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Add Weather to your IoT Data

If you have a smart factory initiative you likely use sensor data from a historian system like PI from OSISoft.  Using that data in a predictive sense can help improve OEE (overall equipment effectiveness:  availability; performance; quality).  The classic examples…

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An Overlooked Opportunity for the IoT: Safety

Nearly all applications related to sensor and machine data aim to improve operational efficiency.   For example in manufacturing plants, understanding what contributes to unscheduled downtime, and thus productivity, is a prevalent use case.  Factors impacting quality and reducing scrap product…

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Bewildering Technology Landscapes

 Technology landscapes like these are "eye charts".    While meant to classify vendors and technologies, when viewed from a distance they convey the message that selecting technologies is a daunting and overwhelming exercise.  Matt Turck from Firstmark Capital recently updated his Big…

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Visit us at IoT World

 We will be an exhibitor at IoT World 2017 in Santa Clara for the second year in a row!  Please stop by and say hello, and we can discuss some of your ideas on how to leverage data from sensors,…

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Why Your Analytics of Things Aspirations Will Fail

Yes, everybody’s talking about analytics and the Internet of Things (IoT).  A recent Gartner hype cycle places the “Internet of Things” squarely at the top of the so-called “peak of inflated expectations.”  Nearby, just a little down the slope on either side,…

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Eight Data And Analytics Capabilities You’ll Need For The IoT

 Originally published by Tom Davenport in Teradata Perspectives at Forbes.com There is widespread agreement that the Internet of Things will be a transformative factor in the business use of information. The prospect of billions of connected devices promises to transform home activities, transportation,…

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