Accelerating the Industrial Internet of Things
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Year Founded: 1975
Revenue: $93.6 billion (2014)
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The Internet of Things (IoT) does not need to be complicated. It doesn’t have to be about billions or trillions of devices. The Internet of Things is here today, and it’s a practical and applicable technology trend that can generate return on investment (ROI) and drive efficiencies and insights for organizations that know how to use it.

The advancements in connectivity, processing power, form factors, operating systems, and applications, among other technology breakthroughs, are key elements to unlocking value from IoT.

With the Microsoft Azure Internet of Things Suite, companies can monitor assets to improve efficiencies, drive operational performance to enable innovation, and use advance data analytics to transform the business with new business models and revenue streams. Small changes can have a big impact to companies' bottom line. When a company take advantage of the Microsoft Cloud Platform, they can use the Azure IoT Suit to help them move faster, do more, save money, and capture the benefits of the Internet of Things for their business.
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Hardware
Processors provide the intelligence behind IoT systems and are often integrated into system-on-a-chip designs.
Hardware products that are used by end users that contain IoT technology.
Software
Software that ingests data and visualises it to generate insights to answer specific questions
Platforms that facilitate and allow application developments for specific use cases and/or client requirements.
Services
Bringing together software, hardware, middleware, and infrastructure components to build an end-to-end solution based on specific client requirements.
Developing custom hardware for specific uses and operating environments/needs.
Number of Case Studies9
SML Intelligent Inventory Solutions
SML Intelligent Inventory Solutions
SML Intelligent Inventory's customers, some retail and supply chain businesses wanted a cost-efficient way to improve their inventory management so that they can increase their revenue.
Using Data to Make Operators and Maintenance Staff Efficient
Using Data to Make Operators and Maintenance Staff Efficient
Some of Elipse's customers have very large plants, and when the technicians are out in the plant, they cannot see the status of plant instrumentation. When doing calibrations or inspections, they have to radio back to the control room, which slows the work and can extend downtime.
French grocery chain halves inventory processing time
French grocery chain halves inventory processing time
Chronodrive is a drive-through grocery service in France: customers shop online and drive to neighborhood pickup points where their purchases are loaded into their cars. With more than 60 grocery stores in France, two in Italy, and more on the way, Chronodrive needs up-to-the-minute knowledge of what’s selling in each store so that it can order the right inventory for the next day. To stay agile, competitive, and operationally lean in a highly competitive and fast-growing market, Chronodrive migrated its entire on-premises datacenter to the cloud in late 2014, with most workloads moving to Microsoft Azure. Azure is a public cloud environment that provides compute, storage, networking, and other services for creating and hosting applications in Microsoft datacenters.
Number of News Items1370
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Google News - 17 Jul, 2019
Referenced Companies: Amazon Robotics, Microsoft
Keywords: Smart Devices
Why Every Business Owner Should Adopt An AI Approach
Forbes - 17 Jul, 2019
Referenced Companies: Google, Intel, Microsoft, DELL VMware, Amazon Robotics
Keywords: Sensors
Eaton connected lighting gives insight on facility and energy use
FMLink (UK) - 17 Jul, 2019
Referenced Companies: Eaton, Infosys, Johnson Controls, Microsoft, Microsoft Azure
Keywords: Sensors, Big Data
Number of Software2
Microsoft Azure Stack
Microsoft Azure Stack
Developers can build applications using a consistent set of Azure services and DevOps processes and tools, then collaborate with operations to deploy to the location that best meets their business, technical, and regulatory requirements.
Microsoft Dynamics GP (Great Plains) Software
Microsoft Dynamics GP (Great Plains) Software
Microsoft Dynamics GP is a financial accounting system for small to midsized businesses that has expanded to encompass a range of functionality increasingly consistent with a complete enterprise resource planning (ERP) suite.
