The Digital Metamorphosis of Employee Fleet Management

Contrary to popular opinion, the reason for human progress is not our superior intellect. We're only marginally smarter than apes though that margin is still considerable. The secret has always been our ability to communicate. The more we communicate, the greater our progress.

Imagine how short Lord of the Rings would have been if the Fellowship had smartphones with cloud-based technology. They could track each other's locations and maybe geotag Nazgul sightings. What if Merry and Pippin could have marked themselves safe from orcs? A large part of the story takes place simply because of limited means of communication!

Civilizations have developed over centuries by humans because of the ability to pass knowledge on even after death by creating records. Modes of communication have evolved since then, from being static and stale to dynamic and instant.

You've probably heard the term 'Internet of Things' being bandied about in conjunction with the term Industry 4.0, a term that refers to the 4th industrial revolution.

So what is this 'Internet of Things?

The Internet of Things isn't a new technological innovation. It is an idea and a game-changer in how we perceive the world around us. IoT takes communication to another level by outfitting mundane devices with an internet connection and programming them to 'talk' to each other and analyze information and events as they take place.

Computers have the advantage over humans when it comes to arithmetic tasks but human minds are indisputably superior at interpreting the world around them. Humans are more creative and intuitive.

With our highly communicative computing devices to take care of mundane calculations, humans can do what they do best, be creative, intuitive, and emotional.

Like everything else in our world, fleet management services have undergone a digital metamorphosis. Manual fleet management typically involved hours of work, requiring humans to sort out lists of passengers, available drivers, etc. to arrange trips. Booking rides weren't as mainstream as it is now. Today, computers have made it possible to manage large amounts of data and calculations in mere moments.