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Jun
19
2018
Michael Guilfoyle — Industry Trends

Edge or Cloud Analytics?

Edge analytics are necessary based simply on the nature of industrial operations. A more thorough explanation of edge or cloud analytics includes a mix of technology and business reasons.
Jun
15
2018
Valentijn de Leeuw — Industry Trends

ACHEMA 2018: MTP Facilitates Modular Production

Automation vendors continue to support standardisation efforts initiated by NAMUR, with demonstrators and reports on pilot implementations of Module Type Package (MTP) that facilitates modular production.  The impressive list*) of users, vendors, integrators and associations that participated in the common booth on MTP testifies on the perceived importance of modular production, and predicts significant rates of adoption of the standard.
Jun
15
2018
Pranav Misal — Industry Trends

NGTC (Next Generation Train Control Systems) converges ETCS and CBTC

Despite the implementation of advanced rail control systems, railway accidents, collisions, and derailments are still occurring. The existing architecture of the control systems is largely dependent on the human intervention, which results in the error.

Jun
13
2018
Pranav Misal — Industry Trends

Video Analytics Strengthens Traffic Management Systems

Rapid growth in the Internet of Things (IoT), digitization, analytics, and big data has dramatically changed the operations and strategies in the development of the future of transportation.

Jun
13
2018
Bob Gill — Industry Trends

Legal Issues in Smart Manufacturing

Lawyers are primarily concerned with liability of your organization and can advise on key issues such as: What are you liable for to your customers? What liability needs to be borne by your vendors? What are your liable for to the regulators? What are the different jurisdictions (and their implications) of all the countries in which you are operating?
Jun
19
2018
Janice Abel — Industry Trends

Top 5 Criteria for Operational Time-Series Database Selection

Companies are transforming operations and manufacturing using new time-series database technologies for the IIoT and the digital transformation. Traditional operational historians and time-series databases are changing and adapting to address the digital transformation. The new generation operational historian or industrial data platform is an industrial time-series database used to capture and transform time series data into operational visualization to support industrial operations analysis and decision-making and the digital transformation. The next gen historian is more than just a platform for data storage. Platforms for the today’s time-series databases should include on-premise, edge and cloud, etc.
Jun
15
2018
Valentijn de Leeuw — Industry Trends

ACHEMA 2018: MTP Facilitates Modular Production

Automation vendors continue to support standardisation efforts initiated by NAMUR, with demonstrators and reports on pilot implementations of Module Type Package (MTP) that facilitates modular production.  The impressive list*) of users, vendors, integrators and associations that participated in the common booth on MTP testifies on the perceived importance of modular production, and predicts significant rates of adoption of the standard.
Jun
14
2018
Dick Hill — Industry Trends

Are you Organized for a Successful Digital Transformation Investment?

Manufacturers around the globe are beginning the journey of digital transformation investment.  Some are well into the transformation.  Unfortunately, many enterprises are not sufficiently equipped from an organizational point of view.  Creating a strategic IT-OT investment plan is essential, as indicated in a previous post on this blog.  However, many will look at this as an IT-OT technology-based digital transformation investment plan, rather than holistically as an enterprise transformational plan that involves organizations and people as well as the latest digital technology.
Jun
13
2018
Bob Gill — Industry Trends

Legal Issues in Smart Manufacturing

Lawyers are primarily concerned with liability of your organization and can advise on key issues such as: What are you liable for to your customers? What liability needs to be borne by your vendors? What are your liable for to the regulators? What are the different jurisdictions (and their implications) of all the countries in which you are operating?
Jun
15
2018
David Clayton and Tim Shea — ARC Report Abstract

Digitization Takes the Next Step at the Offshore Technology Conference

Several ARC Advisory Group analysts recently attended the 2018 Offshore Technology Conference (OTC) held at NRG Park in Houston.  More than 61,000 attendees gathered at the annual conference, which featured more than 2,300 exhibiting companies.
Jun
15
2018
Chantal Polsonetti — Acquisition or Partnership

SAP and Endress+Hauser Work on Joint IIoT Solutions

SAP and Endress+Hauser will intensify their cooperation in the development of Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) applications for the process industry.

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