The Internet of Things technology competition remains robust. I devoted Monday to a trip to Houston to visit the campus of Hewlett-Packard Enterprise (HPE). This was the old Compaq computer campus remodeled for a new generation. The occasion was the grand opening of the Internet of Things customer experience center. We toured several demo areas […]
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(Photo by Alberto Brea) Technology isn’t the business disrupter. How we use technology is. I was reading the marketing blog of Bryan Kramer, whom I’ve met at various Dell Technology events. He posted this photo thinking about marketing and business. Look at our business in industrial automation in the USA. Everyone complains about Rockwell Automation […]
I wrote about FoxConn building a plant (maybe) in Wisconsin. “Retired” Rockwell Automation Communications Director John Bernaden commented on my LinkedIn post of the article: Good perspective Gary Mintchell. FoxConn’s been trying to replace its Chinese workers with automation and robotics for several years now with limited success. They’re realizing what’s no surprise to you […]
Maybe low wages leads to lack of investment which lead in turn to low productivity.
Employment is getting so tight that many industrial jobs cannot be filled because potential workforce can’t pass a drug test.
We keep touting manufacturing jobs in America. An electronics assembly company has announced another plant in the US. When a process automation company lands a contract with a customer, it sends a press release touting the fact. But in process industries, the amount of the contract can be significant. I seldom see one in discrete […]
The future of work—humans and machines working together in a truly collaborative fashion. A “partnership” said Dell Technologies. My blogs on the future have not necessarily brought in tons of new page views (but this blog compares pretty well with industry trade publications), but they have drawn the attention of PR agency account managers looking […]
Some interesting technology trends are developing concerning impact on the future workforce. Liam Quinn, sr. VP and CTO Dell Technologies, talked with me a couple of weeks ago about the results of research and a report with the Institute For The Future detailing these trends. The report is not specifically about manufacturing, but the ideas […]
Would you be a good company spokesperson? It is hard to believe, but I’m closing in on 20 years in this writing gig. Four different companies, but the same me. Media people have connected me with a variety of company spokespeople during those years. Some of them are CEOs, while some of them are technical […]
When you begin connecting “things”, that is, data sources and data consumers, and exposing them to a network or the Internet, then cyber security assumes a role of primary importance. Or, at least it should assume such a role. Here is a slightly different take on Internet of Things data security. Entrust Datacard, a provider […]