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Building a thriving global healthcare facility expert community: interview

With a community of over 100 trained and certified healthcare facility experts Schneider Electric's EcoXpert healthcare specialization program helps system integrators serve hospitals better. Yves Renaud and Chris Roberts on the program and global evolutions in healthcare construction and...

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 commodity, he says. To act upon data, you need to change the organization (Joe Barkai) Then, the...

Predictive maintenance (PdM) – proactive maintenance made predictive

Predictive maintenance (PdM) always seemed like the perfect use case for the Internet of Things (IoT), more specifically for Industrial IoT (IIoT) and environments where uptime of specific assets is critical and breakdowns can have important consequences for several...

Edge computing explained: the what, how and where of the edge

Edge computing is a distributed computing paradigm bringing compute, storage, and applications closer to where users, facilities, and connected things generate, consume, and/or leverage data. Edge computing is already used in ample applications, mainly in combination with IoT (the Internet...

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 which the many predictions on the future of work effectively occur will show in the...

Orange Industry 4.0 Campus: 5G testing hub for industrial applications in Belgium

Testing 5G for Industry 4.0 use cases and applications. That's the main reason why Orange Belgium starts an 'open innovation hub,' called the Orange Industry 4.0 Campus, the first 5G testing hub for businesses in the country. Orange Belgium chose...

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) and skills/capabilities/talent being two major challenges to realize the smart factory. An overview. By 2023, the...

Bound metal AM technologies to outpace overall metal AM technology market growth

According to a SmarTech Analysis report, unveiled in December 2019, the market of bound metal additive manufacturing (AM) technologies will grow almost twice as fast as the overall metal AM market in the next ten years. Bound metal AM technologies...
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 Things) increasingly was used to describe applications with lots of relatively low-power and low-cost devices...

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 innovate since innovation needs to serve measurable benefits for various stakeholders whereby technologies are enablers....

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