U.S. Industrial Manufacturers Forecast Solid Revenue Growth

I always look forward for the manufacturing barometers from PwC. This one is interesting. Following is directly from PwC. Optimism regarding projected company revenue growth increased among U.S. industrial manufacturers during the third quarter of 2014, according to the Q3 2014 Manufacturing Barometer, released today by PwC US.  Survey respondents forecast an average growth rate […]

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GE to Open Up Predix Industrial Internet Platform to All Users

I guess this industrial internet thing has legs. Check this announcement (one of several) from GE. GE announced recently it is on track to deliver over $1 billion in incremental revenue this year from more than 40 Industrial Internet offerings, with $1.3 billion in orders, helping customers improve asset performance management (APM) and business operations […]

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IT/OT Industrial Cyber Security Device Released

Wurldtech Security Technologies released its Achilles Industrial Next Gen Firewall (NGFW) for operational technology (OT) environments. This purpose-built OT industrial cyber security solution monitors network traffic and blocks unexpected and malicious activity to help ensure maximum uptime and secure productivity for industrial operations. “Network disruptions can often result in substantial downtime and productivity loss,” said […]

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Family of Wireless I/O Solutions for Industrial M2M Automation and Control

True to my word about accelerating IoT announcements, here is one about wireless IO. FreeWave Technologies Inc.., a leader in industrial, secure Machine to Machine (M2M) and Internet of Things (IoT) wireless networking solutions, released the WaveContact product family. The new product family expands FreeWave’s wireless I/O solutions for industrial M2M and IoT applications in […]

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GE Forms Internet of Things Partnerships

Watch for continued developments in the Internet of Things and “Industrial Internet” and “Connected Enterprise” space. Things are really heating up—as far as press releases are concerned, anyway. I think the actual benefits from implementations will begin to accelerate, too. Here is a release from GE. GE announced an expanded working relationship with Intel and […]

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2015 ARC Industry Forum

It is time to start thinking about the annual ARC Industry Forum. I’ve attended every one beginning in 1998. It is a major industry gathering. It is largely about ARC’s clients, but the only industry people I don’t see in Orlando are competing analysts. A good place to see and be seen as they say. […]

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Siemens PLM Expands Manufacturing Software Portfolio

Furthering consolidation of the MES space, Siemens (the PLM division) announced agreement to acquire manufacturing software developer Camstar Systems. Siemens, in its press release, says “the acquisition will build on Siemens’ industrial digitalization strategy by broadening its integrated product development and production automation solutions for the electronics, semiconductor and medical device industries.” I am a little surprised by the announcement, because […]

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What The Industrial Internet Means Now

Talk of Internet of Things / Industrial Internet / Connected Enterprise is growing. Consumer applications are partly to blame. Wearables for health and fitness and home automation are major consumer applications attracting attention and investment dollars. The industrial case dates from at least 1999 when the cellular carriers were looking for new markets to sell data transmission (not foreseeing the […]

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MESA Opens Manufacturing IT Conversation

Speaking of associations after yesterday’s post, the Manufacturing Enterprise Solutions Association (MESA) International association has struggled over approaches to information it composes and discussions it sponsors. Some have held that to receive white papers and other articles, as well as to participate in the Association LinkedIn group should be reserved for members. This would be […]

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