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Global Robotic Process Automation Market, 2013-2018 & 2023 – Market is Expected to Cross $7 Billion

DUBLIN, Oct. 17, 2018 /PRNewswire/ —

The “Global Robotic Process Automation Market by Process, by Industry – Forecast & Opportunities, 2013-2023” report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com’s offering.

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The global RPA market is expected to cross USD7, 000 Million by 2024, with a CAGR over 27% during the forecast period

Due to significant growth in technologies such as artificial intelligence (AI) and cognitive learning, the adoption of business automation technologies by enterprises has also increased. This has led to a rapid increase in demand for virtual workforce to eliminate repetitive human efforts, on the back of which, the global robotic process automation market is gaining traction.

Continuous advancement in AI and cognitive computing escalates the market growth. With growing advancement in Artificial intelligence & cognitive computing, which include machine learning techniques and greater computational power, Robotic process automation is also gaining traction and is anticipated to show a robust growth in the years to come.

Earlier AI & RPA were considered as two different technologies, but now they are complimenting each other to process huge volumes of data and providing better decision making for organizations. Cognitive based computing which include adaptive learning, speech recognition and pattern identification algorithm is inherited in robotic process automation to transform business and taking the organization to the next level.

Global Robotic Process Automation Market: Research Summary

The key findings of the report Global Robotic Process Automation Market Size, Share, Development, Growth and Demand Forecast to 2024 are:

  • As per the findings of the research, Rule based operations’ have been the largest revenue generators in the global robotic process automation market, as compared to Knowledge based operations’. The rule based operation has gained significant interest from all sized enterprises as it enables organizations to configure software robots that effectively automate various annual and highly repetitive tasks. It also helps the organization, saving their time by completing an actual human task within a fraction of second. The market for rule based operations is expected to continue its dominance, during the forecast period, as it can easily be integrated within a business ecosystem without disrupting the traditional or legacy business framework.
  • Geographically, North America has been the largest market for robotic process automation, whereas Asia-Pacific is expected to witness the fastest growth among all regions, during the forecast period. The anticipated growth in the market can be attributed to factors such as advancement in new technologies, growing digitalization, growth in automation software industry, and increasing adoption of business process automation solutions by small and medium scale enterprises in the region.
  • Further, due to increase in demand for automation in major industry tasks such as business process outsourcing (BPO), outbound sales and other back office work will adopt robotic process automation solutions in the next few years.

Global Robotic Process Automation Market: Market Dynamics

Global robotic process automation market is anticipated to show double digit growth during forecast period. The market is expected to trend incline towards RPA owing to the reduction in workforce cost coupled with rise in adoption process. The major factor that will drive robotic process automation market further includes surge in demand for virtual workforces along with ease of doing business. However, constant change in automation technology and unavailability of technical workforce may hinder the growth of global RPA market in coming years. Some of the major trends observed in this market are evolution of robust software platforms, overall cost reduction related to workforce and continuous advancement in fields of AI and cognitive computing.

Some of the key players operating in the robotic process automation ecosystem are Nice Systems Ltd., Pegasystems Inc., Automation Anywhere, Blue Prism PLC, Ipsoft, Inc., Celaton Ltd., Redwood Software, Uipath SRL, Verint System Inc., Xerox Corporation, and IBM Corporation.

Most of the major vendors in the global robotic process automation market are actively focused on enhancing their offerings to meet the ongoing demand for advanced business automation solutions. This includes software integrated with artificial intelligence, and cognitive learning.

Key Topics Covered:
 
Chapter 1. Research Objective

Chapter 2. Research Methodology

Chapter 3. Executive Summary

Chapter 4. Market Introduction

Chapter 5. Market Size and Forecast by Process

Chapter 6. Market Size and Forecast by Operations

Chapter 7. Market Size and Forecast by Service

Chapter 8. Market Size and Forecast by User Size

Chapter 9. Market Size and Forecast by Industry

Chapter 10. Market Size and Forecast by Geography

Chapter 11. Market Competitiveness

Chapter 12. Company Profiles

  • Nice Systems Limited
  • Pegasystems Inc.
  • Automation Anywhere Inc.
  • Blue Prism Limited
  • Celaton Limited
  • Redwood Software Inc.
  • Ipsoft Inc.
  • UiPath
  • Zerox Corporation
  • IBM Corporation

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SwanLeap attends Inc. 5000 Conference & Gala in San Antonio as No. 1 fastest-growing company

SAN ANTONIO, Oct. 17, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — SwanLeap, a leading end-to-end transportation technology provider for logistics managers and supply chain decision-makers, today announced that CEO and co-founder Brad Hollister, CTO and co-founder Jason Swanson, and other members of the SwanLeap team will attend the 2018 Inc. 5000 Conference & Gala held in San Antonio. The three-day event celebrates the nation’s top 5,000 fastest-growing private companies.

SwanLeap—the No. 1 fastest-growing company on the 2018 Inc. 5000—provides supply chain managers, decision-makers and entire companies with comprehensive, actionable insights into supply chain logistics and costs by generating impactful savings through an artificial intelligence-based recommendation engine, automation, data analysis, consulting and a next-generation transportation management system. (PRNewsfoto/SwanLeap)

Since 1982, the Inc. 5000 list has become known as the premier metric for entrepreneurial success. Companies such as Microsoft, Dell, Domino’s Pizza, Pandora, Timberland, LinkedIn, Yelp and Zillow gained their first national exposure as honorees of the Inc. 5000. SwanLeap was named the No. 1 fastest-growing private company in America by Inc. in August 2018 due to its meteoric 75,660.8 percent growth rate.

“As a 5-year-old company, topping the Inc. 5000 list as the fastest-growing private company in America further validates that our transportation technology and integrated shipping insights meet and exceed the needs of supply chain leaders around the globe,” said Brad Hollister, CEO of SwanLeap. “We can’t wait to hear the many stories of the world’s brightest entrepreneurs over these next few days. We are honored and humbled to be listed alongside other industry trailblazers and are excited for SwanLeap’s continued growth.”

Until now, logistics managers, finance executives and other supply chain decision-makers have operated in information silos, forcing decisions based on a fraction of the facts influencing service, cost and customer experience. Driven by artificial intelligence and machine learning, SwanLeap specializes in supply chain best practices and shipping cost-reduction strategies, saving clients an average of 26.7 percent annually. By providing unprecedented visibility into a fragmented shipping market, organizations are able to make more informed decisions in real-time.

SwanLeap is hiring across all company divisions, including positions in development, operations, sales and marketing.

To learn more about SwanLeap, visit www.swanleap.com.

About SwanLeap
SwanLeap—the No. 1 fastest-growing company on the 2018 Inc. 5000—provides supply chain managers, decision-makers and entire companies with comprehensive, actionable insights into supply chain logistics and costs by generating impactful savings through an artificial intelligence-based recommendation engine, automation, data analysis, consulting and a next-generation transportation management system. Headquartered in Madison, Wisconsin, SwanLeap brings unprecedented clarity and control to a fragmented shipping market through a proprietary machine learning platform that curates cost-effective and personalized supply chain recommendations in real time across all transportation modes to improve connections between sender, receiver and carrier. To learn more about SwanLeap, visit www.swanleap.com.

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Pegasystems to Announce Financial Results for the Third Quarter of 2018 via Conference Call and Webcast

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Oct. 17, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Pegasystems Inc. (NASDAQ: PEGA), the software company empowering customer engagement at the world’s leading enterprises, today announced that it will report financial results for the third quarter of 2018 on Wednesday, November 7, 2018, after market close.

