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For MQTT smarter is better

The broad range of Industrial IoT applications demands that MQTT get smarter. What if an MQTT broker could do more than just blindly pass along data?

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The Importance of Data Analysis: A Brief Overview

Almost every business operating today deals with data in one form or another, and one of the biggest tasks when it comes to data is analysis. Data analysis refers to the process whereby data is processed to produce relevant insights that the business can use. Why is data analysis so important?

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Top tech trends dominating the manufacturing industry

Writing a piece like this can be difficult for a number of reasons, mainly because the needs of manufacturers are vastly different from business to business. That being said, there are a number of common trends we are seeing with our customers that are applicable across the entire manufacturing sector, no matter the size of the company or the output. I will be outlining what we have seen at SolutionsPT as the major trends moving forward for manufacturers but I’m also very keen to hear your thoughts.

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Ceratizit Launches New PolyClamp Verso for Simple and Precise Clamping Solutions

Ceratizit understands the need for flexible part clamping solutions, particularly when loading multi-axis machines with a wide variety of workpieces. Already offering a comprehensive range of clamping solutions, their new PolyClamp Verso enables machinists to overcome even the trickiest of loading scenarios.

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