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Microsoft Makes Huge Investment In OPC Open Source Code

OPC UA was everywhere in the Digital Factory and automation areas of Hannover Fair 2017.  Not only was the expanded OPC Foundation stand busy, an “OPC Wall” at the Microsoft stand was constantly packed. Microsoft executives took attendees on a digital path using OPC UA from the factory to the Azure cloud. Spokespeople pointed out […]

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Are We Too Old To Be Creative?

Are we too old to be creative? I don’t even know you, but I know the answer. No! When I reached 30, I was really bummed. Over the hill. No great mathematician, so they said, ever had a significant discovery after age 30. But then, I was no mathematician. But still, was life over? Be […]

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Research Reveals Real Company Benefits From Internet of Things

I received report recently from Altizon (www.altizon.com). It is an interesting look at some Industrial Internet of Things implementations. The distribution of projects was (out of 62 companies reporting): • Condition based maintenance 30 • Productivity improvement 62 • Quality Improvement 10 • Energy optimization 35 • Warehouse management 5 • Predictive maintenance 12 • […]

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OSIsoft Announces Internet of Things Gateway Support and a Digital Marketplace

Digital Transformation and Internet of Things were prominent at this week’s user conference. I could be in San Francisco at the OSIsoft user conference. But, no, I’m in Detroit at a different one. However, we have two news items from the conference. The first one is Marketplace, an online collection of software and hardware solutions […]

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Strategic Partnership Provides Developers End-To-End IoT Application Toolset

You’re a technology provider and wish to expand your presence in the Internet of Things (IoT) space? Build partnerships. I’ve written about several over the past year. There will be more. This is the age of partnership. Right now companies have figured out that they cannot be all things to all people. Here is an […]

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Dell Pushes Envelope with New Edge Gateway for Small Spaces

Dell introduced the Dell Edge Gateway 3000 Series at Mobile World Congress. This new platform features a form factor for harsh environments and small spaces. The 3000 Series includes three unique models targeted specifically for use cases and embedded solutions in the industrial automation, energy, transportation, and digital signage markets. With these Edge Gateways, customers will […]

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Major Companies Discuss Connections and Services at ARC Forum

Three major automation companies laid out new products and services based on exploiting all the connections found in today’s industrial world. Senior executives presented to a press conference and later I had a chance to talk a little with most of them. Honeywell Paul Bonner, Honeywell Connected Plant Vice President of Consulting and Data Analytics, […]

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