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Powered by a Microgrid: How Microgrids Work and Why They’re Becoming Popular

A few weeks ago, when the world opened up again – albeit only slightly – I trotted off to a campsite in North Yorkshire for some much-needed R&R and a little detachment from the grid. I was expecting the fully off-grid experience, but was pleasantly surprised to find a solar powered bathroom on the campsite. It seemed that the estate of the campsite was powered by its own microgrid, which got me thinking about off-grid and microgrid living…

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Predictive vs Preventive Maintenance

All industrial facilities carry out maintenance. Two common types are preventative and predictive, and knowing the difference between the two and understanding which is best for your organisation is key.

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Busting The 4 Biggest Myths About IoT Installation

Integration; installation; transformation. These are all words that, when used under the scope of IoT, can either delight or terrify prospective clients. Here at Hark we do pride ourselves on not spreading terror, and instead, prefer to spread nicer things – like good vibes and professional expertise. And if there’s one thing we have expertise in, it’s IoT installation. So, let’s crack a few of the big misconceptions about IoT installation, and (hopefully) make those buzzwords less scary.

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Welcome to The Age of The Smart Store

No cash, no cards – no tills? If you took this news to the middle ages, they’d have burned you at the stake. But here in the outrageous present tense, all is normal (well, kind of).

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Post-Covid Retail is Battling 2 Major Issues: Does IoT Solve Both?

It’s interesting isn’t it, how a single industry, like retail, can be simultaneously faced with two completely opposing challenges? On one side of the spectrum, the typical grocers are having to tackle rapid spikes in bulk buying alongside big-spending seasons, which results in supply chain and stock issues.

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