Industrial Internet

This story first appeared in the second edition of Which-50’s interactive magazine. As self-driving trucks hit the highways for trials in Europe and North America, technology has already changed life on the job for Australian truckies. Cam Dumesny, executive officer of the Western Australian Road Transport Association, shared his personal

The industrial internet is promising big cost savings that boost the overall profitability of a business. Optimising the performance of plants or assets using IoT data is tipped to have a tremendous positive impact on companies’ bottom lines. To put these potential savings into perspective, Schneider Electric has launched a

Revenue in the global drone market will grow by up to 34 per cent to reach more than $6 billion in 2017. And, by 2020 the sector will be worth $11.2 billion, according to a new forecast from Gartner. Through 2020, rapid expansion of drone adoption in industrial inspections will lead this

Ten per cent of American households will own a housekeeping robot by 2020, with global unit shipments reaching 48 million in 2020, up from 15.7 million this year, according to a new study by Juniper Research. Urbanisation and a reduction in available time for household chores were cited as key

This story first appeared in the second edition of Which-50’s interactive magazine.  Ford is serious about putting a fully autonomous vehicle on the road, but admits it will be quite some time before you can walk into a dealership and buy one. In the meantime, the auto giant is reevaluating


Gartner forecasts that 8.4 billion connected things will be in use worldwide in 2017, up 31 per cent from 2016. The total number of “things” in the Internet of Things (IoT) is forecast to reach 20.4 billion in 2020, which is lower than Gartner’s previous prediction of 20.8 billion, published

To thrive, mining companies must embed digital thinking, processes and structures into the entire organisation, according to a new report from Deloitte. Deloitte’s annual Tracking the Trends mining report states the industry is at a pivotal point as it confronts challenges from cyber security threats, technological disruption and environmental issues.

NASA is loaning Woodside Energy one of its robots to see how the technology could be used to tackle jobs that are too dangerous for humans. Sign up for Which-50’s Irregular Insights newsletter As part of a new partnership between the two organisations, the Australian oil and gas giant will

The industrial internet – where machines talk to each other and humans — will  grow into a $225 billion market by 2020. For industrial giants like GE, that represents a huge opportunity. With so much focus on the consumer internet many commentators have missed the transformative impact of digital on industrial markets – and

In the second edition of Which-50 Magazine we reveal how digital disruption in the automotive sector is recasting that industry’s value chain. As James Hines, research director at Gartner, puts it: “The connected vehicle is the foundation for fundamental opportunities and disruptions in the automotive industry and many other vertical