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A conference call and audio-only webcast will be conducted at 5:00 p.m. EST on Wednesday, November 7, 2018. Members of the public and investors are invited to join the call and participate in the question and answer session by dialing 1-800-289-0438 (domestic), 1-323-794-2423 (international), or via webcast by logging onto www.pega.com at least five minutes prior to the event’s broadcast and clicking on the webcast icon in the Investors section.

A replay of the call will also be available on www.pega.com by clicking the Earnings Calls link in the Investors section.

About Pegasystems
Pegasystems Inc. is the leader in software for customer engagement and operational excellence. Pega’s adaptive, cloud-architected software – built on its unified Pega Platform™ – empowers people to rapidly deploy, and easily extend and change applications to meet strategic business needs. Over its 35-year history, Pega has delivered award-winning capabilities in CRM and digital process automation (DPA), powered by advanced artificial intelligence and robotic automation, to help the world’s leading brands achieve breakthrough business results. For more information on Pegasystems (NASDAQ: PEGA) visit www.pega.com

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Pegasystems Inc.                                                    
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Investor Contact:                                      
Garo Toomajanian                                
ICR for Pegasystems                                      
PegaInvestorRelations@pega.com                     
617-866-6077          

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Fujitsu Expands Collaboration with Canon by Strengthening Sales Alliance and Co-Creation Capabilities

SUNNYVALE, Calif. and MELVILLE, N.Y., Oct. 17, 2018 /PRNewswire/ —

News facts:

  • New agreement outlines terms for Fujitsu to act as a reseller for Canon’s Accounts Payable Automation Solutions
  • Increased collaboration between the two companies based on the principle of co-creation is expected to result in unique new innovations

 

Fujitsu America, Inc. (Fujitsu) and Canon Information & Imaging Solutions, Inc. (CIIS), a wholly owned subsidiary of Canon U.S.A., Inc., today announce that the two companies have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to expand the scope of the relationship in North America. The agreement stipulates that Fujitsu will leverage Canon’s software technology as part of its capabilities portfolio, while also calling for increased cooperation to co-create new technologies that will serve both companies’ customers. Furthermore, the agreement lays out the conditions for an enhanced sales and marketing alliance, whereby Fujitsu will assist in identifying customers for Canon’s Accounts Payable Automation Solution, and in some cases, perform installation and integration. In this way, the MOU provides a future opportunity for an expanded partnership that addresses complex customer needs both in the near and long term.

Background
As a leader in business solutions and professional services, CIIS has a large portfolio of offerings for corporate and enterprise customers. Among them are robust account payable solutions that automate key financial processes. With decades of consulting and system integration expertise, Fujitsu is in a unique position to identify customer need for these offerings and integrate them into customer workflow. By leveraging these strengths, the two companies aim to facilitate uptake of these offerings, enabling enterprises to focus on growing their business.

Furthermore, both companies have a legacy of innovation across a number of high-tech fields. By harnessing this legacy to co-create new technologies and services, Fujitsu and CIIS plan on delivering new solutions to help customers take on the ever-changing landscape of the digital era with confidence.

“Fujitsu and Canon share certain key traits that make collaboration a smart move,” says Gavin Bounds, Chief Operating Officer of Fujitsu America, Inc. “We’re both among the largest patent holders in the world, we’re both backed by a global network of group companies spurring innovation in diverse business domains and we both hold customer service as a top priority. Therefore, I strongly believe that our increased collaboration across a number of cutting-edge fields will result in unique new opportunities for our customers and society at large.”

“As an organization that brings together Canon’s imaging technologies and business process expertise, Canon Information & Imaging Solutions is committed to driving digital transformation initiatives for customers across various industries. Collaboration with Fujitsu – a leading provider of integrated, technology-based solutions, will enable us to leverage the combined engineering, delivery, and consulting capabilities, to offer comprehensive and innovative business solutions that will benefit our joint clients now and in the future”, said Kenji Sato, President and CEO of Canon Information & Imaging Solutions, Inc.

About Fujitsu
Fujitsu is the leading Japanese information and communication technology (ICT) company, offering a full range of technology products, solutions, and services. Approximately 140,000 Fujitsu people support customers in more than 100 countries. We use our experience and the power of ICT to shape the future of society with our customers. Fujitsu Limited (TSE: 6702) reported consolidated revenues of 4.1 trillion yen (US $39 billion) for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2018. For more information, please see http://www.fujitsu.com.

About Fujitsu Americas
Fujitsu America, Inc. is the parent and/or management company of a group of Fujitsu-owned companies operating in North, Central and South America dedicated to delivering the full range of Fujitsu products, solutions and services in ICT to our customers in the Western Hemisphere. These companies are collectively referred to as Fujitsu Americas. Fujitsu enables clients to meet their business objectives through integrated offerings and solutions, including consulting, systems integration, managed services, outsourcing and cloud services for infrastructure, platforms and applications; data center and field services; and server, storage, software and mobile/tablet technologies. For more information, please visit: http://fujitsu.com/us and http://twitter.com/fujitsuamerica.

About Canon Information and Imaging Solutions, Inc.
Canon Information and Imaging Solutions, Inc. (CIIS), a wholly owned subsidiary of Canon U.S.A., Inc., brings together Canon’s world-class imaging technologies and information management expertise to assist organizations in achieving their digital transformation objectives.  With a focus on innovation, CIIS’s software development and solutions delivery capabilities scale across several practice areas: Business Process Automation – including Procure-to-Pay & Order-to-Cash automation, Document Solutions, Information Management Services with a focus on content capture, management and collaboration, and Security and Infrastructure Management.  With expertise in emerging technologies such as artificial intelligence, machine learning, and big data analytics, CIIS deploys its solutions in partnership with leading technology providers and offers comprehensive consulting and professional services that are trusted by organizations of all sizes. Additional information about the company, its programs and mission can be found at ciis.canon.com.

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One Year In: Colorado Workers’ Comp Insurance Startup Cake Insure Reshapes Industry, Saves Colorado Companies Time to Focus on their Business

DENVER, Oct. 17, 2018 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ — One year ago, Pinnacol Assurance launched a unique online platform — Cake Insure — to make buying Colorado workers’ compensation insurance ridiculously fast and easy. Now, they’re sharing the insights they’ve learned. Spoiler alert: It all starts with listening to your customers. In just one year, Cake Insure has been recognized nationally for completely reimagining and reinventing purchasing workers’ compensation insurance.

Pinnacol studied evolving market forces and small businesses’ preferences and needs and learned that foremost, small companies want ease and simplicity when it comes to buying insurance — an experience that traditional carriers were unable to provide. With this knowledge, Pinnacol Assurance built Cake, a unique digital platform to deliver that fast and easy experience. What’s more, the company did so in just nine months after initial ideation — a time frame that might not be surprising to startups but is unheard of in the world of 100-year-old insurance companies.

Cake Insure launched on Oct. 10, 2017, issuing policies to small businesses in Colorado with industry-disrupting technology that enables businesses to easily purchase a workers’ comp policy in three to five minutes. Traditional carriers take several days and even up to a few weeks to complete this process.

“We knew early on that our potential customers were primarily entrepreneurs who wear a lot of hats, and don’t want to spend a lot of time shopping for workers’ comp insurance,” said Rob Norris, CEO of Cake Insure. “To them, insurance is a means to an end to pursue their passion, whether that’s guiding rafting excursions or graphic design.”

