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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Ectobox launches Internet of Things (IoT) service

Ectobox, Inc., a custom software development firm specialising in the manufacturing industry, announced the launch of its Internet of Things (IoT) Business Transformation Plan for manufacturers.

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Calling all CFOs: Why connecting with a toothbrush might just be worth it

Until recently, technology vendors and the companies that buy their wares have focused largely on what the technology does – what features it has, the capabilities it can offer. But it’s no longer about what technology can do, it’s about what it can enable, says Tony Kontzer, a business and technology writer.

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Italtel and Rold to collaborate on Industry 4.0 solutions

Italtel, a telecommunications company in IT system integration, managed services, Network Functions Virtualisation and Internet of Things solutions,and Rold Elettrotecnica, a household appliances component supplier, announced their co-operation in the field of Industry 4.0.

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Five product trends to keep an eye for improvement of new or future iterations of products

You can always count on change as a constant in the Internet of Things (IoT). Here, David Grammer, PTC UK’s senior vice-president, describes five product trends we should keep an eye out for. The way that manufacturers manage information throughout the product lifecycle has changed significantly in the past few years.

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How IoT is getting us closer to zero unplanned downtime

As industrial automation continues to digitse, one area in particular is becoming a critical area of concern– unplanned downtime. The shift to outcome-based business models, IoT sensors on connected equipment, and of course, the pervasive and increasing reliance on machines, are all adding to the pressure to avoid outages. Mitigating downtime is a critical, strategic

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Cisco announces $1 billion program for smart cities

So-called “smart cities” have less pollution, safer streets, and better quality of life for citizens. But many finance officers struggle to fund the upgrades that will make their cities smart. To help, Cisco introduced the City Infrastructure Financing Acceleration Program.

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Zumtobel Group Services reveals potential £6bn energy savings that UK Retail could be making

A new research report called Bright Future from lighting solutions expert Zumtobel Group Services (ZGS), has identified billions of pounds in savings that UK retailers could be making from digital transformation of their lighting systems through to 2025.

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Ericsson introduces Dynamic Orchestration to support services for hybrid networks in a multivendor environment

Ericsson launched its Dynamic Orchestration solution to facilitate the rapid introduction and closed-loop automation of services across physical and virtual networks, signifying a strategic move forward in the company’s ambition to lead IT transformation services for its customers.

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Business transformation: Products transform into services, services enable the outcome economy

The outcome economy is based on the outcomes, the results of products or services that are marketed to customers, rather than that of their face value. It represents a significant shift from competing through selling products and services, to competing on the delivery of measurable results that are important to the customer.

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Bertolt Brecht and digital transformation

In my opening remarks at the Product Innovation Conference in Berlin, I talked about a famous Berliner, Bertolt Brecht. You might wonder what does the influential poet, playwright, and theatre director has to do with engineering, innovation and digital transformation?

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Cisco accelerates digital network transformation with new virtualisation and security technologies

According to a newly released IDC study, organisations around the world are expected to triple the adoption of modern, automated networks over the next two years. To accelerate the journey to these digital-ready networks, Cisco is introducing new technologies that allow customers to virtualise and secure their networks.

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Smart cities and the energy transition

Eric Woods is a research director leading Navigant Research’s coverage of smart cities. He has written numerous reports on the smart city markets and technologies. He has 20 years of experience as an analyst and consultant on new technology trends.

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From Things to Outcomes: SAP’s Nayaki Nayyar on the transformation journey

‘Transformation’ is one of those awkward words that often gets carelessly thrown around. Everyone knows what it loosely means, but when it comes to putting it into real-world practice – especially in the worlds of business and industry – the devil truly is in the detail…

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Ericsson – Enabling the transformational power of the IoT vision

Ericsson is intrinsically linked to the history of telecommunications. Since Lars Magnus Ericsson established the company in 1876, each step of both the evolution of the telecommunications market and the technological history of telecommunications have been defined by the presence of Ericsson.

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Exosite launches Business Transformation Services to accelerate industrial IoT adoption

Exosite, LLC, a provider of Internet of Things (IoT) enablement technology and services, has launched Exosite Business Transformation Services to help industrial companies IoT-enable new or legacy products and bring them to market.

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