Number of Memberships14
The Linux Foundation
The Linux Foundation
The Linux Foundation today provides tools, training and events to scale any open source project, which together deliver an economic impact not achievable by any one company.The Linux Foundation hosts projects spanning enterprise IT, embedded systems, consumer electronics, cloud, networking, and industry domains. Some projects have been around for decades; others are on the leading edge of technology, such as Hyperledger (blockchain) and Dronecode (unmanned vehicles).
European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI)
European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI)
The European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI) is an independent, not-for-profit, standardization organization in the telecommunications industry (equipment makers and network operators) in Europe. ETSI produces globally-applicable standards for Information and Communications Technologies (ICT), including fixed, mobile, radio, converged, broadcast and internet technologies.We have a special role in Europe. This includes supporting European regulations and legislation through the creation of Harmonised European Standards. Only standards developed by the three ESOs (CEN, CENELEC and ETSI) are recognized as European Standards (ENs).We produce different types of standards to meet the different needs of business and society. These needs include:- facilitating trade- enabling economies and efficiencies- achieving interoperability- enhancing consumer protection and confidenceThe progress of innovation requires a balance between collaboration and competition. Standards provide a foundation to achieve this balance and help enable new technologies. We therefore maintain close links with the R&D community and academia and we support the development of new technologies through a variety of mechanisms.
Global Certification Forum (GFC)
Global Certification Forum (GFC)
The Global Certification Forum (GCF) is the organisational backbone to GCF Certification. Founded in 1999, the membership driven Forum brings together technical experts from the world's leading Manufacturers, Operators and the Test Industry. Together members define the certification requirements that really work for the industry - because they have been developed by the industry.Any device incorporating cellular mobile connectivity can be certified:- Featurephones and Smartphones- Tablets- USB Modems- Portable WiFi Hotspots- Embedded Modules- Laptops- Connected Consumer and M2M/IoT devicesThe GCF scheme evolves in sync with developments in mobile technologies and the changing needs of the industry. It is the only device certification scheme that cover all these technologies:- LTE (3GPP)- 3G UMTS (3GPP)- GSM (3GPP)- CDMA2000 (3GPP2)GCF members include leading mobile network operators representing all the key markets worldwide, over 70 device manufacturers and other stakeholders such as test system suppliers and test laboratories.GCF's current priorities are to reduce industry costs and improve end-user experience by:- Promoting adoption of GCF certification by the mobile industry in markets where it is not presently used- Promoting GCF Certification for any product that incorporates mobile connectivity- Increasing the use of GCF Certification in its current core markets in Asia Pacific, China, Europe and North America,
Number of Similar Suppliers8
Siemens
Siemens
Siemens is the largest engineering company in Europe. With their positioning along the electrification value chain, Siemens has the knowhow that extends from power generation to power transmission, power distribution and smart grid to the efficient application of electrical energy.Featured Subsidiaries/ Business Units:- Digital Factory- Siemens Technology to Business (TTB)
General Electric (GE)
General Electric (GE)
GE is a diversified specialty equipment, infrastructure and financial services company. Their products and services range from aircraft engines, power generation, oil and gas production equipment, and household appliances to medical imaging, business and consumer financing and industrial products. GE believes new technologies will merges big iron with big data to create brilliant machines. This convergence of machine and intelligent data is known as the Industrial Internet, and it's changing the way we work.Year founded: 1892Revenue: $148.5 billion (2014)NYSE: GEFeatured Subsidiaries/ Business Units:- GE Digital- GE Predix- GE Intelligent Platform- Wurldtech
Digital Factory (Siemens)
Digital Factory (Siemens)
The Digital Factory (DF) Division offers a comprehensive portfolio of seamlessly integrated hardware, software and technology-based services in order to support manufacturing companies worldwide in enhancing the flexibility and efficiency of their manufacturing processes and reducing the time to market of their products. Siemens is the largest engineering company in Europe. With their positioning along the electrification value chain, Siemens has knowhow that extends from power generation to power transmission, power distribution and smart grid to the efficient application of electrical energy.
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