Market Analysis


Transit Asset Management System 49 U.S.C. 5326 as part of the MAP21

By |April 16th, 2014|Categories: Industries, Market Analysis, Predictive Analytics, Railroad|Tags: , , |

Transit provides more than 10 billion passenger trips each year, which represents more trips each month than all of the Nation’s airlines combined will make in a year. When transit assets are not in a state of good repair (SGR), the consequences often include increased safety risks, decreased reliability, higher maintenance costs, and an overall lower quality of service to customers.

The Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act, MAP-21, states in its section […]


Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act – MAP21

By |April 8th, 2014|Categories: Market Analysis, Predictive Analytics, Railroad|Tags: |

The Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act, also known as MAP-21, is a law that includes provisions intended to improve security reducing crashes, injuries and fatalities involving large trucks and buses.

Many of the provisions in MAP-21 track the Agency’s strategic framework to improve commercial motor vehicle safety by supporting its three core principles:

Raise the bar to enter the industry and operate on the roads;
Hold motor carrier and drivers to the highest safety […]


Gartner Strategic Technology Trends in 2014

By |November 21st, 2013|Categories: Market Analysis|Tags: |

Gartner released last month the Top 10 Strategic Technology Trends for 2014.

Gartner defines a strategic technology as one with the potential for significant impact on the enterprise in the next three years. Factors that denote significant impact include a high potential for disruption to IT or the business, the need for a major dollar investment, or the risk of being late to adopt.

A strategic technology may be an existing technology that has matured and/or become […]


Death of ERP as we know it

By |September 30th, 2013|Categories: Market Analysis|Tags: , |

Many organizations spend millions to implement large and complex enterprise applications to enable best in class IT solutions that result in “increased operational efficiencies”. I believe this strategy is crippling many mid to large sized organizations. Oracle and SAP are expensive, complicated, and robust applications that reduced risk from a CIO and CFOs perspective. But at what costs? I rarely see clients who achieved the ROI estimates they calculated prior to the significant investments.

Many C […]