GE unveils big data tools for industry amid software shift

(Bloomberg) — General Electric Co. is unveiling software for boosting its machines’ productivity and streamlining repairs, alongside deals with Danish shipping line Maersk Corp. and French energy producer Dalkia SA.

GE announced new software for power plants, drilling platforms and wind farms at an event in Berlin Tuesday. The showcase for GE’s IT know-how comes a day after the Boston industrial giant said longtime Chief Executive Officer Jeffrey Immelt would step down Aug. 1 in favor of health-care chief John Flannery, after a transition to “a high-tech industrial company” that’s increasingly selling software in addition to heavy gear.

Author: Aaron Ricadela


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