The term 'big data' has been roaming the halls for a while now. It's a phrase used to describe large volumes of data, both structured and unstructured, generated on a daily basis. But it's not the volume of data that counts. You can have all the data in world, but it's what you do - or can do - with that data that makes the difference.
The ability to access or analyze big data, especially in real-time as it streams in, can have an enormous impact on a business, particularly if it is used to predict the onset of an event or provide insight into how to transform a process or operation.
We, at MiX Telematics, prefer to call it "Actionable Safety Intelligence" - and here's why:
By collecting data about the location, performance, usage and status of vehicles and drivers, fleet operators obtain meaningful, real-world information about the inner workings of their organization. This, in turn, can be used to change driver behavior, dramatically reduce crash rates and ultimately save lives.
There are a variety of driver safety, vehicle tracking and fleet management solutions out there. What you choose depends on several factors including:
Entry-level tracking software enables customers to trace the whereabouts of vehicles and drivers - an ideal solution for smaller, perhaps local businesses whose operations rely on accurate, real-time location information. Vehicles can be located on a map, giving those behind the screens the opportunity to plot their next move, improve utilization, and reduce misuse and theft.
Integrated fleet management solutions, however, offer much more potential and return on investment. Powerful software platforms allow operators to not only track, but to manage, monitor and measure the performance of their vehicles and drivers and be notified, in real-time, about events, deviations, infringements or impending dangers.
Valuable add-ons and integrations become possible too, like:
In their own way, each of these Actionable Safety Intelligence tools contribute to one important goal: to proactively protect drivers and businesses, and save lives.
Because you can't put a price on human life.
Safety and saving lives is a core part of our DNA here at MiX Telematics. We are continuously investing in new ideas and technology to help fleets dramatically reduce crash rates and save lives. One way in which we do this is by choosing credible partners with smart solutions that make a real difference.