Throughout this, you will be focused on a case study of a company, AB Pty. Ltd. This is a company which has a business of product delivery, using three trucks. The company owns only three trucks. The demands of the deliveries have been increased and it is becoming difficult for the company to handle the deliveries on time. The out is that, there is a long list of pending product deliveries and unsatisfied customers. The customers have lately been complaining about the late deliveries of the products. This is very much a serious threat for the budding business like AB Pty. Ltd. The company has hired a business analyst to look at the issues and he has investigated and provided a list of suggestions. Then, an ICT professional is hired to do the needful. The issue lies on the management part of the total product deliveries. The delivery service is covered for Austin downtown, Texas, USA. The number of deliveries being completed has been decreased steadily and has increased the number of pending deliveries of the products.
The objective is to overcome the above stated issues with a proposed solution. To complete this, design and deployment plan will be produced.
Make selection of the SDK, for the Node, choose SDK, and for the application give a host name (Antonopoulos & Gillam, 2017)
Moving further, database is needed for the establishment of database connection
Then comes the part to begin the configuration(Console.ng.bluemix.net, 2016).
As shown below,the next step looks like in the below mentioned image.
Complete the editing work and proceed with the file deployment process. As soon this step is completed, a pop-up window is prone to appear on the window screen. It mainly asks for theredeployment of the file. It is suggested to choose only if required and if not one can simply cancel it.
Further go to commit the files, by opening the GIT Repository.
Then, whatever modification are made can be seen on left side pane of the window screen
As the application is developed and successful send a successful acknowledgement message, to confirm it.
The do the deployment operation, with a successful application message.
The identified issue can be resolved by developing a dashboard, for an application, with the help of IBM Bluemix service. The proposed solution focuses on developing a smart application, which can manage the product deliveries, track the trucks and communicate with the truck drivers along with sharing the notification and alerts. The proposed solution has the other benefits like:
- The deliveries are dividing.
- The trucks are monitored while on the product delivery.
- The tracking of the truck is done using the Geospatial Analyticsservice, which divides the delivery zones as, North, South, East and West.
- To establish communication with the truck drivers and the administrator.
- To resolve the uncertain issues.
The design plan has the following steps:
Step 1:Check out the IBM Bluemix website and log in as a user.
Step 2:Using IBM Bluemix services, integrate with Internet of Things.
Step 3:configure IoT, by entering the type of the device, its ID and name.
Step 4:choose, “Add API” and produce new API Keys.
Authentication Method: token
Authentication Token: [email protected]
Organization ID: rl79j3
Device Type: Vehicle
Device ID: XY
Authentication Method: token
Authentication Token: @Rk0&LQ+Vx8+4n&I2
Step 5:Deploy the kit.
Step 6:Make a clone of the project.
Step 7:Changes can be made by selecting the “Edit code” option. Once the changes are completed save the file name to, manifest.yml.
Step 8:Go to config or settings.jsr file and enter the following information:
For theiot_deviceType, fill Vehicle type.
For the iot_deviceOrg, fill organization’s ID.
For the iot_deviceSet, fill token and registered ID.
For the iot_apiKey, fill created API key.
For theiot_apiToken, fill API key token.
Step 9:Save the filled information.
Step 10:Create a service of Geospatial Analyticsand configure it.
Step 11:Next do work of binding the starter kit with the geospatial analytics service. The IoT can be used to do this.
Step 12:Finally, opt the, “Alert” option, to receive the alerts.
https://api.ng.bluemix.net.,takes the users to the application that is developed.
The deployment plan completed with a test, to check the communication establishment between the truck drivers and the admin. The test is initiated using Set Property command. The purpose is to track the trucks’ movements. For this the map must be connected. Further, any specific needs can be set by modifying the properties (Langit, 2017).
As a whole, the case study is analyzed and the solution for AB Pty. Ltd is a proposed application, which can manage the business effectively. The IBM Bluemix service is used to develop it.The solution can save the growth of the business and satisfy its customers
Antonopoulos, N., & Gillam, L. (2017). Cloud computing. Cham: Springer.
Langit, L. (2017). Cloud Computing Career Paths and Certifications: First Steps. [Carpinteria, Calif.]: Lynda.com.