Tag Archives | Industrial Internet of Things

GE Extends Predix But Where Lies Its Future

GE has a new CEO coming soon. Jeff Imelt led the industrial push that led to Predix and Industrial Internet of Things, services based upon data, predictive maintenance. He spurred development of GE Digital and the transformation into a software company (check out the TV ads). The company has announced some extensions to Predix. But […]

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Software Startup Within Rockwell Automation Leverages Chat Bot

This is “TechED” week for Rockwell Automation with “Shelby” the chat bot collaboration tool featured prominently at the opening keynote presentations–a software startup within the organization. TeamONE was one of two new products featured this week. The other an appliance to help manage an EtherNet/IP network. More than 2,000 people gathered in Orlando for the […]

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The Race To A Digital Future, A Digitalization Research Report

Digitalization is the current hot word describing the latest manufacturing strategies. The concept has morphed from Industrie 4.0, Industrial Internet of Things, and smart manufacturing. The word was all over Hannover Messe this year, and one of the more fervent advocates was Siemens. How important is this, really? “What’s at stake with digitalization is the […]

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OSIsoft Announces SoftBank Investment To Fund Internet of Things Infrastructure Growth

OSIsoft LLC, which now self-identifies as a leader in operational intelligence, has announced that SoftBank Group (“SoftBank”) has acquired a significant minority equity interest in the company. The company is mostly known for its data historian, PI, which is used throughout industry. Over the past few years it has taken on some significant investments evidently […]

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Software Platforms, Internet of Things, Digital Transformation at Hannover Messe 2017

Software platforms, Internet of Things, Digital Transformation and many more manufacturing technologies brought 225,000 people to Hannover last April. I think I got the last available hotel room in the Hannover as I prepared for an intense three days of meetings. I’ve written a couple of posts already. But there is much more. My trip […]

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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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Research Reveals Real Company Benefits From Internet of Things

I received report recently from Altizon (www.altizon.com). It is an interesting look at some Industrial Internet of Things implementations. The distribution of projects was (out of 62 companies reporting): • Condition based maintenance 30 • Productivity improvement 62 • Quality Improvement 10 • Energy optimization 35 • Warehouse management 5 • Predictive maintenance 12 • […]

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