PTC's ThingWorx acquisition extends product lifecycle toInternet of Things

March 1, 2016

The product lifecycle has traditionally been associated with the first half of the product's life, from ideation through design, development, test, and manufacturing.However, product companies are discovering that much of their brand equity - and revenue - is now coming from services that are delivered to the customer during the latter half of the product lifecycle, while the products are in operation. As such, service is growing in importance as a revenue center for product centric companies. With growth of connectivity and evolution of smart devices, products are becoming smarter and connected, opening yet a new avenue for product companies to address with services.

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Internet of Things (IoT) in the Federal Government

whitePaper | June 8, 2021

The Internet of Things is one of the most impactful IT innovations of our time. As consumers, we already encounter the IoT in our daily lives with smart items such as TVs, watches, and phones. As we journey further in time, IoT will become a ubiquitous aspect of life at home and in the workplace. Gartner defines the IoT as the network of physical objects that contain embedded technology to communicate and sense or interact with their internal states or the external environment.” More simply, IoT devices are computers (typically very small), that are embedded into an object to perform a function (e.g., collect data, run software) and connect to a network (e.g., the internet). For example, an IoT device could be an assembly line sensor capable of detecting minute deficiencies and determining when equipment needs repair.

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Industrial Internet of Thing

whitePaper | January 2, 2020

The brief report provides a positioning of developments in the area referred to as Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) – loosely interpreting this as the industrial developments associated with the Internet of Things (IoT). IoT in turn describes the extension of the application of internet communications beyond computers and networked devices to also include the networking of everyday objects. In the context of industrial operations these objects are typically equipment, products and raw materials.

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Tailoring IoT platforms to the requirements of specific use cases

whitePaper | April 13, 2021

The Internet of Things has evolved in the last 10-15 years from a long-term visionary idea to our current reality, present in more and more domains of our everyday lives. Many IoT architectures and platforms are being proposed today by various academic and industrial consortia, in domains as diverse as smart manufacturing, smart homes, smart cities or smart transport, to name just a few. These different IoT platforms have many things in common, as they all rely on connecting some smart sensor and actuator devices to each other and to the Internet, providing value-added services and applications to us, human users, either directly, or in an indirect manner. However, by closely analyzing their structure and operational focus, we can observe that these IoT architectures and platforms have also special features tailored to the requirements of different use cases.

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IoT at the Edge: HOW AI WILL TRANSFORM IOT ARCHITECTURE

whitePaper | May 23, 2021

The vast amounts of data constantly collected by the billions of sensors and devices that make up the Internet of Things (IoT) can pose a serious processing challenge for businesses that rely on traditional intelligence and analytics tools. An emerging solution is to use Artificial Intelligence (AI) and machine learning to build intelligent systems that automatically gather, process, and extract actionable insights from IoT data - in real time without the need for human intervention. How are AI-enabled systems transforming IoT devices and applications at the edge, and what are some of the emerging use cases we can expect to see in the near future?

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Accelerating the Impact of Industrial IoT in Small and Medium‑Sized Enterprises

whitePaper | February 12, 2020

Small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) in the manufacturing sector are being left behind in the Fourth Industrial Revolution. This worrying trend is exacerbating economic inequality, stifling opportunities for social mobility and dragging down global industrial productivity. To benefit from the technological advancements of the Fourth Industrial Revolution, SMEs will need to overcome a range of challenges including a dearth of skilled employees, lack of access to capital and unclear returns on investment, a need to revamp their firm’s infrastructure and processes, a need to update information technology and operational technology, and navigate a nascent technology landscape that is currently poised to serve larger companies.

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The Work Ahead in IoT: The Gap Widens Between IoT ‘Haves’ and ‘Have-nots’

whitePaper | September 1, 2021

The current task with IoT is to drive performance outcomes by combining it with other advanced technologies and gaining buy-in from the employees essential to making digital initiatives possible. While the definition of IoT evolves, the mission remains essentially the same: to provide real-time visibility into critical business operations.

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