The Holy Grail of analytics: How to get purposeful big data

How one Australian tram company is using the Internet of Things to get purposeful data that delivers reports to central ops and real-time alerts to maintenance techs and passengers.

In 2013 I heard Neil Roberts, Director of Information Communications Technology for Yarra Trams in Melbourne, Australia, talk about how the company was harnessing big data and particularly Internet of Things (IoT) sensor-driven data to develop a better transportation system. Robert’s dissertation impressed me because everything Yarra did with its big data was being plugged directly into the business and was driving immediate benefits to almost everyone.

Author: Mary Shacklett

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