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PTC Delivers Year of Success in Its Internet of Things Business


PTC has had an interesting journey of moving from ERP to PLM to IoT through batches of acquisitions over the course of several years. When it announced a series of acquisitions including ThingWorx and Kepware (at premium prices from the looks of things) I had to wonder what was up. Executives assured me that it […]

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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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GE Digital Expands Industrial Internet Application

Last week was GE Digital’s Minds + Machines Conference in San Francisco. This Industrial Internet (or Internet of Things to the rest of us) gathering showcases the latest of GE’s digital portfolio–including GE Automation and Control (the successor to GE Intelligent Platforms, successor to GE Fanuc Automation, whew). I tried to arrange my schedule to […]

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Acquisitions And New Products Feature Predictive Technologies

I have a little batch of process automation and industry news involving predictive technologies—two acquisitions and a new safety product. Congratulations to Mike Brooks and the team at Mtell for a good exit. Also congratulations to the MaxEAM folks. Finally, an important new take on process automation safety from PAS. MTell Acquired by Aspen Technology […]

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Industrial Internet of Things and Asset Performance Management As GE Digital Grows

While checking emails walking the IMTS show floor, I found one announcing GE Digital announced acquisition of Meridium, a supplier of Asset Performance Management (APM) software. Leveraging the Industrial Internet of Things for asset performance has been GE’s goal from the beginning, so this one makes sense. The goal of the combination includes providing a […]

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Rockwell Automation Expands Technology Portfolio

Rockwell Automation has announced acquisition of Automation Control Products (ACP), a provider of centralized thin client, remote desktop and server management software. ACP’s two core products, ThinManager and Relevance, provide manufacturing and industry with visual display and software solutions to, as the Rockwell press release put it, “manage information and streamline workflows for a more […]

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Dell Technologies Powering the New Industrial Revolution

Powering the Next Industrial Revolution. I was attending a virtual press/analyst conference on Sept. 7. Michael Dell formally introduced Dell Technologies. Talk of the Next Industrial Revolution is the last thing I expected to hear, but it fits with the company’s moves into Industrial Internet of Things and the data storage and analytics that accompany […]

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Industrial Merger and Acquisition

One set of questions popping up frequently over the past few years among corporate executives of industrial technology supplier companies concerns response to the Industrial Internet of Things regarding industrial merger and acquisition. Are we in the IIoT market? What acquisitions should we search out to further exploit the IIoT? Should we look at expanding […]

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