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

Apr
19
2018
Dick Slansky — Industry Trends

Smart City Technology Includes IoT

Cities and the infrastructure that connects and moves people are becoming much smarter. Moreover, cities are becoming safer for the people who live in these increasingly dense environments. A range of technologies have emerged to make cities smarter, more connected, and safer. These include both virtual geospatial technologies and geospatial information systems (GIS) that can capture the physical context of cities and infrastructure to create digital “virtual cities”.
Apr
18
2018
Craig Resnick — Industry Trends

IIoT Living on the Edge in Industrial Environments

Given the hype about IIoT, the ARC Advisory Group asks if it is really time to focus on the edge.  The promise of edge computing in industrial environments means getting the right device data in near real-time to drive better decisions, and maybe even control

Apr
17
2018
Pranav Misal — Industry Trends

Evolution of Smart Signaling

When a motorist waits at the red signal to turn green, there involves complex technology that tries to minimize congestion. There are 3-parts that enable the successful operation of a smart signaling system.

Apr
13
2018
Stefan Miksch — Industry Trends

Machine Tools in the Cloud with Siemens’ MindApps

Machine tools manufacturers today are faced with a changing world. They have to face the fact that cloud platforms will play an important role and they have to decide which cloud platforms they want to offer and use with their equipment. One of the challenges is that there are already numerous cloud offerings on the market from automation suppliers as well as from some machine tool builders themselves.
Apr
11
2018
Sharada Prahladrao — Industry Trends

What's Your Digital Quotient?

IQ…EQ…and now it is DQ! Intelligence, emotional, and digital quotient. Today it’s not enough to be highly intelligent or emotionally balanced – these are givens. The question is that in this era of digitization, what is your individual and company’s digital quotient?

Apr
10
2018
Chantal Polsonetti — Industry Trends

TAM Update Reveals Disparity in IIoT Adoption Rates

Industrial automation devices used in both discrete and process manufacturing are widely identified as some of the largest potential segments within the overall Internet of Things.  IIoT's potential is driven not only by the large number of devices shipped to industrial applications, but also the

Apr
09
2018
Michael Guilfoyle — Industry Trends

Market Outlook for Industrial Cloud Application Platforms with IoT

Industrial cloud application platforms with IoT functionality provide a modern approach for developing and deploying software applications. The approach is gradually displacing the older client/server model in which large, complex, monolithic applications were created and run. Recently, the pace of this changeover is accelerating as more companies embrace the modern platform approach.
Apr
09
2018
Larry O'Brien — Technology Trends

Report from Smart Cities Connect

ARC recently attended the Smart Cities Connect conference, March 26-29 in Kansas City, MO at the Kansas City Convention Center. Here's what we saw.
Apr
06
2018
Paula Hollywood — Industry Trends

Can You Buy Reliability?

According to CEO and publisher of Reliablityweb.com and all-round asset management evangelist, Terrence O’Hanlon, “You cannot buy a reliability journey or you would have purchased it already!” This is the first of a few laws of reliability O’Hanlon shared in the Digitization of Asset Performance Management Workshop at ARC’s 22nd Annual ARC Industry Forum. In addition, he challenged the audience to transform their thinking to discover new ways of thinking about old problems in their journey to reliability.
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