In a year of serving these customers, Cake learned a lot about customers’ behavior:

  • They’re working on the go: 25 percent get quotes on a mobile device and 16 percent of those complete their purchase via mobile, meaning Cake customers use it across multiple devices.
  • They’re hustling 24/7: More policies are purchased on Mondays than any other day, although 5 percent of employers purchase policies on the weekend, when traditional insurance sellers are closed.
  • They’ve fallen in love with the Cake experience: Cake’s Net Promoter Score (a measure of customers’ willingness to recommend your product or service) is an impressive 71 out of 100. The average Net Promoter Score for insurance companies is around 30, so Cake customers like that their experience is so smart and simple.

In its first year, Cake has been studied and celebrated, receiving accolades and awards for breaking the mold of the workers’ comp experience. Since Cake went live, it’s been recognized nationally with awards such as IDG’s “Digital Edge 50,” Celent’s “Model Insurer” and Strategy Meets Action’s “Innovation in Action.” It was also the subject of a recent case study by the international consulting firm Forrester Research and was recently named as a finalist for Colorado Technology Association’s APEX Project of the Year.

Cake and Pinnacol have been recognized for standing up Cake in just nine months and for delivering a wholly new experience for workers’ comp purchasers:

  • Underwriting artificial intelligence that completes more than 90 percent of policies without relying on underwriting staff.
  • Giving customers the ability to manage policies anywhere via the mobile-friendly platform.
  • Responsive, on-demand customer support.
  • A proprietary classification and quoting engine that allows users to describe their company in their own words instead of using confusing policy codes or industry-specific jargon — and still get a quote that is tailored to their business.

“It’s been a great year, and we’re pleased that our customers are finding more time to pursue their passions and grow their businesses instead of wrestling with a confusing, one-size-fits-all insurance experience,” said Norris. “Our team is already hard at work designing new capabilities and tools with these customers in mind.”

About Pinnacol Assurance
Pinnacol Assurance does just one thing, and it does it better than anyone: provide caring workers’ compensation protection to Colorado employers and their employees. The 57,000 employers we insure enjoy fast claims support, convenient online tools, a keen understanding of their business and the expertise of the largest workplace safety team in the state. We’re responsible stewards of our customer premiums, giving back through general dividends and rate decreases for three years in a row. Pinnacol’s commitment to the community went deep in 2017, with thousands of hours volunteered and thoughtful grants to nonprofits supporting rehabilitative health, employee safety and workforce development. Our online home is Pinnacol.com.

About Cake Insure
Cake is the fastest, easiest way to buy a workers’ compensation policy online. We provide a mobile-centric platform for business owners who need straightforward workers’ comp solutions. Cake fits the busy lifestyles of business owners and is powered by more than 100 years of underwriting expertise. Sure, we use algorithms. But our true secret sauce is listening to and understanding clients. Join us as we disrupt the world of commercial insurance at CakeInsure.com.

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Get Deep Voter Data From Social Media With New Censeo Analytics Platform

NEW YORK, Oct. 17, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — “The new Censeo Analytics platform can now provide candidates with voter attitudes and habits using social media, big data and proprietary algorithms,” according to Jubin Pejman, Censeo Analytics CEO, in the announcement of this new product.

With this new platform, campaign managers and political party fund raisers are able to segment their voter base with granular data to target undecided and swing voters. This capability goes far beyond existing market segmentation strategies used during the Obama and Trump election cycles.

The Censeo Analytics platform:

Enriches voter registration data with incredible detail.

Correlates voter registration lists with Social Media profiles.

Identifies favorable voting triggers based on real-time data.

Includes email and physical mail addresses for targeted follow-up.

Delivers an unsurpassed level of market segmentation.

Similarly, Censeo’s Retail Division provides granular data on hundreds of millions of consumers. 

Pejman adds, “Until now, political parties have been unable to convert public and social media data into segmented marketing campaigns with messages tailored specifically to individual voter interests and worries. We can now track shifting attitudes, energize voters and turn ‘undecideds’ into favorable votes with this new platform.”

Censeo Analytics incorporates its proprietary Big Data platform of over 3 billion individual records, Artificial Intelligence (AI), machine learning and Censeo’s proprietary algorithms to develop enriched demographic information. The system’s algorithm takes 50 to 100 billion calculations per voter. This data enables candidates to refine their pitches down to the precinct, block, street and individual level. 

“We are currently using Censeo-generated data, to help campaign managers engage with constituents for the November Midterm Elections, and are especially focusing on swing voters,” Pejman explained.

About Censeo Analytics

Censeo Analytics provides enhanced demographic data for political campaigns and consumer marketing agencies.

The Censeo Analytics Political Division solves a problem that has stumped traditional political campaigns on the local, state and national levels by providing a social media digital marketing platform that identifies likely voters who, if properly engaged, could change their historical voting habits in favor of the candidate.

The Censeo Retail Division provides granular data on buying habits of hundreds of millions of consumers. 

Contact: Richard Pirozzolo, 617-959-4613, dick@pirozzolo.com

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Global Smart Factory Business Report 2018: Big Data and Cloud Computing – The New ICT Frontiers for Industry 4.0 Implementations

DUBLIN, Oct. 17, 2018 /PRNewswire/ —

The “Smart Factory – Global Strategic Business Report” report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com’s offering.

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The report provides separate comprehensive analytics for the US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Middle East & Africa, and Latin America. Annual estimates and forecasts are provided for the period 2015 through 2024. This report analyzes the worldwide markets for Smart Factory in US$.

The Global market is further analyzed by the following:

End-Use Sectors Types:

  • Control Equipment & Software
  • Reporting & Analysis Software
  • Measurement Devices
  • Connectivity Solutions

End-Use Sectors:

  • Oil & Gas
  • Industrial Equipment
  • Automotive
  • Aerospace & Defense
  • Electronics
  • Others

The report profiles 124 companies including many key and niche players such as:

  • ABB Ltd. (Switzerland)
  • Accenture Plc (Ireland)
  • Atos SE (France)
  • ATS International B.V. (Netherlands)
  • Autodesk Inc. (USA)
  • Bosch Software Innovations GmbH (Germany)
  • CENIT AG (Germany)
  • Cisco Systems, Inc. (USA)
  • Dassault Systmes (France)
  • Emerson Electric Co. (USA)
  • FANUC Corporation (Japan)
  • Fraunhofer IAO (Germany)
  • General Electric Company (USA)
  • Honeywell International Inc. (USA)
  • Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd (China)
  • IBM Corporation (USA)
  • Infosys Ltd. (India)
  • Intel Corporation (USA)
  • Johnson Controls International Plc (Ireland)
  • KUKA AG (Germany)
  • Microsoft Corporation (USA)
  • Mitsubishi Electric Corporation (Japan)
  • OMRON Corporation Industrial Automation Company (Japan)
  • Omron Adept Technologies, Inc. (USA)
  • Oracle Corporation (USA)
  • PTC, Inc. (USA)
  • Rockwell Automation, Inc. (USA)
  • SAP SE (Germany)
  • Schneider Electric SE (France)
  • Siemens AG (Germany)
  • Mentor Graphics Corporation (USA)
  • Telefonaktiebolaget L. M. Ericsson (Sweden)
  • Wipro Limited (India)
  • YASKAWA Electric Corp. (Japan)
  • Yokogawa Electric Corporation (Japan)

Key Topics Covered:

1. INTRODUCTION, METHODOLOGY & PRODUCT DEFINITIONS
Study Reliability and Reporting Limitations
Data Interpretation and Reporting Level
Quantitative Techniques & Analytics
Product Definitions and Scope of Study
Smart Factory Equipment, Software, and Solution Types:
End-Use Sectors

