Archive for Software

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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Questions for Blockchain Pilot Programs

Blockchain is a decentralized database that stores a ledger of assets and transactions across a peer-to-peer network. In the popular imagination blockchain is associated with the Bitcoin cryptocurrency, but blockchain itself is a technology for transaction assurance. The asset or value transferred could be anything. Much of the brainpower devoted to blockchain since it appeared […]

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Remote Condition Monitoring: A boost for Rail Asset Management

The primary purpose of remote condition monitoring of rail assets is to make a major contribution towards improving overall rail operations and performance in terms of reliability, safety, and efficiency. This innovation is driving maintenance of fixed and rolling stock infrastructure assets towards a ‘predict and prevent’ strategy by detecting early deterioration in asset condition […]

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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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