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IoT-powered Virtual Manufacturing is the Next Big Thing

11 hours 7 minutes ago

The industrial revolution underway driven by the effects of changing technology, market conditions, and consumer needs is forcing companies to strive for greater efficiency in product quality and service more than ever before.  Competitive advantage rests solely with those firms that embrace state-of-the-art technologies that help them drive down the cost of production right from […]

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Riby George

How will ICS cybersecurity standards be impacted by IIoT?

1 day 13 hours ago

There has been quite a bit of discussion and speculation about the potential impact of the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) on the development, deployment, and operation of industrial control systems (ICS). Predictions have ranged from “Nothing changes” to “It will turn everything that we do on its head.” As is usual in situations like […]

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Eric Cosman

fybr’s Next-Gen City Operations Platform: An Embedded Collaborative Learning Edge Architecture

4 days 10 hours ago

Cybersecurity was missing-in-action at Smart Cities Week Silicon Valley for the most part, and that is not surprising since when you go outside of industry into the smart cities and buildings markets the buzz is just whispers. In the smart cities and buildings markets it is not prominent because the owners/operators/civic leaders do not know […]

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Alex Chatha

Emerging IIoT Services by OEMs, Renters and Dealerships

5 days 13 hours ago

Part 2 of a three part series on the impact of IIoT on OEMs and their dealerships.  Part 1 is here. Original equipment manufacturers (OEM) are starting to offer IIoT-enabled remote monitoring and analytics services on a subscription basis that identify an issue before it harms the equipment or cascades into a major incident.  Success […]

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Ralph Rio

What’s new with SAP Leonardo?

6 days 13 hours ago

SAP Leonardo is not just about IoT anymore.  SAP has refocused it as a digital innovation system for redefining your business.  That certainly makes a lot of sense, given that the next few years will be all about digitization, innovation, and business transformation.  In my view, this move by SAP tacitly acknowledges the importance of […]

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Greg Gorbach

EdgeX Foundry Pursues Hardware and Operating System Agnostic Connectivity Framework for the IoT Network Edge

1 week ago

The network edge remains a flashpoint of Internet of Things (IoT) activity given its important role in interfacing end devices to the cloud and overall delivery of the IoT value proposition. Open, standards-based connectivity between the data and services resident on edge devices and cloud-based applications is paramount, which in turns drives the need for […]

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Chantal Polsonetti

Platforms Abound at Hannover Fair

1 week 1 day ago

It’s been about two weeks since the Hannover Fair.  Now that I’m back in the office fully decompressed, it seems like a perfect time to reflect on the experience. I had two objectives while attending the fair; first, to meet with the various Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) suppliers as part of my ongoing research and, […]

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Will Hastings

Key Takeaway from Smart Cities Week: Has Govtech’s Outdated Policies and Extended Procurement Cycle Actually Been a Good Thing?

1 week 4 days ago

Smart Cities Week, hosted by the Smart Cities Council, took place at the Santa Clara Convention Center this week with the core theme, “Next-Generation Smart Cities.” The event brought together civic leaders from municipalities spread throughout the US and world to hear from smart city leaders how they are transforming their cities, and to engage […]

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Alex Chatha

IIoT Front and Center at OTC 2017

1 week 5 days ago

ARC colleagues and I recently returned from the Offshore Technology Conference (OTC) in Houston last week and was impressed by not just the amount of discussions centered around IIoT-enabled solutions developed or being developed and the number of VR and wearable solutions on display at many booths, but by the revelation from Havard Devold, Group […]

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Tim Shea

IIoT Enables Dramatic Changes for OEMs, Renters and Dealerships

1 week 6 days ago

Part 1 of a three part series on the impact of IIoT on OEMs and their dealerships. Remote connectivity and analytics enabled through the Industrial IoT (IIoT) offer equipment dealerships and rental companies an opportunity to grow revenues through new maintenance services. Equipment used in the construction, mining, agriculture, industrial, and transportation industries has grown […]

