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    The industrial cloud is about to get a lot bigger. GE and Microsoft Corp. are uniting their cloud computing technologies in a partnership that will bring GE’s Predix platform for the Industrial Internet to businesses running on Microsoft Azure. The companies say the combination of Predix with Azure will bridge GE’s digital expertise in industry […]

    The post GE And Microsoft Join Forces In The Industrial Data Cloud appeared first on GE Reports.


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    The Industrial Internet is changing the way the world does business — and that includes at 35,000 feet.  That fact is clearly on display at this year’s Farnborough International Airshow, which started Monday. Airline carriers around the world have started connecting their planes to the Industrial Internet to capture and analyze the data they produce, […]

    The post The Airline Of The Future Will Be Powered By Data appeared first on GE Reports.


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    Henry Ford’s Model T looks like no car on the road today and the Wright Flyer has been rightfully retired in the Smithsonian. And yet another piece of technology that predates them both—the electric grid—still looks like a network that its designer, Thomas Edison, would recognize. Edison, who also founded GE, built the first grid […]

    The post Software Will Light The Way To Cleaner Electricity: Q&A With GE Power’s Digital Chief Ganesh Bell appeared first on GE Reports.


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    GE released second quarter results today. Industrial operating plus GE Capital verticals earnings reached $0.51 per share, up 65 percent compared to the second quarter of last year. GE Chairman and CEO Jeff Immelt also reaffirmed the company’s operating framework for the year. The company also announced that it has returned $18 billion to shareowners for the […]

    The post Q2 Results: GE Gets A Lift From Strong Performance By Aviation, Power Units appeared first on GE Reports.


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    There is plenty of uncertainty in Brussels this summer, the home to a number of European Union institutions. But one safe bet in the Belgian metropolis is that the lights will stay on. That’s because the city’s electrical grid is using the Industrial Internet to get smarter. Sibelga, the company that operates the only distribution […]

    The post Brussels Is Sprouting A Digital Grid For A Green Boom appeared first on GE Reports.


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    Sam Cossman is the human version of a heat-seeking missile. In fact, he craves heat to the extreme. Cossman, perhaps the world’s most prominent volcano explorer of the moment, spent the early part of August lowering himself into Nicaragua’s active Masaya Volcano, which is threatening people living in the area. Clad in a silver suit […]

    The post Sam Likes It Hot: This Intrepid Explorer Just Connected Nicaragua’s Most Active Volcano To The Internet appeared first on GE Reports.


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    Since GE started building its digital business five years ago, it has pursued organic growth, combining a century of domain expertise in building big machines with asset management software and advanced industrial analytics. But the company also has been willing to buy growth when the right opportunity comes along. Today, GE Digital, the company’s software […]

    The post GE Buys $500 Million Machine Analytics Firm appeared first on GE Reports.


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    We fly connected planes and design self-driving cars, but what about smart trains? If you pay close attention, there is the faint sound of the whistle coming from around the digital bend. At this week’s InnoTrans 2016 transportation trade show in Berlin, for example, GE is unveiling a “superbrain” platform for locomotives that transforms them […]

    The post Brains For Trains: How Software Is Making Trains Smarter appeared first on GE Reports.


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    When the machines of tomorrow talk to each other, what language will they speak? Will a German car be able to communicate with traffic in America, and a jet engine from Cincinnati with a maintenance shop in China? GE Digital and Bosch Software Innovations, the Bosch Group’s software and systems house, are working together to […]

    The post Esperanto For Machines: GE And Bosch Partner To Help Machines Talk To Each Other appeared first on GE Reports.


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    The 1953 movie “Niagara” starred Marilyn Monroe as a honeymooner with a wandering eye taking a trip to Niagara Falls. But she was hardly the only one seduced by the power of the water flowing through the Niagara River, which straddles the border between the U.S. and Canada in northwestern New York. Just a few […]

    The post Here’s Why Connecting Niagara To The Internet Is A Really Good Idea appeared first on GE Reports.


