Manufacturing

IBM is wasting little time when it comes to the Internet of Things. The company outlined a major Internet of Things strategy tonight with a series of announcements that included a $3B investment to establish an Internet of Things unit inside of Big Blue along...

SEATTLE — Federal regulators have given Amazon a green light to begin testing drones, but it will most likely take years before the online retailer can start delivering packages from the air to peoples’ homes. The Federal Aviation Administration on Thursday gave Amazon permission...

If your digital strategy doesn't include how you're going to make money from a digital initiative, you're doing it wrong: The Data Mill reports. Companies have become obsessed with all things digital. But here's the harsh reality: They're also introducing ways to erode their own business,...

While the consumer IoT putters along, the industrial world is diving headlong into using connected devices. Here's how mining equipment maker Joy Global plans to use near real-time remote analytics to squeeze more productivity out of equipment....

Microsoft has a little problem and it’s time we all admitted it. We have to gather the family in the living room, sit down Microsoft in the comfy chair and have a little heart to heart. Everybody can see it, except Microsoft — and it...

In manufacturing processes, the rate at which goods or parts can be made, or throughput, is perhaps the most important metric for a factory. Faster production allows for more orders and subsequently more revenue. Therefore, manufacturers should try to produce as fast as possible, right?...

You are the “CIO” of your organization, and the expectations and pressure couldn’t be higher. Your goal is to be an extraordinary leader with a transformative impact on your company and for your customers. The good news is there’s no shortage of guidance available regarding how to do so. But as you begin absorbing the contents of the many books, articles, conferences, blogs, tweets, videos and other posts on the topic, not to mention the daily tugs on your time from myriad stakeholders, you may begin to ask yourself: “Exactly what is my role anyway?

As the infrastructure of digital technology — the chips, network connections, computing — becomes ever cheaper, they’re becoming commodities, and the value of tech products is shifting to the design and the user experience. That’s the underlying thesis for why Gigaom launched its annual experience...