Have I Seen The Last Minds + Machines?

GE’s restructure includes sharp cuts at GE Digital. Jeff Imelt had a dream for GE. It would get on board the digital manufacturing train. They would ride it toward new modes of profitability. He built a division called GE Digital and spent a lot of money on it. Then profits and stock price took a […]

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Brace Yourself—Here Comes Another IoT Platform

IoT Platforms are all the rage. All God’s children need a platform, it seems. Most larger companies have a platform. Oh, and all promise it’s “open” to everyone’s connections. Then there is open source—check out Dell, the Linux Foundation, and others who have developed the EdgeX Foundry. Now we have an Asian developed one—mostly Japanese […]

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It Is All About Maintaining the Efficient Plant

Efficiency—running a plant with maximum planned output, minimum waste, and best use of people and assets. A friend has refreshed and refocused his magazine on those concepts. Efficient Plant is the new generation of Maintenance Technology magazine. It includes the best of what they have done for years and upgraded to reflect advances in control, […]

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OPC UA Popular at Iconics Customer Conference

Iconics has been a long-time supporter of OPC Foundation and an early adopter of OPC UA. President Russ Agrusa has seen the power and benefits of OPC as an information model for open interchange of data among industrial automation devices. Thomas Burke, president of the OPC Foundation presented a keynote on the technology and benefits […]

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Dell Places $1 Billion Bet on Internet of Things

While at the Dell IQT kick off event in New York last month, I learned more about the breadth of Dell’s thinking about the Internet of Things. It began with morphing embedded computer as a gateway (with memory and processing power and multiple connections)., Added partnerships. Added platform (EdgeX Foundry). But that hardly seemed like […]

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Data, Devices, Visualization Headline Iconics User Event

Gathering data, visualization on many devices and screens, and connecting with standards including OPC UA and BACnet attracted a crowd of developers and users to the Iconics World Wide Customer Conference this week in Providence, RI. “Connected Intelligence is our theme at this year’s summit and it has a dual meaning for us,” said Russ […]

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