Technology

Best Practices for Preventing Email Cyberthreats

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PART III IN A THREE-PART SERIES FOCUSED ON CYBERSECURITY Chuck Cook | RenovoData Two articles in recent issues of 3PL Perspectives outlined the challenges posed by email phishing attacks. The first described the most prevalent types of threats and the second explained how to identify them. This article illustrates the best practices for protecting 3PLs and trucking companies from those attacks. ...

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When Buying a TMS, Know the Limits of an RFP Process

J.P. Wiggins | 3Gtms To help you deliver freight at the lowest cost that meets customer requirements, a transportation management system (TMS) has to learn and understand the complexities of your particular business. This level of intimacy, however, is often not appreciated by first-time TMS purchasers. Many companies make their TMS vendor selection as if they were buying accounting, HR ...

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What Users Should Know About Email Cyberthreats

PART I IN A THREE-PART SERIES FOCUSED ON CYBERSECURITY Michelle Vayle | RenovoData Effective cybersecurity relies on good network planning and a range of high-level, protective products. However, some of the most effective guardians of networks and data are users themselves, because they can thwart many of today’s email-based threats as well as those on the horizon. In the next ...

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Drones, Autonomous Vehicles on Course to Disrupt the Supply Chain

Grant E. Goldsmith | Roanoke Insurance Group Earlier this year, General Motors introduced its latest self-driving car – a car with no steering wheel or foot pedals – that’s expected to hit the streets in 2019. GM’s car is meant to drive itself with no assistance (hence no steering wheel) from the driver. This is the future – driverless vehicles. ...

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Four Reasons Why Freight Visibility Should Be a Top Focus

Dan Cicerchi | Descartes MacroPoint Despite the immediate benefits to the supply chain, there is still a lack of knowledge about the competitive advantages of real-time freight visibility. Below are four reasons why indicators such as freight status and location will become even more essential in the coming year – and how technology can help close the gap. As the ...

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For Brokers and 3PLs: Freight Visibility Technology Is a Competitive Advantage

Jay Delaney | TMW SYSTEMS Just how much freight do third-party logistics companies (3PLs) and brokers move for tens of thousands of shippers every day? To answer that question, consider this: The $185.7 billion third-party logistics industry is 1.7 times the size of the beer market and four times larger than the candy market. In fact, one of every three ...

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Know Before You Grow: Proprietary Transportation Systems and Open-Source Software Risk

Jonathan Todd and Justin Clark | BENESCH, FRIEDLANDER, COPLAN & ARONOFF We live in an era of gig economies and e-commerce, where supply chains evolve before our eyes due to the speed of technological innovation. All transportation and logistics services are under pressure to deliver highly analytic, data-rich solutions in addition to freight. The challenge to gain an advantage through information ...

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Joined at the Hip with Your Software-As-A-Service Provider

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Murray Pratt | TAILWIND TRANSPORTATION SOFTWARE You recall those three-legged races? Perhaps it was at a picnic, a company ‘team building,’ or a track day in primary school. You and your race partner had one ankle tied to the adjacent ankle of the other. You first had to decide who was on the left and who was on the right. ...

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Blockchain Brings New Capabilities, but Proceed with Caution

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Chuck Cook | RenovoData The technology known as blockchain is generating a lot of buzz, but it is not very well understood. Developed in 2008 to support the Bitcoin cryptocurrency, blockchain is an update of the old mutually distributed ledger (MDL) products that were too clumsy to ever find wide acceptance. Now vendors are offering blockchain-type products for many applications ...

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The New Time-Saving Technology: Payment Platforms

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Jeremy Feucht | Truckstop.com In the transportation industry one of the new buzz technologies is payment platforms. In this article we will discuss what a payment platform is, how they work and what questions you need to ask before selecting one if they are a good fit for your business. What Is a Payment Platform? Payment Platforms specialize in the ...

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