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I Have a Dream

“I have a dream.” Most Americans and people in many other countries know how to complete that introduction. Americans today celebrate the life of of Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. His dream–that all peoples would be judged on the strength of their character rather than the color of their skins. Many laws were passed in […]

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Big News Day: Rockwell Automation Elects New CEO

We have been anticipating a transition at Rockwell Automation, and today the company announced it has happened. Its board of directors has elected Blake D. Moret, a 30-year veteran of the Company, as president and chief executive officer, effective July 1, 2016. At that time Keith D. Nosbusch, 65, who has been president and chief […]

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Siemens Making Digital Manufacturing Acquisition

Make no mistake about it, Siemens in “all in” on industry 4.0, otherwise known as digital manufacturing. As the company experiences some restructuring, the PLM business continues to add companies and technologies to its digital manufacturing business. A news item from Reuters, also reported in many outlets this morning, says that Siemens is set to […]

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Advantech BB Internet of Things

Further Industry Consolidation In Internet of Things

Business around the Industrial Internet of Things must be maturing. I just received news of another acquisition. In the case, the acquired company has also been changing itself in response to changing landscape of industrial networking.  The Advantech CEO called this a merger, but I think that’s a bit disingenuous. When a $1.2 billion company […]

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Industrial Products – Do You Buy Good Enough Or Best?

One of my new favorite tech news sites is The Information. It’s a subscription email newsletter/Website founded by Jessica Lessin. (Interestingly my other favorite is Pando, also founded by a woman–Sarah Lacy.) Jessica’s husband, Sam, wrote a post with a provocative thought this week, The Good Enough Stuff Revolution. He asks, “Are Harry’s or Dollar […]

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GE Spins Off Embedded Computing Business

This is interesting news. I’ve noticed GE doing much reorganizing around the former automation businesses. I actually thought Bernie Anger was going off in a different direction–perhaps with the software group. Instead, he’s leading the embedded computing business (the old SBS and VMIC businesses, if you remember way back when) off on its own. For […]

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