IIoT: Removing the barriers to smart factories

With recent reports highlighting that 5G-enabled factories could deliver a productivity boost to UK manufacturing of between £2.6 billion (€3.03 billion) and £6.3 billion (€7.34 billion), it is perhaps surprising that smart factory technology simply wasn’t on the radar of 27% of respondents to the Annual Manufacturing Report in 2019.

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Raxio Group appoints Master Power to manufacture and install its data centres in Africa

The Raxio Group, a pan-African data centre developer and operator, announced that it has appointed Master Power Technologies, Africa’s data centre solutions company, specialising in the supply and installation of pre-engineered data centres to build and install multiple data centres in Africa.

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UK manufacturers hesitate on AI adoption, as the technology goes mainstream

Almost half (48%) of UK manufacturing firms are looking into or testing AI in a limited capacity, yet just 12% are using it live, everyday around the business, according to a new report from data science consultancy Peak Indicators.

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Digital transformation is the key to evolving the manufacturing workforce, says InfinityQS

As younger workers enter the manufacturing sector, it is imperative that manufacturers enhance their digital transformation initiatives if they want to attract the best talent. This is according to Jason Chester, director of global channel programs at InfinityQS.

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IoT, bad baselines- are you starting 2021 on the wrong foot?

2021 can be your best year or your worst year, it all depends on your perspective. If you see 2021 as trending upwards or that 2020 was a market correction, then your optimism may serve you well. If you had dreams of doubling your sales and you fell short, you may view the past year

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Manufacturers have their sights set on digital transformation initiatives to enhance operations

Following the concerns bought about by the Covid pandemic, over half of manufacturers now have their sights set on digital transformation initiatives to enhance their operational performance, according to research from InfinityQS.

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Siemens and Google Cloud to cooperate on AI-based solutions in manufacturing

Google Cloud and Siemens, an innovation and technology provider in industrial automation and software, announced a new cooperation to optimise factory processes and improve productivity on the shop floor.

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Monitoring the next normal for manufacturers to ensure quality of industrial IoT

The Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) a major element of Industry 4.0 has been gaining traction for some time now, driven by globalisation, shifting demand for commodities, and fluctuating trade flows, even before COVID-19.

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Electrolux and IBM jointly use AI to enhance customer experiences

Imagine your household appliances being smart enough to read the weather forecast and give you recommendations on the best time to start the dryer because it’s about to rain, or when to turn off the air purifier because the air quality that day is good.

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Seebo raises $9mn to help OEMs prevent production losses

Predictive quality and yield solution for manufacturers, Seebo completed a US$9 million (€7 million) funding round.

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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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