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ABB Launches New Products And Digital Enterprise Platform

ABB held its customer conference in Houston this week and showcased many new products and unveiled its digital enterprise platform ABB Ability. ABB Ability is the name given to its portfolio of digital solutions. I was trying to place it into a competitive landscape when one speaker showed a slide positioning ABB Ability with GE […]

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Industrial Internet Consortium Publishes the Industrial Internet Reference Architecture V 1.8

Committee co-chair Mark Crawford of the The Industrial Internet Consortium (IIC) told me yesterday that its Industrial Internet Reference Architecture is a living document. The committee revises frequently in order to stay current with rapidly moving technology and use cases. Therefore, it is no surprise that the organization has published version 1.8 of the Industrial […]

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Industrial Merger and Acquisition Activity

A couple of reports and studies on industrial manufacturing merger and acquisition activity have popped up recently. One came from my usual source—PwC. The other arrived from a new contact—Mergermarket. First PwC. The following is an analysis of Global Industrial Manufacturing deals with disclosed values greater than $50 million. The Global Industrial Manufacturing sector closed […]

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MESA International

MESA International Announces Smart Manufacturing Conference 2017 Dates

MESA International has found a willing home for its annual North American conference once again aligning with the IndustryWeek Manufacturing & Technology (M&T) Conference & Expo. Both events will be held at the Huntington Convention Center in Cleveland, Ohio, USA, May 8 – 10, 2017.  Registration for the global MESA community is now open. I […]

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Technology World Continues to Shrink Through Collaboration

Collaboration rules the technical world. A professor who influenced me greatly was ex-CIA (ex?). He would proclaim in our international politics classes during the height of the Cold War that politicians might want to close borders, but scientists would never allow it. “Scientists want to publish their findings,” he would say, “so they will publish […]

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Interoperability And Standardization Drive OPC Foundation Activity in 2016

Interoperability, standardization, and collaboration were the key words for OPC Foundation in 2016. Tom Burke, OPC Foundation President, recently recapped a busy 2016 for the Foundation. Adoption of OPC UA has been gaining momentum in the market. Collaboration with other groups is growing. And the technology is finally beginning to show significant use beyond industrial […]

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Internet of Things IP Testing Service

A useful Internet of Things (IoT) requires interoperability; and, interoperability requires testing to assure that thing work together. Here is news of a test lab for IPv6. The University of New Hampshire InterOperability Laboratory (UNH-IOL), an independent provider of broad-based testing and standards conformance services for the networking industry, has announced the launch of the […]

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Industrial Internet Business Strategy and Innovation Framework

In another advancement for the Industrial Internet of Things, The Industrial Internet Consortium (IIC), the global, member-supported organization that promotes the accelerated growth of the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), announced the publication of the Business Strategy and Innovation Framework (BSIF). The BSIF helps enterprises to identify and analyze issues that must be addressed to […]

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