Industrial Computing

2017 trends industrial computingThe predicted 2017 trends in industrial computing will see the emergence of amazing technology designed to improve efficiency across many market sectors. Get on board with this wave now.

Cloud Computing Taking Off in New Ways

Cloud computing is set to have a greater influence on how data is managed and distributed in 2017. There will be big growth in the trend towards industry-specific clouds. This will be driven by the demand for cloud computing that is decentralized and configured to suit the needs of individual industries.  Read the full article →

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Industrial Applications for AI

ai technology industrial applicationsWhile research into artificial intelligence (AI) has been going on for a few decades and there have been several breakthroughs, now is the time that it will explode into industrial workplaces. Google’s and Amazon’s research facilities are humming along making great strides in the application of AI technology for lifestyle management and home automation. The time is ripe to extend that tech into major industry. Businesses need to get on board now to ride the amazing wave that’s building.

Let’s consider some of the industrial applications for AI technology that are likely to make an impact in the near future.

Healthcare

Healthcare has already seen strong development in AI systems. Johnson and Johnson has received FDA approval for Sedasys, a portable system for automatically monitoring a patient, interacting by voice with him/her, administering anesthetics Read the full article →

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AI in Lifestyle Management

ai technology industrial applicationsApple introduced artificial intelligence (AI) voice technology in the form of its personal assistant, Siri, over five years ago. Apple has since incorporated Siri in all its devices including iPhones, smart watches and Mac devices.

Since then competition has got hotter, with other providers upping their game to provide serious rivalry to Apple. Whereas design innovation has had mostly a mobile-first approach, indications are that this is fast moving to an AI-first approach for smart devices.

Of the major players in this arena, Amazon and Google have developed devices with intelligent assistants based on AI technology.

These devices are designed to assist with home automation. But their potential can extend much farther to where industrial applications for AI technology look incredibly exciting.

Amazon’s Echo Set the Standard

Amazon launched its Echo device to the public in June 2015. It is already an industry standard. Among other things, this smart AI device enables home automation.

Amazon Echo is connected to its intelligent voice-controlled personal assistant  called Alexa. It needs a wireless internet connection to function and can be manually disabled or muted. Read the full article →

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What’s in the Future for Facial Recognition in Industrial Computing?

It wasn’t that long ago that the idea of a cellphone was hard to grasp; and then it wasn’t. The notion of video conferencing seemed like something out of Star Trek, and then it became how many of us operate our business and personal life. So what about facial recognition? Well, it’s already here and…

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Top Five Uses for IoT Gateways in Industrial Computing

Application of the Internet of Things (IoT) is growing rapidly throughout industry and interacting with aspects of our daily lives. Gartner, one of the world’s leading IT research and advisory companies, predicts that the IoT will include 26 billion connected units by 2020. The spread of IoT technology has been made possible by cloud computing….

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Seven Reasons Why Your Industrial Computers Need to Be Fanless

If you work in heavy industry, mining, manufacturing, the military, transportation, even healthcare, you know that conventional computers are not robust enough to withstand harsh industrial environments and can sometimes spread debris and contaminants.Conventional computers have fans to cool parts and components. These fans bothdraw in hot and dusty air and blow air out (and…

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The Future of Flash Memory Storage in Industrial Computing

The future of flash memory storage looks phenomenal. So get the image of a flash thumb drive out of your mind because it’s gone way beyond that. Flash memory storage, in industrial computing as well as in the corporate world and the IoT, will be adopted by more and more enterprises.In the consumer market, currently…

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