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Manufacturing: Smart Factories Enabled by Digital Transformation and Advanced Manufacturing

By Dick Weisinger

In an effort to accelerate and modernize their operations, manufacturers are beginning to spend on technology, especially for data management, data analytics, and digital services. ABI Research estimates that manufacturers and industrial firms will be spending $19.8 billion annually on

Industrial IoT (IIoT): Catalyst for Innovation and Workforce Transformation

By Dick Weisinger

The Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) is the application of IoT to industrial, manufacturing and energy management applications. IoT enables sensors, instruments and devices to be connected and exchange data. The global IIoT market is growing at a rate of

Industry 4.0: Are Manufacturers Ready for Revolution?

By Dick Weisinger

Are manufacturers ready to take on new ‘smart manufacturing’ technologies like Cloud Computing, Cognitive Computing, IoT, automation, and a new generation of robotics? Unfortunately, the answer may be ‘No’. Only 13 percent of surveyed large and medium-sized manufacturers said that

Cognitive Manufacturing: Improving Efficiency and Productivity while Reducing Costs

By Dick Weisinger

New technologies are being applied to decades-old manufacturing processes to improve business metrics like productivity, quality, reliability, safety and yield. The combination of cognitive computing, Industrial IoT and analytics is being called ‘Cognitive Computing’. IBM, in particular, has adopted the

Industrial IoT: The Revolution in Manufacturing is Leaving Behind Smaller Businesses

By Dick Weisinger

The Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) targets the use of IoT for industrial and manufacturing applications.  It is expected to be able it help businesses improve their supply chain and logistics management.  McKinsey estimates that IIoT will have a $6.2