CABA Information Series

IS-2010-137: Smart Systems Evolution

Harbor Research reports on the impact of data networks on electromechanical and electronic devices as they are connected to a data network.  Networking may cut across vertical markets with common device interface.  The article speculates whether existing large engineering companies are prepared for this convergence.  “These companies are large bureaucracies founded on focused products addressing focused markets.”  Success will require taking risks in system design, business relationships, and the use of assets.



























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