Philip Hooker

Philip Hooker

Vice President, Strategic Programs at Software AG

Recent posts

  • IoT

    Raise the Bar on IoT Performance

    Unlocking trillions of dollars in value. Minimization of carbon footprint. Investment payback in less than 3 years. To achieve the results promised by Industrial IoT technology, organizations are investing millions of dollars in new equipment, sensors, PLCs, hardware, historians, and analytics tools, not to mention the investment in personnel. The expectation is that these investments will generate returns by reducing…

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    Don’t let your platform dictate your IoT device strategy

    Many connected product makers have been forced to reconsider the technology their products are based on following Google’s recent announcement to retire IoT Core on August 16, 2023. This will be no small task. Since IoT platforms are used to connect tens or even hundreds of thousands of devices, having to find a new one could have an impact on…

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    IoT at the edge of business transformation

    Why IoT at the edge could be key to transforming your business model   IoT at the edge enables a step change in the services offered by equipment makers to their customers. The old model of processing all IoT data in the cloud limited IoT’s role primarily to monitoring and reporting. Processing data at the edge, with computing close to assets…

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    The art of IoT DeviceOps

    In motorsports, victory is not about being the best driver but about assembling the most effective team.  The race craft and reflexes of the person behind the wheel are crucial on the track, but when the car pulls into the pit, it isn’t the driver that changes tires or alters the wing levels. That work is done by experienced, well-choreographed…

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  • News

    Hidden insights: It’s all in the math

    “We have completed our terrain relative navigation. Current speed is about 30 meters per second, altitude is about 300 meters off the surface. Sky Crane maneuver has started. About 20 meters off the surface. We’re setting signals from the MRO.Tango delta. Touchdown confirmed. Perseverance safely on the surface of Mars, ready to begin seeking for signs of past life.” Watching…

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    WHEN TRUE != NOT FALSE

    Today is World Logic Day, which is an opportunity to bring attention to the history, significance, and practical implications of logic. Reminding ourselves of rational decision-making is especially relevant today – with heightened election claim disputes, government propaganda, social media trolls, and contentious sporting decisions. For many, the result of any logical assessment is one of two extremes, bivalent: true or false.…

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    IoT Solutions: Don’t fail at scale

    By ensuring high reliability, high quality and resilience for Internet of Things (IoT) deployments, your projects won’t fail at scale. With an IoT project, making the leap from proof of concept to a production environment at scale can be tricky and time-consuming. According to Beecham Research in the report “Why IoT Projects Fail,” 60% of respondents trying to build an IoT solution had problems…

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  • News

    Celebrate National Techies Day

    The “star" status attained by several prominent technology experts - from Elon Musk to Tim Cook - is attracting more and more young people to careers in technology. On National Techies Day, I’d like to tell you a story of how some of these pioneers got their start and ended up influencing new generations of wannabe techies (including me). 3D animation…

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  • IoT

    Remember, your data will be with you, always

    Industry 4.0, a new hope… It is a period of intense economic rivalry… New entrants, leveraging the power of global cloud services, have won their first victory against mature incumbents… During the engagement, the new entrants were made aware of the incumbents' common key weakness; their fractured enterprises, with silos of data disconnected between departments, IT and operations… Pursued by…

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    The thin end of the IoT edge

    Edge computing often takes place on assets located in harsh or low-connectivity working environments; this is where “thin edge” lightweight, low-powered edge devices excel. Many of the more than 26 million software developers in the world (and growing), are focused on making small, semi-autonomous devices (upon which our modern lives depend) work better. These can range from controllers that sense when industrial paint…

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