GE, Siemens Vie to Reinvent Manufacturing by Harnessing the Cloud

Mar 06, 2017

FRANKFURT -- A battle of industrial titans is shaping up as the Android-versus-iOS of manufacturing.

Germany's Siemens AG and larger U.S. rival General Electric Co. (GE) are duking it out to develop the definitive 'Internet of Things' cloud platform for industry.

At issue is who will create and dominate a realm of technology that promises both to become the backbone of industrial automation and provide mountains of data about everything from parts inventories to how products are wearing long after their purchase.

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