Industrial IoT: Price comparison data preserves margins for small and mid-sized manufacturers

IIoT (Industrial Internet of Things) is misunderstood by most small and mid-sized manufacturers who neither have the funding nor the inclination to gather, cull, and use big data. What these organisations need is to preserve thin margins to survive (and hopefully thrive).

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Power generation in Russia: IoT predictive analytics saves lives not just profits

In western Europe you may think of security of power supply in terms of keeping the regulator happy and avoiding fines. In the extreme cold of Russia and Kazakhstan says Jeremy Cowan, the focus is on saving lives by avoiding unexpected shutdowns in power generation. 

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Struggling with Digital Transformation? Meet the experts at ‘The Evolving Enterprise’

Experienced executives in many sectors will tell you that today they face their toughest business challenges ever. Even leaders in successful and well-established enterprises are concerned at what the third decade of the millennium holds for them. Lean new competitors are entering the market, they enjoy lower operating expenses and are using disruptive technologies to tear up the rule

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IoT, IIoT, connected industry and Industry 4.0 come together to create a new model for business

Industry 4.0 (I4.0) and Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) are both terms describing potentially disruptive technology trends in industrial settings, writes Matt Wopata, a senior analyst at IoT Analytics in an excerpt from the firm’s upcoming ‘Connected Industry and Industry 4.0 Market Report 2018-2023’. Both terms get used often, without clear differentiation and sometimes even

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Welcome to the production of the future

Knud Lasse Lueth, the managing director of analyst firm IoT Analytics, recently interviewed Eberhard Klotz, the head of the Industry 4.0 Campaign at Festo, to discuss success stories but also obstacles and critical success factors in Industry 4.0

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The Week in IoT: Samsung invests US$22bn, Sierra swats analysts with results, and Siemens splashes the cash

It’s been quite a week for the tech sector. Some vendors are betting the farm to catch up or just to find a niche in the Internet of Things. Others are smirking as they see a return on earlier IoT investments. Jeremy Cowan reports from a volatile marketplace.

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Factories with a mind of their own

That’s right, machines don’t just analyse data but can talk to humans like other humans would. Except, as L&T Technology Services says, they can move from talking like a layperson to spitting the kind of intelligence Albert Einstein and Stephen Hawking are known for.

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The Entries are in! Here are the shortlisted nominees for the IoT Global Awards 2018

Thursday February 22nd, 2018: Finally, the news that many of you have been anxiously awaiting! The shortlist of Nominees for the IoT Global Awards 2018 have been announced and these are being assessed by our global VIP panel of independent judges.

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Anaren spins off IoT Group to Liebl’s new Atmosphere IoT Corp amid $775m sale to TTM Technologies

Anaren, Inc. of East Syracuse, NY has divested some key assets and agreements from its IoT Group to a team led by former Anaren executive, Jeff Liebl. The assets have been spun off to Anaren’s IoT Group management team, which recently formed Atmosphere IoT Corp. Jeremy Cowan reports.

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IoT in Manufacturing Insight Report

Is IoT delivering factory floor efficiency? In the latest of an ongoing series of specially-commissioned, independent, analyst-written Insight Reports, Matt Wilkins, the senior analyst for IoT Research in the Global Wireless Practice at Strategy Analytics, assesses how IoT is enabling more analytical approaches to manufacturer operations Prepared by Strategy Analytics

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Enabling new business models through the power of software

Industrial manufacturing is one of the core areas of the global economy. Manufacturing plants create employment and encourage development of expertise in high-value sectors, such as product and process design, sales, and marketing.

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Cash-strapped UK government finds funds for Artificial Intelligence and tech investments

UK Prime Minister, Theresa May today announced a new £20 million (€22.3 million) fund to help public services use UK expertise in innovative technologies like Artificial Intelligence (AI). Investment in the sector is always welcome and who knows, says Jeremy Cowan, it could take Mrs May’s mind off Brexit for a while.

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A Week in IoT: Broadcom mulls $100bn bid for Qualcomm, as Ayla banks $60m Chinese backing

Broadcom Ltd. is rumoured to be considering a bid of up to US$100 billion for Qualcomm Inc., according to a report by Bloomberg. As Jeremy Cowan writes, if it goes ahead this could be one of the biggest ever acquisitions of a chipmaker.

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A Week in IoT: Can an industrial IoT story help GE put the 2017 Horror Show to bed?

GE‘s public profile this year has been little short of a horror show, says Jeremy Cowan. Forget Hallowe’en, Wall Street and the blue chip’s partners have been spooked by a nightmare of Kruegeresque proportions – one from which it seems hard to wake.

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Easier and cheaper enterprise IoT, it’s all in the SIM

Connecting individual consumers over mobile networks is one thing, but connecting a business’s multitude of IoT devices over many different global networks is another challenge altogether. Up to now though, in most cases, the same inflexible SIM technology has been deployed in both scenarios, which isn’t ideal for mission critical business data. An alternative solution

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Barcelona hosts IoT Solutions World Congress 2017

From the visit of Queen Sophia, to SingularityNet’s Chief Humanoid, to the keynote sessions about extreme IoT, digital transformation or the Next level of oil & gas, IoT Solutions World Congress (#IOTSWC) covered it all.

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