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‘Internet of Things’ research journal

The Internet of Things research journal was launched in September last year.  Of interest is what the journal identifies as IoT applications.  They are as follows: “Energy (smart grids, meters & appliances, renewable energy). Transportation (infrastructure, logistics, road and rail, … Continue reading

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Operations Insight: Texmark Chemicals refinery of the future

This insight appears on HPE’s website.  Texmark manufactures the polymer dicyclopentadiene (DCPD), which is used to make everything from ink to boats.  But refining the product is hazardous, because it involves highly reactive chemicals and  requires a great deal of … Continue reading

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The impact of digital technology on innovation

Arthur D. Little have conducted a survey of “150 senior executives in innovation, R&D and technology… analyzed over 300 tools, and investigated hundreds of real-world application cases of digitally enabled innovation” (reported on here).  This has identified three main areas of … Continue reading

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Economies of scale no longer give competitive advantage

This thought provoking article by Tenaja and Maney in the Sloan Management Review argues that economies of scale are coming to an end.  This is because the technologies of i4.0 – mobile, AI, cloud computing, IoT, 3D printing – are able … Continue reading

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The Internet of Things – everything you want to know but never dared to ask

We all like to think that we are completely up to speed with every new technology that comes along.  And I blog about these technologies on that assumption.  But the reality is that our understanding is fairly superficial.  So it’s … Continue reading

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How the IoT and AI can turn facilities management from a bug into a butterfly

Facilities management tends to be thought of as dull, unglamorous, and a chore, whereas the Internet of Things (IoT) and artificial intelligence (AI) are trendy, forward-looking, and exciting.  So you might think that never the twain shall meet – but … Continue reading

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i4.0 and IoT explained

This IO-Link video provides a good introduction to industry 4.0 and the Internet of Things.

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Don’t put the digital technology cart before the strategic horse

I’ve blogged a lot about the fourth industrial revolution and the technologies that are transforming the way in which business is done.  And I’ve provided links to a lot of articles like this one from the MITSloan Management Review – … Continue reading

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The IoT provides a data fest, but what to do with it all?

Apparently an oil rig has 30,000 sensors on it, but only 1% of these generate data that is analysed.  This is because most sensors are reporting, as frequently as every second, that the device or machinery being monitored is performing … Continue reading

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IoT in the construction and real estate sector

This article discusses the concept of ‘smart building’.  The IoT enables different types of sensors to track features such as motion, pressure, light, temperature, and people flow and hence create a vast amount of data around building operations and the environment. … Continue reading

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