huge market opportunity at the intersection of two profound shifts in technology & commerce — “Digitization of the Edge” and “Digitization of Commerce”.
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Cloudleaf Earns Place on Supply & Demand Chain Executive’s SDCE 100 Top Supply Chain Projects for 2018

The SDCE 100 is an annual list of 100 great supply chain projects. These projects can serve as a map for supply chain executives who are looking for new opportunities to drive improvement in their own operations. These projects show how supply chain solution and service providers help their customers and clients achieve supply chain excellence and prepare their supply chains for success.
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Leverage IoT to Digitally Transform your Warehouses, Distribution Centers and Depots

For the day to day consumer of goods, it’s easy for us to forget that warehouses, distribution centers and depots are a key link in the supply chain. Often, all we know is that we want our products to arrive at the right time, at the right place, and at the right price. Not a tall order, is it? What we often overlook is the massive amount of complexity that exists in even the most basic supply chains that manufacture and deliver goods to either their consumers or to other industrial partners. The buffers and coordination points (or nodes) in virtually...
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Analysts

Cloudleaf Featured In IoT Now (MWC Barcelona Edition)

“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.” Nitesh Arora, speaking to IoT Now
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Cloudleaf and SAP IoT Connect 365 at SAPPHIRE 2018

Cloudleaf presenting at SAP Sapphire with SAP IoT Connect 365 Team with "always on" connectivity baked into our products
Supply Chain Visibility
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CEO/CFO Magazine Features Cloudleaf CEO, Mahesh Veerina

Cloudleaf CEO, Mahesh Veerina talks about the emergence of sensor technology and how Cloudleaf is standing out as an end-to-end solution. He also talks about deployment, scale, and where Cloudleaf is headed as a growing company. “We are solving a very important problem in this whole visibility and condition monitoring market. We are also doing it at an enterprise and carrier-grade scale. The world will be full of sensors and I see 2018 and 2019 as the inflection point. We will have millions if not billions installed. Therefore, the question is how you manage the sensor networks and extract...
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Cloudleaf Is an “Innovation Leader” Finalist in the Automotive Logistics Awards

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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Cloudleaf Live From SAP SAPPHIRE NOW & ASUG 2018

Cloudleaf Live from SAP SAPPHIRE 2018 in Orlando. Cloudleaf is a certified on SAP Cloud and SAP Leonardo. We deliver end-to-end IoT driven Asset Tracking solution for SAP customers looking to digitize their supply chain, manufacturing and distribution processes
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Cloudleaf to be Featured in Multiple Presentations at SAPPHIRE NOW and ASUG Annual Conference

Cloudleaf, Inc., an emerging leader in industrial asset tracking and path-flow analysis, announced today that it is taking a prominent role at this week’s SAPPHIRE NOW® And ASUG Annual Conference, the world’s premier business technology event and the largest SAP customer-run conference.
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Cloudleaf Recognized by Gartner For Enterprise Networking

Cloudleaf was recently featured in “Gartner Cool Vendors in Enterprise Networking” (May 7, 2018). From our President & CEO, Mahesh Veerina, “We appreciate the recognition that comes with being included in the Cool Vendor report by Gartner, as we feel it demonstrates that we are providing an IoT/cloud solution serving a broad need in the realm of enterprise networking,” said Mahesh Veerina, President and CEO of Cloudleaf. “With our core offering, the Sensor Fabric™, we are just getting started and look forward to further developing our product offerings to help companies everywhere elevate their operations by transforming complex layers...
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Internet-of-Things
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Cloudleaf Delivers Next-Gen Warehousing & Transportation with IoT

Cloud-based IoT applications are increasingly supporting supply chain operations across all categories, including warehouse & transportation management. A joint survey produced between MHI and Deloitte Consulting provides a glimpse at adoption rates and highlights eleven technologies for next generation supply chains. From the article: “Cloud computing ranks highest in terms of adoption, reaching a 57% adoption rate this year.” “Additionally, when asked about plans for five years from now, 91% of the more than 1,100 supply chain professionals surveyed say they will have introduced Cloud-based systems. That means it will soon be the rare company with supply chain operations...
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Supply Chain Visibility
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Deloitte-MHI Annual Industry Report: Cloudleaf Delivers Cold Chain Visibility Innovation

