what made one machine more efficient or downtime- prone than another, GE could moretightly manage its operations. For example, by using high performance analytics, GE learnedthat some of its jet aircraft engines were beginning to require more frequent unscheduledmaintenance. A single engine’s operating data will only tell you there’s a problem with thatengine. But by collecting massive amounts of data and analyzing the data across its entire fleetof machines, GE was able to cluster engine data by operating environment. The company foundthat the hot and harsh environments in the Middle East and China caused engines to clog, heatup, and lose efficiency, so they required more maintenance. GE found that engines had farfewer of these problems if they were washed more frequently. Fleet analytics helped GEincrease engine lifetime and reduce engine maintenance. 4. To what extent is GE becoming a software company? Explain your answer
5. Do you think GE will become one of the top 10 U.S. software companies? Why or why not?
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