In Data We Trust?

Data analytics are critical to the concept of IIoT to find those hidden gems in the mountains of data that we diligently collect. But what if we don’t have trust in what the data indicates? Asset condition monitoring and management applications have been the initial IIoT target, but are the benefits being realized? Reliance on data may represent […]

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Are Manufacturers in India Ready to Adopt Smart Manufacturing?

Are manufacturers in India ready to adopt smart manufacturing practices at the organizational level?  The short answer to that is “yes,” going in line with the words of technology experts at the recently concluded (February 24-25, 2017) Indian Machine Tool Manufacturers’ Association (IMTMA – a national association of machine tool and allied equipment manufacturers) symposium […]

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An Antidote for IIoT Buzzwords

“Whenever I find myself growing grim about the mouth; whenever it is a damp, drizzly November in my soul; whenever I find myself involuntarily pausing before coffin warehouses, and bringing up the rear of every funeral I meet; and especially whenever my hypos get such an upper hand of me, that it requires a strong […]

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Autonomous Mobile Material Handling Solutions Take Off

The unstoppable growth of ecommerce along with the continued drive in Europe to implement Industrie 4.0 manufacturing solutions has sustained the development and deployment of autonomous mobile material handling solutions. At the Promat 2017 show in Chicago, IL the number of suppliers demonstrating solutions that navigate autonomously are increasing. Some of these companies smell blood […]

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Cisco’s Digital Ceiling: PoE Backbone for Smart Buildings

The desire to achieve LEED or other sustainability ratings is pushing new market demands and regulations in communities around the world. Owners/operators have begun to make energy efficiency and intelligent operating systems an important factor in their real estate decisions. The market drivers for intelligent building controls are widely known and are driving investment in […]

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