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Why business owners should care about this thing called the Lambda Architecture

March 15th, 2015

The Lambda Architecture starts with an entirely new premise: that it is impossible to know today all the future business uses we will need from our data. Image all the business problems you can solve with data when you start with the concept that value = a question on data.

Twitter Sensors: Detecting the Traffic Jam in Washington Caused by… John Oliver

June 19th, 2014

In the first week of June, 1 in 5 Tweets about traffic, delays and congestion by people around the Washington Beltway were caused by John Oliver’s segment on Net Neutrality. Here at Savi we are exploring a wide range of sensors to obtain useful insights that can used to make work and routine activities faster,
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Big Data Analytics – Test Before You Invest

November 19th, 2013

Big data remains one of the hottest topics on the planet. Barely a week goes by where I don’t get some kind of offer related to big data—download a white paper, go to this conference, attend that webinar, look at this new product offering. It’s not just talk either–I’ve spoken with business leaders who are
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Reusable Containers: The Under-Appreciated Champions of the Supply Chain

October 3rd, 2013

How often do you think about reusable containers? My guess is not very often, right? Reusable containers, however, are essential for enabling all aspects of the supply chain. Coming in all shapes and sizes, containers are essential to many industries–transportation, oil & gas, heavy equipment manufacturing, waste management & recycling to name a few. Basically,
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Firefighting: When ‘Just in Case’ is More than a Phrase

September 26th, 2013

Last weekend, I spent Saturday afternoon at a picnic sponsored by the small historic town that I’ve lived in for nearly a decade. One thing (of many) that I love about the town is the local fire station that’s less than a mile from my home, and how involved the firefighters are with the town
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Not So Different After All: What I Learned at Savi’s Public Sector Open House

July 29th, 2013

Even though I was born and raised in Washington, DC and spent most of my adult life in the area, my entire career has been in the commercial sector not the public sector. The public sector seemed like an entirely different universe with its own unique rules and regulations–worlds away from the tech-heavy career path
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Supply Chain Visibility – In-Dash Navigation For Your Entire Fleet

July 18th, 2013

“Woohoo! You have reached your destination and you can hold your head up high – BECAUSE YOU ARE A GENIUS!” For those not familiar with America’s best-known cartoon family, that line comes from Homer Simpson and is the most downloaded voice “skin” for the TomTom GPS navigation system.  Going beyond the simple overlay of voice skins
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What Is A Sensor, Really?

June 12th, 2013

Being new to the Savi team, I am extremely excited about the company’s strategy to fill that “big white space” in the supply chain: sensor-based analytics. In fact, it’s one of the key reasons I joined the organization. And when you think of sensors, general industrial uses frequently come to mind: RFID to track the
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Supply Chain Visibility – It’s Not About The Tag

May 14th, 2013

Following on the heels of the RFID Journal Live conference and National Transportation Week, there is a lot of buzz about improvements in both Active and Passive RFID “tag” technology to help improve visibility in the supply chain. While some of these advancements are in fact very interesting, at the end of the day, there is no one
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Sensor Data – The Ugly Duckling Of Big Data

May 2nd, 2013

I thought I had seen it all when it came to big data challenges. Then I came to Savi Technology and got to dive deep into some sensor data and “ugly” doesn’t quite do it justice.  While the sexy big data solutions around web, mobile and social continue to get tons of press and hype,
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