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Keep up to date with all our news, blogs, customer stories and press releases.

Supply chain digitisation, digitalisation, and IoT

It is the Age of Information, and digital tools are increasingly supporting the everyday practices of businesses and individuals. Digitisation and digitalisation are two terms often used to describe this development. But are they really interchangeable? In reality, they are two different developments: one, making information digital; and two, making entire processes digital. Read more about the difference, where the Internet of Things (IoT) comes into it, and why these things are so important for the modern supply chain.

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Supply chain digitisation, digitalisation, and IoT

It is the Age of Information, and digital tools are increasingly supporting the everyday practices of businesses and individuals. Digitisation and digitalisation are two terms often used to describe this development. But are they really interchangeable? In reality, they are two different developments: one, making information digital; and two, making entire processes digital. Read more about the difference, where the Internet of Things (IoT) comes into it, and why these things are so important for the modern supply chain.

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Makers and Movers panel discussion: Supply chain professionals talk Visibility

For the past year, the global supply chain has been characterised by disruptions. From pandemics to port congestion, supply chains have experienced and are still experiencing new challenges. Some believe a fundamental shift is occurring towards values such as visibility and resilience. Is this true, or are they just buzzwords? Four supply chain professionals, including head of Visilion Erik Lund, discuss visibility and share their experiences at the Makers and Movers 2021 event.

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Easy wireless upgrades with FOTA

As a provider of remote monitoring services on wearable devices, you need to keep track of your whole fleet and ensure its firmware is always up to date. To make device management and software updates as easy and straightforward as possible, Sony’s mSafety platform provides firmware-over-the-air (FOTA). Find out more about the value of FOTA in mSafety here.

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Why real-time supply chain tracking is gaining momentum

The corona pandemic pushed asset tracking and supply chain visibility higher up on the agenda in boardrooms worldwide. As head of Sony’s Tracking division, Erik Lund, explains, “Tracking used to be seen as a nice-to-have; now it’s seen as a need-to-have.” Read the article and watch the webinar to learn how data from Visilion empowers logistics managers with the information they need to handle daily disruptions… and to weather future storms.

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How to solve the five most common compliance issues in clinical trials

Clinical trials have long been plagued by low participation, poor compliance and high drop-out rates. Even when volunteers sign up, they don’t always manage to take the medication as prescribed, attend regular appointments or report accurately on their health status. Here, we highlight the main causes of non-compliance and describe how mSafety, Sony’s remote monitoring platform, helps you resolve them.

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Reseller ACSS Lås brings Criotive-Nokē’s digital padlocks to market

Sony’s Criotive access management solution is designed for adaptation to different use cases, and the latest offer is an exciting new digital padlock that combines Nokē® hardware with Criotive software. ACSS Lås, a Stockholm-based company specialising in smart solutions for public environments, recently signed a reseller agreement with Sony to bring the new smart padlocks to the enterprise market.

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WT | Studios Webinar: What makes mSafety unique?

On December 3rd, 2020, mSafety’s Arnol Rios (Head of Sales & Business Development, Takeoff Point, a Sony company) gave a presentation for WT | Wearable Technologies Studio on the topic: ‘What makes Sony’s mSafety solution unique?’ We’ve summarised the main points from Arnol’s presentation here and included a link to the video for you to watch.

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How does remote monitoring with mSafety speed up clinical trials?

Sony’s mSafety solution enables clinical and pharmaceutical researchers to create customised applications for trial protocols and monitor participants remotely. This easy-to-use connected wearable and reliable back-end solution ensure seamless bi-directional data flows – making mSafety a powerful tool for monitoring compliance and verification of participants’ responses to treatment.

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How the Corona virus has fast-forwarded the ‘future-of-work’

A recent report from WORKTECH Academy highlights how organisations are looking to digital solutions to make the return to the office safe and flexible. As the academy’s newest member, Sony has been planning for the future-of-work in its digital solutions for several years now. The pandemic has launched us into that future faster than expected, and the Nimway solution is ready to meet it.

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Why IoT security matters to you, your organization and society in general

With more cyberattacks reported in the first half of 2020 than the whole of 2019*, the security of IoT devices – or the lack of it - is an issue we can no longer afford to ignore. In this latest TechTalk, Mia Rolf, CEO of Ideon Science Park in Lund, interviews Markus Knigin, Head of Secure Provisioning, to find out how Sony’s IoT provisioning solution gets to the root of the device security problem.

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Smart tracking powered by worldwide connectivity

Smart tracking is becoming an essential requirement of asset owners and companies transporting critical or high-value goods. In logistics, this is leading to the construction of a new value chain in which location tracking is complemented by condition monitoring via sensors. Visilion from Sony, through its collaboration with Telenor Connexion, is able to offer superior worldwide connectivity.

 

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What are the positive impacts of greater supply chain visibility and transparency?

A recent article, published by UNCTAD, explores the opportunities and challenges associated with greater supply chain visibility – enabled by digital technologies and information-sharing networks. A team of co-authors from several world-leading organisations states that sharing supply chain data openly would have far-reaching positive consequences for business, society and the environment. The question is how to overcome the hurdles and make this a reality.

 

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Smart connected services need great cellular connectivity

In a recent article, Ericsson explains the symbiosis between Sony’s intelligent connected services and the communication technologies that power them. Read a summary of the article and learn more about two Sony services that leverage cellular connectivity and cloud management to provide a great user experience.

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U.S. consumers eager to adopt remote health monitoring devices

Chronic conditions cost the U.S. healthcare system $3.1 trillion dollars in 2019, and the burden of ongoing treatment and compliance impacts patients and providers alike. A recent mSafety study shows that U.S. consumers would be interested in using more remote health monitoring devices. Find out what else we learnt from our survey.

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