Author Archive for Greg Gorbach

3D Printing and the Chemicals Industry

I recently had a chance to participate in a very interesting discussion about the 3D printing and how it affects the chemicals industry.  Part of an SAP series about the future of manufacturing,  the “Coffee Break with Game Changers” internet talk radio series is hosted by the energetic and talented Bonnie D. Graham. Here’s the […]

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How to design, build, and operate an IIoT system

For several years I have been asking PLM suppliers, “What do you offer your customers to help them create an IIoT system?”  Until now, the answers I’ve gotten have usually been a compendium of available design, simulation, modeling, and information management products.  But the essence of my question really has more to do with the […]

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Leonardo Joins the Battle of the Brainiacs

SAP’s new brand for its IoT portfolio, SAP Leonardo, like IBM Watson and SalesForce Einstein, evokes intelligence.  That is entirely appropriate, because arguably it is advanced analytics that is driving so much interest/payoff in IoT, especially in the industrial segment.  Whether it’s artificial intelligence, machine learning, or cognitive computing, this technology, combined with live data […]

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The Year Ahead: IIoT Goes Mainstream

Welcome to 2017, the year when IIoT goes mainstream!  The pieces have been falling into place for some time now, a trend that accelerated in the last half of 2016 and will certainly characterize 2017.  A host of large software and automation suppliers to industrial companies have developed real products and services to offer their […]

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The Power of the Industrial Edge

What is the industrial edge, and why does it matter?  Is it network infrastructure? Can the edge be found in a sensor that feeds a controller in a plant?  Or is it in a smart machine that’s in service halfway around the globe? In networking, an edge device is a device which provides an entry […]

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