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GE Announces New Industrial IoT Software Business

Nigel Fenwick 3 days ago

With GE establishing a new standalone software business, we examine what it means for existing and potential customers of GE Digital and for GE. What we know: On December 13, 2018, GE announced the formation of a new industrial IoT (or IIoT) software business, with $1.2 billion in revenue (based on GE Digital sales combined with sales […]

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Four Types Of Edge Matter To Your IoT Deployments

Paul Miller 4 days ago

The edge, and edge computing, figure prominently in a lot of internet of things (IoT) discussions right now. But where — and what — the edge is very quickly gets complicated. Telecom operators understand the edge of their network. Sellers of servers and gateways know what they’d like their customers to fill the edge with. Beneficiaries of […]

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Get Ready For Edge Computing's Rise In 2019

James Staten 5 days ago

Every company needs edge computing on its technology road map starting in 2019. While many of you may see edge as exclusive to IoT, its value is much wider and will prove as critical to driving up customer experience as content delivery networks (CDN) were in the early days of the web . . . […]

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Predictions 2019: The Internet Of Things

Michele Pelino November 6, 2018

Business stakeholders and CIOs in both B2B and B2C environments are planning and deploying IoT solutions to power digital transformation initiatives to revolutionize customer relationships, enhance operations, and differentiate products. IoT deployment momentum brings challenges. Firms must identify strategies and methods to secure, manage, and support the rapidly growing number of smart, connected IoT devices […]

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IoT Platforms Do Not Steal Customer Data

Paul Miller November 5, 2018

There’s a recurring assumption in discussions about internet of things (IoT) platforms: The platform providers make their money by mining insights from data loaded into their platform. They sell those insights back to the customer who put the data there in the first place and will also sell them to anyone else who can pay. […]

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Makers And Marketers

Jeffrey Hammond October 17, 2018

Fall means that software conference season is in full swing and that I’m on the road more than I’m off it. This week was an interesting one, as I found myself pinballing from one end of my coverage to the other. On Monday I spent some time at IBM’s Agile Engineering Summit in D.C. Attendees […]

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Impressions From Alibaba’s Computing Conference

Dan Bieler October 8, 2018

Alibaba has become one of the world’s most fascinating and cutting-edge technology businesses — and is key to understanding where the digital era is heading.

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How Are You Using IoT Technology To Drive Business Innovation?

Carlton Doty August 20, 2018

Over the past several months, I’ve spoken to dozens of Forrester clients about many emerging technologies. A common thread that I’ve observed is they all need help seeing around the corner, identifying the next “big thing” before it becomes the next big thing. Since I recently explored additive manufacturing and autonomous vehicles in-depth, I’ve spoken to several […]

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Seeking Good Industrial Use Cases For Virtual Or Augmented Reality

Paul Miller August 14, 2018

Augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR) have become the cool must-haves for industrial technology vendor keynotes. I have lost count of the times we’ve watched someone on stage as they swoosh and swoop through jet engines, nuclear reactors, sunken wrecks, and the like. We ooh and we ah, and then we wonder if these […]

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The ROI Of Track And Trace Solutions

Dan Bieler August 10, 2018

Securing executive buy-in for any digital investment requires a detailed and carefully articulated business case. The case for investment in digital track and trace solutions serves as an example for any CIO looking to get backing for an internet of things (IoT) project. As with IoT, track and trace solutions require committed information sharing and […]

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Industrial IoT Software Platforms Rise Above Just Connecting Things

Paul Miller August 9, 2018

I have written before about the ways industrial and manufacturing firms are reinventing themselves to become more efficient and better able to win, serve, and retain customers. Over the past few months, I have been working with my US-based colleague, Michele Pelino, to analyze the industrial IoT software platforms that are so central to this […]

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CIOs: Transform Your Teams If You Want To Deliver Winning IoT Products

James Staten July 6, 2018

Sadly, most companies don’t have the right operating and development practices to build and deliver great customer experiences for their IoT-enabled products and services. To help CIOs get this right, my very impressive CIO-team colleague, Jeffrey Hammond, has created a collection of reports that catalog the best practices that successful CIOs and digital leaders are […]

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SAP Leonardo Is Growing Up

Leslie Joseph May 22, 2018

Here are a few thoughts from the SAP Leonardo Center launch in Singapore in early May. The good news: Since we last reported on Leonardo, SAP is clearer about what Leonardo actually is and has more mature messaging and interesting customer examples to share. Leonardo itself, though, continues to be a work in progress. So, […]

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Creating The CX-Centric Utility

Matthew Guarini April 26, 2018

Outage management is a defining moment for utilities and thus provides a great way to reimagine the relationship between utilities and their customers. Absent an outage, most consumers don’t give a whole lot of thought to their utility company — flip a switch, and the expected happens. The outage — especially prolonged outages — changes everything. No electricity […]

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AWS Broadens Focus On Innovation Acceleration

James Staten April 6, 2018

At its AWS Summit in San Francisco this week, Amazon Web Services announced a series of new services and GA’d a few from Re:Invent but the theme coming out at the conference was clearly on broadening its ability to accelerate your organization’s digital innovation strategy. While the core of this theme has been a key focus of AWS since its […]

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The Industrial Internet Comes Of Age In China

Danny Mu March 16, 2018

A few weeks ago, the China Industrial Internet Summit — the country’s leading industrial internet conference — was held in Beijing. Dozens of leading manufacturing firms and technology vendors from the US, Germany, and Japan shared their latest achievements and future strategies with thousands of participants. The weather was cold, but the industrial internet is […]

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Mobile World Congress 2018 Felt More Telco-Centric Again

Dan Bieler March 14, 2018

Now that the dust has settled from Mobile World Congress 2018, it is possible to get a better feel which mobility themes will set the tone for the coming year of mobility. These observations are of course subjective; they only reflect my observations over three days at the world’s leading mobility event. To start, the […]

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Who Owns The Data In Your IoT Platform? It Doesn’t Have To Be Confusing

Paul Miller March 13, 2018

Software platforms to support the industrial internet of things (IoT) are becoming very credible options. But despite their appeal, I constantly hear from clients who are wary. These clients don’t doubt the technical capabilities of the platform, or the pricing strategy, or the industrial nous of their preferred vendor. But they are confused about who […]

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The Use Case Should Drive Your Choice Of Next-Generation Network Technology

Dan Bieler February 22, 2018

Discussions about the promise of 5G networks are getting more excited. 5G is set to open new doors for enterprises to deploy IoT-enabled use cases that require high bandwidth, ultra-low latency, and differentiated service characteristics. Even so, 5G is not the only network technology for IoT solutions. Narrowband IoT (NB-IoT), LoRaWAN, Sigfox, and LTE-Advanced are […]

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GE Digital Update: Lessons From An Industrial Giant

Nigel Fenwick February 21, 2018

Last year we published The Right Way To Establish A Digital Platform Business to examine how GE’s former CEO, Jeff Immelt, established GE Digital under the leadership of Bill Ruh. GE Digital and its Predix platform were supposed to be an engine of revenue growth for GE. Given all the doom and gloom news surrounding […]

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