Richard Theron
Richard Theron
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Richard Theron is the product Line manager for Fieldserver and cloud at Sierra Monitor, where he works intimately with companies in the building automation, industrial automation, energy management and life safety markets to help them cloud-enable their equipment.

Data is the key to smarter OEM product development

Product development is an essential part of business for original equipment manufacturers (OEMs). Whether a company makes elevators, humidifiers, air conditioners or any other type of equipment, they undoubtedly have competitors in their market. Those competitors are constantly working to…

Building owners and facilities managers look to the cloud for insight

There’s this old saying that, “Sunlight is the best disinfectant.” It’s a saying that has less to do with the actual impact of the sun’s rays on bacteria, and more to do with the impact that transparency can have on…

The impact of cloud-enabled equipment on service contracts

In my last post on the Modern Equipment Manufacturer, I took a detailed look into how equipment owners sometimes mistreat their equipment and abuse their warranties, and how this can negatively impact original equipment manufacturers (OEMs). I also looked at…

How data and transparency help OEMs fight warranty abuse

If you’ve ever purchased a television, cell phone, washing machine, car or other expensive piece of consumer technology or equipment, you’re most likely familiar with the concepts of a warranty and service contract. They exist to help protect the consumer…


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