By Matt Bellias on February 20, 2018

How the gig economy will transform field service management

A use case for the future Imagine the scenario: a master electrician is responsible for fixing motors, transformers, generators and electronic controllers on industrial robots. He finishes the first shift at a manufacturing plant, gets an alert on his phone as he’s driving home. Something is wrong with a nearby photovoltaic system – aka a […]

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By Tracy Owens and Dave Dilworth on February 20, 2018

How to reduce anxiety over lease accounting changes

If you’re reading this, you probably already know that upcoming changes to regulations issued by the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) and International Accounting Standards Board (IASB) mean that leases are getting capitalized on your books. But do you know the requirements to comply with these new regulations? Or which milestones to hit between now […]

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By Kim Woodbury on February 15, 2018

What we THINK about: Enterprise Asset Management

It’s that time of year again. What time, you may be asking? The time of year to think about what new challenges you will take on and how you will execute them. To think about ways your business can innovate with new enterprise asset management (EAM) technologies. And, most importantly, to think of ways to […]

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By Jason Spaulding on February 15, 2018

What we THINK about: Manufacturing

It’s time to THINK about: Manufacturing. What are the technologies and capabilities that will affect the manufacturing industry in 2018? How can we leverage key innovations like artificial intelligence (AI) and cognitive computing to drive efficiencies? How can we reinvent and innovate to create better experiences for our customers? If these questions are on your […]

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By Bruce D Baron on February 8, 2018

What we THINK about: facilities management & smart buildings

With the new year in full swing, I have been getting many questions about our upcoming event, Think. Questions such as: Will there be a focus on facilities management and smarter buildings? Will there be real use cases around how IoT & AI make buildings smarter? Are there certification opportunities? Will the entertainment be magnificent? […]

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By Laura Langendorf on February 7, 2018

What makes you Think?

That’s always the question, isn’t it? What inspires you? What motivates you? And what will help you rise above? And now there’s an answer for you: Think. Think is a first-of-its-kind event, March 19-22 in Las Vegas. It’s 40,000 people, coming together in a unique campus setting. It’s for those who seek inspiration and education, […]

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By Matthew Mikell on February 6, 2018

How Digital Twins foster innovation in IoT-enabled environments

Dynamic digital representations, or Digital Twins, are rapidly changing the way industries design, build and operate their products and processes. Gartner predicts, “by 2021, half of large industrial companies will use Digital Twins, resulting in those organizations gaining a 10 percent improvement in effectiveness.” Powered by the Cloud, IoT, and AI, Digital Twins enrich complex […]

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By Matt Bellias on February 5, 2018

Why quality is the obstacle to mass adoption of 3D printing

Additive manufacturing (AM), also known as 3D printing, is a hot topic.  Although the technology was invented in the 1980s, only now is it getting industry traction.  In fact, in 2017 Gartner’s famous hype cycle predicted that additive manufacturing is moving past disillusionment and into real product applications.  Many predict AM will cause massive industry […]

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By Dibbe Edwards on February 1, 2018

Connecting hardware and software lifecycles to build the Internet of Things

Traditional software development practices and tools can’t scale up to support the accelerated delivery cycles and iterations of products designed for the Internet of Things. You need modern tools and practices designed for the IoT to succeed. In the past, traditional development methodologies were waterfall and led in one direction: from design to deployment, with […]

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By Jason Spaulding on January 30, 2018

How smart manufacturers bring Industry 4.0 principles to quality

Quality matters. Many manufacturers will tell you that poor quality affects both the top and bottom line. They will tell you that the consequences of poor quality are on the rise and that social media can make quality issues devastating to an OEM’s brand. They will also tell you that they are struggling to respond. […]

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By Steve Shoaf on January 30, 2018

Connected product engineering: what’s really needed for IoT product development?

We are bombarded by news about the IoT and how it will change our lives—and, how product makers will need to change to keep up. But what does that really mean for product design and engineering processes? More connectivity means more complexity in the form of increased dependencies (or interdependencies) in product designs, which leads […]

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By Jen Clark on January 26, 2018

IoT weekly round-up: Thursday 25th January 2018

This week, we’re delighted that IBM’s CEO Ginni Rometty is one of the chairs of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. Elsewhere, Facebook and Element AI announce new artificial intelligence endeavours, and GM turns its attentions to autonomous driving tech. Davos forum chaired entirely by women This is a big one – the World […]

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