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OPC day 2015 lays out the OPCUA IoT / Industrie 4.0 roadmap with a little help from Kuka & Microsoft

OPCUA Conference 2015 from the outside looking in.. Why is OPCUA so popular? It sits on ethernet, is a secure client-server object oriented way to expose object data. And now it is open source too. Spike Prototype is based on OPCUA and exposes a generic set of data semantics i.e. objects from some well known […]

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Industry 4.0 reaches critical mass at Hannover Messe 2015

  Industry 4.0 is a term used in Germany to describe the complete integration of the Automation component supply chain, custom manufacture & assembly,  and customer requirements. This high level of integration may be achieved through the following bedrock of technologies; eClass – An online database of components or class types and their properties (e.g. […]

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Disruptive Innovation

Clayton Christensen explains disruptive innovation as this: “It transforms a product that was historically so expensive and complicated that only a few people with a lot of money and a lot of skill had access to it. Disruptive innovation makes it so much more affordable and accessible that a much larger population have access to […]

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