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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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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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GE “All In” on Digital Strategy

GE Digital continues to build out its platform and ecosystem of applications while new GE CEO John Flannery confirmed his commitment to the digitalization strategy begun under his predecessor. The sixth Minds + Machines conference featured about 90% growth in attendance from last year. Begun five years ago not long after the company began assembling […]

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84% of industrial companies face gap between IoT and ERP

There are two types of people in industry—operations technology and information technology. God forbid if they should actually talk with each other. Everywhere I go there is talk of overcoming the OT/IT divide. Something just crossed my email stream where there was a survey about whether the departments have merged anywhere. They were shocked, shocked […]

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Schneider Electric Software Boosts Asset Performance, New Pricing Model, and Cloud Offering

Schneider Electric Software boosts Asset Performance, pricing model, and cloud offering. They called it a Schneider Electric Software Innovation Summit in San Antonio a couple of weeks ago. But as we know, that part of Schneider Electric is moving over to the new AVEVA which will be 60% owned by Schneider Electric. So, is this […]

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Canvass Analytics, OSIsoft to Deliver Predictive Insights

Whether it is the Industrial Internet of Things or Industry 4.0 or Smart Manufacturing no benefits are garnered at the end without a superb analytics engine. Recently I talked with Humera Malik, CEO of Canvass Analytics, about a new analytics company and product that brings Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML) to the field. […]

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Schneider Electric Finally Completes Industrial Software Sale (sort of)

A little consolidation in the industrial software space. Remember when Schneider Electric was shopping its software division a couple of years ago and came up with a reverse acquisition with AVEVA? And the deal fell apart almost a year ago? Well, it seems that Schneider spent the year internally restructuring such that it could pull […]

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Asset Optimization The New Frontier Beyond Process Optimization

It is time to think beyond the unit process to asset optimization. Two press releases have come my way in the past couple of weeks from companies who are seeking to expand their product portfolios into ever broadening circles with the theme being adding emphasis on asset optimization. This release is from Aspen Technology announcing […]

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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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