IoT Line Monitor

IoT Line Monitor

IoT Line Monitor
As more and more organisations seek to drive a step change in productivity as part of their Digital Transformation or ‘Industry 4.0’ initiatives, we are increasingly asked to link apps to real-time monitoring devices on production lines or machines.  This is referred to as the Internet Of Things IoT, and entails pulling data automatically from ‘IoT Hubs’ in order to present real-time performance data to: business leaders, plant and shift managers or engineering teams.

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GDPR

GDPR

Our hot topic for this month is GDPR as we are now just under a year away from these new regulations coming into place. In April 2016, the European Parliament adopted a new standard to improve data protection for individuals within the European Union (EU).  The GDPR does not simply apply to EU domestic business, but to companies worldwide that target their goods and services to European citizens.  The deadline for compliance is 25-May-2018, and fines for non-conformance will be as high as 4% of global turnover for the business.

In preparation we have put together a GDPR App Suite to provide a comprehensive solution for assessing compliance and managing actions to address areas of risk or non-compliance. The suite includes a Readiness Audit, a Data Flow audit, a Risk Calculator with a full Monte Carlo scenario analysis and a Mitigation Register. 

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Softools Newsletter 12

Softools Newsletter 12

As August is on the horizon many of us are looking forward to our summer break, but fear not, the Softools team will be working away to keep the new features coming and the apps and platform up to world class standard. This month we are announcing our Offline  due date, the launch of an Advanced App Builder Workshop and an update to the Refresh Programme. Our Hot Topic for this month is GDPR as it is rapidly approaching and momentum continues to grow.  We are also discussing some of our Hot Apps such as the IoT Line Monitor Audit and the Change Log app. 

This month in the new features section there is a re-cap of the last three months releases, by releasing them so rapidly we're aware it's hard to keep up!

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Digital Transformation

Digital Transformation

Discussions with Business & Technology leaders over the last 12 months have revealed a very different set of challenges to the preceding period.  They talk of new opportunities arising from emerging technologies and the increasingly pivotal role of IT to business survival and growth, but they also talk about the complexity of their current infrastructure and how in an ideal world they would prefer to start with a blank canvas.

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Softools Newsletter No. 10

Softools Newsletter No. 10

As summer approaches, Henley and Marlow are becoming key destinations on the social calendars of many with the Regatta tents in place, the Pub in the Park just ended and the Henley festival tickets on sale we can't wait to see what this summer has in store. Here at Softools we've got a few events up our sleeves too, the Refresh program is bringing in new partners, we're planning our Softools Summer Social (stay tuned) and we have a couple of App Builder days along the way as well. So why not grab your sunglasses, pop down to Henley and join us for a chat?

This month we've got the success of our G-Cloud 9 submission that is opening up a new Public Sector marketplace, a great article on SEO tips to make your website stand out, a tour of our Hot Topic: Digital Transformation and a great case study of the Performance Assurance Framework app.  We are also launching our Softools Breakfast Briefings to give you a monthly opportunity to hear about our solutions, how they could be of use to you and what we have learnt from working with some of the largest companies in the world.

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Softools Newsletter No. 9

Softools Newsletter No. 9

The lambs have arrived here at Softools and we are enjoying the springtime sunshine almost as much as they are! 

This month we have been as busy as the bees, hosting our first Softools Sales Day, giving you the option to use Single Sign-On and thinking up smart new features.
We have some great new features this month including the ability to click forwards or back on records,  platform versioning and lastly the fantastic ability to have in-list charts appear... Read on for more! 

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