Transforming Virtual Reality into Actual Reality
In the era of the new normal post-Coronavirus, it’s critical to bring your entire business digital. Digitally transforming your business means valuable insights and better control over your business processes. Automating those business processes as well helps, but all this is still not enough for this new normal.
Many apps in the market can automate your business processes but as they still work on a silo framework, they will not bring you the visibility necessary for your business processes. What you need is an ecosystem of intelligent tools that can assist you in your business continuity contingency plan by providing meaningful data through the help of both Artificial Intelligence (AI) and the Internet of Things (IoT).
Solving for Business Continuity Contingency Plans
The massive disruption of the pandemic forced many companies to speed up their digital transformation just to stay ahead of their competition. The need to swiftly pivot from traditional processes on to emerging technologies requires considerable time, cost and resources to make sure there is seamless business continuity.
A successful journey to digital transformation is through lean methodologies that can identify business challenges using fewer resources. Agile methodologies will deliver seamless user experiences and digitize analog processes to deliver a more coherent and better sense of the business’s digital data.
Understanding how to make meaning out of data
We live now in a world of smart devices constantly generating data. These devices are now capable of executing complex processes at the device level that use intelligence to deliver better performance as edge solutions. There’s a growing need for advanced analytics that can deliver multiple benefits to businesses, such as supply chain optimization, improved product quality, and asset optimization.
Adopting edge solutions will not only reduce the volumes of data that must be moved to the cloud, but also reduce the overall transmission costs. These edge solutions lead to considerable improvements in response times for high rendering real-time applications. Access to real-time data through intelligent embedded products means that logistics supply chain companies can continuously collect, analyze and make sense of customer data, allowing them to also continuously enhance the experience. In a world where consumers have high expectations, coupling data and design is crucial. These initiatives set the foundation for Artificial Intelligence (AI) based applications in all functional processes.
Scaling up for human-AI interaction
Most of our work now is on mobile devices. We are in the age of the mobile workforce. This means the first point of contact for us is increasingly chatbots before an actual human will assist us. By delegating many decisions to intelligent robots, we can reduce a lot of tedious, repetitive work that used to overwhelm workflows and free up human employees to focus on more valuable tasks. This is the coming rise of the mobile augmented workforce where humans and machines work side-by-side in a shared workplace.
Smart logistics show how cognitive computing, robotics, and flexible human mobile workforce strategies can be implemented together to drive efficiency and deliver improved productivity, while multiplying the impact of new hires. With a virtual ecosystem, a ‘Digital Twin’, business can progress beyond apps and mobility solutions alone. Workplaces are rapidly transforming into an immersive digital experience where the virtual digital world overlays our physical workplaces. With real-time data about our customers’ assets are always at our fingertips and employees working together with computer algorithms, a personalized industry 5.0 is developing right now.
No “One Size Fits All” Solution
Each business is different and a “one size fits all” approach doesn’t bring out the best productivity in them. Our flexible modular base solutions allow its users to make decisions on the fly.
At bluehorse.ai, we assist companies in digitally transforming their physical business through a ‘Digital Twin’, creating a digital simulation model that updates and changes with their business growth.
This ‘Digital Twin’ focuses on emerging technology such as Immersive Experience for its VR, AR, and 360 viewing capabilities, AI for image classification, computer vision and predictive analysis, and IoT to bring solutions to the edge. This ecosystem optimizes the operation and maintenance of physical assets, systems, and business processes. It has the technology to model and develop AI algorithms with real-time control software platforms, while providing the context and vision-based intelligence services needed.
EDGE Workflow, our business builder system is a mobile-first cross-platform design solution to bring businesses truly digital, from inventory management, order tracking, marketing and customized store builder tools.
Joining this ecosystem is our cargo tracking system, Digital Supply Chain IO, a mobile-first cross-platform solution specifically designed for the supply chain and logistics industry’s cargo movement. This cloud-based ERP system includes CRM and handles every touchpoint from quotation to proof of delivery, cargo scheduling and tracking, including RFID for faster performance, delivered with mobile apps for the in-house team, drivers, and customers.
Fleet management is another vital element in this ecosystem, and our FLEET TWIN brings the promise of ‘Digital Twin’ into existence. Specifically designed for the transport and fleet industry to eliminate physical errors in the fleet through 3D multi fleet and inventory management that gives detailed data and analysis to VR-based training and gamified simulations, real-time inspection, maintenance and alarm notification through on-site cameras with multi-angle live viewing (MAP, 3D, 360 AR), to report generation with photo comparison.
Bringing these tools together requires understanding the specific needs of each business and their potential to rapidly and seamlessly build a ‘Digital Twin’ that can offer the best of edge solutions, IoT and AI for this new mobile age.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Shabbir Saifuddin Goolamabbas
Founder and CTIO of Cloud Innovates Pte Ltd and bluehorse.ai, building smarter businesses with the digital twin. Shabbir has assisted many companies to build smart and scalable solutions to automate day to day operations and changing the way people and businesses use technology to create a digital footprint. bluehorse.ai solves real-world practical challenges where technology is the key element while leveraging existing technology to innovate and build something new.