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Ralph Rio

Add IIoT to Legacy Automation Assets to Reduce Unscheduled Downtime

2 weeks ago

One of the most common questions that manufacturers have for the ARC Advisory Group regarding IIoT project justification is can it help to address one of their primary challenges, unscheduled downtime, which is often the number one issue for plants today. Often, one of the causes of a portion of this unscheduled downtime is that […]

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Craig Resnick

Musings on the 2017 Embedded Systems Conference

2 weeks 1 day ago

I attended the Embedded Systems Conference (ESC) in Boston this week with my colleague Rick Rys. I have two main takeaways: Firstly, IIoT (at the smart edge device level) remains a major new market for the embedded systems industry. The emphasis last year at the ESC was that IoT was the natural evolution for ES, […]

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Dick Slansky

SAP’s Karsten Hauschild on Digitization and SAP Leonardo

2 weeks 4 days ago

I recently had a chance to sit down with Karsten Hauschild, a Solution Manager at SAP whose focus is Enterprise Asset Management, IoT, Mobility, and GIS.  We discussed how IoT is changing business models, SAP’s perspective on Digitization and Digital transformation, and SAP Leonado, Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, and predictive analytics.  According to Hauschild, companiesare […]

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Greg Gorbach

Connected and Secure Digital Factories Remain the Goal

2 weeks 5 days ago

The next generation of smart connected factories will be designed and architected as a system of systems involving production systems, automated work stations, and assembly lines. This is the essence of the Industrial IoT and smart manufacturing, where there is communication between intelligent products, machines, and systems. By connecting machines to machines, people to machines, […]

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Dick Slansky

Additive Manufacturing: The Designers Dilemma

2 weeks 6 days ago

I imagine some design engineers view additive manufacturing as a blessing and a burden. A design engineer utilizes constraints – material properties, application requirements, and, of course, manufacturing limitations – to determine the fit, form, and function of a product.   For many products, these three aspects of design are deeply interdependent, and as a design […]

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Will Hastings

Smart Cities Sparking Innovation in Digital Twin Visualization Platforms

2 weeks 6 days ago

The smart city presents new challenges for visualizing data in both the central operations center capacity, as well as, presenting cyber-physical networks to a predominately mobile workforce. For the centralized or remote operations control rooms, we are now seeing 3D/4D/5D digital city models and even digital twin for cities. For mobile operators, vendors are beginning […]

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Alex Chatha

Securing IIoT Systems to Mitigate Cyber-Attacks

3 weeks ago

Cyber-attacks against critical network infrastructure can have severe consequences ranging from operational shutdowns, to damaged equipment, financial loss, and even theft of confidential information. The imminent concern has put world governments on high alert. The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has grown weary over the growing number of cyber-attacks on industrial control networks. To […]

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Guest Blogger: Julian Weinberger

FAA-Approved Additive Manufactured Titanium Structural Components Change the Game

3 weeks 4 days ago

One of the key objectives of Industrie 4.0 is the ability to manufacture economically in single unit quantities. An announcement by Boeing and Norsk Titanium (www.norsktitanium.com) that the two companies have receive FAA approval on Additive Manufactured titanium structural components is a real game changer in the metal working industry. By incorporating Additive Manufacturing equipment […]

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Sal Spada

Cloud Adoption Slow and Steady Among SAP Chemical Users

3 weeks 5 days ago

Last week I had the pleasure to attend the Best Practices for Chemicals Event in Houston this year. Digital Transformation in Chemicals While there I spoke with SAP about Digital Transformation in the chemicals industry.  Apparently, chemical manufacturers, particularly those focused on agri-business, paint and coatings, are leading the charge in response to acute competitive […]

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Mark Sen Gupta

In Data We Trust?

3 weeks 6 days ago

Data analytics are critical to the concept of IIoT to find those hidden gems in the mountains of data that we diligently collect. But what if we don’t have trust in what the data indicates? Asset condition monitoring and management applications have been the initial IIoT target, but are the benefits being realized? Reliance on data may represent […]

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Paula Hollywood
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