Industrial software for manufacturing – outlook and dynamics 2024

As the popular focus regarding Industry 4.0 has shifted to all the technologies that enable the so-called smart factory, it's easy to overlook the...

The smart factory as scaling deployments is the next imperative

The next challenge for Industry 4.0 is scaling up. Yet, many organizations struggle to scale with the convergence of IT and OT (operational technology)...

Additive manufacturing and 3D printing in manufacturing

Additive manufacturing (AM) and 3D printing haven't reached an inflection point yet in Industry 4.0 as some expected would be the case by now....

Joe Barkai: the real value of IoT is in the ability to aggregate different...

Joe Barkai calmly looks you in the eyes when speaking, so it’s easy to engage in the conversation. Connectivity is going to become a...
Cellular IoT - massive IoT rollouts end 2019 and massive IoT connections 2025

Cellular IoT: the state and future of massive IoT connections and rollouts

After NB-IoT and LTE-M networks started being rolled out and the first devices supporting these standards shipped, the term 'Massive IoT' (Massive Internet of...

IoT endpoints 2020: the industries and use cases driving growth

Gartner released some forecasts with regards to the number of enterprise and automotive Internet of Things (IoT) endpoints in use in 2020. According to...

HR in digital transformation – priorities for HR leaders in 2020

A lot is being written and said about the future of work and the strategic role of HR in digital transformation. The extent to...

Retail innovation and transformation – what winning retailers do better

Smart retail innovation requires asking intelligent questions, focusing on the right projects and steering away from thinking in terms of technologies and means to...

The state of digital HR – HR transformation and talent management

HR plays a vital role in digital transformation. At the same time, and as a consequence of digitalization, HR is evolving with digital tools...

Combined blockchain adoption and IoT adoption: a DX sweet spot

"A sweet spot for digital transformation (DX) and innovation." That's how Gartner's Avivah Litan calls the integration of IoT and blockchain networks - with...

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Data lake concept

Data lakes and the data lake market: the what, why and how

What are data lakes and how are they used for big data analytics? A definition and description of data lakes, how they work and...

Big Data as a Service (BDaaS): benefits, evolutions and market trends 2025

Several big data management and analytics functions are available through ‘as-a-Service models in the cloud since the early days of big data. Initially referring...

Building System Integration at an inflection point: interview with Martin Feder and Jeff Groat

Two years ago, we interviewed Martin Feder on the evolution of building management during the time of IP, the Internet of Things (IoT), and...

Smart grids: what is a smart electrical grid – electricity networks in evolution

A smart grid is an electricity network/grid enabling a two-way flow of electricity and data whereby smart metering is often seen as a first...

Schneider Electric’s EcoXpert channel program in evolution: focus on business enablement

Nicolas Windpassinger, Internet of Things expert and Global VP of Schneider Electric's Partner Program, EcoXpert, on the evolutions in the channel, emerging technologies and...

How the new Power over Ethernet (PoE) standard integrates cabling, IoT and smart building...

What the new Power over Ethernet standard, IEEE P802.3bt, means from an integrated smart buildings systems, power, cabling, BMS and Internet of Things perspective. After...

Marketing, sales, commerce & customer

Marketing technology: increasing effectiveness of the martech stack

While marketers are expected to increase their martech investments according to most forecasts (some see temporary slower growth ahead for 2020, though not necessarily...
CRO concept

Conversion rate optimization (CRO) and conversion optimization

Conversion optimization and conversion rate optimization or CRO are two interchangeably used terms in marketing. The practice of conversion optimization exists since the very...

Customer-centricity explained – what it means to be customer-centric

Customer-centricity: what is it and what does it even mean to be customer-centric? Does it matter to define it or look at how people...

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