For this column I want to talk about manufacturing, one of my favorite subjects. I have been writing about manufacturing for more than 20 years. If you have been following the space at all then you know the latest ISM (Institute for Supply Management) Manufacturing Index might be showing another month of contracting economic activity in the manufacturing sector.
We are just about at the end of the year and readying ourselves to make predictions for the new decade, but before I start to do that, I thought we should look at what’s been happening in procurement, supply chain, and how the IoT (Internet of Things) is making an impact on business processes.
For this blog I want to talk about the race to the cloud. In fact, I am going to focus on Microsoft Azure IoT (Internet of Things) specifically because I spent a lot of time interviewing Sam George, vice president of Azure IoT at Microsoft.
The numbers are in and they don’t paint the picture many had hoped. Has the U.S. construction market reached a tipping point? Is it headed for a recession?
With an increase in the amount of advanced technology being used by the trades—everything from wearables to drones to automated equipment—the construction industry is beginning to recognize the risks involved in a connected world.
In what will be the biggest acquisition to date for PTC, President and CEO Jim Heppelmann announced the company has signed an agreement to acquire Onshape, which creates a SaaS (software-as-a-service) product development platform combining CAD (computer-aided design) with data management and collaboration.
We have been saying a lot about AI (artificial intelligence) these days. It’s no wonder that Google’s latest smartphone announcement, the Pixel 4, with AI-enhanced recording and transcribing app received so much attention.
The race is on. Literally! In the world of AI (artificial intelligence) there are a lot of exciting companies making their mark in a pretty impressive way in the automotive industry.
Do you believe conversational assistants will change the status quo?
We live in a world where we want to connect everything these days. We want to improve safety, save time, money, and even use connectivity to extend the life of our tires.