A wise man once said:
Ain't no need to watch where I'm goin'; just need to know where I've been.
Unfortunately that was a tow truck from a Disney Pixar movie…. While he was driving backwards… Not necessarily the best way to analyze your business or drive a car….err…tow truck.
But the concept is still valid. If you have knowledge of where you have been, you can help to re-trace your steps either anecdotally or analytically.
In this the geospatial analysis market is heating up with ESRI making an announcement to be included within the DataMarket in Windows Azure Marketplace. Making geospatial analysis available via the cloud, you can encapsulate both the location services and the location of the analysis.
This can be important in the area of operational business intelligence for the telecom industry when you start to think about optimizing truck rolls and other in person customer facing (B2B or B2C) activities. This analysis can help with both time and coverage associated with scheduling crew activities.
Does your organization have the ability to analyze ‘truck rolls’ for distance optimization? time optimization? both? neither?
Post your comments below or email (John.Myers@BlueBuffaloGroup.com) / twitter (@BlueBuffaloGrp) me directly.
Posted February 8, 2011 3:14 PM
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