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Insights on the Internet of Things

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Coronavirus: Industrial IoT in challenging times

– The Industrial Internet of Things can help companies navigate the current crisis and emerge stronger once operations ramp up again.
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From defense to offense: Digital B2B services in the next normal

– After playing a crucial role in adapting service operations to COVID-19 disruptions, digital and analytics can help B2B service... companies emerge stronger in the post-pandemic reset.
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Industrial IoT generates real value—if businesses overcome six myths

– A new commitment to industrial IoT, or IIoT, can give manufacturers a critical edge in reimagining their operations.
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Connecting the use-case dots in an IIoT transformation

– Transforming operations digitally means implementing dozens of use cases. By linking them together with a robust reference architecture,... the digital factory becomes more than the sum of its parts.
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The case for committing to greener telecom networks

– Operators’ energy costs keep rising, but efficiency measures and organizational change can lower them by 15 to 20 percent in a... year, benefiting company profits and the environment.
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The 5G era: New horizons for advanced-electronics and industrial companies

– New strategies can help companies profit from 5G over the short and long term. Here’s how.
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Six emerging trends in facilities management sourcing

– Outsourcing, workplace strategies, and technology innovations hold immense potential for companies seeking to reduce costs and... improve productivity in facilities management.

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Industry’s fast-mover advantage: Enterprise value from digital factories

– Manufacturing’s leaders in applying Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) digital technologies are building on their head start—generating even more value across the entire enterprise.

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IoT in Industrial Settings

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Buckets of innovation: How digital has transformed a mining company in Indonesia

– Hanifa Indradjaya, the president director of PT Petrosea, discusses how digital can drive sustainability, efficiency, and operational... excellence.
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Enabling a digital and analytics transformation in heavy-industry manufacturing

– To make the most of new digital approaches in manufacturing, heavy-industry players need to put some critical enablers in place.
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Capturing value at scale in discrete manufacturing with Industry 4.0

– The efforts of many companies to apply Industry 4.0 solutions are stuck in “pilot purgatory.” Determining where to focus and how... to scale can help generate a meaningful, lasting impact.
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Korean manufacturing’s digital transformation must escape ‘pilot purgatory’

– South Korean manufacturers need more than gradual improvements—they need complete transformations through digital technologies.
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The coming evolution of field operations

– New technologies are reshaping aftermarket services—and both customers and providers can benefit.
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Radically rethink your strategy: How digital B2B ecosystems can help traditional manufacturers create and protect value

– Machinery companies that partner in a B2B ecosystem could fend off new waves of tech competition by developing the capacity to... deliver innovative aftersales and services offers.
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A scalable IIoT tech stack starts with business-focused use cases

– Use cases are the building blocks of any digital transformation. Selecting and prioritizing them to drive real business impact... is a critical first step.
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‘Lighthouse’ manufacturers lead the way—can the rest of the world keep up?

– Manufacturing leaders are sprinting ahead with digital and analytics, and changing the rules of the game. A broad scale-up of... innovation across the value chain is needed to ensure more winners share the spoils.
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Unlock value with an Industrial IoT technology stack that scales

– A rapidly evolving vendor landscape composed mainly of point solutions makes it hard for industrial companies to build a scalable... technology stack. Here’s how to cut through the complexity.
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IIoT platforms: The technology stack as value driver in industrial equipment and machinery

– Equipment and machinery companies considering a transformation to embrace the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) need to develop... a clear perspective to drive impact at scale.

IOT in Technology

Discussion Paper - McKinsey Global Institute

Connected world: An evolution in connectivity beyond the 5G revolution

– Connectivity is undergoing evolutionary change in most parts of the world—and, in select areas, a genuine leap into the frontier.
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A game plan for quantum computing

– Thanks to technology advances, some companies may reap real gains from quantum computing within five years. What should you do... to prepare for this next big wave in computers?
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A 5G manifesto for the CEO

– The transition to a 5G world is far more complex and uncertain than the shifts to previous generations of wireless technology.... Five key principles will help telco CEOs better prepare for the challenges that lie ahead.
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New demand, new markets: What edge computing means for hardware companies

– With over 100 edge use cases identified, the fast-growing need to power connected devices demands a custom response from vendors.

IoT in Mobility

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The case for an end-to-end automotive-software platform

– Software is transforming car capabilities but also creating development challenges for automotive players. An end-to-end approach that integrates independent software elements into a comprehensive platform can improve functionality and decrease complexity.
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The race for cybersecurity: Protecting the connected car in the era of new regulation

– The car industry’s digital transformation exposes new cybersecurity threats. Learn what OEMs can do to protect their cars and customers from hackers.
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The year of future transportation: An interview with Seoul Mayor Park Wonsoon

– As Seoul’s mayor seeks to bring transportation improvements to the city, he must carefully consider how to implement sustainable infrastructure and new technologies to best meet citizens’ needs.
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Development in the mobility technology ecosystem—how can 5G help?

– Technology-driven ecosystems are emerging in the automotive industry. Here’s what companies need to know about the new automotive technology stack, the players driving this transformation, and the issues they are grappling with.

IoT in insurance

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Tackling the IoT opportunity for commercial lines insurance

– The Internet of Things connects the world in truly exciting ways. Insurance carriers that capture the opportunities of IoT stand... to boost revenues and reduce claims expenses.
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Digital ecosystems for insurers: Opportunities through the Internet of Things

– The Internet of Things has entered customers’ everyday lives around the globe and transformed business models across industries.... This environment brings opportunities for insurers: to develop new products, open new distribution channels, and extend their role to include prediction, prevention, and assistance.
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Commercial lines insurtech: A pathway to digital

– Rather than fear the disruptive potential of insurtechs, commercial insurance executives should view them as a catalyst for digitization.

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