Having data versus using data from your platform

Written by Jiani Zhang | January 22, 2019 | Platform

Data is the lifeblood of the Internet of Things. However, there’s a huge difference between having data and using data. That’s why this post explores the value of smarter data. Previously, we talked about the fundamentals of data management. Analytics is the next step in the journey. Not too long ago, IoT meant “connect things ...read more


How data management will make (or break) your IoT strategy

Written by Jiani Zhang | January 15, 2019 | Platform

Your data lives in ways that can significantly impact your business. And because data fundamentally takes on a life on its own, there are questions you need to address from the very start of your IoT journey. Below, we explore why data management is key to a viable IoT strategy, and how you can take the first steps in managing the data tidal wave. ...read more


Four steps to get the most value from your IoT data

Written by Jiani Zhang | January 7, 2019 | Platform

The IoT journey has evolved over the last several years. But it is definitely a journey. Let’s look at the four steps every organization needs to master to truly realize value from their IoT efforts. ...read more


Prepare yourself for cognitive manufacturing

Written by Jiani Zhang | June 7, 2017 | Manufacturing

An emerging group of manufacturers is integrating analytics, Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) and cognitive computing with production to increase flexibility, speed and quality.  Early adopters of cognitive manufacturing are both moving aggressively to implement new technologies, and importantly, using a strategy to guide their efforts. Many organizations are experiencing a cognitive transformation now. According ...read more


Cognitive manufacturing & Industry 4.0

Written by Jiani Zhang | March 17, 2017 | Factories, Manufacturing

Talk to any manufacturing executive and odds are they have heard of Industry 4.0. Originally coined in Germany through a technology project to computerize manufacturing, Industry 4.0 has now launched into a worldwide initiative to transform this sector. Japan and China have even coined their own ‘Industrial Value Chain Initiative’ and ‘Made in China 2025’ ...read more


Achieving digital transformation in manufacturing is a team sport

Written by Jiani Zhang | December 7, 2016 | Blog

Bridge the physical-digital divide with IoT services and solutions The explosion in connected devices and platforms, abundance of data from field devices and rapidly changing technology landscape has made it imperative for companies to quickly adapt their products and services and move from physical world to a digital world. Companies will need to leverage Internet ...read more