Understanding, installing and monitoring advanced software and equipment is just part of meeting the challenge of the Industrial Internet of Things. There is also the basic issue of paying for this new technology.
BMW faces a particularly tough challenge in branching out beyond engines because it’s built its identity around driving performance, and its pockets aren’t as deep as those of bigger automakers....More
More than 600 workers go on strike after Coca-Cola announced it was selling its bottling interests in China. Separately, Sony factory workers in Guangzhou have halted production for two weeks in protest at the sale of the Huanan subsidiary to a Chinese company....More
PC factory shipments are on track to decline for the fifth consecutive year. Still, more than $174 billion of PC hardware was sold last year, which is a big pool of money to chase even if PCs are a declining business....More