A week ago, I wrote Internet heartbeat, the Canadian way.
Someone at General Electric must have read my blogspot, decided to take a time-machine to travel a few months back and told their colleagues to re-align their corporate strategies.
GE released a white paper this week on its industrial internet vision. The news was subsequently picked up and reported by New York Times and InfoWeek, among others. The piece by C|Net provides the best "at a glance" summary.
Again, we really have to give Sun Microsystems the credits. The current cloud computing movement is essentially Sun's "The network is the computer" vision, just re-branded with a silly name. And this "industrial internet" vision is essentially Sun's "internet heartbeat" vision.