Industrial Internet

Car companies are like publishers, or the craft businesses that once made horse buggies: they are stuck trying to maintain a business model that is obsolete. They need to sell more cars, with higher-priced spare parts and more features, with built-in obsolescence, to make more profit. They build their brands

Volvo, road research body ARRB group and the South Australian government have teamed up to trail the first fully driverless cars in the southern hemisphere. It’s hoped these trials will establish how driverless technology needs to be adjusted for Australian driving behaviour, climate, road conditions, markings, surfaces and roadside signage. South

If ever there was an industry and a time that epitomise “disruption,” it is the oil and gas industry today. Price declines of more than 50 per cent since June 2014 have upended the sector, and dominate the agendas of industry executives. In fact, a Cisco study identified energy price

The impact of digital on the manufacturing space is going to be big, provided all the planets are properly aligned Industries where customers buy, transact and communicate are well down the road of digital disruption. But a recent report by McKinsey called Digitizing the Value Chain offers some interesting insights as

Michael Knight meets Dick Tracey this week as driverless cars and internet watches dominate the online chit chat around the latest digital research.  McKinsey &Co released their latest views on self driving cars, saying the benefits will be dramatic, while Forrester dug deep into digital watches. For their part, Gartner

Cars are expensive, and mostly sit idle. They are also risky and usually a pain to drive in traffic. Socially, the cost of accident damage and injury and congestion is in the trillions of dollars world-wide. So why do people buy cars? As a status symbol. For freedom. To express

The internet of things can revolutionise the way we live and work, but don’t assume it will be easy. Significant impediments remain. For starters, ignoring the need for rules around high level functionality and only standardising around core networking and security looks like folly. Imagine yourself a few years into

The number the connected cars in the world is set to explode over the next five years, growing to 250 million by 2020, according to research outfit Gartner. The growth of the fleet will spawn new in-vehicle services and automated driving capabilities, and represent a key interface to the Internet

Mature economies have the potential to experience significant GDP gains over the next 15 years as the Internet of Things adds $14.2 trillion to the global economy by 2030, according to a new paper by Accenture. According to the report called “Winning with the Industrial Internet of Things”, “As the

The Wall Street Journal’s business editor  Dennis Bergman argued recently that  ‘local’ retailers (and by implication ‘local’ manufacturers) are at risk from on-line sales direct from Chinese Manufacturer. Maybe so, but perhaps this is not the greatest long term (10-20 years) threat to ‘traditional’ (bricks and clicks) retailing and manufacturing. And if