Cloudleaf was featured in the annual industry report by MHI and Deloitte, for its advances in cold chain visibility solutions. According to the report, supply chains of the future will be digital, connected, collaborative, always-on, transparent and driven by forward-looking analytics. The report highlights which areas of technology are providing the greatest areas of innovation as well as case studies to help illustrate them. Highlights from the report: “Cloud Computing is ranked as the highest category of adoption for next generation supply chain adoption, followed by Sensors and Automatic Identification.” “The attributes of NextGen supply chains stem from a...
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Pharmaceutical

Cold Chain Visibility with Sensors and Internet of Things

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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Cloudleaf at IoT Summit Chicago (2 of 2)

Cloudleaf participating on a panel on "The Role of Data Ownership & Governance in IoT" at IoT Summit Chicago. Data Ownership & Governance in IoT is becoming a hot-button topic and as yet, there is no real consensus on IoT data ownership, let alone, a schema to determine how ownership might be assigned or properly licensed. In the Western World, it is generally assumed that data ownership falls to owners of those devices that generated data (MGD).
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Cloudleaf Technology––What is it?

See Cloudleaf technology in action. Start by attaching Cloudleaf sensors to your assets to track their exact location, condition and flow. Our patented technology delivers a three to five year sensor battery-life, and each gateway provides seventy-thousand square foot coverage while tracking two hundred and fifty plus sensors. As assets move, there is handoff between gateways. Contextualized location, condition and flow data are sent from the sensors to our gateways, and fed to the cloud for visualization and analytics.
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The Cloudleaf Solution––How it Works?

Cloudleaf is transforming Supply Chain Visibility and Optimization for enterprises. We solve the visibility problem by capturing real-time data from operations using a patented approach leveraging sensors, mobile, cloud and machine learning technologies. Our technology delivers on the promise of continuous end to end visibility of assets and their condition throughout your supply chain. Explore how Cloudleaf can transform your business!
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Cloudleaf Sensor Network and Securing The IoT Grid

Cloudleaf is proud to sponsor the panel discussion at ReadWrite IoT Revolution Series at Palace of Fine Arts in San Francisco. Cloudleaf Sensor Network and Securing the IoT Grid. IoT criminals stretch from Superpowers to “kids on a mission”. How are we going to protect the grid?
Supply Chain Visibility

Future Proof Your Supply Chain

From illuminating education to next-generation technology and equipment in action, MODEX lets you see what’s coming — and take advantage of it to future proof your supply chain for years to come.
Manufacturing

Industry 4.0 in the Volkswagen Group

The nature of car manufacturing is changing. In the case of the Volkswagen Group, it's about efficiency, safety, consumer focus with IoT.
Food & Beverage

Supply Chain of the Future

Supply Chain of the Future at IPC 2018 Annual Meeting. By harnessing the power of our supply chain data, made available continuously and in real-time using IoT, we can enhance the customer experience in ways that seemed impossible not too long ago.
Manufacturing

Smart Manufacturing Innovation

Find out how advanced technologies developed by Energy.gov will make U.S. manufacturing more productive, energy efficient, and competitive.
Food & Beverage

Value of Industrial IoT to Food & Beverage

Learn about key benefits of IoT for Food & Beverage Industry as a non-intrusive, simplified infrastructure, low-touch solution.
Internet-of-Things
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Cold Chain Visibility Unlocks Competitive Advantages

As consumer demands shape demands for more closely monitored goods in the food and beverage industry, suppliers gain a competitive edge and lower penalty costs with cold chain visibility. With continuous temperature, dwell time and condition monitoring, Cloudleaf is helping companies get ahead. From the article: “This uptick in consumer driven demand for premium products has put pressure on the food & beverage industry to deliver products sourced from across the map that are fresher, made from natural ingredients, and certified cruelty-free. Free from artificial preservatives, these products come with far shorter shelf lives and lower tolerance for prolonged...
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Blockchain
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Blockchain & Cloudleaf

Alongside IoT and IIoT, another emerging technology beginning to demonstrate its potential to redefine next generation supply chain operations is blockchain. Most commonly associated with cryptocurrencies, blockchain (while in nascent stages), is actually a sophisticated record-keeping concept that solves for consistency, efficiency and transparency across distributed ledgers. Cloudleaf provides blockchain-agnostic APIs written at the cloud level to allow participation with any blockchain ledger. From the article: “The sheer volume of touch points in a typical global supply chain is revealing the fundamental weakness of the manual transaction processing approach. Paper-based record keeping is simply not designed to scale growth...
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Blockchain is the New Supply Chain

