Universities’ Role in Advancing the IoT

Learning about the IoT (Internet of Things) and how devices and data can improve businesses isn’t reserved for on-the-job training anymore. Universities are realizing the importance of training the next generation of tech leaders within their walls, and there are some really exciting academic programs and industry partnerships to show for it. Going forward, this trend will continue.

By |2019-01-16T14:14:37+00:001/10/2019|

Sensors Surge across Verticals

With a focus on the IoT (Internet of Things), and other emerging technology, a big trend from Sensors Midwest in Rosemont, Ill., is that sensors are getting smaller and more accurate. This point was never more evident by the number of announcements to support the emergence of new products popping up as of late.

By |2018-10-29T18:01:14+00:0010/29/2018|

Safety First for Autonomous Vehicles

Safety and interoperability are key components of the next generation of transportation, which will feature autonomous capabilities that rely on sensors and other smart devices to connect vehicles to each other and to the surrounding infrastructure.

By |2018-08-31T13:21:20+00:008/31/2018|

Manufacturing and Servitization

For manufacturers, a digital transformation often means looking for new ways to leverage technology and IoT (Internet of Things)-derived data to generate revenue. And in many cases this means talking about the next generation of manufacturing. What does this actually look like, and what steps do manufacturers need to take to achieve Industry-4.0 status?

By |2018-08-29T13:56:48+00:008/31/2018|

Can IoT Solve Urbanization Crises?

In this column I have been writing about how servitization is an important trend for industrial companies and beyond and how IoT services are creating an outcomes-based economy that benefit tech suppliers and end users alike. Perhaps that’s why it makes a lot of sense to extend the discussion and take a closer look at smart cities and how IoT (Internet of Things) services will play a role in helping cities prepare for a huge upcoming shift—urbanization.

By |2018-08-21T16:32:53+00:008/22/2018|

Monitoring Service Adds Asset Intelligence

Asset managers who deploy asset-monitoring and management solutions can benefit from realtime data without having to physically monitor their assets, and this remains one of the most common uses of IoT (Internet of Things) technology.

By |2018-08-21T23:12:55+00:008/22/2018|

Servitization Creates new Business Models in Verticals

Servitization is a transformation journey. Along this journey, businesses work to develop capabilities for providing services that supplement their traditional product portfolios. In last week’s column I went into great detail to explain these points. So this column, I will give some real-world examples of servitization in action and will offer up what steps manufacturers and other businesses can do to begin their own transformation journey.

By |2018-08-13T19:20:03+00:008/15/2018|

It’s all about Servitization

The IoT (Internet of Things) is facilitating servitization and a transition toward a more outcomes-based economy. But the real question for you is do you understand how your company can leverage it to help you work smarter, not harder? The other key points that companies need to rethink in today’s connected economy is the way products are designed and manufactured to the way they’re sold, operated, and serviced. And this last point—product servicing—is worth underlining.

By |2018-08-07T20:40:20+00:008/8/2018|

Learning from Lynchburg Uncertainties

The situation last week in Lynchburg, Va., was one no one wanted to read or write about, let alone live through, but it seems Mother Nature has little regard for human comfort and, at times, even human life. Heavy rainfall in Lynchburg put infrastructure back on everyone’s minds, as the potential collapse of the College Lake Dam weighed heavy on the minds of Virginians and Americans everywhere for several days.

By |2018-08-06T19:21:24+00:008/6/2018|

Sam Eathington Talks Sensors in Agriculture

Phil Renaud, executive director for The Risk Institute at Ohio State University, joined Peggy Smedley to talk about the epidemic that is plaguing this country: distracted driving. He talked about what needs to be done and the behavioral change that is necessary when it comes to cellphones and driving. They discuss the root cause of distracted driving today and what is coming in the month ahead.

By |2018-05-23T15:40:05+00:005/23/2018|

Vineyards Work Smarter Not Harder

Whether it’s a vending machine, a piece of equipment on a factory floor, or a pacemaker, “it” is probably better off connected. In general, the more data decisionmakers can gather about an object, process, or environment, the better.

By |2018-05-03T15:35:49+00:005/9/2018|

Envisioning the Senseable City and the IoT

Sensors will transform life and business in urban centers as more data collection changes human intelligence. By 2050, around 70% of the world's population is expected to live in cities, according to the United Nations,, and urbanization isn't the only shift on the horizon for the world's cities. The IoT (Internet of Things) is increasingly allowing cities to offer the kind of high-quality lifestyle and vibrant economic climate that attracts residents, businesses, and visitors alike. (Is interoperability next? See related story)

By |2018-02-01T16:23:30+00:002/1/2018|

Pioneers 2018

Trailblazers. Innovators. Pioneers. These are the people others look to for inspiration, direction, and motivation. When it comes to the ways IoT (Internet of Things) technology can revolutionize life and business, pioneers look not only at the here and now but also to the future. These individuals, groups, companies, and organizations think outside of the box, they don’t take “no” for an answer, they look for novel ways to solve age-old dilemmas, and they anticipate what’s coming next. In this way, they stay a step (or two, or 10) ahead of the rest.

By |2017-12-04T14:43:16+00:0012/1/2017|