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Chinese Manufacturing and Digital Initiatives

A small minority of Chinese manufacturing companies are significantly outperforming their industry peers by combining strong commitment to digital initiatives with strong financial performance, according to new analysis by Accenture, www.accenture.com.

New Developments in Driving Telematics

Insurance continues to evolve with the help of telematics, and one new program could be an IoT (Internet of Things) game changer.

In Focus

Episode 523 08.08.17

Sara Lupien, contract and revenue manager, Caterpillar Inc., joined Peggy Smedley to discuss the new efforts to help condition machine workers to understand the value of data through the use of subscription services.

Casino Tech Improves Operations and Gaming Experience

Like other businesses, casinos care about efficiency and profitability. Aliante Casino Hotel and Spa, www.aliantegaming.com, a Boyd Gaming casino resort in Las Vegas, Nev., is leveraging technology to better manage its assets and improve the guest experience. It has partnered with Scientific Games, www.scientificgames.com, a developer of technology-based products and services and associated content for gaming, lottery, and interactive markets, to install a slot and casino management system that drives value for the casino resort in multiple ways.

Think Tank

IoT, Brick by Brick: Making CRE Buildings Smarter

When you first heard the term “Internet of Things,” what were you picturing in your mind? What was your interpretation of what the IoT (Internet of Things) meant? For many, it was consumer-based, thinking of fitness trackers, smart thermostats, and connected doors that “tell you” when they are opened. For others, it meant scenarios in the commercial world such as sensors on jet engines that communicate the state of the engine for analysis or commercial fleets that could be tracked and managed with a high level of insight as to where the vehicles are and their current operating conditions. It may have meant “smart grids” that conveyed the status of electricity distribution to provide more efficient operation. One thing seemed clear, this was all very futuristic, and certainly very cool. 

The Future of IoT

When you first heard the term “Internet of Things,” what were you picturing in your mind? What was your interpretation of what the IoT (Internet of Things) meant? For many, it was consumer-based, thinking of fitness trackers, smart thermostats, and connected doors that “tell you” when they are opened. For others, it meant scenarios in the commercial world such as sensors on jet engines that communicate the state of the engine for analysis or commercial fleets that could be tracked and managed with a high level of insight as to where the vehicles are and their current operating conditions. It may have meant “smart grids” that conveyed the status of electricity distribution to provide more efficient operation. One thing seemed clear, this was all very futuristic, and certainly very cool. 

Industrial IoT Commercial Vehicles Market Racing Past Connected Cars

There is no other IoT (Internet of Things) sector that is covered with such adoration and frequency as the connected car. With a potential market of more than $250 billion, it’s rightfully so. Connected cars are sexy and appealing to a wide range of people so they grab all the headlines while the less attractive, connected commercial vehicle market chugs along quietly in the shadows building up a market value that will exceed $300 billion.

Now they’re talkin

Feature

Confronting the Global Food Crisis

There are around 7.4 billion humans on planet Earth right now, which may seem like a lot, until you consider how many more people will inhabit the same space in just a few decades.

Q&A

Taking the IIoT Journey with Caterpillar

There isn’t a day that goes by that we don’t hear about how technology is changing the way all of us interact with new devices that are connected to cars, thermostats, smart meters, and much more.

Blog

IoT to Build Developing Nations

For this column, I am going to dive into how developing countries are building out their infrastructures to support IoT (Internet of Things) applications. There are many opportunities and challenges of adopting IoT solutions in the developing world. Since this is a pretty big discussion I won’t be able to cover it in one blog, so look for the next several blogs to address specific issues facing developing nations and how specific IoT solutions are making a difference.

Press Releases

Waymo and Intel Collaborate on Self-Driving Car Technology

One of the big promises of artificial intelligence (AI) is our driverless future.

Sequans Powers Spartan GoCam LTE for IoT Surveillance Camera

LTE for IoT chipmaker Sequans Communications S.A. (NYSE: SQNS) announced that its Colibri LTE Cat 4 Platform provides the LTE connectivity for the new Spartan GoCam now available for use on the major US wireless networks.

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Contributed

Amazon: The Stark Reality

Since 2011, when I began contributing to this magazine, I have keep an eye on Amazon, reporting on its patenting activity around logistics processes, its use of robotics and other automation in the ongoing improvement of its fulfillment centers, and the strategic positioning of these centers close to high-density population centers to support its quest for same-day deliveries. All of these endeavors have been undertaken to position Amazon as the premier ecommerce fulfillment merchant.

Segway Hacked With or Without Operator Aboard

For all of Segway's advanced mechanics and incredible feats of stabilization, this futuristic ride hasn't had the smoothest ride since its introduction. Originally launched at the end of 2001 under a veil of secrecy and hype, Segway slowly became more of a punchline over the ensuing years due to its inflated price and association with lazy and overweight riders including Mall Cop's Paul Blart.