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    Ping-Pong tables and foosball aren’t the sorts of things people typically associate with a 124-year-old company that builds turbines for power plants and engines for planes. But they are part of the package at GE’s new “Digital foundry” that opened a short walk from beaux-arts halls of the Paris Opera this summer. “You are surrounded […]

    The post An Office With A View: New “Digital Foundry” In Paris Is Forging GE’s Software Future appeared first on GE Reports.


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    Grease monkeys have been tinkering with Ford Mustangs — the most iconic of the classic American muscle cars — ever since the first one rolled out in 1964. But a car enthusiast in Germany has taken tinkering to the next level. Hanns Proenen, the chief information security officer for GE in Europe, has hacked his […]

    The post Back To The Future: This GE Software Engineer Used Code To Bring New Muscle To His Ford Mustang appeared first on GE Reports.


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    GE Digital’s latest acquisition is going to make life easier for the people who fix the jet engines, power plants, medical scanners and other technology that we rely on every day. Pleasanton, California-based ServiceMax makes cloud-based applications for field service management to help customers better optimize their assets. Essentially, this means giving technicians in the […]

    The post Service Economy 2.0: Big GE Digital Acquisition Uses Cloud Analytics To Keep Machines In Shape appeared first on GE Reports.


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    Thomas Edison famously said, “I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.” Kevin Collins can relate. By fanning the embers of a promising idea for years, he built his powerful machine learning company called Bit Stew. Now GE, the company Edison founded, just acquired it for an undisclosed sum. GE made […]

    The post What’s Cooking? How Bit Stew, GE’s Latest Digital Acquisition, Spices Up The Industrial Internet Of Things appeared first on GE Reports.


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    One day, when he was still barely a teenager, the film director Steven Spielberg came to visit his father, Arnold, at work. It was the late 1950s and the elder Spielberg was building computers for GE in Phoenix. His designs included a revolutionary machine that a group of computer scientists at Dartmouth College later used […]

    The post The First Spielberg Blockbuster: GE Computers [Video] appeared first on GE Reports.


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    As operations manager at a South African platinum mine, Percy French has faced huge challenges over the past few years because of volatility in commodity prices. The price of platinum has dropped in half, and at the same time the value of the South African currency, the rand, has fallen precipitously. To keep his mine […]

    The post This Is What We Call Data Mining: Software Is Helping This Platinum Operator Boost Production appeared first on GE Reports.


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    It’s been a year since GE opened Predix, its operating system for the Industrial Internet, to outside companies. Since then, it has enabled engineers to write apps, harvest data from trains, planes, power plants and other technology and send that data to the cloud for analysis. For example, Schindler Group, one of the world’s biggest […]

    The post GE Takes Predix From The Cloud To The Edge appeared first on GE Reports.


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    Reliance Industries, the massive Indian holding and the country’s second-largest publicly traded company, said today it will start using Predix, GE’s cloud-based operating system for the Industrial Internet to optimize its operations and write applications for customers. Reliance said that it will partner with GE to develop Predix apps for the oil and gas, fertilizer, […]

    The post Reliance Industries To Build Apps On GE’s Predix In India appeared first on GE Reports.


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    Before GE acquired Wise.io, the machine learning company saw the future written in the stars. In 2008, Joshua Bloom, a professor of astronomy at the University of California, Berkeley, was struggling to make sense of tens of thousands of telescope images of the night sky — black pictures dusted with little white dots. The differences […]

    The post This Astronomer’s Idea Just Opened A Universe Of New Opportunities For GE’s Digital Growth appeared first on GE Reports.


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    Every day, Exelon energy company produces up to 32,700 megawatts of electricity that supplies power to millions of customers across the United States. But the Chicago-based company produces more than just power. Its turbines and generators also spin out megabytes of data that different software programs then digest and comb for insights. “They gather massive […]

    The post The Internet Of Electricity: GE And Exelon Are Crunching Data Generated By Power Plants appeared first on GE Reports.


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