Manufacturing

Orange business partnership concept
A look at the alliance between Siemens and Orange Business Services regarding Industrial IoT platform Siemens MindSphere and Orange Business Services’ IoT platform Datavenue. At Hannover Messe 2018 digital twins seemed to steal the show from a technological evolution (and of course 'selling') perspective. Cobots seem so 2016, don't they? The...
Libelium expands interoperability with cloud platform integration AVEVA
Libelium has added a new cloud platform integration to its list and announced an agreement with AVEVA in the scope of Industrial IoT and the digital transformation of industrial companies. For industrial companies, digital transformation powered by the cloud and IoT is a strategic necessity to continue to stay competitive,...
On March 1 2018, UK-based listed industrial design and management software leader AVEVA Group announced the completion of its merger with the industrial software business of Schneider Electric which was announced in 2017 after two previous attempts had failed. The combination of AVEVA and Schneider Electric’s industrial software business brings...
A look at drivers and forecasts regarding manufacturing execution systems (MES): trends and predictions for the global MES software market against the backdrop of manufacturing industry challenges and IT/OT convergence. IoT is facilitating advancements in cloud computing, industrial mobility, and big data analytics. This in turn is leading to emergence...
Intelligent ERP concept
ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) as a monolithic systems of record is disappearing and making place for Intelligent ERP or i-ERP where actions and intelligence matter. Intelligent ERP comes with a mix of artificial intelligence and machine learning, blockchain technology, massive data sets, a focus on user experience, cloud and...
Industrial data concept
Sometimes answers are in the questions you ask. That certainly goes for the one in our headline: is Industry 4.0 all about data and analytics? You bet it is, but then in the broadest possible sense of data and not overlooking other crucial aspects. Only 3 percent of industrial data...
Augmented reality Industry 4.0 concept
One of the great promises and at the same time one of the main focus areas in Industry 4.0 is the bridging of digital/cyber/virtual and physical worlds, hence the focus on cyber-physical systems. Global spending in virtual and augmented reality is poised to double every year through 2021 (IDC) Apart from...
Robots and cobots in logistics
Despite the de facto main attention for IoT when people talk about 'Industrie 4.0', many other/related technologies and realities take center stage in Industry 4.0 and Logistics 4.0. Among them: robotics. Obviously, they are already used a lot in manfacturing and logistics and transportation. However, the market is about to...
Industry 4.0 market concept
The Industry 4.0 market is poised to grow significantly in the coming years. The increasing adoption of the IoT in the digital transformation of manufacturing and related industries, the rise of industrial robotics and the proportionally higher spend in the Industrial Internet of Things are just some contributing factors. The Industry...