Industrial manufacturers must begin to digitize their operations, products and services now to make the most of the Industrial Internet of Things, analytics, AI and other "Industry X.0" technologies, according to a new book, Industry X.0 - Realizing Digital Value in Industrial Sectors, from Accenture, written by Eric Schaeffer.

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Today there are more than 250 smart cities projects in progress globally, according to Navigant Research, and that number is expected to increase significantly over the next several years. CommScope, a global leader in infrastructure solutions for communications networks, became a Lead Partner of the Smart Cities Council to help transform cities and support the growth of digital technology and intelligent solutions.

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Mahindra Comviva, the global leader in providing mobility solutions, announced the launch of MobiLytix Centralized Communication Manager, a unified, intelligent and analytically driven communication platform that help operators to manage real time life cycle triggers and ensure their engagement with their customer is relevant, holistic and multi- channel.

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Avaya introduced an innovative framework to help enterprises deal with the security and efficiency challenges arising as the Internet of Things (IoT), big data, and digital transformation push compute functions out to the edge of the network. The Avaya framework for the Everywhere Data Center addresses these challenges, introducing the Avaya Pivot operating platform and the Avaya Arc orchestration engine. Avaya also announced the Avaya VSP 8600, a modular Ethernet switch specifically designed to complement the unique capabilities of Avaya Pivot and Avaya Arc.

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