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Top 5 Technologies Shaping 2015: Internet of Things

January 30, 2015 12:41 pm | by Bridget Bergin, Associate Editor | News | Comments

This probably comes as no surprise, but Manufacturing.net’s #1 Top Technology Shaping Manufacturing in 2015 is the Internet of Things movement. In 2015, the Internet of Things movement will become more widespread, more advanced, and more secure than ever before. Just how widespread will the IoT be in...

Ships Ahoy: GE’s New Marine Business Leaves Port

January 29, 2015 9:45 am | by GE Reports | Articles | Comments

Last fall, the British Royal Navy commissioned a powerful new high-tech frigate so silent that...

EBay to Cut 2,400 Jobs, Spin-Off, Sell Other Units

January 22, 2015 11:04 am | by Mae Anderson, AP | News | Comments

EBay plans to cut 2,400 jobs, or seven percent of its staff, in the first quarter to simplify...

How Manufacturers Are Revolutionizing Marketing With Data-as-a-Service

January 20, 2015 12:38 pm | by Anders Ekman, President of DataMentors | Articles | Comments

It’s not a secret that manufacturers face significant challenges. Prospects are doing more...

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The IoT Uplink: U.S. Smart Meters Generate 1.1 Billion Data Points Per Day

January 15, 2015 10:31 am | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Videos | Comments

The IoT Uplink examines factors driving, influencing, and adding to the complexity of the Internet of Things movement, and the advantages and challenges that this technology brings to the manufacturing space. Did you know that 77% of development teams will have...

Microsoft Predictions For Manufacturing In 2015

January 9, 2015 2:19 pm | by Sanjay Ravi | Articles | Comments

By now, most everyone is aware of the impact the Internet of Things (IoT) is having on the manufacturing industry. As IoT matures the focus is now shifting to looking for new ways to leverage the data being collected from all these new connection points, not just about creating new data points. IDC predicts the...

The Future Of Big Data: Beyond The Internet Of Things

January 9, 2015 11:03 am | by GE Reports | Articles | Comments

The big unifying theme of this year’s International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas has been the Internet of Things (IoT). From BMW’s self-driving car to Quirky’s and GE’s connected light bulbs, smart door locks and bells, and Wi-Fi tea pots, there were hundreds of exhibitors who presented their IoT-ready...

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How High Tech Can Pursue Industrial Internet Of Things Market

January 9, 2015 9:51 am | by Bart Fischer, Managing Director with Accenture Electronics and High Tech | Articles | Comments

The Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) is one of today’s biggest business opportunities in the electronics and high tech industry. Accenture defines IIoT as the convergence of intelligent industrial products, processes and services that communicate with each other, and with people, over global...

Omni-Channel: To Cloud Or Not To Cloud?

January 5, 2015 3:11 pm | by Diego Pantoja-Navajas | Articles | Comments

Today's consumers have the ability to purchase what they want whenever, however and wherever, putting them in total control of the market. With mobile and eCommerce on the rise, omni-channel fulfillment is becoming more and more important. Ready or not, businesses and their supply chains need to move at the speed of the...

Raise Your Home's IQ: Smart Gadgets Take Center Stage At CES

January 5, 2015 3:40 am | by Anick Jesdanun, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Imagine a world in which your garage door opens automatically as you pull into the driveway. The living room lights and heater turn on — perhaps the oven starts warming up, too. In the so-called "smart home," cars, appliances and other devices all have sensors and Internet connectivity to think...

The Top 6 IoT Predictions For 2015

December 30, 2014 10:41 am | by Sansa Security | News | Comments

Sansa Security has revealed the company’s Internet of Things (IoT) predictions for 2015, highlighting six of the top trends to watch out for next year. The Rise of IoT 2.0:  The biggest problem with IoT devices today is that most of them cannot interoperate...

Manufacturing Predictions for 2015: Q&A With Dan Miklovic

December 22, 2014 4:23 pm | by Jeff Reinke, Editorial Director | Articles | Comments

What can we expect for manufacturing in 2015? Editorial Director Jeff Reinke sat down with Dan Miklovic, Principal Analyst at LNS Research. From an IT perspective, what will be the biggest trend impacting the investments manufacturers make in 2015? In 2015, Big Data will be incredibly significant within...

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Using Big Data From The IoT To Predict Machine Failure

December 19, 2014 2:24 pm | by Aurimas Adomavicius | Articles | Comments

Leveraging Big Data to predict downtime on the manufacturing floor is something we’ve been spending a lot of time on in our labs. In reality, interpreting Big Data in manufacturing is a highly complex process that involves an interconnected fleet of data producing machines, overwhelming amounts of data, transformation...

6 Critical Considerations Before Moving APM Data To The Cloud

December 18, 2014 1:36 pm | by Dan Miklovic | Articles | Comments

At LNS Research, we have spoken extensively in the past about the relevance of the Cloud to all aspects of manufacturing, including Asset Performance Management (APM). There is no denying that Cloud technology is radically transforming the way enterprises collect and analyze the...

The IoT Uplink: 90% Of Manufacturers Seeking IoT Solutions

December 18, 2014 10:53 am | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Videos | Comments

The IoT Uplink examines factors driving, influencing, and adding to the complexity of the Internet of Things movement, and the advantages and challenges that this technology brings to the manufacturing space. In our last episode of 2014, we cover the latest developments impacting...

