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MIMOSA Asset Lifecycle Information Model Open Meeting Set

Manufacturing and production information is rapidly moving to the cloud. I wrote yesterday about what all the companies are trying to do to bring information into their ecosystems. Not all the efforts promote interoperability. Dell is open source, coming the closest to the ideal. Microsoft and Siemens are closest for individual companies. What they are […]

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Microsoft Makes Huge Investment In OPC Open Source Code

OPC UA was everywhere in the Digital Factory and automation areas of Hannover Fair 2017.  Not only was the expanded OPC Foundation stand busy, an “OPC Wall” at the Microsoft stand was constantly packed. Microsoft executives took attendees on a digital path using OPC UA from the factory to the Azure cloud. Spokespeople pointed out […]

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Augmented Reality and Internet of Things Meet In Hannover

Let’s talk augmented reality and Internet of Things (IoT) today. The first day of Hannover Fair began with much buzz about the Dell / Linux Foundation announcement (see yesterday’s post) about the open source “unify the IoT” project. But that buzz died off after people digested the news and determined that for the time being […]

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EdgeX Foundry Unifies the IoT Marketplace to Accelerate Enterprise IoT Deployments

The Linux Foundation announced launch of EdgeX Foundry, an open source software project to build a common open framework for Internet of Things (IoT) edge computing and an ecosystem of interoperable components that will unify the marketplace and accelerate enterprise and Industrial IoT. The goal is the simplification and standardization of Industrial IoT edge computing, […]

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Are We Too Old To Be Creative?

Are we too old to be creative? I don’t even know you, but I know the answer. No! When I reached 30, I was really bummed. Over the hill. No great mathematician, so they said, ever had a significant discovery after age 30. But then, I was no mathematician. But still, was life over? Be […]

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PAS Announces Investment to Fuel Its Industrial Control System Cybersecurity Business

Keep watching the cybersecurity space for more action.  Already this week, I wrote about two different approaches to industrial cybersecurity. Here is the story of an investment so that a company with history can pivot and go deeper into this market segment. PAS has been known improving alarm management and control system asset integrity. It […]

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