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

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...

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....
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' increasingly was used to describe applications with lots of relatively low-power and low-cost devices offering extended coverage with...

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 structural) existing marketing technology stacks are still being underutilized. How can marketers increase martech stack...

Salesforce Customer 360 Truth strengthens Salesforce’s CDP

In 2018, Salesforce presented its CDP (customer data platform), Customer 360. At the occasion of Dreamforce 2019, the CRM company launched Customer 360 Truth, a set of services and capabilities, enabling customers to build that famous single source of...
Socio-economic shifts impact technologies in the hotel industry

Technologies in the hotel industry – choice and guest experience

The digital transformation of the hotel industry is first and foremost about the guest experience of an increasingly digital guest who expects seamless, connected, and digital experiences. No wonder that for hotels, technological innovation is a way to have...

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 the shift of intelligence to the edge. Technologies are evolving fast while customer demands keep...

Substation automation: meeting the growing need for energy control and monitoring systems

Substation automation systems are used by companies where energy availability is critical, and energy control and monitoring is a necessity. The demand for substation automation solutions has evolved. Aimen Abd-El-Azim, Global Partner Program Leader, Substation Automation EcoXpert, on substation...

NB-IoT explained: a complete guide to Narrowband-IoT

Narrowband IoT or NB-IoT is a wireless communication standard for IoT projects. NB-IoT belongs to the category of low-power wide-area networks (LPWAN), enabling to connect devices that need small amounts of data, low bandwidth, and long battery life. NB-IoT (Narrowband-IoT)...

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