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Chris Henderson Promoted to Director of Digital Transformation

Monday, January 15th, 2018

CHARLOTTE, NC — Effective January 1st, 2018, Senior Business Analyst, Chris Henderson will begin his role as Director of Digital Transformation at Logical Advantage. As Logical Advantage continues to build on their IoT and software development practice, Henderson will take the reigns of the company’s professional services team that consults and leads clients in the…

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Real World Use of the Particle Photon With Azure IoT Hub

Friday, September 22nd, 2017

One of our blog entries last month told how Logical Advantage used the Particle Photon microcontroller to build an IoT solution for a client in the textile spinning industry. So, what did we do with all that IoT data being generated from the manufacturing machinery? We sent it to the Microsoft Azure IoT Hub for…

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Using Particle Photon in the Real World for Real Results

Monday, August 28th, 2017

We’ve always had the human connection, but now, thanks to the onslaught of IoT and Industry 4.0, there’s a another kind of connection in the manufacturing world. Today, everything is connected, and with platforms like the Particle Cloud and their Photon micro-controller, it’s easier than ever to securely connect sensors and devices to software applications…

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Tech Talk: Security in the Age of Connected Production

Monday, August 7th, 2017

Two years ago, hackers were able to remotely control the brakes and accelerator of a Jeep Cherokee from ten miles away. Last year, the largest distributed denial of service in history brought down Twitter, Netflix, Reddit, and CNN using IP cameras and DVRs. In January of this year, a ransomware attack took control over the…

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Tech Talk: Azure IoT Hub

Monday, August 7th, 2017

Join us for lunch as Steve Willoughby presents how Azure IoT Hub can establish bi-directional communication with billions of IoT devices, work with familiar platforms and protocols, authenticate per device for security-enhanced IoT solutions, manage your IoT devices at scale with device management, and extend the power of the cloud to your edge device. Included…

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19 Terms to Know About Industry 4.0

19 Terms to Know About Industry 4.0

Thursday, June 22nd, 2017

As you may already know, in May we announced the launch of our Industry 4.0 Jumpstart Kit. In line with that, we will be continuing our series of blog posts on Industry 4.0! First, we introduced the series with Industry 4.0: What’s in A Name? Then, we examined some of the things IT leaders can…

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IoT: Using Data to Make Smarter Decisions

IoT: Using Data to Make Smarter Decisions

Thursday, June 22nd, 2017

The number of connected devices is now in the tens of billions. And things aren’t slowing down. If we had to guess, you’re already utilizing IoT and connected devices to some capacity, which means you’re already experiencing a deluge of data like never before. But what do you do with it? Collect it? Analyze it…

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What IT Leaders Can Do to Prepare for Industry 4.0

Tuesday, June 6th, 2017

In 5 years, more than 80% of companies are predicted to have digitized their value chain. Industry 4.0 is perhaps the greatest marrying of the physical and virtual worlds of our time, and it has the potential to make a global impact in the immediate future. Though most experts are laser-focused on the innovation it could bring…

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Industry 4.0: What’s in A Name?

Tuesday, May 9th, 2017

Internet of Things. Industrial Internet of Things. Industry 4.0. And in China, there’s Manufacturing 2025. If your head’s spinning with all of the jargon rotating around the tech industry, you’re not alone. It’s a lot. The difference between these entities (if any) seems to invite shared confusion across the board. In fact, a single Google…

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Inspiring Kids to Pursue STEM, Through Rocket Building

Wednesday, April 12th, 2017

It’s estimated that between 2014 and 2024, the demand for STEM jobs will grow by 17%, but according to one study, only 36% of high school students are truly ready to take a college science course. What’s more, in middle school it has been estimated that 74% of girls express an interest in pursuing a…

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What Machine Learning Means for Manufacturing

What Machine Learning Means for Manufacturing

Wednesday, March 8th, 2017

We’re in the fourth industrial revolution, and this time, it’s all about machine learning. Because of the predictive insights it can offer into every stage of production, manufacturing companies are turning to machine learning as the solution to their greatest challenges during daily production–things like operations, efficiency and accuracy. Problems that once took months to…

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How Can Bots Help Businesses Thrive?

How Can Bots Help Businesses Thrive?

Tuesday, February 14th, 2017

On Tuesday, February 21st, Pon Arunkumar Ramalingam, a Software Solutions Engineer at Logical Advantage, is hosting a Lunch and Learn on bots. Or, more specifically, on Conquering Conversation Channels for Enterprise Applications Using Bot Services. Which means…what exactly? Let’s start by talking about what exactly a bot is. A bot is software that is designed to automate the kinds…

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