Deskless & Digital

By Ken Pulverman | This magazine explores the world of the deskless worker as Industry 4.0 brings advanced collaboration & workflow technology to industrial environments.

Kuang-Chi invests $5 million in SkyX, a maker of drones to monitor oil and gas pipelines

Shenzhen-based Kuang-Chi Group is investing $5 million in SkyX Systems Corp., according to the drone tech startup’s founder and CEO Didi Horn. A former fighter pilot with the Israeli Air Force, Horn started SkyX in 2015 to help public and private companies monitor energy infrastructure from on …

Drones

Aligning the business and digital agendas - I-CIO | I-CIO

<b>Jay Crotts</b>, group CIO at Royal Dutch Shell, on how digitalization has dissolved the lines between business and IT strategy.<p>When it comes to the …

Industry 4.0 - Industrial IoT: Bringing the jobs back - SMART INDUSTRY

Americans talk about the industrial IoT but in Germany it’s called Industry 4.0. Whatever the label, it’s the catch-all for the future of industrial …

Manufacturing

Skills for Industry 4.0

Creativity will become one of the top three skills workers will need. <br>World Economic Forum forecast<p>Degrees “less important”<p>Some experts believe …

Industry 4.0 Ushers in New Efficiency and Innovation Delivered by Workers Augmented by Wearables and Personalised Data

Assistive technology is transforming the factory floor, making it a more productive, safer and responsive space as well as an integrated part of the …

Manufacturing

How Industry 4.0 Will Change Your Job

In 2013, when the Internet of Things was in the beginning throes of going mainstream, an Oxford study proclaimed that 47% of U.S. jobs could be …

Internet of Things

Industry 4.0 Can Spark Growth but not without Skilled Workers

“Economic growth has been slowing for the past 50 years,” asserts Olivier Scalabre, Senior Partner and Managing Director, Boston Consulting Group …

Industry 4.0

What Everyone Must Know About Industry 4.0

First came steam and the first machines that mechanized some of the work our ancestors did. Next was electricity, the assembly line and the birth of mass production. The third era of industry came about with the advent of computers and the beginnings of automation, when robots and machines began to …

Industry 4.0

Man and Machine in Industry 4.0

Industry 4.0 will foster significant changes in how industrial workers perform their jobs, and entirely new job families will be created while others …

Four key areas for digital transformation in procurement | Procurement

Procurement has changed considerably in recent years, and all evidence suggests that it will continue doing so over the next three to five years. The …

Procurement

Industry 4.0: The Five Steps Towards A Digital Supply Chain

, Contributor<p>by Stefan Schrauf, Philipp Berttram and Morten Grunwald<p>If the vision of Industry 4.0 is to be realized, most enterprise processes — manufacturing, product development, customer relations, and the workplace itself — must become fully digitized. A critical element will be the arrival of …

Manufacturing

Industry 4.0: The Future of Productivity and Growth in Manufacturing Industries

Many of the nine advances in technology that form the foundation for Industry 4.0 are already used in manufacturing, but with Industry 4.0, they will …

Manufacturing

Is Augmented Reality for Industrial Workers About to Take Off?

Augmented reality isn’t just for Pokémon Go.<p>As AR technology matures, it’s <b>increasingly being targeted at the energy and utilities market, as well as</b> …

Losing Sleep Over Your Digital Manufacturing Strategy? You're Not the First

Robots, digitization, manufacturing<p>The digitization of manufacturing is a pretty big topic these days. The vision for an information-driven model that touches nearly every aspect of the product transformation process is pretty exciting. It can also be – for those in the midst of it – a pretty heavy …

Manufacturing

Strength in Oil and Gas Sector Bolsters Industrial Economy, Drives GDP Growth

The initial report on 1st-quarter Gross Domestic Product (GDP) was weak, but showed encouraging growth in the oil and gas production sector. Capital …

Why Industry 4.0 is not only about IoT devices

Commentary on Industry 4.0 that only focuses on the Internet of Things (IoT) entirely misses the point. Armed with IoT devices, manufacturers could …

Internet of Things

Digitizing oil and gas production

Automation is an important answer to the industry’s upstream challenges.<p><b>The rapid progress</b> of technology such as big data and analytics, sensors, and …

How technology is reshaping supply and demand for natural resources

The ways we consume energy and produce commodities are changing. This transformation could benefit the global economy, but resource producers will …

Supply and Demand

A Strategist's Guide to Industry 4.0

Major innovations in digital technology, all coming to maturity right now, are transforming the energy and manufacturing industries. Robotics, 3D …

Industry 4.0

IDC Manufacturing Insights 2017 Predictions for Worldwide Manufacturing

Manufacturers are going through a tremendous change – from companies that must excel in design and manufacturing and throughout their operations to …

Manufacturing

How to Get Started with IoT and Generate Quick Returns on Your Investment • IoT For All

People often talk about deploying the Internet of Things (IoT) as if it’s a discrete project — something you do once, and then you move on to the …

Internet of Things

North American Robotics Market Surges 32 Percent in Unit Volume

ANN ARBOR, MI - May 4, 2017. - North American robotics companies posted the strongest ever first-quarter results, according to the Robotic Industries …

Digitizing customer journeys and processes: Stories from the front lines

These company examples highlight what some leaders are doing to build new customer experiences.<p><b>A compelling customer experience</b> has evolved from a …

Customer Experience

Mastering the digital advantage in transforming customer experience

Digital services and operations are raising the competitive bar in every sector. To capture the opportunity, incumbents should embrace a new …

Customer Experience

Collaboration Is Key To Digital Transformation -- So Is Changing A Mindset

The shoe appears to be on the other foot, when it comes to banking and technology. When the Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) became the world’s first bank to adopt Facebook at Work last year, it was described in the media as a “landmark move,” “ground breaking” and in other superlative terms. More than …

Digital Transformation

Exploring The Future Of Digital Transformation And Disruption

Digital transformation and disruption have been making waves lately across all industries. To stay relevant, companies, departments, and individuals need to know exactly where business technology is headed, and be sure to stay on top of each shifting digital trend.<p><b>What Experts Predict</b><p>Every year …

Digital Transformation

Oil and Gas: An Industry Ripe for Digital Transformation

By Julia King<p>Today, hundreds of thousands of sensors and smart devices are monitoring and controlling equipment on rigs and in oil fields around the …