Archive for Platforms

Blockchain vs RDBMS for the Supply Chain

In an earlier post I hypothesized that the pharmaceutical industry was an obvious sweet spot for new supply chain visibility technology like blockchain. But also that three main issues must be addressed in order for blockchain technology to serve supply chain applications: 1) Bitcoin blockchain miners are paid for their work in Bitcoin. In supply […]

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GE IIoT Predix-ions Become Reality at Minds + Machines

Over 3,700 persons from 59 countries attended GE Minds + Machines in San Francisco, CA October 25-26, 2017 to learn about the latest new products, industry applications, partnerships and case studies deployed with its Predix operating system for IIoT.  The new partner program that got the most reaction was arguably the agreement between Apple and […]

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GE Minds and Machines Showcases Predix Adoption by Utilities

The tone at GE Minds and Machines 2017 in San Francisco was pretty upbeat. Attendance rose significantly from 2016, with more than 3,700 people from 59 countries on hand. Some key Predix partnership advancements with Microsoft Azure and Apple were announced. New CEO John Flannery delivered an unequivocal keynote backing GE’s commitment to going digital […]

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Digitization in the Railway industry

For rail and other transportation industries, the fourth industrial revolution promises continuing acceleration of innovation on both the supply and demand side. Digitization can enhance the railway infrastructure, maximize availability, and improve the operational efficiency of all assets. From the manufacture of rolling stock to how rail operators serve their customers, new technologies will lead […]

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Pick IoT Platforms to Power Performance Plans

If you are involved with operations technology (OT), you know it’s time to consider a modern IoT platform.  But how do you pick the right platform to support your company’s digitization and transformation plans?  In my conversations with OT folks, it often takes a bit more discussion to zero in on just what we are […]

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