Computer Dealer News has named New Signature as their Silver selection for IoT solutions as part of their 2017 Channel Elite Awards, which recognizes IT Solution Providers for their innovation, leadership and commitment to creating business value and game changing solutions for customers. Channel Elite Award medalists and all finalists were recognized at CDN’s Channel Elite Awards Gala on September 27, 2017. Not only has New Signature been recognized as industry thought-leaders in the IoT arena, but they have proven their expertise through solutions’ for major manufacturing entities and, more recently, used stream analytics to deliver game-changing results for Winter Park Construction, a Florida-based construction company. This solution, which helped New Signature nab the 2017 IoT Silver Award, helped the company generate actionable, real-time insights from its worksites using IoT technologies and stream analytics. Construction companies like Winter Park manage complex job sites, with remote employees and equipment that move freely between locations. Simply locating people and equipment can be a major challenge. To add to the difficulty, the construction industry is heavily regulated with safety compliance policies and regulations through insurance companies and the Occupations Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). By combining Azure’s capabilities with RFID devices on worksites and personal protective equipment, New Signature helped the construction company alleviate three major issues. Hard hats, vests, and safety glasses were connected to Microsoft Azure, feeding data into the Cloud and displaying insights in a custom Power BI dashboard. The combined IoT solution allows the construction company to keep attendance at each job site in real-time, ensure safety gear is in place, and track equipment for security and improved asset management. Proving that proper safety equipment is in use significantly reduces insurance liability, and improved accountability for employees and subcontractors streamlines billing, payroll and human resource processes. Real-time workplace monitoring also improves security for high-value assets at risk of theft, and provides traceability in the event of an incident. New Signature is proud to accept the award on behalf of their strides in IoT technologies and extends a congratulations to the other partner winners. About Computer Dealer News Computer Dealer News (CDN) — the voice of the IT solution provider community in Canada for more than thirty years — is the most widely read and trusted source of information for Canadian channel executives. Providing insightful commentary on technology products and services and covering the key players that are impacting this segment, CDN also delivers a critical analysis of the competitive landscape detailing both the challenges and opportunities facing solution providers.