2. INDUSTRY OVERVIEW
Smart Factory: Enabling the Digital Journey to Responsive, Flexible, Adaptive, and Fully Connected Manufacturing
Industry 4.0: Manufacturing Industry Set for the Fourth Industrial Revolution
Primary Elements of Smart Factory Platforms in a Nutshell
Notable Technology Trends in Smart Factory Summarized
Technologies Causing Disruptions to Traditional Manufacturing Practices: Key Growth Enablers for Smart Factory/Industry 4.0
Importance of Various Technology Enablers in Achieving Industry 4.0 Value Driver
Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT)
System Integration (Vertical and Horizontal)
Cybersecurity
Cloud Computing
Distributed Manufacturing
Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence (AI)
Big Data Analytics
Simulation
Additive Manufacturing or 3D Printing
Automation
Augmented Reality (AR)
Robotics
Mobile Computing
Inherent Advantages Offered by Smart Factory and Growing Investments in Manufacturing Technology Provides the Perfect Platform for Market Penetration
Improved Productivity & Growth
Enabling Virtual & Distributed Manufacturing
Streamlining Factory Automation
Reduction in Downtime & Maintenance Costs
Assisting Effective Management of Supply Chains
Developing Self-Organizing Factories
Improved Energy Savings
Enabling Customization and Plug-and-Produce Concept
The Urgent Need to Curtail De-Industrialization Drive Healthy Demand for Smart Factory Solutions in Developed Countries
Manufacturers in Developed Countries to Enhance Productivity by Deploying Disruptive Technologies
Manufacturing Industry Spend Billions on Automation of Product R&D
Global Market Outlook
Automotive Industry to Spearhead Market Growth
Asia-Pacific: Largest and the Fastest Growing Smart Factory Market Worldwide
Continued Recovery in Global GDP & Manufacturing PMI Supports Growth Momentum

3. MARKET TRENDS, ISSUES & DRIVERS
Pivotal Role of Smart Factory Solutions in the Evolution of the Digitized Intelligent Factories of the Future Drives Strong Market Growth
Intelligent, Digitized & Automated Smart Factories to Transform the Manufacturing Industry
Digital Factories: Key Technology Trends
Major Goals of Smart Manufacturing/Smart Factory Initiatives
Components of an Intelligent Factory
Digital Factory Technologies for Improved Manufacturing Cell Design and Robotic Automation
Intelligent Factories Provide Manufacturers New Business Opportunities
Intelligent Factory Positively Impact Changes in Workforce Deployment
IoT to Power Intelligent Factories of Future
IoT Enables Transition to Intelligent Factories
Intelligent Factories Make Unplanned Downtime a Thing of the Past
Intelligent Factories are Secured against Enhanced Threat Levels
Intelligent Factories Enables Connected Supply Chain
Technologies that Transform Traditional Factories into Intelligent Factories
Increasing Investments in Industrial IoT Technologies Benefits Market Expansion
Industrial IoT: The Most Critical Technology for Industry 4.0 Transformation
How Can IoT Meet the Needs of the Manufacturing Industry?
Discrete Manufacturers Experiment with IoT Implementations
IoT Set to Revolutionize the Supply Chain
Essential IoT-based Digital Initiatives for Successful Transition of Manufacturers to Industry 4.0
Digital Transformations to Drive Growth and Profit
Customer Focus to Drive Innovation
IoT Drives New Revenue Opportunities
Visibility at all Levels
Collaboration and Cautious Innovation
Protection of Physical and Intellectual Property
Growing Need to Achieve Competitive Edge Encourages Manufacturers to Embrace IIoT
Deploying Machine Monitoring Systems: The Most Common Way to Implement Industrial IoT in Machine Shops
Real-time Simulations: A Promising Technology Connecting Human, Machine, and Products in Smart Manufacturing
M2M Communication: Essential for Seamless Connectivity between Multiple IoT Devices
Need to Transform Existing Factories into Smart Factories Offer Huge Untapped Market Growth Potential
Aging Workforce & Shortage of Skilled Workforce Aggravates Old Factories Woes
Digital Talent: Need of the Hour for Digital Transition of Industrial Processes
Steady Adoption of Smart Factory Related Connectivity Solutions Lends Traction to Market Growth
Mobile Technologies Enable Real-time Data Capture & Access for Creating Connected Production Environment
Growing Use of Mobile Devices & Mobile Apps in Manufacturing Environments
Overhaul of Existing Network Technologies: Essential for Industry 4.0
5G: A Network Technology with Enormous Potential to Drive Adoption of Industry 4.0
Big Data and Cloud Computing: The New ICT Frontiers for Industry 4.0 Implementations
Analytics: Critical for Making Sense of Data Deluge Resulting from the Transition to Smart Manufacturing
Using Data for Enhanced Decision Making
Smart Manufacturing: The Largest Application Area for Big Data Enabled Market
Manufacturing-as-a-Service: An Apt Answer to the Growing Need for Mass Customization
Rising Need to Integrate Physical, Networking and Computation Processes Drive Demand for Cyber-Physical Systems
Machine Tools: Promising Cyber Physical Systems
Decentralized Model and BlockChain Enhances Continuous, Rapid Manufacturing
Augmented Reality: Facilitating Industry 4.0 in a Fast, Interactive, and Reliable Way
Industry 4.0 to Create Need for Mobile AR in Manufacturing Sector
Enterprise Mobility, BYOD and CYOD to Drive Adoption of Mobile AR and Smart Wearables in Production Plants
First-Person View (FPV) Communications Significantly Reduce Personnel Overheads
Inspection, Maintenance & Repair of Production Floor Machinery: The Hands-Free View’ Attribute of Smart AR Glasses
The Vital Nature of Automated Material Handling in Industry 4 .0 Spurs Market Demand
Autonomous Vehicles: The Future of Material Handling Automation
Self-Driving Vehicles to Transform Logistics Marketplace
Advanced Robotics Impacts Automated Material Handling Equipment
MES/MOM Systems: A Competing or Complimentary Technology to Smart Manufacturing?
Manufacturing Execution System (MES): A Vital Cog in the Digitized Manufacturing Industry
Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA): The Backbone of the Smart Manufacturing Industry
Complexity of Modern Industrial Processes Provides a Business Case for SCADA
Demand for Smart and Intelligent Sensors as Basic Building Blocks of Smart Factories Gain Momentum
Sensor Manufacturers Enhance Capabilities to Meet Turnkey Solutions Demand of Manufacturers
Myriad Benefits of Robots in Various Processes and Applications to Make the Fourth Industrial Revolution a Reality
Growing Installations of Robots across Industrialized Countries Boost Market Prospects
Growing Automation Rapidly Change Manufacturing Sector Landscape
360 View – Seeing around Corners
Viewing Fourth Wave – in 3D
Advanced Manufacturing – Automation
Building Smart Factories
Robots Handled by Humans on Rise
3D Printing Revolutionizes Manufacturing with Improved Productivity & Competitiveness, Bodes Well for the Market
How 3D Printing Gains Over Commercial Manufacturing
Additive Manufacturing (AM): Applications Timeline
Rapid Manufacturing or DDM: Emerging Application of 3D Printing
Additive Manufacturing of Metal Parts: An Evolving Market
Mass Customization Represent the Key to Growth
3D Printing: Can it Completely Replace Conventional Manufacturing?
Limitations on Material Usage: A Key Constraint
High Material Cost: A Major Obstacle
Legislations & Intellectual Property Protection: Threats to 3D Printing Market
Favorable Regulations and Standards Promote Adoption of Smart Factory Solutions on Factory Floors
Standardization of Technologies: Critical for Smart Manufacturing Implementations
Open Platform to Facilitate Migration towards Smart Manufacturing
Industry 4.0/Smart Manufacturing: Key Issues & Challenges
Huge Investments & Complex Networks
Lack of Standardization and Privacy Concerns
Cyber Security: A Major Risk of Industry 4.0
Loss of Employment Opportunities
Solutions to Resolve Technical Challenges Facing Establishment of Smart Factories
Intelligent Negotiation and Decision-Making Mechanism
High-Speed IWN Protocols
Increased Focus on Manufacturing-Specific Big Data
Control Measures for Self-Organized Systems

