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4 ways we drive openness in industrial IoT 

    In a previous post, we introduced the four components of our approach to openness in industrial IoT (IIoT). Although openness has long been a central concept for us, inspiring hundreds of products and services that can connect platforms and the seamless transfer of data between them, the specific ways we execute on this...Read more

How our open IIoT approach makes manufacturers more agile 

Even before we introduced the Azure IoT Suite back in 2015, Microsoft was helping manufacturers realize the full business value of IoT. Backed by decades of experience in enterprise, we quickly became an innovator in industrial IoT (IIoT). Microsoft solutions have helped connect billions of different assets, process massive amounts of real-time data, and deploy...Read more

How OPC UA complements our open IIoT approach 

The rise of Industry 4.0 has transformed the manufacturing industry, making it imperative to connect factories and plants with their disparate data sources to maintain a competitive edge. Manufacturers can no longer be limited by proprietary technology and siloed data. To truly innovate, manufacturers know that every aspect of their operations—from the machines on their...Read more

How technology intensity accelerates business value 

Organizations that embrace technology intensity are inherently more successful. What exactly is technology intensity, and why is it critical for today’s enterprises to build a cohesive digital strategy? Technology intensity defined Technology intensity has three components: Rapid adoption of hyper-scale cloud platforms A rational business decision to invest in digital capabilities Relentless focus on building technology that customers can...Read more

How to win with IoT in the digital marketplace 

This blog is the fifth in a series highlighting our newest research, IoT Signals. Each week will feature a new top-of-mind topic to provide insights into the current state of IoT adoption across industries, how business leaders can develop their own IoT strategies, and why companies should use IoT to improve service to partners and customers.  In...Read more

MFG Day: Creators wanted to manufacture a better future 

Manufacturing—and the technology that makes it more intelligent—is shaping our future in exciting ways that benefit manufacturers, their employees and customers, and the world at large. Supporting responsible and sustainable manufacturing aligns with Microsoft’s mission to empower every person and every organization on the planet to achieve more. We showcased Augmenting human intelligence: The future...Read more

How companies are speeding their IoT revolution 

This blog is the fourth in a series highlighting our newest research, IoT Signals. Each week will feature a new top-of-mind topic to provide insights into the current state of IoT adoption across industries, how business leaders can develop their own IoT strategies, and why companies should use IoT to improve service to partners and...Read more

Addressing the coming IoT talent shortage 

This blog is the third in a series highlighting our newest research, IoT Signals. Each week will feature a new top-of-mind topic to provide insights into the current state of IoT adoption across industries, how business leaders can develop their own IoT strategies, and why companies should use IoT to improve service to partners and...Read more

Solve the IoT security paradox to unleash innovation 

This blog is the second in a series highlighting our newest research, IoT Signals. Each week will feature a new top-of-mind topic to provide insights into the current state of IoT adoption across industries, how business leaders can develop their own IoT strategies, and why companies should use IoT to improve service to partners and...Read more

How manufacturers became world leaders in IoT adoption 

  This blog is the first in a series highlighting our newest research, IoT Signals. Each week will feature a new top-of-mind topic to provide insights into the current state of IoT adoption across industries, how business leaders can develop their own IoT strategies, and why companies should use IoT to improve service to partners...Read more

Creating an open industrial IoT ecosystem 

Global-efficiency dashboards. Predictive maintenance. Asset monitoring. New, digitally enabled lines of business. Automation companies, machine builders, and manufacturers are capitalizing on these and other industrial IoT (IIoT) capabilities to wring maximum value from their operations....Read more

IDC MarketScape: Microsoft a leader in IIoT platforms for manufacturing and energy 

Manufacturers, oil and gas companies, and utilities are vertical markets that we’ve seen go all in on accelerating innovation through IoT. Azure IoT is emerging as a platform of choice for many of these enterprises as they create their own unique Industrial IoT (IIoT) strategies and practices, find new ways to harness their data streams,...Read more