Inductive Leaderboard 2016

Manufacturing Software Beyond HMI/SCADA

A manufacturing software supplier must go beyond where they are to keep pace with today’s needs. GE Digital just announced such an extension–to offer decision support capabilities. The new GE HMI/SCADA software offers “comprehensive and best-in-class monitoring and visualization capabilities,” as well as work process management, analytics, and mobility. Based on ISA high performance design […]

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Applying The Industrial Internet of Things

Dell held another Think Tank Industrial Internet of Things roundtable discussion on July 12 at a suburban Chicago conference room. Three Dell people attended as well as a representative of partner company Software AG. Twelve engineers or IT professionals from customer companies also attended. The format echoed that of the one held in Hannover, Germany. […]

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Industrial Software Now More Important Than Hardware?

[Industrial] “Software’s Where It’s At.” The blog title was intriguing. It was implied that  industrial software was increasingly more important than hardware. Then I began to look at my accumulating queue of news. There is a bunch. Here is a sampling. It appears that more innovation time and investment is going into software than hardware. […]

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Industrial Internet Of Things Source of Information

The Industrial Internet of Things is a phrase encompassing a range of technologies and applications across consumer and industrial worlds. Where there is a technology and/or new application with suppliers poised to provide the technology or application expertise, there is an organization. And the organization exists to provide information. The Industrial Internet Consortium (IIC), the […]

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Working Deeply–Podcast 151

My 151st podcast on personal productity dives into “Deep Work: Rules for Focused Success in a Distracted World” by Cal Newport. also viewable on YouTube. Newport differentiates the work that will lead you to success (deep work–thinking) from that work that just fills time (shallow work–answering email, reading Facebook, etc.). He provides tips on organizing […]

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National Holiday

Today is the National Holiday of the United States. I take a break from business and throw Search Engine Optimization to the winds. Every year I suggest that all Americans get out a copy of the Declaration of Independence and the US Constitution and read them. I also suggest reading the Federalist Papers. We tend […]

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Software Application Aims to Boost Line Performance

Schneider Electric software aims to boost process line improvement tool for food & beverage and consumer packaged goods (CPG) manufacturers. It announced yesterday availability of Line Performance Suite for Food & Beverage and Consumer Packaged Goods manufacturers. This single purpose app is built atop Wonderware MES software. These apps are a growing trend in the […]

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Industrial Software at Siemens Automation Summit

Software platforms that provide specific “apps” for industrial applications was the theme of the week for me. I received a better look at Siemens’ Mindsphere along with a competitor’s app that I’ll discuss in a later post. Tuesday and Wednesday this week found me in Las Vegas at the 2016 Automation Summit—Siemens US users group. […]

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