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GE's Ruh says we are still in the early innings of harnessing the Industrial Internet's true potential

Oct. 5, 2012
Here's an interesting post on the potential of the Industrial Internet at www.forbes.com by GE's VP and Global Technology Director, Bill Ruh. He says the Industrial Internet is only starting to revolutionize how products are manufactured and electric ...

Here's an interesting post on the potential of the Industrial Internet at www.forbes.com by GE's VP and Global Technology Director,

Bill Ruh. He says the Industrial Internet is only starting to revolutionize how products are manufactured and electric power is generated. Says Ruh in this Forbes post, "With the Industrial Internet, everything from the biggest machines generating power to transformers on power poles can be connected to the Internet, providing status updates and performance data.

"From that, we can preemptively take action on a potential problem before it causes millions or billions of dollars of company and customer time. Additionally, field representatives will no longer ‘go see’ what the problem is before planning to fix, they will be able to anticipate what has gone wrong and be prepared with the parts to fix it."