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USPS and the Internet of Things

Fierce Governmentit LogoFierce GovernmentIT reports that the Postal Service has made some successful tests of collecting data for operations purposes using the Internet of Things. Kelley Sullivan, program manager of information technology at USPS, told the magazine that it used sensors to track vehicles and packages during the holiday season.

The data helped the agency anticipate the arrival of packages, schedule sufficient staff to handle them, and orchestrate routes for unplanned deliveries (such as packages delivered on Sunday.)

Source: Fierce GovernmentIT