4. END-USE APPLICATION SECTORS: TRENDS & DRIVERS
Ushering the Era of Smart Automotive Factories
Automotive OEMs Spearhead Smart Factory Initiatives
Auto Industry: Pioneering Smart Factory Solutions Adoption to Counter Threat of Tech Majors
Automotive Production Moves towards Energy Efficiency through Industry 4.0 Solutions
Slow Price Recovery and Increasing Supply Will Continue to Shape Market Demand in the Oil and Gas Sector
Skyrocketing Oil Exploration Costs
Business Case for Operational Excellence Stands Exemplified
Industry 4.0 Presents Attractive Opportunity for the Industrial Equipment Sector
Adoption of Industry 4.0 Inevitable for Food & Beverage Manufacturers for Driving Efficiencies
Beer Brewing Industry: Another Important Industry Set to Adopt Industry 4.0
Digitization in Beer Brewing Industry

5. INNOVATIONS AND ADVANCEMENTS
Digital Twin and the Virtual Twin
Digital Twin: The Next-Gen Manufacturing Software for Industry 4.0
Collaborative Robots (Cobots)
Collaborative Robots to Work Hand-in-Glove with Humans in Smart Factories
Ensuring Human Safety: A Critical Requirement of Cobots
Autonomous Robots: Powering the Factory of the Future
Edge Computing
Exosuits: Safety Standard for Workers in Dangerous Factory Jobs
Siemens’ Totally Integrated Automation (TIA)
GE’s Transformational Real-time Operational Intelligence
FlexSim Simulation Technology
genua’s Cyber-Diode for Improved IT Security in Smart Factory Environments
Baxter Robot: The Worker’s Friend
HARTING’s Solutions for Integrated Industry
SmartFactoryOWL: An Integrated System for Needs-Oriented Assembly Operations
Siemens Digital Enterprise Platform
Asseco’s APplus ERP II Solutions for SMEs
BOGE airstatus Remote Diagnostics Tool
Siemens’s Smart Factory Related PLM Software
Huawei’s Smart and Connected Industrial Network Solution
Flexible Conveyor Matrix Enables Networked & Cognitive Production
M&M Cloud-based Service Platform Aids Continual Condition Monitoring
ORBIS MPS for Transparency of Processes in Production & Intralogistics Areas
Programmable Automation Controller (PAC): Combining PLC Features with Real-Time Motion Control
Schaeffler Develops New Torque Sensor Technology
SICK IO-Link Sensors Provide Better Capabilities to Packaging Machines
Trebing + Himstedt Develop Self-Organized Capacity Management System
Openmatics Develops ZF Logistics Tag based on BLE Technology
Notable AR Innovations in Digital Manufacturing
AR Innovations in Manufacturing: Company, AR Solution, and Key Features

6. NOTEWORTHY ADOPTIONS AND IMPLEMENTATIONS
Audi’s Smart Factory
Nokia Digital Factory to Leverage 5G and Cobots for Complete Automation
Foxconn Uses CNC Machines
BMW Group Implements Industry 4.0
FirstBuild’s Internet-enabled Refrigerator with 3D-Printed Accessories
Weidmller Chooses Smart Technology for Regulating Fluctuations in Production
ARBURG Employs Industrie 4.0 for Production of Individualized Products
Bosch Rexroth Adopts Industrie 4.0 Concepts in Electrohydraulic Valves Assembly Line
ebm-papst Benefits from Digitalization of Production Processes
Siemens & Festo Collaborate for Innovative Multi-Carrier-System
ifm electronic Deploys Sensors for Monitoring Status of Water Supply in Brazil
Sigma Air Manager 2 Master Controller Enables Intelligent Use of Compressed Air
KSB’s Digital Pump Solutions: Improving Production Functions & Services
KUKA’s Robot Provides Flexibility to Siemens Lead Factory for Electric Motors
Schwering & Hasse Uses proALPHA Software for Automated Analysis of Production Data
Eickhoff Wind Power Implements PROXIA Software for Seamless Production Monitoring
Other Important Smart Factory/Industry 4.0 Adoptions and Implementations
Industry 4.0 Enabling Technologies Adoption by 20 Global Players in a Nutshell: Company Name, Enabling Technology, and Industry 4.0 Initiative

7. SMART FACTORY AND INDUSTRY OVERVIEW
Smart Factory: A Prelude
Major Components of Smart Factory Vision
Cyber Physical Systems
Internet of Things (IoT)
System Architecture of Smart Factory
Structure of Automation Systems for Smart Factory
Smart Factory Solutions by Type
Industry 4.0: An Evolutionary Scan
First Industrial Revolution
Second Industrial Revolution
Third Industrial Revolution
Fourth Industrial Revolution/Industry 4.0
Industry 4.0: Convergence of Cyber Physical Systems (CPS), Internet of Things (IoT) and Internet of Services (IoS)
Principles of Industry 4.0
The Four Primary Characteristics of Industry 4.0
Smart Systems, Networking and Vertical Integration
Horizontal Integration via Worldwide Value Chain Networks
Through-engineering of Value Chain
Acceleration Using Exponential Technologies
Key Industry 4.0 Enabling Information and Communication (ICT) Technologies
Cyber Physical Systems (CPS)
Cloud Computing
Big Data & Analytics
IT System Security
Additive Manufacturing/3D Printing
Augmented Reality (AR)
Robotics/Humanoid Robots

8. COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE
Siemens Dominates the Global Factory Automation Market
Industrial Robots: Fanuc and Yaskawa are the Market Leaders
Digital Majors and Startups Tussle to Gain over Established Manufacturers
Siemens Dedicates Venture Capital Funding for Industry 4.0 Start-Ups

8.1 Focus on Select Global Players
ABB Ltd. (Switzerland)
Accenture Plc (Ireland)
Atos SE (France)
ATS International B.V. (Netherlands)
Autodesk Inc. (USA)
Bosch Software Innovations GmbH (Germany)
CENIT AG (Germany)
Cisco Systems, Inc. (USA)
Dassault Systmes (France)
Emerson Electric Co. (USA)
FANUC Corporation (Japan)
Fraunhofer IAO (Germany)
General Electric Company (USA)
Honeywell International Inc. (USA)
Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd (China)
IBM Corporation (USA)
Infosys Ltd. (India)
Intel Corporation (USA)
Johnson Controls International Plc (Ireland)
Keyence Corporation (Japan)
KUKA AG (Germany)
Microsoft Corporation (USA)
Mitsubishi Electric Corporation (Japan)
OMRON Corporation Industrial Automation Company (Japan)
Omron Adept Technologies, Inc. (USA)
Oracle Corporation (USA)
PTC, Inc. (USA)
Rockwell Automation, Inc. (USA)
SAP SE (Germany)
Schneider Electric SE (France)
Siemens AG (Germany)
Mentor Graphics Corporation (USA)
Telefonaktiebolaget L. M. Ericsson (Sweden)
Wipro Limited (India)
WITTENSTEIN SE (Germany)
YASKAWA Electric Corp. (Japan)
Yaskawa Motoman (Japan)
Yokogawa Electric Corporation (Japan)

