Archive for I4.0

Mercedes Moves to Smart Manufacturing

The automotive industry is currently undergoing its most dramatic changes since the invention of the automobile. That’s according to Eckart Mayer, president and CEO, Mercedes-Benz Taiwan, who spoke at this month’s inaugural TIMTOS Summit, themed Connecting to the Future and which was held in Taipei as an accompanying event to the TIMTOS exhibition, the second largest machine […]

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The Emerging Clustered Approach to Edge-to-Cloud Integration

Connectivity is a primary enabler of many of today’s core business improvement strategies, whether the IIoT, I4.0, or industry-specific strategies. Digitization and internet-enabled strategies are increasingly seen as the means of achieving reduced downtime (IIoT), production flexibility and customization (I4.0), or connected and secure infrastructure. Ability to develop, share, and continuously refine a digitized view […]

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Fitting Together the IIoT Connectivity Puzzle

The Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) will greatly change almost every industry at a rate faster than any previous disruption. Companies, and whole industries, must react quickly to capitalize on the new capabilities and avoid obsolescence. The first challenge is connecting your devices and intelligent systems. Companies need guidance. The Industrial Internet Consortium (IIC) and […]

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Rockwell Automation Fair Shines Light on IT/OT Convergence

The 2016 version of Rockwell Automation Fair took place in Atlanta the week of November 7. With new CEO Blake Moret leading the way and the Rockwell Automation Connected Enterprise theme on full display, the event was a microcosm of industry in transition. Where Rockwell Automation is headed and why Mr. Moret opened up Automation […]

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Renewable Energy Analytics Add Predictability

Forecasting can be a tricky business. That certainly can be said for gauging the growth of renewables. Those with a stake in the game continue to point to the ongoing under projections by agencies such as Energy Information Agency and International Energy Agency (IEA). Critics of the forecasts have a point, as policy makers rely […]

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