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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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ABB Ability Strategy Explained

Last week ABB hosted “Innovation and Technology Day” events for analysts and customers at its Auburn Hills (MI) robotics manufacturing and service facility.  ABB provided an update on developments since its ABB Customer World event in Houston last March. March to September is short period for a second update, but in April 2017 ABB surprised […]

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IoT Adoption Barriers and Accelerators at MIT Connected Things

MIT Enterprise Forum of Cambridge hosted their annual Connected Things forum this past Monday at the MIT Media Lab.  This symposium was focused on how to accelerate the adoption and impact of IoT by identifying headwinds and discussing ways to overcome them.  Cybersecurity and connectivity remain universal hurdles, but the presentations, panels and personal discussions […]

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The Promise of Cognitive Computing

Since the beginning of modern times, industry has been challenged with applying expertise consistently throughout the organization. Demographic trends and new technological advances promise to challenge the way industry approaches business. To stay competitive, industrial organizations will need to embrace new applications like cognitive computing, or simulating human thought processes in a computerized model. Consistent […]

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US Bureau of Reclamation Improves Document Management and Prepares for IIoT

At an ARC Forum, Gary McDanel, Manager, Information Management Group, US Bureau of Reclamation (BOR), presented “Maintain Asset Data Integrity and Reap the Benefits of the ‘Internet of Things.’” The US Bureau of Reclamation manages water in the western US under the 1902 Reclamation Act because, according to Mr. McDanel, “Water makes dirt valuable.”  In […]

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