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Enabling the 4th Industrial Revolution

last modified Apr 19, 2016 10:32 AM
Article by Andy Neely appears in Field Service News, Issue 11, March/April 2016

Enabling the 4th Industrial Revolution - 'Industry 4.0' or the 'Internet of things'?

Andy Neely presents his latest thoughts on the explosion of discussions about industry 4.0, internet plus, and the industrial internet.

Extract:

"I’ve been struck recently by the range of people talking about new digital and data developments in manufacturing. Of particular interest has been the apparent explosion of discussion about industrie 4.0 (which is extremely popular in Germany), internet plus (which is being pushed by China) and the industrial internet (being promoted by GE among others).

Managers, consultants, policy makers and academics are all getting very excited about the potential of connected devices. The basic idea is that increasingly things (of all types) will be stuffed with sensors and connected to the internet....."  [full article]

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