8.2 Product/Service/Solution Launches
Solactive Launches Solactive Industry 4.0 Index
IAC Launches New Manufacturing 4.0 and Smart Factory Applications at UK Site
Plataine Introduces Material and Asset Tracker Software – MAT version 4.0
Tulip Launches Factory Kit
Hyundai Wia Launches Smart Factory Solutions
LG CNS Launches Factova Smart Factory Platform
Mentor Introduces the Mentor Embedded IoT Framework
Advantech Launches WISE-PaaS Marketplace
Oracle Unveils New Industry 4.0 Capabilities for Oracle IoT Cloud
LINK3D Launches Digital Factory Solution
Werosys Launches Cloud-based Industry 4.0 and IoT Solution
Softweb Launches Artificial Intelligence-supported Smart Factory Solutions
Thales Launches a High-Tech Digital Factory
Comau to Introduce Industry 4.0 Solutions
Adidas Re-establishes Smart Factory in Germany

8.3 Recent Industry Activity
Accenture Expands the Capabilities of Accenture myWizard
CORE Acquires Midwest Composite Technologies
Pall Partners with Celltheon for Biotherapeutics Development (USA)
Accenture Expands Industry X.0 Practice with Acquisition of Mindtribe and Pillar Technology
Altizon Enters into Partnership with IMR
ASMPT to Collaborate with Critical Manufacturing for Industry 4.0 Solutions
IMCRC Partners with Fraunhofer for Industry 4.0 Technologies
GE Teams Up with Microsoft for Industrial IoT Solutions
Canon to Partner with AVEVA for Supportive Factory Automation Solutions
Infosys Partners with Siemens to Develop Solutions for MindSphere
Samsung Enters into Strategic Agreement with CMC in Vietnam ( VIETNAM)
Hexagon Acquires Spring Technologies
Siemens to Acquire Austemper Design Systems
Dassault Systmes Acquires No Magic
Software AG Acquires TrendMiner
PTC Partners with Rockwell Automation for Smart Factory Technologies
Amtech Acquires Avista Solutions
CENIT and DELTA Forms Strategic Partnership
Stratasys Collaborates with Eckhart to Adopt 3D Printing for Factory Tooling (USA)
Bosch Extends Industry 4.0 Portfolio
Posco Signs MoU with GE to Develop a Smart Factory Platform
HP Collaborates with Dassault Systmes for SOLIDWORKS 3D Design
Litmus Automation Partners with ROHM for Smart Factory Capabilities
Bosch Opens a New Smart Factory in Thailand
Semcon Partners with Kuka Nordic for Smart Factories
Siemens Partners with Amazon to Launch MindSphere Industrial Software Platform
Rockwell Automation Acquires Odos Imaging
Huawei Collaborates with Toshiba for NB-IoT-Based Smart Factory Solutions
Renishaw Partners with Identify3D to Deliver Secure Digital Manufacturing Process
Huawei Enters into Partnership with PCITC to Develop Smart Factory Technologies
Toshiba Digital Solutions Partners with Tech Mahindra for Smart Factory
Fujitsu Partners with ARTC to Develop Smart Manufacturing Solutions
Nokia Partners with Bosch for Industrial IoT Solutions
Apple and GE Enter into Partnership to Deliver Industrial Apps
Mitsubishi Electric Partners with Oracle to Develop FA-IT Open Platform
KRBER Acquires HighJump
Foxconn Collaborates with Rockwell Automation for Smart Manufacturing Solutions
Prodways Acquires AvenAo Industrie
Robi Partners with nCinga to Introduce IoT Based Smart-Factory Solutions
ABB Acquires Bernecker + Rainer Industrie-Elektronik
Happiest Minds Technologies Acquires Cupola Technology
SAP Partners with Mitsubishi and KUKA to Extend IIoT Services
Schneider Electric and Accenture Develops Schneider Electric Digital Services Factory
KUKA Join Hands with BEET for Industrial IoT Technology Solutions
Biesse Acquires Avant
WITTENSTEIN Acquires Baramundi Software
Ericsson Collaborates with Comau to Explore Potential of 5G for Smart Manufacturing
ABB Acquires NUB3D

9. GLOBAL MARKET PERSPECTIVE

10. REGIONAL MARKET PERSPECTIVE

10.1 THE UNITED STATES
A. Market Analysis
Focus on Sophisticated Production and Operational Gains Drive Healthy Demand for Smart Factory Solutions
Rising Popularity of Smart Manufacturing among American Companies Benefits Market Expansion
Increase in Number of Manufacturing Establishments and Shrinking Labor Drives the Need for Smart Manufacturing Solutions
AmericaMakes’ Enhance Competitiveness of Domestic Manufacturing Industry
Clothing & Cotton Industries in the US: Can Smart Manufacturing Facilitate Revival?
Smart Factories Create Need for Skill Upgrading in the US
Several Governance-Related Issues Need Attention for Success of Smart Factories
B. Market Analytics

10.2 CANADA
Market Analysis

10.3 JAPAN
A. Market Analysis
Scarcity of Skilled Workforce and Aging Personnel Drive Market Demand
Japan: The Early Bird in the Field of Robotics
Industrial Value Chain Initiative’: A Step in the Right Direction for Adoption of Industry 4.0
Japan Primed to Adopt IIoT and Industry 4.0, Bodes Well for Smart Factory Market
Competition
B. Market Analytics

10.4 EUROPE
A. Market Analysis
Rising Investments in Industry 4.0 Technologies Drive Market Adoption
Europe’s Efforts to Leverage Industry 4.0 Encounter Legislative and Technical Hurdles
EU Horizon 2020 Initiative: A Big Step towards Factories of the Future
The European Union: At the Forefront of the Next Industrial Revolution
B. Market Analytics

10.4.1 FRANCE
Market Analysis

10.4.2 GERMANY
A. Market Analysis
Huge Industrial Base Makes Germany the Largest Regional Market
Germany Looks to Industrie 4.0 as a Strategy to Reinforce Domestic Manufacturing Sector
Stakeholders Boost Efforts to Implement Industry 4.0
HANNOVER MESSE Paves Way for Industry 4.0 and Other Futuristic Technologies
German Manufacturing Industry Focuses on Smart Factory Research
Key Challenges to Industrie 4.0 Implementations Summarized
B. Market Analytics

10.4.3 ITALY
Market Analysis

10.4.4 THE UNITED KINGDOM
A. Market Analysis
The Digital Factory Demonstrator: Enhancing Awareness about Industry 4.0 Capabilities
B. Market Analytics

10.4.5 SPAIN
Market Analysis

10.4.6 RUSSIA
A. Market Analysis
Need to Improve Flexibility of Production Processes Drive Market Adoption
B. Market Analytics

10.4.7 REST OF EUROPE
Market Analysis

10.5 ASIA-PACIFIC
A. Market Analysis
Huge Outsourced Manufacturing Activity Makes Asia-Pacific the World’s Largest Market for Smart Factory
Asian Companies Focus on Industry 4.0 to Retain the Coveted Position of the Global Manufacturing Hub
Industry 4.0 Offers Lucrative Opportunity for Asian Manufacturers
Bridging the Productivity Gap
Asian Manufacturers Invest in Smart Factory to Expedite Cycle Times and Improve Productivity
Asian Companies Remain Optimistic about Industry 4.0
Key Challenges & Solutions
B. Market Analytics

