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The Industrial Internet of Things and Manufacturing In 2016 - Manufacturing Talk Radio Podcast

The Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) continues to be a hot topic of discussion throughout the manufacturing community. With the promises it …

16 Stunning Statistics that Forecast the Future of the Internet of Things

When we started this decade, the Internet of Things was a basically a buzzword, talked about by a few, acted upon by fewer, a challenge to save for …

These three companies will dominate the Internet of Things

The Internet of Things (IoT) is rapidly expanding, which means the space is becoming increasingly competitive.<p>Companies are racing to establish themselves as the go-to names in this market before the IoT truly explodes, and three companies in particular will have a significant advantage in becoming …

The Growth of the Internet of Things

The current projection data from Cisco is that the IoT (Internet of Things) will reach 50 Billion devices by the year 2020! Visualized by the NCTA …

Hitachi forms unit to drive IoT opportunities

News today from Hitachi is that the company is forming a new, standalone Silicon Valley-based unit to explore and execute upon opportunities within …

Internet of Things

Is General Electric Destroying Its Best Internet of Things Opportunity?

Image source: General Electric.<p>Earlier this year, <b>General Electric</b> announced the sale of its Appliances business to China-based Haier for $5.4 billion.The move was hardly a surprise considering General Electric has been trying to buck this business since 2014. But an announcement last week has some …

Your phone could soon be your car key

Get ready to throw away your car key.<p>Volvo is experimenting with letting drivers use nothing more than a smartphone app to start their cars.<p>The app, which is basically a "digital key," will let a driver open the door, get in, and start the car without touching the phone. Like a remote control key …

General Motors

So, You Are a Non-Technical Product Manager

And so am I. I do not have a degree in computer science or electrical engineering or anything close, but I've always worked in technology. When I jumped into my first product management job many years ago, I was over my head. In addition to software developers, I worked closely with operations, …

Mobile first design and development

What is mobile first?<p>Mobile first design is basically the practice of ensuring that webpages look great and function great for users on mobile (small …

The 11 Best Books for Product Managers

Being a great product manager is hard.Whether you’re working on an early product at a young startup or you’re in charge of a well-established product …

5 Essential Habits of Highly Productive Product Managers

Great product managers are like many other high achievers. They seem to get more done in a month than most do in a year. When you find one you do everything you can to keep them, and you would gladly trade 10 good PMs for one that was great.<p>But their role as the CEO of their products means that …

Customers

The Only UX Reading List Ever

This reading list is for anyone who wants to learn or deepen their knowledge in the disciplines of <i>User Research, Usability, Information Architecture,</i> …