Industrial IoT/Industry 4.0 Viewpoints

IIoT Viewpoints

Featured here are original and timely articles from ARC analysts and guest writers on topics such as Digitization, New Business Models, Internet of Things, Industry 4.0, Smart Cities, and Smart Manufacturing.  We dive into technologies such as additive manufacturing, machine learning, asset performance management, device connectivity, IIoT architecture, cybersecurity, augmented reality, and more related to digitization and transformation of industries, infrastructure, and cities.  Our goal is to provide readers with clear and concise analyses, opinions, and discussion of these trends, technologies, and services. Sign up for our weekly IIoT/I4 Viewpoints newsletter

Aug
14
2018
Tim Shea — Industry Trends

Machine learning enables Equinor to optimize production operations in North Dakota

ARC takes every opportunity to highlight owner-operators and independent E&P firms that are taking the journey of digital transformation by deploying advanced analytics and machine learning to improve their operational performance and by lowering costs, increasing production and/or EUR, or im

Aug
13
2018
Guest Blogger: Floyd Miller — Industry Trends

Danger, danger Will Robinson! That does not compute!

Are you experiencing a tsunami of data? Smart, connected devices are transforming virtually every function in manufacturing. And, while the change feels massive right now, we are only connecting a small percentage of what potentially can be connected, with expectations of billions of additional smart objects being included in the future.
Aug
09
2018
Bob Gill — Industry Trends

User Stories from the Industry of Things (Part Two)

Part Two of this article features more stories of end user Industrial IoT adoptions and digital transformation journeys from the recent Industry of Things World Asia conference in Singapore, which this year was chaired by ARC Advisory Group. As mentioned in Part One, hearing from other end users on their motivations, experiences and challenges can be a powerful learning step for companies looking to initiate and move forward with projects in these areas.
Aug
07
2018
Jyoti Prakash — Industry Trends

Digital Twins Define Oil & Gas 4.0

According to the US Department of Energy, pumping systems account for almost 20 percent of the world’s energy consumed by electric motors and approximately 25 to 50 percent of the total electric energy usage in certain industrial facilities. Among other applications, pumps move crude oil through vast pipeline networks, which in turn play an indispensable role in transporting hydrocarbons to key markets. Suppliers are already developing solutions such as digital twins that can leverage data analytics to optimize the performance of pump stations for crude oil and other pipelines.
Aug
03
2018
Florian Güldner — Industry Trends

Siemens New Strategy and Q3 Numbers

Siemens announced new its new strategy and their latest numbers. Timing wise, this is a smart move, as it is always better to change before it starts to hurt and the numbers are indeed quite good.
Aug
02
2018
Bob Gill — Industry Trends

User Stories from the Industry of Things

After its inaugural outing last year, the Industry of Things World Asia event, organized by Berlin based we.CONECT, and a companion conference to the company’s Industry of Things World shows in Germany (Berlin) and the US (Orlando and San Diego), made a return to Singapore this July. As the name implies, Industry of Things World focuses firmly on the industrial strand of IoT, differentiating it from other more general IoT events and making it more than a little relevant for ARC Advisory Group, which this year was the chair for the two-day main conference session.
Jul
30
2018
Guest Blogger: Andy Jain — Industry Trends

Industrial Automation Transitions from Disruptive Innovation to Ambidexterity

Austrian economist, Joseph Schumpeter, once commented that: “The same process of industrial mutation - if I may use that biological term - that incessantly revolutionizes the economic structure from within, incessantly destroys the old one, incessantly creates a new one. This process of creative destruction is the essential fact about capitalism.”
Jul
26
2018
Janice Abel — Industry Trends

Investing in Advanced Analytics Technology for Operational Excellence

Advanced analytics, including technologies for predictive analytics, machine learning, and data science, are getting a lot of press and market funding. Recent research indicates that a growing number of executives believe that the right advanced analytics tool would improve their processes.

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