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The semiconductor industry in 2019: drivers and challenges – report

Companies in the semiconductor industry accelerated the trend towards consolidation in electronics according to A.T. Kearney's Industrials Executive M&A Report 2019. The semiconductor industry itself obviously is also in full flux with IoT (the Internet of Things) becoming the...

Access to technology key driver of M&A deals – Industrials M&A Report 2019

Technology access is the main driver of industrials M&A (mergers and acquisitions) activity, followed by consolidation within sectors and ‘market and competitive environment’. These are some of the findings from consulting firm A.T. Kearney's 2019 Industrials Executive M&A Report,...

Mitigating the negative effects of electrical harmonics

How do you best manage the harmonics created by variable frequency drives? An interview with two subject matter experts with a focus on critical buildings. Variable frequency drives (VFDs) are increasingly integrated in industrial IoT and critical power environments.  Research...

IoT security awareness – why it matters and why it is still a concern...

IoT security awareness is not what it should be yet as research by Trend Micro, conducted by Vanson Bourne shows. Yet, the issue seems to be larger and still about cybersecurity awareness and training in general too if we...
BearingPoint acquires Inpuls

BearingPoint acquires data governance, strategy and analytics company Inpuls

Management and consulting firm BearingPoint (operating under its current name since 2002 when KPMG Consulting acquired Arthur Andersen’s business consulting practices) acquires data governance and strategy start-up Inpuls. Inpuls expands BearingPoint’s expertise in data governance and data sciences – from...
Future pact Siemensstadt 2.0 signed

Inside Siemensstadt 2.0: the €600 million Berlin project Siemens City 2.0

A few days before announcing its Q4 earnings report, Siemens signed what it dubbed its 'future pact for Germany as an industrial location'. That location is more specifically Siemensstadt (Siemens City). The founding concept behind Siemensstadt in 1897 was...
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Twitter Counter ceases operations – what you need to know

Amsterdam-based Twitter analytics and account promotion service Twitter Counter, which exists since 2008 and claims to be used by millions of individuals and companies (with brands such as YouTube, Netflix and Red Bull) announced it is ceasing operations as...
Big data processing shifts to cloud - big data challenges

Big data processing and the shift to cloud and machine learning initiatives

As data lakes continue to grow and the role of analytics has become critical, businesses are revisiting their big data processing strategies. 73 percent of businesses are now performing their big data processing in the cloud, up from 58 percent...