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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Food & Beverage

Cold Chain Visibility is Unlocking Competitive Advantage

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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IoT

Digital Transformation (3 of 3) – The Future

Digital Transformation, The Future. The future of IoT is in creating asset control systems, matching digital management with physical architecture of manufacturing plants.
IoT

Digital Transformation (2 of 3) – The Here and Now

Digital Transformation, The Here and Now. IoT for business: purchasing an outcome vs. equipment. A paradigm shift.
Pharmaceutical

IIoT’s Impact on Pharmaceutical Manufacturing

The introduction of digitization in pharmaceutical manufacturing will also be instrumental in enabling a seamless data exchange across the pharmaceutical supply chain. The connectivity of product, people and process is what constitutes the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT). Manufacturing will undoubtedly be the biggest beneficiary of IIoT. Thus, industries such as pharma and healthcare will certainly stand a good chance to continue to benefit from IIoT.
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Digital Transformation (1 of 3) – Challenges and Opportunities

Digital Transformation Challenges and Opportunities. Planning for industrial transformation and the replacement of legacy systems. From reactive to proactive to predictive positioning.
Internet-of-Things
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Cloudleaf Addresses Complexities Of Digitial Transformation

In a February 2018 report by 451 Research titled, “Cloudleaf’s Connectivity Devices and Cloud-Native Applications Aim to Make IIot a Breeze,” Christian Renaud and Jeremy Korn discuss how the ‘digital transformation’ of industrial networks has outpaced actual implementation, especially in brownfield environments. Highlights from the report: “The intertwined problems of interoperability, cost and security often prevent companies from realizing their industrial IoT (IIoT) plans. Cloudleaf seeks to address these entrenched complexities with its portfolio of cloud-connected gateways and sensors. The company’s comprehensive ‘edge-to-cloud’ offering allows industrial enterprises to quickly and cheaply upgrade their manufacturing and distribution processes, resulting in...
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IoT

The Fourth Industrial Revolution

The Fourth Industrial Revolution is characterized by a range of new technologies that are fusing the physical, digital and biological worlds, impacting all disciplines, economies and industries, and even challenging ideas about what it means to be human.
Distribution

IoT in Supply Chain Management

Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) and supply chain management (SCM) have gone hand-in-hand for quite some time, but the IoT revolution will allow us to enhance those solutions by intelligently connecting people, processes, data, and things via devices and sensors.
Supply Chain Visibility
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Cloudleaf CEO On The Peggy Smedley Show: Common Supply Chain Challenges

Cloudleaf CEO, Mahesh Veerina discusses common challenges among supply chains of manufacturing, pharmaceutical, food & beverage, distribution as well heavy capital industries and how removing silos helps companies consolidate resources for greater efficiency. Listen here or read the interview below. Peggy: My first guest today is a seasoned Silicon Valley entrepreneur, technology executive and investor, with more than twenty-five years of experience. His work has spanned across various technology sectors, including silicon networking, telecom, security, mobile, internet, cloud, analytics, you name it, he’s got it. So please welcome, Mahesh Veerina, he’s president and CEO of Cloudleaf. Mahesh: Hi Peggy,...
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Living with the Internet of Things

Living with the Internet of Things. Roberti, founder and editor of RFID Journal, put these new technologies into the context of our daily lives, explained why he believes mass adoption is just around the corner, and revealed opportunities for entrepreneurs and technologists.
News

Data, Dashboards and Decisions

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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Supply Chain Management

Predictive Maintenance Ensures Reliability

Stop guessing when your equipment is going to fail, and start knowing. Predictive Maintenance with IoT enables manufacturing enterprises to be proactive than be reactive and deliver high Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE).
Internet-of-Things
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How Cloudleaf Helps Big Pharma Streamline For The Future

When it comes to tracking and monitoring an increasingly complex industry landscape, pharmaceutical supply chains pose intricate challenges to meet health and safety standards. Cloudleaf’s value-proposition represents a paradigm shift in enterprise-grade IoT adoption and usage across internal and 3rd partner facilities. By reducing IoT deployment from months to days and adoption costs to a tenth of typical IT system implementations, Cloudleaf is able to deliver immediate and sustained ROI. Highlights from the article: “Manufacturers have long known that when it comes to safety of their drugs and medical devices, errors can add up to more than law suits,...
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Manufacturing

