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Industry Insights

The Digital Revolution in Manufacturing, Part One: Building New Business Models

Steam-powered engines, electric mass production, computers and robots on the factory floor—the manufacturing industry has seen tremendous change...

By James MacTavish / AppDevices / Mar 13, 2018


MWC 2018: Looking Beyond the "Smart Factory" to Full Digital Transformation

Every year, Mobile World Congress (MWC) spotlights several key themes that shape the event. It should come as no surprise that “The 4th Industrial Rev...

By Swetha Salunke / AppDevices / Feb 28, 2018

Industry Insights

The Race to Develop IoT Strategies that Work

In 1982, students at Carnegie Mellon University created the world’s first connected device by rigging a vending machine to report on its inventory and...

By Gretchen Dukowitz / AppDevices / Nov 02, 2017

Industry Insights

Making Legacy Vehicles Smart: Ford’s Strategy to Usher Legacy Vehicles Into Their Connected Vehicle Ecosystem

Practically every new car sold today, from entry level subcompacts to luxury SUVs, have connectivity built into their driving experience. Services ran...

By James MacTavish / AppDevices / Mar 21, 2017

Industry Insights

Why Consumers Are Not Embracing the Smart Home

The Smart Home industry has been buzzing with potential these past few years with many analysts giving the industry a valuation of in the hundreds of ...

By James MacTavish / AppDevices / Feb 28, 2017

Industry Insights

Six Steps Towards Digital Transformation with IoT

"Most established companies have digital assets, whether that’s downloadable software, cloud services or information stored in databases. However, man...

By James MacTavish / AppDevices / Nov 14, 2016