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Cisco’s Digital Solutions and IoT-specific Security Portfolio

Cisco held a Global Editors’ Conference during which I was traveling and could not attend. However, here is news gleaned from the press releases and other sources. Cisco has been building partnerships in the industrial and manufacturing space for quite some time. Emerson partnered as part of its wireless solutions. Rockwell Automation has become a […]

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More Robots Do Not Equal Manufacturing Job Losses

The Association for Advancing Automation (A3) today published a white paper entitled “Robots Fuel the Next Wave of U.S. Productivity and Job Growth” in which data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics and a wide range of manufacturing firms document how and why increasing the use of robots is associated with increased employment. Key statistics […]

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Personal Productivity Tips

Summer vacation is over and it’s “Back To Work” time. What does that mean for most of us? Rushing from task to meeting to email to meeting to task? Do we try “multi-tasking” only to get lost in missing details and focus? Do we try concentrating on two or three things at a time? I’m […]

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Cisco Survey-Manufacturing Largest Cloud Service Adopter

Cisco just released the findings of a global study that indicates cloud is moving into a second wave of adoption, with companies no longer focusing just on efficiency and reduced costs, but rather looking to cloud as a platform to fuel innovation, growth and disruption. The study finds that 53 percent of companies expect cloud […]

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Cloud Service For Internet of Things Ecosystem

The Internet of Things can best be thought of as an ecosystem of interrelated parts. There are smart devices on the edge packed with connectivity, memory, processing power, and sensing ability. Networks connect the devices with each other and with controllers, servers, PCs, and mobile devices. Databases store the data in such a way as […]

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Industrial Internet of Things Steals Show at NI Week 2015

Industrial Internet of Things dominated keynotes and discussions during the annual National Instruments developer gathering known as NI Week. There was less talk of cyber-physical systems and more discussion of benefits to managers and consumers, as well as the usual engineering target audience. As usual, many customers and partners appeared on stage showing off some […]

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IoT Testbed For Condition Monitoring to Predictive Maintenance

Representatives of National Instruments (NI) and IBM recently discussed their collaboration on a test bed demonstrating the possibilities for using Internet of Things (IoT) technologies for taking companies from Condition Monitoring to Predictive Maintenance. Chris O’Connor, IBM General Manager of IoT who works with divisions such as Maximo told me this is a new business […]

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Schneider Electric Automation Conference and Tricon Release

First afternoon and evening done at the Schneider Electric Global Automation Conference. When the Schneider Electric acquisition of Invensys was announce about 18 months ago, I predicted that the companies of Invensys would thrive under stable organization and financing—something that Invensys never had. Well, it was either that, or Schneider would tear things apart and […]

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