As the data-driven revolution in business and industry continues, companies now have more data than ever before and an incredible range of opportunities to transform multiple operations across the enterprise.
But too many businesses remain locked into “old-school” processes and patterns in terms of how they use their data assets. Continue reading “The Rise of the IoT: How the Cloud Enables New Data Uses”
Smaller, cheaper microprocessors. The rise of automation. Widespread wireless communications. Over the past two decades, the convergence of these trends has created the much-ballyhooed Internet of Things (IoT). And now it is ready for prime time. Continue reading “The Data of Things: IoT is ready for prime time”
On March 08, 2016, The Sports Innovation Conference will take place at Thomas More in Turnhout, Belgium.
The conference covers a variety of topics related to sports technology, including wearables, big data, and a key note detailing how Microsoft is working with some of the world’s top brands to digitize and transform the global sports industry. Continue reading “International congress on sports innovation and technology in Turnhout, Belgium”
Artificial intelligence techniques have been used for years, and lately there has been an explosion in their applications. As a matter of fact, in a recent Q3 earnings call, Google CEO Sundar Pichai claimed that artificial intelligence is a core, transformative way through which society is re-thinking just how everything is done. Continue reading “Artificial Intelligence is everywhere and is not going to take over businesses”
How Manufacturers Handle Big Data Is Key to Boosting Productivity
Manufacturers have always had to sift through large quantities of data from their production lines in order to understand how their businesses are performing.
But with the increasing use of sensors and instrumentation to monitor, measure and automate the production process, the sheer quantity of information that manufacturers are now faced with has risen dramatically in recent years. Continue reading “How Manufacturers Handle Big Data Is Key to Boosting Productivity”
Both startups and big companies are bringing connected sensors and data analytics into commercial offices
Motion sensors driving light switches used to be state of the art in office buildings, but now startups and big companies are bringing connected sensors and data analytics into commercial offices that will make building management look a lot more like IT. Continue reading “Both startups and big companies are bringing connected sensors and data analytics into commercial offices”
In these early days of the Internet of Things (IoT), much of the focus has been on industrial applications, such as improving operations with autonomous machines, or standalone consumer products, like a Fitbit. But from our research, we’re seeing a more human-centric category of IoT activity starting to emerge. It’s less about automation and more about personal augmentation; less about individual devices and more about “living services” that let people program and connect smart devices however they want. Continue reading “What People Really Want from the Internet of Things”
The objective of making an Intelligent Factory is based on the principle of industry 4.0, a hi-tech strategy of the German Government and industry associations. The purely technical pre-requisites for it must be delivered by cyber-physical systems and the Internet of Things. From now on even tool and mould making will travel on this path to the future of production technology. Continue reading “Industry 4.0 takes over tool and mould manufacturing”
Manufacturing organizations are faced with many challenges to bring new innovative products and services to market in short time and also to improve overall efficiencies. Industrial IOT or Industry 4.0 brings together many technology solutions for manufacturing organization to meet these challenges. Continue reading “How Manufacturing is Changed by Big Data”
The next phase of manufacturing will be all about information technology. Which of these trends will have the most profound impact on your work?
Industry 4.0 is the brainchild of the German government and describes the next phase in manufacturing, known as the post information revolution. I came across a great primer from Boston Consulting Group that neatly describes the nine pillars of technological advancement that underpin Industry 4.0, all of which IT professionals must understand in order to effectively compete in the next 10-20 years. Continue reading “Industry 4.0 Will Be About Progressive IT”