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loT in Manufacturing

April 20, 2015 9:49 am | Webinars

In this session, we will break down benefits of IoT for manufacturing with real-world examples.

Can Cybercriminals Exploit IoT?

April 13, 2015 2:45 pm | by Wall Street Journal | Videos | Comments

Cybercriminals will exploit vulnerabilities in new technology as they figure out how to make...

Embedded Database Technology Will Enable The IoT

April 10, 2015 10:16 am | by Wayne Warren | News | Comments

Embedded database technology can address the challenge of managing high levels of data,...

Study Finds Internet Of Things Vital To Future Of Transportation And Logistics Industry

April 7, 2015 10:38 am | by Mike Hockett, Associate Editor | News | Comments

The survey showed that 90 percent of transportation and logistics companies either have or plan...

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Congress Urged to Tread Cautiously On IoT Regulations

March 31, 2015 10:37 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

An estimated 5 billion devices will connect to the Internet this year, but GE anticipates that number will grow to 50 billion within five years.  

IBM To Invest $3 Billion In 'Internet Of Things' Unit

March 31, 2015 10:12 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

IBM is training more than 2,000 consultants, researchers and developers to help businesses come up with new ways to use the vast amounts of data that are now available.

Facebook Looks To Embrace Internet Of Things

March 26, 2015 11:43 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

"When Facebook makes a move like this, people shouldn’t underestimate what that means."

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Bipartisan Resolution Promotes The Internet Of Things

March 6, 2015 9:40 am | by Bridget Bergin, Associate Editor | News | Comments

Why the Senate’s support for IoT is great news for manufacturers.                              

Industrial IoT Insight: Q&A With Aidan Quilligan

March 2, 2015 9:52 am | by Bridget Bergin, Associate Editor | News | Comments

Many manufacturers reap the rewards of the Industrial IoT, but some have yet to join the movement. Aidan Quilligan, head of Accenture’s Industrial Software Solutions Practice, gave us insight into obstacles and benefits, data security, trends and predictions...

IoT Consortiums Announce Collaborative Agreement

February 27, 2015 10:21 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

Two nonprofits backing development of the Industrial Internet of Things on Thursday announced a collaboration they say will accelerate standards for connected devices. Under the strategic liaison agreement between the...    

IoT, Automation And Supply Chain Sentience: Q&A With Sean Riley

February 20, 2015 2:31 pm | by Bridget Bergin, Associate Editor | Articles | Comments

Manufacturers have heard about how Internet of Things movement can generate, store and analyze data points, but the future of IoT is even more exciting. Sean Riley, the Global Manufacturing & Supply Chain Solutions Director at Software AG, recently released his list of supply chain and manufacturing predictions...

Re-Skilled Workers Bring The Industrial Internet Of Things To Life

February 18, 2015 9:40 am | by Sudarshan Krishnamurthi, Senior Product Manager, Cisco, on behalf of Industrial IP Advantage | Articles | Comments

The explosion of the Internet of Things (IoT) holds huge potential for manufacturers in 2015. But in order to fulfill these promises, manufacturers will need skilled workers who can deploy the evolving technology on the plant side. As more and more companies migrate toward increased connectivity on...  

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Sansa Security Joins The Industrial Internet Consortium

February 17, 2015 4:14 pm | by Sansa Security | News | Comments

Sansa Security, a provider of embedded security technologies, today announced that it has joined the Industrial Internet Consortium (IIC) in the hopes of accelerating the growth of the industrial Internet and Internet of Things (IoT) technologies. The IIC brings together nearly 140 members from various industries including...

3 Steps For Evolving IoT Architectures

February 17, 2015 3:10 pm | by Jack Tison, SVP Emerging Business, Panduit on behalf of Industrial IP Advantage | Articles | Comments

As the Internet of Things (IoT) moves into the industrial space, studies show 86 percent of manufacturers are investing in IoT as they go after an estimated $4 trillion in benefits for manufacturing applications. Why now? The cost of sensors, networking, storage and computing have dropped...

Report: Third Industrial Revolution Led By Device Manufacturers

February 11, 2015 3:01 pm | by Jon Minnick, Associate Editor, Manufacturing Business Technology | News | Comments

This week, IDC and Flexera Software released a new survey report that provides unique insights into how the third industrial revolution, currently sweeping the global economy, is being fueled by device manufacturers. According to the new...

How Manufacturing Has Shaped IoT: Q&A With Tony Paine

February 11, 2015 10:09 am | by Bridget Bergin, Associate Editor | Articles | Comments

When you hear people discuss the Internet of Things movement, you may picture something along the lines of a wearable device monitoring your sleep and alerting your coffeemaker to being brewing the moment you awake. The same major concepts behind IoT—interconnected intelligent...

Industrial IoT In 2015: Sensors, Software And Breaking Down Barriers

February 10, 2015 1:45 pm | by Jeff Reinke, Editorial Director | Articles | Comments

Although the level of IoT implementation lags far behind its ever-increasing notoriety, 2015 is poised to be a big year for the industrial internet of things. As the number of manufacturers looking to capitalize on IoT efficiencies grows, so will the amount being invested in related equipment, platforms, components and...

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How The Industrial Internet Of Things Is Expanding Deming’s Model

February 5, 2015 3:08 pm | by Carl Ford | Articles | Comments

Few people have influenced manufacturing as much as W. Edwards Deming and his approach to the manufacturing process. W. Edwards Deming brought manufacturing to a new level of excellence by showing that quality was the result of not only manufacturing but the total cost of the goods.  This made it so the production line was...

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 it would be able to sneak up on submarines undetected. The ship, called the Type 26 frigate, has been designated to become “the workhorse” of the British fleet. BAE Systems is building the vessel, but a team of noise and...

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 its structure and boost profit ahead of a planned separation of its business. The job cuts will fall across its marketplaces, PayPal and enterprise businesses.

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 research online and making purchasing decisions before they even speak to a salesperson. And the buying process has become extremely complex with stakeholders including marketing, sales, and...

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...

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...

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