Today, General Electric announced 14 new products that will bring the so-called "Industrial Internet" to aviation, power, water, transportation, oil and gas, health care, and energy management industries. These products combine standard industrial equipment, like turbines or engines, with sensors and software linked to the Internet. They will allow companies to gather major data streams from their equipment, and thereby analyze and enhance performance.
Additionally, GE announced that it will be partnering in this venture with other connected tech companies like AT&T, Intel, and Cisco, the latter of which is involved in developing technologies for the so-called "Internet of Things"—that is, the connection of all consumer products to the Internet. Additionally, GE already has partnerships with Amazon Web Services, management consulting and technology services company Accenture and Pivotal, a company that's building applications for the Industrial Internet, and which IBM actively invests in.
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