10.5.1 CHINA
A. Market Analysis
Made In China 2025′ Strategy to Drive Smart Factory Adoption
China’s Smart Factory 1.0 Strategy
China Leads in Patents Related to Industry 4.0 Technologies
Government Focus on Industry 4.0 Benefits Market Demand
Sino-German Partnerships for Smart Manufacturing: Augmenting China’s Manufacturing Competitiveness
Ennoconn Corp., to Upgrade Foxconn Factories
B. Market Analytics

10.5.2 REST OF ASIA-PACIFIC
A. Market Analysis
Focus on Select Regional Markets
India
South Korea
Taiwan
B. Market Analytics

10.6 MIDDLE EAST & AFRICA
A. Market Analysis
Manufacturing Sector in the Middle East Transition towards Industry 4.0
B. Market Analytics

10.7 LATIN AMERICA
Market Analysis

11. COMPANY PROFILES

Total Companies Profiled: 124 (including Divisions/Subsidiaries – 134)

  • The United States (38)
  • Canada (2)
  • Japan (6)
  • Europe (66)
    • France (7)
    • Germany (34)
    • The United Kingdom (5)
    • Italy (2)
    • Spain (2)
    • Rest of Europe (16)
  • Asia-Pacific (Excluding Japan) (19)
  • Middle East (3)

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C Spire Tech Movement, educators launch Software Development Pathway in select schools

RIDGELAND, Miss., Oct. 17, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — C Spire executives and state education officials unveiled a new pilot program today that uses customized curriculum developed from a successful non-profit coding academy in Water Valley, Mississippi to “fast track” creation of hundreds of new student academic and computer science career opportunities.

C Spire is working with Mississippi state education officials to pilot a new accelerated curriculum program that would give students the skills they need to qualify for software development jobs one year after graduating from high school.

The new program, called the C Spire Software Development Pathway, is a public-private partnership between C Spire, a Mississippi-based diversified telecommunications and technology services company, and the Mississippi State University Research and Curriculum Unit’s new Center for Cyber Education.

Mississippi has an aggressive goal as part of the 2015 Computer Science for Mississippi (CS4MS) initiative to create and deliver standardized computer science curriculum for nearly a half million students in grades K-12 and place qualified computer science teachers in all the state’s 896 elementary, middle and high schools by 2023-24.

“We need to accelerate our efforts to educate and equip more young people with the computer science skills they need that translate into jobs in the real world,” said Mississippi Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves, who spoke at a press conference with C Spire and state education leaders to announce the new program. “Preparing young Mississippians for the good-paying jobs of a high-tech global economy is critical to our state’s future economic success.”

Under the three-year pilot program, C Spire and state education officials are estimating the new program can deliver 93 percent more Mississippi graduates qualified for entry-level software development jobs than existing programs, which should help close the skills gap for this profession in Mississippi.

“We live in a software-defined world where code and the internet influence every aspect of our lives,” said C Spire CEO Hu Meena. “Computer science, coding and software development drives innovation and creates jobs in our economy, but we need to do more now to encourage schools to offer courses, equip teachers and enable young people to develop these important skills and pursue IT careers.”

Meena said the main objective of the program is to close the skills gap for qualified software development programmers in the state. “These students will have an opportunity to receive quality education and training in a short, accelerated time frame with the ability to enter a critical field that businesses of all types and sizes need within one year of graduation.”

The program, which will be fully funded in the first year and partially funded in the second and third years by C Spire, will train 30 teachers and give computer science job opportunities for 150 students from selected schools after two years of specialized course work in high school and one year in community college.

Curriculum for the pilot program was derived from Base Camp Coding Academy, a successful, non-profit coding academy that started an intense, fast-paced,12-month specialized computer coding training regimen for select high school students in 2016. Every graduate has received job offers from multiple employers.

“I’m thrilled about the partnership that Mississippi State University is joining today with our friends at C Spire,” said MSU President Mark E. Keenum. “The C Spire Software Development Pathway creates boundless opportunities for the state’s future and relies on the expertise of the MSU Research and Curriculum Unit’s Center for Cyber Education in an exciting new collaboration between educators and those on the cutting edge of world-class technologies.”

C Spire, educators unveil pilot program to boost computer science jobs in Mississippi

Recognizing the need for broader partnerships and innovative approaches to help the state reach its aggressive curriculum and teacher training goals, Mississippi State Schools Superintendent Carey Wright said MSU’s Research and Curriculum Unit recently formed the Center for Cyber Education (CCE), which will focus on K-12 education needs statewide.

“Computer science has become an important part of the K-12 curriculum because students need to be prepared for 21st century careers,” Wright said. “The Computer Science for Mississippi (CS4MS) initiative will extend computer science education to all students.”

A key partner will be the Mississippi Community Colleges. Dr. Andrea Mayfield, executive director of the Mississippi Community College Board, said the CCE plans to train an instructor from each of the nine participating community colleges along with a teacher from a partnering high school in the software development curriculum. Each high school teacher will recruit at least 10 students for the program.

“As our economy grows and evolves, career and technical education has experienced a renaissance driven by technologically focused careers with worker skills that businesses need to grow and prosper,” Mayfield said. “The Mississippi Community College Board looks forward to working with the community college presidents, C Spire and Mississippi State University’s Center for Cyber Education to further develop this program, which will ultimately create more job opportunities for our young people.”

Workers with a background in computer science are in high demand and short supply in Mississippi.  Employers currently have over 1,342 unfilled job openings due to the serious shortage of trained, qualified IT workers. The average salary for qualified IT workers is over $69,000 a year, almost double the statewide average. Nationwide, new research indicates that there will be a shortage of over 1 million software developers in the U.S. by 2020.

Equipping young people with computer science skills is a key part of the C Spire Tech Movement initiative launched last fall to deliver on its promise to help create and retain a 21st century technology workforce in this region that will boost the state’s economy, promote business expansion and improve the overall quality of life.

Other elements of the initiative include massive deployment of broadband internet for homes and businesses and other leadership initiatives designed to drive adoption and integration of the latest technological innovations, such as smart cities, businesses and homes, artificial intelligence, telemedicine, precision agriculture and the Internet of Things.

To learn more about the C Spire Software Development Pathway project with the Center for Cyber Education, visit www.rcu.msstate.edu/curriculum. For more information about the C Spire Tech Movement initiative, visit www.cspire.com/techmvmt.

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C Spire provides a full suite of world-class, customer-inspired dedicated Internet, IP Voice, data, managed services, cloud services, value added resale and mobile communications to businesses and wireless, 1 Gigabit consumer Internet access and related home services for consumers. This news release and other announcements are available at www.cspire.com/news. For more information about C Spire, visit cspire.com or follow us on Facebook at facebook.com/cspire or Twitter at twitter.com/cspire.

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Founded in 1965, the RCU contributes to MSU’s mission as a land-grant institution to better the lives of Mississippians with a focus on improving education. In particular, the RCU benefits K-12 and higher education by developing curricula and assessments, providing training and learning opportunities for educators, researching and evaluating programs, supporting and promoting career and technical education, and leading education innovations. For more information about RCU, visit www.rcu.msstate.edu/curriculum.

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$3.85 Bn Cloud Workflow Market – Global Forecast to 2023: Rising Use of the AI Technology & Growing Focus on Digital Transformation Initiatives

DUBLIN, Oct. 17, 2018 /PRNewswire/ —

The “Cloud Workflow Market by Type (Platform and Services), Business Workflow (HR, Accounting & Finance, Sales & Marketing, Customer Service & Support, Operations), Organization Size, Vertical, and Region – Global Forecast to 2023” report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com’s offering.

