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Manufacturing-As-A-Service: A New Business Model
It’s time to redefine manufacturing as a service. As more manufacturers evolve their business models to take advantage of IoT technologies, the concept of MaaS is itself evolving to include not just mass customization but also a…
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Skill Sets Required for Industry 4.0
From the factory floor to the corporate analytics group, manufacturers are trying hard to find employees who possess the unique combinations of skills that will be needed for Industry 4.0. These aren’t always easy to find. That’s…
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How Real-Time Analytics Will Power Mass Personalization
Manufacturers know it’s coming, if not here already. Mass personalization, of everything from clothing to motorcycles and autos, will bring manufacturers closer to their customers than ever before. For many companies that will be a good thing,…
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A Digital Transformation Strategy For Manufacturers
Digital transformation, Industry 4.0 – with lofty names like these it’s easy to forget that all of this new promise and innovation centers on one thing: data, and the vital importance of making it work for you…
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Let IoT Analytics Breathe Life Into Your Supply Chain
Whether you’re a local flower shop, a Fifth Avenue furrier or a Fortune 500 powerhouse, your livelihood depends on the effectiveness of your particular supply chain. Think of the supply chain as a living organism: some larger,…
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Telecoms: Make SLAs Your Best Sales Rep
Just as wireless and mobile communications redefined traditional networking, so are the Internet of Things and IoT analytics redefining the traditional concept of the service level agreement, or SLA. This comes at a time when the telecom…
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Now Mandatory For Utilities:
A Flexible IoT Analytics Framework
Today’s utilities face significant challenges in every realm of their business. For many, power usage is down, thanks to conservation efforts. New forms of energy, such as wind and solar, must be incorporated into aging transmission and…
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Network Managers:
Time to Escape From Alarm-Based Diagnostics
Life isn’t easy these days for telecom companies, who are facing the fast-growing need for new investment, in 5G and IoT technologies, in core fiber and in updating older equipment in general. As the Boston Consulting Group…
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Mobile Providers: Are Smart Cities Your Next Big Customer
For mobile WiFi providers, the old real estate adage of Location, location, location is taking on new meaning with the advent of location-based services. Thanks to the growing availability of device GPS and the ubiquity of mobile…
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Manufacturers: You Made It; Now Talk To It
Businesses in many, if not all, industries face a conundrum in putting the Internet of Things, and the insight it can deliver, to work on their behalf. There’s so much that’s potentially beneficial to company prospects that…
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Telecom Operators:
Behold The New Customer-Service Network Stack
You’ve come a long way since rotary phones and 10-cent pay phones ruled the telecom infrastructure. You’ve been through mergers, breakups and other industry traumas; through difficult migrations from analog to digital technology; and through the specter…