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Automotive Supplier Collaborates with Cloud PLM
Despite its relatively small size, Air International Thermal Systems is a tier-1 supplier of HVAC systems to major automakers around the globe. Its North American customers include GM in the United States and Canada and Volkswagen in Tennessee and Mexico. With no manufacturing plants in North America, however, Air International depends on its supply chain...
Automotive Supplier Collaborates with Cloud PLM
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Automotive Supply Chain Partners Collaborate Using Cloud PLM

The 300 members of Air International Thermal Systems global supply chain have begun collaborating using cloud-based product lifecycle management software to cut costs and accelerate deliveries.
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Automation World Focuses on  the Industrial Internet of Things
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Automation World Focuses on the Industrial Internet of Things

A new quarterly print supplement, companion e-book and newsletter dedicated to the topic of the Industrial Internet of Things set to debut this fall from Automation World.
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Know the Difference Between IoT and M2M

Although the Internet of Things and machine-to-machine communications have remote device access in common, that’s about where the similarities end.
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GE Brings Its Data Insight to Other OEMs

Using its own internal success with predictive data as a proof point, GE Intelligent Platforms is introducing Equipment Insight to enable smaller OEMs to take advantage of the data in their machines.
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How Omron Uses Big Data
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How Omron Uses Big Data

To track its manufacturing processes in real time, Omron Corp. uses Microsoft SQL Server and Excel with its Sysmac SQL Direct Link software. Here’s how they do it.
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What is a Data Smart Manufacturer?
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What is a Data Smart Manufacturer?

Data is at the center of nearly every automation technology advance, which is leading manufacturers to become overwhelmed by all the data they are now collecting.
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Answering the Cloud Question
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Answering the Cloud Question

For many small and mid-sized manufacturers, the time to make a decision on whether to keep IT resources in house or move them to a cloud host is drawing nearer.
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Prototype Internet Of Things Apps for $20?
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Prototype Internet Of Things Apps for $20?

A new microcontroller from Texas Instruments enables engineers to prototype Internet of Things connectivity ranging from sensor gateways to control networks.
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6 Reasons to Prepare for Industrial Mobility
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6 Reasons to Prepare for Industrial Mobility

Though many in industry remain uncertain about the use of mobile, Internet-connected devices in industry, the trend toward their greater use appears inevitable.
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IBM Cloud Network Connects Indian Automotive Industry
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IBM Cloud Network Connects India's Automotive Industry

The AutoDX cloud-based exchange is designed to standardize and automate transactions throughout India’s automotive supply chain.
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Leveraging Analytics and Community for a Mobile Workforce

Most businesses in the processing industries have spent the past several years establishing solid technology platforms and infrastructures to gather production data to improve operations.
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How to Avoid Mistakes with Control System Remote Access

As more operations aspects are tied to Ethernet networks and, therefore, are open to Internetbased access, the potential for greater collaborative operation and a freer work environment increases.
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Rugged versus Consumer Cost of Ownership
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Rugged versus Consumer Cost of Ownership

New online calculator is designed to help determine the total cost of ownership differences between rugged tablets and consumer tablets.
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QR Code for Private Cloud BYOD
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QR Code for Private Cloud BYOD

A new option for bring-your-own-device (BYOD) operations is designed to let companies open up their systems for approved BYOD use without exposing their data to public cloud sites.
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PLC driver software helps potato processors get away from manual processes.
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Gathering Potato Data with HMIs and PLCs

PLC driver software helps potato processors go from manually separating and weighing their products to an HMI/PLC system that delivers Web-based production information on-demand.
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Europe and Big Data Source: Groupe Steria SCA
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From Big Data to Business Intelligence, S’il Vous Plait

European manufacturers face the same BI challenges as their U.S. counterparts, according to a new survey.
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The Foundational Interaction between Manufacturing and the Internet of Things
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The Foundational Interaction between Manufacturing and the Internet of Things

While the Internet of Things is bound to lead manufacturing into a new era, generating superior gains in productivity and operational efficiencies, the whole Internet of Things ecosystem itself will a
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Automation Cloud Computing Futures

Cloud computing is one of the hottest technology fields today.
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Big Data Meets Measurement in Manufacturing

All of the analog data acquired from manufacturing and products—a.k.a. the Internet of Things (IoT)—dwarfs what is currently known as Big Data.
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GE Iintelligent Platforms Leverages Hadoop to Analyze Industrial Big Data
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Massively Parallel Computing Comes to Asset Monitoring and Analysis

GE Intelligent Platforms’ new Proficy Monitoring & Analysis software suite leverages Hadoop, used by Google, Facebook and Yahoo, to analyze terabytes of data for advanced equipment operation and h
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