The Next Manufacturing Revolution Is Here

The Next Manufacturing Revolution Is Here. Economic growth has been slowing for the past 50 years, but relief might come from an unexpected place — a new form of manufacturing that is neither what you thought it was nor where you thought it was.
Internet-of-Things
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Flexible Micro Applications Replace Legacy Systems

Auto manufacturers have long been at the mercy of customized, in-house software and technology systems. With the advent of IoT, however, new possibilities are coming online as more cloud-based technology solutions can adapt across industry and company needs. Cloudleaf is a system that requires little more than an Internet connection to deploy for a variety of enterprise operations. Cloudleaf 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. “Once such containers arrive...
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Distribution

Logistics IT: Is There an App for That?

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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Internet-of-Things
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Leaders In IoT Provide Quick Time-To Value

In a field of bewildering expansion, IoT will begin to see the consolidation of platforms into clear leaders. One of the main defining factors, as the IoT technology space begins to contract, will be the ability to demonstrate immediate results for customers. Cloudleaf, for example, is easily deployable, where companies can quickly determine if it is the right technology solution for them. Article Highlights: “This summer, the number of IoT platforms surged to 450, according to IoT Analytics, up from 260 two years prior. But as 2017 draws to a close, the platform market seems frothy and fragmented, recalling...
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Why the Internet of Things Platform Market is Looking Frothy

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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Supply Chain Visibility
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Holistic Supply Chain Management

Smart supply chains are increasingly being bolstered by end-to-end solutions that help link and create efficiencies across the entire system. 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. Automotive supply-chains are expanding both in scale and scope. Optimizing workflows several orders of separation up and down the chain isn’t easy. Cloudleaf’s technology helps plant managers to easily orchestrate the flow of inventory containers, sub-assemblies and high-value tools across global supply-chains. Highlights from the article: “Patrick Dixon, supply chain futurist...
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Supply Chain Visibility
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Illuminating Dark Corners Within The Supply Chain

Legacy tracking systems include RFID, barcodes or readers. Current real-time tracking systems are choke-point based and subject to varying degrees of interference, causing spotty coverage both inside and outside the warehouse (although many are not equipped to work outside the worksite). Mostly deployed on-premise, they are designed to stay within the company’s network. More restraint is created if the environment contains a lot of metal or liquid, where the system may not be able to scan or track the tags at all. A company that does manage to navigate these problems successfully is ultimately faced with another hurdle––current tracking...
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Internet-of-Things
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How Cloudleaf Is Connecting IoT To The Fog!

As Fog computing takes hold (replacing single, centralized cloud-computing with local and distributed computing centers), IoT solutions will have to adapt. The numbers for the Fog industry’s growth are compelling. Cloudleaf is well-positioned as a vertical solution, as highlighted in the article, “Why Fog Matters!” in the Fog World Congress (October 2017). From the article: “The worldwide Fog market will reach $18 billion by 2022 with largest segments in energy/utilities and transportation, followed by the healthcare and industrial markets. Fog computing will connect the cloud and edge devices and anything in between. Fog Computing is a horizontal, system-level architecture...
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Press Releases

Cloudleaf Secures $13 Million Series A Funding from Leading Investors for its Enterprise IoT Solutions

Cloudleaf, a Silicon Valley Enterprise IoT startup, announced today that it has secured $13 Million Series A funding. Cloudleaf’s technology has the potential to be a critical game-changer in the enterprise IoT space, especially when it comes to extracting operational efficiencies in today’s complex value-chains. It’s a massive market opportunity and we strongly believe in the seasoned management and technology team, with their years of industry expertise, to build a highly scalable business.
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Pharmaceutical

Pharma Industrial Internet: The Quest for Digital Transformation

How the Pharma Industrial Internet can positively impact your label production process with Cloudleaf intelligent IoT sensors, gateways and cloud applications? Many pharmaceutical industry analysts have pointed to the Internet of Things (IoT) and the Pharma Industrial Internet as the keys to providing the transparency and traceability to meet the ever-expanding array of serialization requirements
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