All posts by Tim Dawson

Tim has nearly 20 years’ experience in technology market intelligence with expertise across a broad range of industrial automation technologies and industries. Tim is now Research Director and Principal Analyst for the Interact Analysis Industrial Technology team, using his considerable experience to develop best-in-class research for the manufacturing sector. Read More

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Softbank to Acquire Robotics Division from Alphabet: our take

The details Late last week it was announced, without much ceremony, that Softbank Group would be acquiring Boston Dynamics and Schaft, collectively the robotics division...

/ June 12, 2017
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Softbank’s Investment in OSIsoft

In short: great synergies, but execution will be key Last week it was announced that Softbank Group had made an investment in OSIsoft by acquiring...

/ June 6, 2017
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Google arrives just in IoT(ime)

Last month we wrote about Alphabet’s (and its subsidiaries) lack of presence in the industrial IoT space, this despite being suitably qualified and it being...

/ May 25, 2017
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Is Alphabet late to the industrial IoT party?

If you were at Hannover Messe 2017, you won’t have missed the very visible presence of IT companies – Microsoft, SAP, Amazon Web Services, Cisco,...

/ May 4, 2017
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ABB to acquire B&R Automation – Our view

ABB to acquire B&R (Bernecker + Rainer Industrie-Elektronik GmbH) for an undisclosed sum to close ABB’s historic gap in machine and factory automation. Key points...

/ April 19, 2017

Autonomous mobile robots deliver with a strong presence at Automate

Autonomous mobile robots (AMRs) are set to be the fastest growing type of industrial service robot. Manufacturing companies and end-users requesting more flexible and automated...

/ April 18, 2017