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Michael Riemer

Michael Riemer
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I am an "accidental" entrepreneur with more than 30 years of building companies, products, marketing programs and relationships that deliver valuable customer outcomes and significant shareholder value - 3 exits, 5 patents, 20+ product launches.
Show-Me-The-Money-in-IIoT

How Will IIoT Create More Shareholder Value?

How will IIoT drive more sales?This question stalls many industrial IoT projects.How will IIoT create more shareholder value?Now that is a much better question.Successful IIoT projects are customer and engagement focused, creating value...
IIoT-Analytics-are-Just-Numbers-Unless-You-Solve-a-Business-Problem

IIoT Analytics are Just Numbers, Unless You Solve a Business Problem

We just deployed a great new reporting tool.What's so great about it?It provides us reports about our key business metrics including revenue, service events, average resolution time, and more.Does it give...
Staying-Green-Using-IIoT-in-Commercial-Landscaping

Staying Green Using IIoT in Commercial Landscaping

IIoT is truly ubiquitous. It impacts everything from factories to construction equipment to the plants in our office.Seriously, the plants.It turns out the commercial landscaping maintenance management market is a big...
Stop-Doing-Nothing-and-Get-Your-Cybersecurity-House-In-Order

Stop Doing Nothing and Get Your Cybersecurity House In Order

With another major data breach hitting the headlines, it's time to take action."...the data was sitting in an Amazon Web Services storage "bucket," left open to anyone with an account, which are...

The Importance of an Open Digital Ecosystem in IIoT

You walk into the call center of a large transportation fleet. There are four teams separated by cubicle walls.Each group has a different "dashboard" on a tv screen. Each group is...
Are-Prescriptive-Applications-IIoT-Nirvana

Are Prescriptive Applications IIoT Nirvana?

Earlier, I wrote about the value of prescriptive analytics. It's the next wave of analytics. But it still falls short of ensuring successful IIoT applications.Success requires a direct link between analytics...
What-is-Prescriptive-Analytics

What is Prescriptive Analytics?

Did you say Predictive Analytics?No prescriptive.What is prescriptive analytics? Prescriptive analytics is the area of business analytics (BA) dedicated to finding the best course of action for a given situation.Based on prior...
Ready-Fire-Aim-3-Common-IIoT-Mistakes-to-Avoid

Ready, Fire, Aim – 3 Common IIoT Mistakes to Avoid

Not a day goes by without an article or blog outlining the technology stack and security requirements for enterprise IoT solutions. During hypercycles like this, the immaturity of the technology and...

Is Your Organization Ready for Industry 4.0?

Many articles on digital transformations and industrial IoT focus solely on technology enablement. In doing so, they underestimate the negative impact of poor organizational alignment.Assuming that employees can both do their...
Customer Centric IIoT Projects are the Key to Success

Customer Centric IIoT Projects are the Key to Success

For more than 10 years, I have had the opportunity to work with almost a dozen multinational companies on IIoT projects.Not all were successful. Based on these wins and losses, I...