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Siemens Plots Course for the Digital Twin and Mindsphere at 2017 Analyst Event

Overview Siemens PLM held their annual analyst event for 2017 the first week in September. As far as analyst events go, this was one of their better ones, particularly in terms of content, technology, and strategic direction. The clear theme of this event was the Digital Twin, and how Siemens is implementing this concept into […]

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Do you Digitize or Digitalize?

For our upcoming report on Asset Integrity Management, we interviewed several leading participants in the space. During our discussions, one leading trend that came up in nearly all conversations is digitalization. The term digitalization, seems self-explanatory, right? Well, I thought so too. However, confusion cropped up when I was reviewing all my interview notes. Some […]

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IIoT for Smart Manufacturing

The Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) and smart manufacturing are two parallel developments driven by the same core technology advances – the ubiquitous connectedness and widespread computation – that drive and are driven by the internet, and the seamless information sharing and optimal decision-making they enable. IIoT and Smart manufacturing – a twin-movement of digitalization […]

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IIoT Impact on APM Spurs Supplier Consolidation and Strategic Alliances

The impact of the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) on the market for asset reliability software and services cannot be understated. In fact, leading suppliers are using asset performance management (APM) as the entry point to IIoT. The link between APM and IIoT has spurred a flurry of supplier consolidation and strategic alliances as suppliers […]

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Embedded Systems Will Power the Intelligent Edge

As manufacturers implement IIoT ecosystems that connect their machines, equipment, and production systems to the digital enterprise, embedded systems technology will provide the intelligence “at the edge.” In today’s connected factories and plants, embedded systems provide the foundation for the next generation of smart connected IoT devices and the digital enterprise. These intelligent edge devices […]

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