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ICT Insights Issue 13 (03/2015)


13 forward

Rebuilding Industrial Civilization with ICT Technologies

Huawei is willing to co-operate with global partners and carry out joint innovation in ICT technologies to provide better products and solutions to our customers, and to promote the speedy and healthy development of all industries, in all countries around the world.


13 Features 1

Keeping the Lights On Around the World

New technology is enabling global electricity operators to reduce the impact of power outages, improve grid management, and introduce renewable energy sources, with huge savings to the economy and environment.
13 Features 2

The Internet: The New Industrial Revolution

China expects to combine its industrial and Internet advantages to pioneer a new industrial revolution, keep up with global trends, and fully realize its competitive advantages.
13 Features 3 1

Industry 4.0 Solves Major Manufacturing Challenges for China and the World

The key IoT opportunities for China include: first, a faster transition from “Made in China” to “Innovated in China;” second, an optimization of industrial structure; and third, a leap to the next level of intelligent IT.
13 Features 4

Using IIoT to Create Product-Service Hybrids

The Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) contributes directly to revenue growth and the creation of new revenue streams with intelligent, networked hybrids that generate data for use in digital services.

Special Report

13 Special Report 1

Are You Ready for Industry 4.0?

Industry 4.0 is set to change the way we live and see the world. Are you ready for a future of fully networked, intelligent industrial processes and products?
13 Special Report 2

Smart Factory, Intelligent Manufacturing

Building smart factories based on Industry 4.0 principles requires intelligent sensors, robust data storage with rapid search and retrieval, refined Big Data analytics, secure communication networks, and robots that perform operations with the dexterity of human workers.
13 Special Report 4

IoV: Paving the Way for a Faster, Safer, Richer, Greener Ride

The proliferation of IT in vehicles has entered the Internet Age in fragmented bits and pieces of incompatible IP-enabled devices. Huawei’s IoV Connection Management Platform provides a simple yet powerful solution for bringing the benefits of diverse ICT products to everyday travelers.


13 Focus 1

Smart Factory Solution for the Modern Age

Intelligent industries will use smart platforms and networks to coordinate industry chains and integrate the efforts of humans and machinery.
13 Focus 2

Virtual Factory: The Physical and Virtual Collide

After collecting real-time data about manufacturing processes, a virtual factory simulates, assesses, and optimizes all processes in a virtual computer environment to seamlessly combine physical and simulated (virtual) manufacturing.
13 Focus 3

Time is Money: Vehicle Maintenance on the IoT

The collaborative “site-vehicle-people” platform helps fleet managers to stay up to speed with the real-time status of vehicles and sites, perform global and individualized command and dispatch — all to gain an edge in an ever-more competitive world.


13 Ecosystem

Industry 4.0 Enables Intelligent Manufacturing

Smart factories leverage converged ICT network and application resources for implementing intelligent business operations that comply with the Industry 4.0 model.


13 Success 1

VAMA’s Smart Factory Changes Automotive Steel Production

Huawei’s eLTE solution allows VAMA to build a high-speed IoT and service platform that implements intelligent manufacturing with real-time quality monitoring.
13 Success 2

Smart Factories Produce Quality Results

While digital manufacturing will become the mainstream production model within the next 10 to 20 years, equipment automation should be done not to replace humans, but to help them.
13 Success 3

Beyond Better Connected Buildings

Boosting business beyond their traditional telecom services, Australian carrier Optus has upgraded the energy efficiency of a 50-year-old building with machine-to-machine (M2M) technology. Optus M2M specialist Sunil Alury comments.


13 Forum

How has the Internet Changed the Way We Think?

The Internet has made a deep imprint on our way of thinking and is affecting how businesses compete with one another and organize themselves.

Book Review

13 书评

The Zero Marginal Cost Society: How Does China Lead the IoT and Share Its Economy?

While the United States led the world into the Second Industrial Revolution, China has set its sights on leading the world into the Third Industrial Revolution by being the first superpower to build out an Internet of Things (IoT) infrastructure and accompanying Collaborative Commons.