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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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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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Oracle Sees Bright IIoT Future: OpenWorld 2017

Oracle Strategy for Artificial Intelligence Becomes Clearer Early October’s Oracle OpenWorld provided some helpful granularity relative to the company’s overall message about cloud-delivered business. The cloud message was still a dominating theme, building upon last year’s OpenWorld theme that was all-in on the cloud all the time. However, the company also delivered some specific insight into its […]

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New Sources of APM Competition Emerge

Among the many prevailing Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) predictions ARC and others have made, is the emergence of new sources of competition and new business models.  The market for asset reliability software and services and APM is no exception.  IIoT is rapidly reshaping how assets are managed.  This is being driven in part by […]

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CSX’s Key Metrics for Seamless Rail Services

CSX is a supplier of rail-based freight transportation in North America, and they recently restructured the operations and workforce. The STB (Surface Transportation Board) stated that they have received several “informal complaints” from shippers about CSX’s deteriorating rail services, which coincided with CSX’s restructuring process. To address the concerns, CSX is transitioning to precision scheduled […]

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