Manufacturing

News, trends and technology insights for the manufacturing industry

Google Glass is back, and you might not even hate it this time around

Have the summer tech news doldrums hit early this year? How else to explain the excitement surrounding the reboot of Google Glass. You remember Google Glass, the laughingstock of 2013? Well, according to many headlines, Google Glass redux already is a success: Google Glass Gets It Right the Second Time Google Glass 2.0 Is a […]

Defensive strategies for protecting IoT

When it comes to the Internet of Things (IoT), there are already billions of the tiny connected devices and they’re creating game-changing opportunities for a variety of companies. But IoT’s promise could be derailed by its risks. Building a secure IoT future will require the efforts of all industry participants, from those that make IoT […]

C is for cobots

This post is part of a continuing series, “Digital: from A to Z,” that explores what it means to be “digital” from A to Z, broken down into individual blog posts diving deeper into various subjects. Check back here regularly to see continuing posts as I work my way through the alphabet and let me […]

IoT spending increases as strategies mature

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Apparently the Internet of Things (IoT) isn’t just a passing fad. Global spending on IoT is expected to grow 16.7% year over year in 2017, reaching just over $800 billion. That’s according to technology research giant IDC in an update to its Worldwide Semiannual Internet of Things Spending Guide. By 2021, IDC says, enterprise spending on […]

5 killer use-cases for augmented reality in the enterprise

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Mark Zuckerberg recently announced a 10-year roadmap for Facebook. Augmented reality and virtual reality (AR/VR) are central to his vision for the future of the Internet, and Facebook has even announced plans for consumer AR glasses. Some see this as Zuckerberg signing the death-warrant for the smartphone. After all, who wants to be tied to a smartphone screen when you can have smart-glasses […]

Say ‘hello’ to your new colleague, the Cobot

Robotics have been around for many years, with the idea of robots helping humans being depicted in Science Fiction in early books, comics and films.  Robots have continued evolving with design and use as we have been working with them to carry out various tasks. So what is a cobot? Wikipedia defines Cobots as: A cobot or […]

How to get started with machine learning in manufacturing

Smart machines are changing the way we manufacture. Machine learning, a type of artificial intelligence that gives machines the ability to learn without human help, creates new connections between manufacturing design and technologies like augmented reality. But it also changes the actual practice of manufacturing. Today, machine-learning technology is relatively easy to acquire, but getting started with real-world applications in manufacturing can be […]

2017: The maturing of IoT and the Industrial Internet

As enterprises start to realize how valuable Internet of Things (IoT) data is for improving production quality, design efficiency, supply chains, service capabilities, customer experience, partner relationships and more, they’re starting to formally strategize IoT adoption. In 2017, enterprises will look to invest in platforms that make it easier to incorporate IoT in their overall […]

¿Dudas sobre Machine Learning? Esto te hará cambiar de opinión

La expresión “Machine Learning” explica muy bien una disciplina cuya aplicación es ya  omnipresente y esencial en millones de operaciones comerciales. Los algoritmos, ahora más rápidos e inteligentes, resultan claves, a la hora de determinar la futura demanda de los clientes, aumentar su confianza y aportar niveles de productividad e inteligencia sin precedentes. Pero, a […]

Hesitant to adopt machine learning in 2017? This might change your mind

Intelligent machines are becoming a ubiquitous and essential part of business operations. Algorithms trained by faster, smarter data now play a key role in determining customer demand, increasing customer trust and delivering unprecedented productivity and intelligence to the enterprise. But despite the success of some early adopters, most machine learning projects fail. Regardless of their […]