Bosch Software Innovations, the Bosch Group’s spearhead for providing software for the Internet of Things, has a great blog covering all aspects of Industry 4.0 and the Internet of Things (IoT): Bosch ConnectedWorld.
Their bloggers are passionate customers, partners, analysts, guests and associates from around the world who share a common vision: to make the Internet of Things (IoT) come true.
What is IoT? It is a global system of IP-connected computer networks, sensors, actuators, machines, and devices. Merging this physical world with the virtual world of the internet and software enables companies and consumers to create and enjoy new services that are founded on web-based business models. Check out their cool infographic on the state of IoT.
Articles on the blog are grouped into the following categories: Business Models, City, Energy, IoT, Manufacturing, Mobility, Projects, Home, and Technology. Some recent articles:
- Industry 4.0 software solutions: Who knows better than the users?
- Security, standards and experts – what’s needed for Industry 4.0
- 5 things we can do without in manufacturing by 2025
- Capitalizing on the Internet of Things
The blog also hosts a video and podcast library on a number of topics. So, is IoT overhyped or a true manufacturing trend? Gil Press wrote a good article for Forbes that contains a roundup of estimates and forecasts for various segments of the IoT market: Internet of Things By The Numbers: Market Estimates And Forecasts.
For those in the fluid power industry, Mary Gannon of Fluid Power World, has a great article titled, How can hydraulics work within Industry 4.0? The article discusses the areas where modern hydraulics is highly precise and ready for industry 4.0.
The article also references her visit with Tribute customer Morrell Group, a provider of engineered solutions and system integration for automation and motion control products, (The hidden keys to smart automation: efficiency and humans) and how they utilize Rexroth’s cutting edge smart automation tools to increase employee safety and comfort, energy efficiency and streamline operations.
Bosch Software Innovations, the Bosch Group’s software and systems house, designs, develops, and operates innovative software and system solutions with a particular focus on the topics of mobility, energy, manufacturing, and building.
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