Your manufacturing company likely has business goals which include growing revenue, margins, and profits, as well as beating out the competition. In today’s market, those goals are increasingly difficult to achieve. Companies must continue to become more efficient, increase output, work for more demanding customers, work under increasing regulations, all the while continuing to earn […]
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About Kevin Jones
Innovation driven by data will revolutionize your business: We apply custom industrial intelligence solutions to your manufacturing business to drive efficiency and growth.
Ectobox creates Industrial IoT and custom software solutions, along with business intelligence and reporting solutions - with a main focus on the manufacturing industry and maintenance & reliability.
For nearly 20 years we have been a Pittsburgh-based, friendly, close-knit team who continually thinks “outside of the box” to provide affordable IoT and customized software applications solutions for our clients.
Specialties: IoT, ThingWorx, Custom Software Developer, Microsoft Visual Studio, Microsoft .NET, Microsoft SQL Server, Azure IoT, Project Discovery, Project Implementation, Project Management, Business Software Solutions, Software Selection, Software and Data Integrations
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We have seen some companies attempt to create a custom IoT software platform for their own use. Generally, we recommend against this for several good reasons. First, some background information. [Or, if you are already familiar with IoT, skip ahead to the Why Not to Build section below]. What is the Internet […]
In our post on Four Ways to Create Value with IoT we discussed at the end the fact that making products better and making better products has a bigger impact on profit. And most companies want the biggest possible impact on profit. So, – is making better products the place to start? No. Why? Because […]
IoT Business Transformation Plan Launched Targets Growth-Minded Manufacturers Ectobox, Inc., a custom software development firm specializing in the manufacturing industry, announced the launch of its Internet of Things (IoT) Business Transformation Plan for manufacturers today. The Internet of Things, or IoT, refers to data that is pulled from devices or machines (“things”) and then securely […]
How to Measure the Value of IoT Are you wondering if you should tackle IoT (Internet of Things), or if you should start developing an Internet of Things product? The answer lies in whether the IoT aspect of the product can be valuable to your company. Many companies start IoT projects because their competition is […]
This is the third post in a 3-part series on how to evaluate prospective vendors. Evaluating Value as Return on Investment (ROI) Another way to inform decisions about whether a vendor will be a good one is by quantifying the value the vendor delivers. You can measure this value in a few ways: 1) Ask. […]
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