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One of the earliest applications of real-time analytics was in manufacturing plants to monitor the performance and health of their systems in real-time. Data like temperature, weight, and volume were monitored by sensors embedded at strategic points in a manufacturing system. These sensors would update monitoring dashboards in real-time, giving visibility and control over the performance, and output. Not just in systems, but RFID technology and surveillance cameras drastically increased the applications of real-time analytics in security, and human resource allocation in these manufacturing plants. It would be only a matter of time till this kind of recording of real world information was made possible outside the manufacturing, and industrial sectors.

Ah, those weekends spent binging on pizzas and watching re-reruns of Game of Thrones when what you had otherwise planned was to go for a walk! Those jogging shoes lying in some God forsaken corner of your house, those workout clothes which you outgrew eons ago and that gym membership which you are still hopeful… Read the rest of this entry »

If you have gone shopping for a web application recently, you would have noticed how a majority of them talk about the all-conquering dashboard they have while trying to lure you. And not without good reason. A dashboard is your handle to everything you have hired that app to do, and a good html5 dashboard… Read the rest of this entry »