Industry Trends

  • Edge Computing and How it Impacts Autonomous Vehicles What is edge computing? Well, it will likely be the key to a global Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) infrastructure (especially autonomous vehicles). Unlike cloud computing, edge computing pushes storage and processing closer to the source of data and not to a large centralized system. In other…

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  • Is your business services vehicle program benefitting your company? Whether or not your business services vehicle program works for you, you know the industry is a catch all. It includes companies as similar as marketing and advertising firms, or as different as cleaning services and security systems. They’re tied together by one simple fact. They…

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  • Illinois’ New Labor Law and Business Mileage Reimbursement Illinois recently passed an amendment to the Illinois Wage Payment and Collection Act (IWPCA). This amendment requires employers to reimburse their workers for “necessary” costs “directly related to services performed for [their] employer[s].” While this new law does not go into effect until January 1st of 2019,…

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  • Employee Onboarding Experience 101 In the latest HR Hangout post, I interviewed Motus Director of Infrastructure Technology, Sudeep Unhale to explore how technology can continuously improve the employee onboarding experience. We collectively found that if employees have an ideal onboarding experience, specifically with the help of technology, then they’re more likely to succeed and help…

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  • Okay, you knew one of us was going to write about blockchain at some point – so here goes nothing. Blockchain, as defined by the MIT Technology Review, is simply “a mathematical structure for storing data in a way that is nearly impossible to fake.” It has become a driving force in today’s tech world,…

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  • The rise of the gig economy – in which companies rely on classifying workers as independent contractors, even if those workers choose to work full-time – has raised the profile of the employment law topic. With the recent Dynamex Operations West Inc. v. Superior Court of Los Angeles decision, the debate around worker classification is…

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  • With August over and September just starting, we are in the middle of hurricane season. Some seasons have worse impacts than others. Hurricane Harvey and Hurricane Katrina’s $125 billion paths of destruction won’t be easily forgotten, while Hurricane Isaac’s $3 billion in damages aren’t top of mind. Tropical Storm Gordon has already made landfall and…

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  • Look at as much data as you want, visit as many fortune tellers as you can afford, the fact remains: no industry is immune to market fluctuation. Even if you aren’t particularly good at dancing, you know the steps. When the market booms, your company grows. When it busts, your company tightens its belt. What…

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  • In the last post in this series, we covered the recent news regarding commodities and tariffs. More specifically, we looked at the commodities targeted by the Trump administration, and the retaliatory tariffs other countries imposed on goods from the United States. We also highlighted negative tariff impacts on three key industries including auto parts manufacturers,…

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  • Car connectivity in fleets is a growing trend. In one of our recent blog posts, Motus Vice President of R&D and Product Innovation, John Petrucelli, explored Google and Apple’s race to phone and car connectivity. Android Auto and Carplay have opened up a whole new world of automation for drivers across the globe. And while…

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