Andy Bane
Jan 2, 2019

Andy Bane

2018: A Year to Remember

One year ends, another begins, meaning it’s time to reflect on the past twelve months and to define what we may see in the year ahead.

For Element, 2018 will be remembered as the year we achieved a number of key milestones in our development as a company...

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IoT with Streaming Data and Analytics and a Little Design Thinking with Element

A Microsoft and Element Podcast

I recently participated in a discussion with the Microsoft industry experiences team (David Starr and Diego Tamburini) to talk all things IoT, including the cultural changes data-informed decision making has on organizations.

The discussion was recorded as a podcast. This is Part 1. We will be bringing you part 2 soon.

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We all Need a Pair of Blue Jeans and a Shovel

Who Actually Struck it Rich?

The most memorable stories from the California Gold Rush focus on the lucky souls who struck it rich. Perhaps just as interesting were those who supplied the tools that the miners needed to be successful -- the picks, shovels, and pans. Some of these suppliers were amazingly innovative and entrepreneurial: Levi Strauss (along with partner Jacob Davis who patented the copper rivet reinforcement in the heavy-duty pants) famously supplied denim jeans. More than 150 years later, Strauss’ company is still successfully supplying jeans, and more, to people around the world.

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Moisés Olivares
Dec 3, 2018

Moisés Olivares

How Design Democratizes Access to Industrial Data

Element’s mission is to make industrial data incredibly easy to use, enabling insights never thought possible. In other words, to help professionals at industrial companies spend more time analyzing data instead of preparing that data for analysis.

Element’s software is a huge step forward in this regard. It helps companies prepare and manage data efficiently, reliably and in a scalable manner. There’s no need for armies of employees to populate and update spreadsheets, write custom code, or to hire expensive consultants.

Taking a complex process and simplifying the user interaction extends down to the smallest details of Element’s software. We want you to think as little as possible about the tool you’re using to model and manage data and instead focus on the data itself. We work hard to make Element’s software powerful but, in a way (and this might sound counterintuitive), almost transparent.

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From Hype to Reality, a Partner Ecosystem Perspective

Having spent most of my working life around technology I have seen my fair share of economic booms and busts. Apart from the meta-economic influences, the Silicon Valley cycle usually follows its own wave tied to “the next big thing”-- the wave of investment, over expectation, under delivery, and subsequent crash. This obesogenic hype environment means great ideas typically die before their time and are reborn years later when the foundational problems have been resolved.

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