Come play in the IIoT sensor test sandbox for smart factories

TE Connectivity is partnering with a consortium of companies to launch a new Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) testbed for sensors connected to the cloud and smart factory machinery. A recent Control Engineering Europe article discussed the new testbed with Daniel Walldorf and Michael Hilgner from TE Connectivity. TE, formerly Tyco Electronics, designs and manufactures […]

Hitachi to invest $2.8B in IoT; launches new unit and platform

Hitachi is doubling down on its already sizeable Internet of Things (IoT) interests with a $2.8 billion investment in IoT-related activities over the next three years. As well, the Japanese industrial giant unveiled a new U.S.-based unit that will focus on boosting its booming IoT business and launched a new IoT core platform. According to a […]

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Will IIoT bolster industrial automation investments?

The Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) is proving to be a game-changer in many fields, none more structurally than in the automation industry. And a recent study by Morgan Stanley reinforces bullish sentiment for future automation investment thanks to the huge potential of IIoT. A new report co-authored by Automation World and Morgan Stanley predicts […]

Legacy IT Vendors Shoot The Sales Messenger

Legacy IT Vendors Shoot The Sales Messenger

The legacy IT vendors are lining up to blame their respective sales forces for their earnings misses, but their problems actually are much more deep-rooted than a couple of botched sales calls. The industry is shifting to open source and cloud computing, and it’s having a big effect on top-line revenue growth.