GE, Siemens vie to reinvent manufacturing by harnessing the cloud

By Dow Jones Newswires via Fox Business

Mar 06, 2017

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A battle of industrial titans is shaping up as the Android-versus-iOS of manufacturing.

Germany's Siemens AG and larger U.S. rival General Electric Co. (GE) are duking it out to develop the definitive 'Internet of Things' cloud platform for industry.

GE, Siemens and a constellation of other companies aim to reinvent manufacturing by letting firms of all sizes tap digital platforms linking each stage of the value chain -- from design through production to maintenance.

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