Posts By: CFord

Mergers Cannot Be Automatic: Emerson Seeks Rockwell

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  When it comes to the Industrial Internet the critical path to success is often is at the PLC or industrial Controls. Emerson has taken Digital Transformation to heart and per the website Has boldly transformed itself to create value for our customers and shareholders. With our newly energized focus on our two core business […]

As Predicted: Qualcomm Rejects Broadcom’s Bid

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Last week I posted that Qualcomm would reject the Broadcom ovation, but that does not mean they are not in the market for suitors. The question is who is ideal for Qualcomm. The quick answer is that it has to be a US based company, although in this administration, that might not be as much of […]

Altizon Enables IoT Even when the Lights Are Out!

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If anyone has seen the pictures of people stealing power in India, the fact that Prayas wanted to use IoT to monitor the grid seems counter intuitive. I would have expected the utilities to monitor power not the end users. However, Prayas is a Non-Governmental Organization focused on monitoring and improving the quality of power […]

GE: Third Place is No Place to be in IoT

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John Flannery the new CEO of GE has a bit of a mess on his hands.  Jeff Immelt departure came at a time when many of the companies ventures were not performing up to the standards of GE’s history. Under Jack Welch the rule was they would sell off whatever asset was not keeping them […]

How to Think About Broadcom’s Qualcomm acquisition

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Broadcom has always been an interesting company to watch and sometimes it has been frustrating. Most of its IoT applicable assets it sold off in the past, and some have suggested that IoT is behind the rationale for acquiring Qualcomm. That may have some truth, but there is more that should be considered here. The […]

Who is Helping Who? Human and AI Interaction

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If you believe the hype, you would think that AI is going to render all human kind out of jobs if not worse. I had the chance to speak with Praful Saklani the CEO and founder of Pramata, which uses AI to reduce the human effort with unstructured data. One place Pramata is used is on […]