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Technology Trends: Industry Impact

As our industry adapts and anticipates changes in technology trends in the coming years, it is vital to evaluate these changes within the context of what this means for your business.  Steve Barram, CEO of Integrated Services Inc. (ISI) presented on this topic at the 2019 iFlex tradeshow and has written a series of articles, three of which have been published in National Oil and Lube News (NOLN).  As you consider emerging market trends, we hope these thoughts are useful as you look toward the future of this industry. Read More

Technology Trends – Part 3: Tesla “The Shot Across the Bow”

In the first column, we discussed the topic of Electric/hybrid cars within the context of the potential impact on our quick service marketplace.  In the second column, we talked about Telematics and “Shared Fleets” as emerging realities and trends.  This month we will examine how Tesla poses a potential disruption to the traditional dealership model and what impacts that could have on our market segment.

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Electronic Service Manual Redesign: Part 3

“Coming Soon” and “Major Changes” are phrases you have seen in recent ISI Insider issues. In these times we are all living with change. Change can be difficult and overwhelming, but the new ESM release is a change we are excited about. The redesign is now in beta release with general release scheduled for the beginning of July. Read More

Technology Trends – Part 2: Telemetrics and Shared Fleets

In the first column, we discussed the topic of Electric/hybrid cars within the context of the potential impact on our quick service marketplace. This month, we are going to talk about telemetrics as well as the concept of the “Shared Fleet.”

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Technology Trends – Part 1: Electric/Hybrid

Our industry, like all others faces constant evolution of the myriad technologies needed by us to thrive. The hope and objective of this series is to provide meaningful context in which to critically evaluate what these trends may mean for your business – both today and for the future. Hopefully, telling the “technology neighborhood” story rather than simply providing data will be useful.

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