The push for some form of liability for vendors who sell faulty or insecure software has been the subject of debate for many years with little or no clear agreement on its legality or how to enforce it.
Industrie 4.0, a.k.a. the fourth industrial revolution, is representative of the global strategic initiative to revolutionize industry by integrating digital automation, interoperability and advanced data exchange into manufacturing technologies.
A flexible software license management system is critical for enabling ISVs to keep pace with end user expectations, not only in the way the software is licensed, but also in the manner by which end users can manage licenses internally once purchased.
The tone of the many well-meaning discussions about the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) varies widely from one viewpoint of unbridled optimism about the seemingly endless possibilities to another filled with apocalyptic doom and gloom about the safety of the planet and everyone on it.
More than 81% of organizations believe successful adoption of the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) is critical to their future success, yet ironically, only 25% of these organizations have a clear IIoT strategy in place and only 24% of those organizations are happy with its execution.
Software licensing and monetization continue to be critical factors in a successful deployment for ISVs, particularly as the IoT and embedded systems market evolves and end user licensing preferences change.
The Trusted Computing Group (TCG) is a not-for-profit organization formed to develop, define and promote open, vendor-neutral, global industry standards, supportive of a hardware- based root of trusted computing platforms.
When I recently watched a report about Tofaş, with its impressive one-million square meter operation and its leading position in the Fiat-Chrysler world in terms of World Class Manufacturing (WCM), I seriously wondered what else Smart Factories could offer in the near future.