Speeding Time To Implement MES With A Configurable Approach

December 17, 2014 11:43 am | by Greg Goodwin | Articles | Comments

Today, not only are many manufacturers across industries dealing with a greater number of operational challenges than in the past, but the rate at which those challenges need to be addressed is increasing as well. This is due to a number of factors like growing customer demands for a greater variety of...

Ford Hires Ex-GM Research Head To Analyze Big Data

December 15, 2014 5:06 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Ford has hired a former General Motors chief industry analyst to manage data collection and use it to help predict the future. The Dearborn, Michigan, automaker on Monday announced that it has hired Paul Ballew, who most recently led global data operations at the Dun and Bradstreet analytics...

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Six Key Predictions For Manufacturing In 2015

December 15, 2014 10:02 am | by John Zegers, Director, Georgia Center of Innovation for Manufacturing | Articles | Comments

The face of manufacturing in America has undergone more woeful changes than many of us in the industry care to remember. The recent past has been particularly painful, with economic downturns driving manufacturing overseas to take advantage of lower labor costs, and a generally depressed level of manufacturing...

5 Quick Questions: GE Sees Data Living On The Edge

December 11, 2014 12:00 pm | by Bridget Bergin, Associate Editor | Articles | Comments

Trends abound, but perhaps none impact both the short and long-term prospects of manufacturing more than those related to data management and security. Manufacturing.net recent sat down with Rich Carpenter, Chief Technology Strategist for GE’s Intelligent Platforms Business, to discuss the...

The IoT Uplink: 90% Of IT Networks To Have IoT-Based Security Breach

December 4, 2014 11:37 am | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Videos | Comments

This episode of The IoT Uplink examines IoT security tools, making better connections, and how improving standards will help improve IoT adoption rates.  We look specifically at Elliptic Technologies and the security hardware platform tRoot, SAP's new solutions for...

Reach the Next Level of Manufacturing Operational Performance with the Internet of Things

December 4, 2014 10:57 am | by ThingWorx, Harbor Research | Webinars

According to Michael Porter, Harvard Business School Professor, sustainable competitive advantage requires both the right strategic positioning and operational effectiveness. The Internet of Things provides companies with the opportunity to take advantage of both of these...

How Aerospace & Defense Manufacturers Are Finding Value Through Weaving The Digital Thread

November 24, 2014 3:09 pm | by Greg Goodwin | News | Comments

New technologies can be daunting, particularly in Aerospace and Defense (A&D) manufacturing where the demands on quality, budget, and timely delivery are so high. With such a high value attached to data security and production downtime, manufacturers need to make sure that...

The IoT Uplink: Behind The "Brains Of The Industrial Internet"

November 20, 2014 9:59 am | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Videos | Comments

In this episode of The IoT Uplink, we look inside what an article released by GE's Intelligent Platforms Business has called the “brains of the Industrial Internet”—the Industrial PC, or IPC. These huge, rugged computers are responsible for storing and quickly analyzing big data and are able to survive extreme...

The IoT Uplink: 70% Of Cyber Attacks Start Internally

November 12, 2014 5:40 pm | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Videos | Comments

Did you know that the secure perimeter of your enterprise network can still be penetrated, leaving your company vulnerable to hacking? In this episode of The IoT Uplink, we explore Fog Computing, security within a network’s infrastructure, and the open source...

Manufacturing Technology Trends Shaping The Industry

November 3, 2014 9:53 am | by Christina Chatfield | Articles | Comments

One of the most impressive changes in manufacturing is the renewed awareness of government officials and economists that manufacturing is the real engine behind a robust economy. President Obama has commissioned and funded various manufacturing hubs around the country to focus on...

GE Intelligent Platforms User Summit Begins

October 27, 2014 10:27 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Today marks the start of GE’s Intelligent Platforms User Summit: Making the Industrial Internet Real at the Wyndham Grand Orlando Resort Bonnet Creek in Orlando, Oct. 27-30, 2014. This sold-out event features more than 50 presentations from GE’s global customer base and will be headlined by GE Chairman and CEO Jeff Immelt...

The IoT Uplink: Exploring A $2.9T Market In Manufacturing

October 23, 2014 10:11 am | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Videos | Comments

While only 13% of those surveyed in a 2013 study by the American Society for Quality have made their factories "smart," a survey by ARM Holdings shows that 95% expect to be using the industrial IoT in the next three years. In this episode of the IoT uplink, we explore why manufacturers have...

IoT In Unlikely Places Can Smarten Your Life

October 22, 2014 5:17 pm | by The Associated Press | Videos | Comments

As more and more Bluetooth-enabled devices are reaching consumers, developers are busy connecting them together as part of the Internet of Things. Approximately 3 billion Bluetooth-enabled units are expected to ship this year alone... 

Google Executive Chairman Gives Artificial Intelligence Prediction

October 20, 2014 1:51 pm | by CNN Money | Videos | Comments

Google's Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt says Google can be the perfect personal assistant that makes you smarter. The cost? Just a little bit of privacy. He sat down with CNN Money to discuss his predictions for the future of artificial intelligence...

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