Tag Archives | Industrial Internet

Industrial Internet Testbed Announced

Developing testbeds for testing development of technology extensions seems to be hot right now. The Smart Manufacturing Leadership Coalition has a couple going in conjunction with US government money. There is a bid out from the US government for development of some more, also related to energy efficiency. The Industrial Internet Consortium announced its first energy-focused […]

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Digital Manufacturing Does It Need PLM

During my continuous research for topics such as Industry 4.0, digital manufacturing, smart manufacturing and the industrial Internet of things, I came across this Siemens PLM software blog. In it, Zvi Feuer, Siemens PLM Software’s Senior Vice President, Digital Factory, Manufacturing Engineering Software, shares his perspective on “how Siemens helps companies worldwide to realize innovation in […]

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Security Platform for Industrial Internet of Secure Things

There remains some unfinished business from the ARC Forum held last week in Orlando. Security as a key component of the Industrial Internet of Things was a recurring theme. Mentor Graphics held a press conference to highlight advances in embedded computing. Later, I met with Alan Grau, CEO of Icon Labs, to talk about security. […]

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Enhanced Asset Insights Drive Targeted Production Improvements

Asset performance management joined the Industrial Internet of Things as a key topic at the 2015 ARC Forum in Orlando. Here is a release from Meridium that reflects many of the trends—data collection, analysis, configurable display, mobility. Meridium Inc., global supplier of asset performance management (APM) software and services, announced the availability of Asset Answers […]

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Predictive Condition Based Maintenance

Predictive technology in the asset performance arena seems to be the trend of the week. I wrote yesterday about a solution. Today brings another announcement. I think I’ll learn more about this one next week at the 2015 ARC Forum in Orlando. (By the way, if you’re there, please look me up.) The headline for […]

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Digital Ecosystems Re-Shaping Markets for Manufacturing

This report from Accenture looking at technology trends that will affect manufacturing among other businesses shows how people outside of the depths of automation, manufacturing, production arena are amazed by many technologies that we take for granted. Check out the list of five trends, though. We already do some, but there are others that we […]

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SAP Executives Bullish on Internet of Things

If this blog is going to discuss the connected manufacturing enterprise, we’re going to continue to focus on the Internet of Things (IoT). Companies are lining up at present to provide thought leadership and products/services to support IoT. To be sure, the Industrial Internet of Things is similar, yet different than the popularized IoT from […]

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2015 Automation, Business, Manufacturing Prognostications

Let the debates begin! Jim Pinto has published his 2015 prognostications in the latest JimPintoBlog. Check out his entire list and enter your thoughts on his blog. I’ll highlight some of his thoughts and add some of my own.   Automation Industry Trends New inflection points will change the leadership lineup. GM—I do not expect […]

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ABB joins Industrial Internet Consortium

This announcement came to me yesterday afternoon. ABB is joining the Industrial Internet Consortium. This announcement is interesting in a couple of ways. First, it reminds us that ABB is a large company that plays in the discrete (factory automation) space, as well as, power and process automation. Second, it is the first I’ve seen […]

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