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Impact of the Internet of Things on Manufacturers


Smart, connected products in the Internet of Things enable new capabilities for manufacturers, but also disrupt the status quo. Learn how manufacturers capitalize on the IoT opportunity.

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We live in a smart, connected world. The impact is a fundamental transformation of how manufacturers create and exchange value with customers. For those that get it right, the future represents a huge opportunity.

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January 30, 2015

Silicon Angle:

Building the IIoT: The next industrial revolution

The economic potential of the Industrial Internet of Things is too massive for enterprises to ignore. In an interview with McKinsey & Company, PTC CEO James Heppelmann discusses how connected products can help companies become more proactive and efficient.

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January 27, 2015

Strategy & Business:

The Internet of Things Wins s+b’s 2014 Strategy of the Year

According to author Ken Favaro, “You know something has hit it big when Michael Porter picks it up, as he did with his recent Harvard Business Review cover story. Now you see the IoT everywhere.

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January 15, 2015

Wired Insights:

Smart, Connected Products Need Good Design

If we are going to make the most of the powerful smart connected technologies that are now at our disposal, we must approach design in a highly disciplined, highly thoughtful way.” This article spotlights the role of good design in creating smart, connected products.

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January 5, 2015

What’s The Big Data?:

Jim Heppelmann, CEO of PTC, on the Internet of Things

Repost of a Forbes article discussing PTC’s transformation over the last five year towards a more Internet of Things focused business.

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December 19, 2014

TEC Technology Evaluation Center:

Must read Harvard Business Review Spotlight on Smart, Connected Products

The Harvard Business Review (HBR) has published a spotlight on managing the Internet of Things titled “How Smart, Connected Products Are Transforming Competition.”

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December 16, 2014

Forbes:

The Internet Of Things' Best-Kept Secret

Interview with Jim Heppelmann and discusses PTC’s transformation over the last five years towards a more IoT-focused business.

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December 9, 2014

CIO:

The Internet of Things to Bring a New Economic Boom

This article discusses the economic impact of the Internet of Things, highlighting the points made in the Harvard Business Review essay by Michael Porter and PTC’s James Heppelmann.

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November 7, 2014

News360:

Smart, Connected Products Will Radically Alter the Value Proposition

references HBR article and expands thought around SCP impact.

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November 5, 2014

Harvard Business Review:

The Boundaries Around Your Industry Are About to Change

This article highlights ThingWorx customer All Traffic and talks about how they moved from a product-only to a product-as-a-service strategy to take advantage of the IoT.

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October 16, 2014

Harvard Business Review:

How Smart, Connected Products Are Transforming Competition

Smart, connected products offer exponentially expanding opportunities for new functionality, far greater reliability, much higher product utilization, and capabilities that cut across and transcend traditional product boundaries.

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October 16, 2014

3D CAD World:

Design Must “Get Smart” In The IoT World

Information technology, specifically the Internet of Things, has played a role in product design while noting examples highlighted in Jim Heppelmann’s recent HBR piece, How Smart, Connected Products are Transforming Competition. The article also goes into detail on PTC’s entrance into the IoT space through the acquisition of ThingWorx.

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