Industrial IoT platforms at HMI 2019: AWS and Microsoft are becoming the digital platforms of the German manufacturing backbone

Posted on April 8, 2019

At HMI 2019, two bold announcements of partnership were made in the context of industrial IoT platforms: AWS with VW and BMW with Microsoft. Both partnerships underpin the fact that hyperscalers are increasingly becoming the cloud infrastructure for the backbone of the German manufacturing industry, the automotive sector. The evolution to ...

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Hannover Messe 2019: It’s all about enabling the smart digital factory - #3

Posted on April 8, 2019

Production networks in the cloud are a major topic these days. Major announcements at Hannover Messe came from VW, which announced a collaboration with Siemens (MindSphere) and Amazon Web Services (AWS) or BMW announcing a partnership with Microsoft Azure. And, besides these announcements, we can generally see a rising interest among ...

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Hannover Messe 2019: It's all about enabling the smart digital factory - #2

Posted on April 8, 2019

Clearly among the trending topics in the digital factory is edge computing. Particularly in manufacturing environments with close to real-time requirements for data processing, edge computing solutions will play an increasing role thanks to advantages of low latency, speed and no connectivity costs…

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Hannover Messe 2019: It's all about enabling the smart digital factory - #1

Posted on April 8, 2019

This year’s motto at Hannover Messe was “Integrated Industries – Industrial Intelligence”. With only three days to get an overview of the major trends out there, I tried to focus on what’s happening in particular in the digital factory domain. So, let me share with you my personal highlights related to the digital factory, which are my key ...

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Public cloud in manufacturing - adoption, use cases, and trends

Posted on March 13, 2019

The adoption and usage of public cloud in manufacturing differs by country and also sub-industry. This is because, for example, the adoption rate of public cloud is higher in the UK than the European average and the oil and gas industry has different requirements towards compliance regulations than the automotive industry or a CPG ...

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