Inductive Leaderboard 2016

Digitalization or Digital Enterprise Hannover Messe Word of the Day

Echos of Industrie 4.0 were present around the Hannover Messe 2016, but times have moved on since 2013. The word of the week was digital–in many forms, such as digitalization, digital enterprise, digital factory. Chancellor Merkel and President Obama (two friends says the headline) were not digital, however, as they made a grand tour through […]

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GE Opens Advanced Manufacturing Works

The world of advanced manufacturing and digitization continues its steady advance. GE recently announced opening of its first advanced manufacturing facility—a power products manufacturing plant in Greenville, SC. Interesting that Rockwell Automation just announced a CEO transition leading analysts to look back on Keith Nosbusch’s tenure. Certainly at a time when rivals such as Siemens, […]

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Industrial PC Market Still Growing

The PC market, especially for consumers but also for business, is slowing. Manufacturers are turning to industrial PC market.The New York Times  recently ran an article about Intel cutting jobs due to the continued slowdown in the PC market. Recently I wrote about Dell entering the embedded PC for industrial applications market, most likely due […]

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Klein Industrial Workforce Survey

Many people are concerned about recruiting the next generation industrial workforce. Not only must we recruit younger people, attracting young women into the industry in a variety of professions would be great. Klein Tools just sent the results of a survey—its second annual “State of the Industry” one. This year, Klein Tools took a new […]

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Big News Day: Rockwell Automation Elects New CEO

We have been anticipating a transition at Rockwell Automation, and today the company announced it has happened. Its board of directors has elected Blake D. Moret, a 30-year veteran of the Company, as president and chief executive officer, effective July 1, 2016. At that time Keith D. Nosbusch, 65, who has been president and chief […]

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Dell Announces Internet of Things Partner Program

I’ve been writing about Dell’s entrance into the manufacturing/industrial space since last October. It introduced its Internet of Things products, Edge Gateway, at Dell World. Recently its embedded computing line was announced. (Disclaimer: Dell is a client.) Several people wrote to me after that last announcement to say something like, “About time.” Internet of Things […]

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