Systems engineering and IoT

Systems engineering and IoT

Always fast, always first may not be always sensible for engineering Internet of Things (IoT). While exciting new IoT platform tools may allow the quick integration of new devices into a company’s business process, quick and informal may not be the wisest approach for many IoT applications given its complexities and associated risks.

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Using smart engineering to overcome IoT complexity

Using smart engineering to overcome IoT complexity

The Internet of Things is changing the rules for how companies can leverage design and engineering practices to get a leg up on competitors. Smart engineering practices can help you engineer reliable, smart, connected products and systems that enable innovation in the face of complexity.

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Farewell to the ‘5 Whys’

Farewell to the ‘5 Whys’

On Valentine’s Day 1867 a poor carpenter and his wife welcomed Sakichi to the Toyada family, little knowing he was to become the father of Japan’s industrial revolution. Amongst his many inventions, Toyoda started the Toyota Industries company and created a concept he called the ‘5 Whys’.

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Smart cities 2.0: what works today

Smart cities 2.0: what works today
Citizens are driving the next generation of smart cities. They demand quality-of-life indices. Lighting, energy, water, transportation and individual mobility are crucial; air quality and noise pollution touch everyone.
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Manufacturing analytics in action

Manufacturing analytics in action
Obtain newly gained insights into your data and your data structure. Manufacturing analytics creates more value for the customer while providing solution proposals and results.
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The Fourth Industrial Revolution Is Upon Us

The Fourth Industrial Revolution Is Upon Us

The focus of this blog, and of the next two, is to identify industrial automation trends in the Digital Transformation to Industry 4.0, also known as the Fourth Industrial Revolution. During this transformation, it is critical to be well positioned to integrate control and information in a real-time process control and transactional information management environment.

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What is the impact of Industry 4.0 for system integration engineers?

What is the impact of Industry 4.0 for system integration engineers?

The Industry 4.0 report outlines how many jobs and tasks will change as a result of smart plant deployments and the convergence of IT and OT. For system integration engineers this convergence has the potential to impact them greatly, as they will need to expand their automation skills to be able to design, deploy and commission the enhanced requirements of the smart factory.

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GUEST POST: Industry 4.0 requires Software Factories

GUEST POST: Industry 4.0 requires Software Factories

A couple of years ago, I had the opportunity to meet the CEO of The Mathworks, one of the world greatest and most successful software vendors. His favourite book was “The Toyota Way” by Jeffrey Liker, about the managerial approach and production system of the car manufacturer.

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