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The cloud workflow market is expected to grow from USD 1.75 billion in 2018 to USD 3.85 billion by 2023, at a CAGR of 17.1% during the forecast period.

It is expected to witness significant growth, due to factors such as the increasing adoption of cloud-based workflows, increasing adoption of cloud-based workflow from the SMEs, and the growing focus on streamlining workflows and business processes. The rising use of Artificial Intelligence (AI) presents new business opportunities, and growing focus on digital transformation initiatives are expected to provide growth opportunities for cloud workflow vendors.

Cloud workflow helps enterprises administer, define, and coordinate business processes without the need of a base platform. The cloud workflow platform offers functionalities such as real-time visibility, and improved efficiency and performance. With the increasing competition and growing regulations around the globe, enterprises are looking for process improvement solutions that not only drive processes but also help enterprises keep pace with the growing regulations. Traditionally, processes were carried out manually, consumed a large amount of time and money, and were prone to errors as manual labor was involved. With the emergence of cloud workflow solutions, enterprises can automate processes, resulting in higher efficiency.

The cloud workflow market is gaining traction owing to the growing need for streamlined business processes. Organizations are burdened with repetitive work procedures that reduce the efficiency and prolong the time required to accomplish business operations, which is why they are increasingly considering the transformation of conventional cloud workflows to automate the functioning of business processes and assist the management in efficient decision-making.

Cloud workflow solutions offer information management and document management and blend seamlessly with existing operations. Organizations are receptive toward the adoption of cloud workflow as it provides several benefits, such as enhanced employee collaboration and communication, as well as, real-time secured access to information. These benefits enhance the decision-making process and help organizations gain a competitive advantage over others, which is essential to face the dynamic business landscape.

The cloud workflow market has been demonstrating considerable growth, but the lack of a secure cloud may restrain the growth of this market.

Key Topics Covered:

1 Introduction

2 Research Methodology

3 Executive Summary

4 Premium Insights
4.1 Attractive Market Opportunities in the Global Cloud Workflow Market
4.2 Market By Service Type, 2018 vs 2023
4.3 Market By Organization Size, 2018 vs 2023
4.4 Market By Vertical, 2018 vs 2023
4.5 Market Investment Scenario

5 Market Overview and Industry Trends
5.1 Introduction
5.2 Market Dynamics
5.2.1 Drivers
5.2.1.1 Increasing Adoption of Cloud
5.2.1.2 Rising Adoption of Cloud-Based Workflows Among SMEs
5.2.1.3 Growing Focus on Streamlining Workflows and Business Processes
5.2.2 Restraints
5.2.2.1 Lack of Secure Cloud
5.2.3 Opportunities
5.2.3.1 Rising Use of the AI Technology
5.2.3.2 Growing Focus on Digital Transformation Initiatives
5.2.4 Challenges
5.2.4.1 Enterprises’ Inclination Toward Bpm Solutions
5.2.4.2 Lack of Awareness of Cloud-Based Workflow Solutions
5.3 Use Cases

6 Cloud Workflow Market, By Type
6.1 Introduction
6.2 Platform
6.3 Services
6.3.1 Consulting
6.3.2 System Integration and Deployment
6.3.3 Support and Maintenance

7 Market By Organization Size
7.1 Introduction
7.2 Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises
7.3 Large Enterprises

8 Cloud Workflow Market, By Vertical
8.1 Introduction
8.2 Banking, Financial Services, and Insurance
8.3 Telecommunications and IT
8.4 Manufacturing
8.5 Retail and Ecommerce
8.6 Healthcare
8.7 Government
8.8 Others

9 Market By Business Workflow
9.1 Introduction
9.2 Human Resources
9.3 Accounting and Finance
9.4 Sales and Marketing
9.5 Customer Service and Support
9.6 Procurement and Supply Chain Management
9.7 Operations
9.8 Others

10 Cloud Workflow Market, By Region

11 Competitive Landscape
11.1 Overview
11.2 Market Ranking Analysis for the Cloud Workflow Market
11.3 Competitive Scenario
11.3.1 New Product Launches
11.3.2 Business Expansions
11.3.3 Mergers and Acquisitions
11.3.4 Agreements, Collaborations, and Partnerships

12 Company Profiles
12.1 Introduction
12.2 SAP
12.3 IBM
12.4 Pega
12.5 Microsoft
12.6 Appian
12.7 Micro Focus
12.8 Ricoh USA
12.9 Nintex
12.10 Pnmsoft
12.11 K2
12.12 Kissflow
12.13 Bp Logix
12.14 Viavi Solutions
12.15 Cavintek
12.16 Key Innovators
12.16.1 Integrify
12.16.2 Processmaker
12.16.3 Process Street
12.16.4 Zapier
12.16.5 Accelo
12.16.6 Bpm’online
12.16.7 Trackvia
12.16.8 Flokzu
12.16.9 Bitrix
12.16.10 Decisions LLC
12.16.11 Zoho

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Boeing Launches New Organization to Unleash the Power of Advanced Computing and Networks in Aerospace

CHICAGO, Oct. 17, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Boeing [NYSE: BA] today announced a new Disruptive Computing and Networks (DC&N) organization to develop computing and communications solutions for advanced commercial and government aerospace applications.

By leveraging core technologies in quantum communications and computing, neuromorphic processing and advanced sensing, the new organization will enable Boeing to develop breakthrough solutions in secure communications, artificial intelligence and complex system optimization. In addition to building internal capabilities, DC&N will also work closely with Boeing HorizonX, the company’s innovation cell, to identify external partners for collaboration to accelerate growth.

“Advanced computing and communications technologies are increasingly at the core of all aerospace innovation,” said Greg Hyslop, Boeing’s chief technology officer and senior vice president of Engineering, Test & Technology. “We’re excited to stand up the Disruptive Computing and Networks organization because it will help us develop new businesses and partnerships in this rapidly-expanding field, delivering more value to our customers and helping further define our second century of aerospace leadership”

DC&N will be based in Southern California and operate as a part of Boeing Engineering, Test & Technology. Charles Toups, formerly the vice president and general manager of Boeing Research & Technology (BR&T), will lead the organization as vice president and general manager.

Prior to leading BR&T, Toups served in a number of senior engineering management and business positions at Boeing, including vice president and general manager of the Network and Tactical Systems division at Boeing Defense, Space & Security, vice president of engineering for Boeing Defense, Space & Security, and vice president of Boeing Satellite Systems, where he lead multiple commercial and government communication satellite businesses. Toups earned a bachelor’s degree in engineering from the University of California at Irvine, master’s degree in mechanical engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and master’s degree in business management from the Stanford University Graduate School of Business.

Naveed Hussain will serve as the new leader of BR&T, the company’s advanced central research and development organization. BR&T is comprised of nearly 4,000 engineers, scientists, technicians and technologists who create and collaborate with research and development partners around the world to provide innovative systems and solutions to the aerospace industry’s toughest challenges. Hussain will have oversight of five facilities in the U.S. and six international research centers.

Hussain is currently vice president of Aeromechanics Technology and leads the BR&T facility in Southern California. He has held a number of key leadership roles at Boeing since joining the company as a Howard Hughes Doctoral Fellow nearly 30 years ago. His accomplishments include leading Platform & Networked Systems Technology for BR&T, launching the BR&T-India research center in Bangalore and directing BDS Flight Engineering. Hussain earned his undergraduate degree from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, as well as a master’s degree and PhD in mechanical engineering from Stanford University. He also completed his MBA at the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.

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