Testbeds provide real-world IIoT deliverables

The Industrial Internet Consortium (IIC) has published the first results of its testbed program. A major focus and activity of the IIC and its members, testbeds provide platforms for IIC member organizations to think through innovations, test new applications, processes, products, services and business models to ascertain their usefulness and viability before taking them to […]

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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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Industrial IoT Analytics Framework Technical Report

Just when I was saying last week that the The Industrial Internet Consortium (IIC) had been very busy, I interviewed Eric and Wael about this newly published the IIC Industrial IoT Analytics Framework Technical Report (IIAF). It is the first IoT-industry technical document to include a complete set of instructions that IIoT system architects and […]

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Infrastructure-as-a-Service Simplifies and Accelerates Network Deployments

Infrastructure-as-a-Service. Remember several years ago when Amazon started selling space and time on its servers? And people thought they were crazy. Is this a business? Well, as the old vaudeville comedian and TV pioneer Jimmy Durante used to say, “Everybody wants to get into the act.” We have lots of “–as-a-service” things going on over […]

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Wages and the Future of Workers

Steve Levine writing in Axios Future of Work notes: For many years, the economic rules were supported by both common sense and the data: When unemployment falls, wages rise soon after. But since the turn of the century and before, that relationship has broken down across the developed world, according to data from the OECD. […]

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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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Dick Morley Passing of a Pioneer

Sad news today. I heard the Dick Morley has passed away. Known as the father of the programmable logic controller (PLC), he was an inventor also associated with anti-lock braking systems for autos and floppy discs for computer memory storage. Later in life he applied his love and knowledge of physics to chocolate of all […]

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