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We’ve moved!  Same High-Quality Content, New URL!

All of our blogs, including current blogs and those originally posted below, are now to be found at our new home for Industrial IoT/I4.0 Viewpoints. To access all of the latest thinking on Digitizing industry and Infrastructure, visit https://www.arcweb.com/blog/industrial-iot-viewpoints

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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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Sorry, the Internet of Things is not one market

Please excuse me if today’s blog post sounds like a rant. But… There is a feature article entitled “The Patchable Internet of Things” in this month’s IEEE Spectrum magazine. Citing success of recent distributed denial-of-service (DDNS) attacks that were mounted from malware in consumer electronics (CE), the authors advocate “patchable hardware”. I quote: “We submit […]

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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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Machine Learning and People

Last week I attended a fascinating meeting led by Dr. Lex Fridman of MIT reporting about research on machine learning as applied to autonomous cars. His research involved experiments with autonomous  cars and human drivers. The objective was to get solid evidence about how humans and autonomous driving systems interact with each other and with others […]

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