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Schneider Electric Software Boosts Asset Performance, New Pricing Model, and Cloud Offering

Schneider Electric Software boosts Asset Performance, pricing model, and cloud offering. They called it a Schneider Electric Software Innovation Summit in San Antonio a couple of weeks ago. But as we know, that part of Schneider Electric is moving over to the new AVEVA which will be 60% owned by Schneider Electric. So, is this […]

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Industrial Internet Consortium Gaining Momentum With Partners and Testbed

The Industrial Internet Consortium (IIC) has been incredibly active over the past month. While I’ve been traveling, news releases and interview opportunities have been pouring in. In brief: IIC and Avnu Alliance Liaison IIC and the EdgeX Foundry Announce Liaison IIC Develops Smart Factory Machine Learning for Predictive Maintenance Testbed IIC Publishes Edge Computing Edition […]

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The Future of Farming with Internet of Things

We need to feed an ever increasing global population. One major problem concerns loss of good farmland to urban development. AeroFarms is an agriculture start up leveraging the latest of ag science along with technologies such as Internet of Things with Dell Technologies IoT platform to help solve a big problem. The company president presented […]

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Dell Technologies Unveils New IoT Strategy, Division and Solutions to Accelerate Customer Adoption

Dell Technologies has moved its Internet of Things initiative from what was almost a “skunk works” group to division status. Michael Dell, CEO, Jeremy Burton, CMO, and Ray O’Farrell, VMware CTO and GM of the new division all spoke to a large group of international journalists, analysts, and influencers Tuesday October 10 to unveil the […]

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For National Manufacturing Day A Story Of Lean Manufacturing Success

Companies are adopting Lean manufacturing with increasing frequency. And that is a good thing. A Lean culture is people-friendly, not to mention profit friendly. And thus the story of a GE Brilliant Factory award winning plant. GE has around 400 manufacturing locations. It has had a contest to find the “most brilliant of the Brilliant […]

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People Are The Key to Digital Transformation According to Emerson

The era of improving plant performance and profitability through efficiency—that is by cutting costs—is over. So stated Emerson Automation Solutions executive president Mike Train while kicking off the 2017 edition of Emerson Global Users Exchange in Minneapolis. “The past 30 years have brought us fantastic advances in the manufacturing sector, including greater operating efficiencies enabled […]

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Wireless Sensor Network Success Story

Remember the wireless sensor network “wars” from ten years ago, or so? Harry Sim left Honeywell Process to head up a new endeavor of Cypress Semiconductor to exploit these networks in a variety of different environments. I told him at the time that I thought he had a good chance for success. Yesterday he wrote […]

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Recognizing Digital Transformation Does Not Equate To Achieving It

Two research studies have crossed my inbox recently regarding management knowledge of and actions toward Digital Transformation and the Industrial Internet of Things. Suffice to say that there is a disconnect. Get smart: Humans have perceived for millennia the disconnect between knowing and doing. These research surveys show that even when managers acknowledge the importance […]

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