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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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Schneider Electric Launches Next Generation IoT Architecture and Platform

Schneider Electric announced launch of what CTO Prith Banerjee called a major advance for its Internet of Things (IoT) architecture and strategy. I’ve had a bit of a problem wrapping my head around the announcement. That is because this is not a product announcement. It’s more of a strategy announcement. At the end of Banerjee’s […]

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Emerson’s Renewed Plantweb Leverages Industrial Internet of Things

Emerson Automation (formerly Emerson Process Management) is the latest automation company to thoroughly exploit the Industrial Internet of Things as it unveiled its digital strategy and reinvigorated Plantweb architecture at Global Users Exchange 2016. Microsoft continues its deep penetration into industrial and manufacturing automation markets with a renewed commitment from Emerson. The companies announced at […]

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Digitalization or Digital Enterprise Hannover Messe Word of the Day

Echos of Industrie 4.0 were present around the Hannover Messe 2016, but times have moved on since 2013. The word of the week was digital–in many forms, such as digitalization, digital enterprise, digital factory. Chancellor Merkel and President Obama (two friends says the headline) were not digital, however, as they made a grand tour through […]

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MESA Power Grid Storage Standards

Power Grid Storage Standards

New power generation technologies will only optimize when high capacity storage becomes reality. You never know when or where you might learn about advances. Consider this example of always remaining open toward gaining new knowledge and contacts. My wife and I were at breakfast in a Napa Valley Bed and Breakfast on vacation last September. […]

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Life Is On As Schneider Electric Embraces Industrial Internet of Things

Technology strategy in Europe is becoming sharply divided between the Siemens-led German Industrie 4.0 cyber-physical systems approach and the Industrial Internet of Things. Schneider Electric has announced its support of Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) by joining the  Industrial Internet Consortium (IIC) and earning an appointment to the organization’s steering committee. Other members of the […]

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Use of Internet of Things Enhances Preventive Maintenance

The various parts of the Industrial Internet of Things ecosystem—smart devices, networks, databases, cloud, mobile HMI—really so help manufacturing and production operations, maintenance, and engineering perform better. Fluke has made strategic acquisitions over the past several years that enhances its technology portfolio. It has brought together many of these technologies to make the IIoT useful. […]

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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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Digital Transformation and Industrial Internet of Things

Here is the official wrap of the recent Honeywell Users Group (HUG) Americas symposium. It was the 40th anniversary celebrated with the theme “40 Years of Innovation.” Officially “more than 1,200 people” attended the event. I have written a couple of times during the week here and here. This information comes from a press release […]

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Goals are Overrated, Substitute Energy for Passion

Mention Dilbert and the picture of smart, but socially inept, engineers mocking managers and executives pops immediately into mind. Being slightly self-mocking, Scott Adams, who created and draws the cartoon, Adams described himself who: is not a very good artist not a very good businessman (has more than 36 failed businesses) is never the funnies […]

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