GE Digital to switch to Amazon and Microsoft instead of building its own data centres

 

General Electric’s digital business unit became one of the world’s largest software companies by offering an internet of things platform for industrial operations. 

GE Digital’s Predix software platform enabled machines in factories to send data through the sensors attached to them to the associated computer interfaces.

GE claims to be the first company to have done this, and it has made huge amounts of money doing so.  Continue reading GE Digital to switch to Amazon and Microsoft instead of building its own data centres

GE Digital launches new version of manufacturing execution system

GE Digital has launched the latest version of its manufacturing execution system software, Production Manager.

The company says the new version of Production Manager addresses important issues where existing plant floor IT systems are inconsistent across plants and, therefore, managers can’t re-use configurations, leverage expertise, or lower overall MES costs.

The software completely digitizes paper-based processes so companies can increase production output per person, reduce reporting and administration, decrease defects and material required, and ensure up-to-date routes and work instructions.  Continue reading GE Digital launches new version of manufacturing execution system

Opinion: Digitalization, big data, artificial intelligence, agility… what really creates value for industrial companies?

By Vincent Champain, GE Digital

For years industrial companies have been looking for opportunities to enhance the operational efficiency of their assets and processes.

Unsurprisingly, new technologies and agile working have opened a new world of possibilities to the manufacturing sector.

In recent years, new technologies, such as big data and artificial intelligence, have considerably impacted the way industrial companies operate, leading to an increasing number of players in the industry embracing the trend of digitalization.  Continue reading Opinion: Digitalization, big data, artificial intelligence, agility… what really creates value for industrial companies?