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

Dec
13
2018
Ed O'Brien — Industry Trends

Creating a Balanced Maintenance Strategy with EAM Systems

Finding the right balance of preventive and corrective maintenance activity in EAM systems can be a challenge for today’s 24/7 industrial organizations.  With maximizing uptime a prime consideration, avoiding under- or over-maintaining assets can be a delicate balance.
Dec
11
2018
Inderpreet Shoker — Industry Trends

GPS Tracking Technology for Better Asset Management

A number of improvements and innovations are driving the adoption of the Industrial IoT (IIoT), helping create a solid value proposition for end users. Various industries are now adopting advanced IIoT technologies to bring improvement in range of different areas. One such area is asset tracking. GPS tracking technologies have been around for a long time and now with all the innovations in the areas of sensors, networking, and connectivity, the technology is well-suited as well as cost-effective to track assets and vehicles in real-time for commercial and industrial applications.
Dec
06
2018
Sharada Prahladrao — Industry Trends

Artificial Intelligence in the Healthcare Sector

There is a huge market for artificial intelligence (AI) in the healthcare sector and many companies, such as Google, Apple, Dell, HewlettPackard, Siemens, Bentley Systems etc. have already cashed in on this.  Hospitals, insurance companies, and industries with ties to healthcare have all been impacted.
Dec
04
2018
Ed O'Brien — Industry Trends

Digital Transformation and Analytics Take Root in EAM

These are both challenging and exciting times for EAM users looking to find actionable information in a sea of disparate data. With a wide variety of data sources in use in industrial organizations today, finding the right information, at the right time, is more important than ever. This is why there is an increasing demand for updated EAM systems that are part of larger digital transformation efforts, and increasingly include digital transformation, data and predictive analytics, and IIoT connectivity.
Dec
03
2018
Guest Blogger: Michael Ford — Technology Trends

Industrial IoT - The Journey from Talk to Success

Successful endeavors traditionally start with a clear business plan that has a defined expected outcome. Industrial IoT has no such luxury. Though the “talk” suggests grand opportunities, many of the success stories so far have largely been narrowly focused and – to a certain degree - proprietary. While this is not really what IIoT is about, there are many things we can do to put it back on track.
Nov
29
2018
Anju Ajaykumar — Industry Trends

Unleashing the Potential of Industry 4.0 in Emerging Markets

ARC Advisory Group held the company's sixteenth India Forum for the process and discrete industries, from July 5-6, 2018 in Bangalore, India. This year’s ARC India Forum, Digitizing and Securing Industry, Infrastructure, and Cities, attracted over 250 delegates. The Forum session topics covered industry and infrastructure moving towards digitization; automation trends, cybersecurity; smart technologies and smart cities; and several end user experiences. At the event, Ankur Goyal, Head – Strategic Business Development (Industry 4.0), Robert Bosch Engineering and Business Solutions, presented an end user presentation entitled, “Unleashing the Potential of Industry 4.0.”
Nov
28
2018
Inderpreet Shoker — Industry Trends

Drones Set to Transform Inspections

Around the world, asset-intensive industries, such as oil and gas, are looking to maximize their return on assets by better managing and maintaining their assets throughout the lifecycle. Regular maintenance and inspections work is crucial for proper asset management.

Nov
23
2018
Valentijn de Leeuw — Industry Trends

Information Modelling at NAMUR 2018: Namur Open Architecture (NOA) and Asset Lifecycle Data Model (ALC)

At the NAMUR General Assembly held on November 8 and 9, 2018, two topics were directly related to Information Modelling or data modelling. Data models enable information interoperability by specifying which information is stored where, and what the content of that information is. Models for asset information enable the efficient management of information of an asset. Asset information is seen as increasingly important and forms a basis for engineering, qualification and compliance, commissioning, operation, safety, maintenance and decommissioning.
Nov
20
2018
Jyoti Prakash — Industry Trends

Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning Reshaping Today’s Pipeline Leak Detection Systems

While operating companies in upstream, midstream, and downstream oil & gas have been utilizing leak detection systems (LDS) for decades; new regulations, rising concerns about pipeline integrity and cybersecurity, and the availability of several powerful new technologies have spurred increased interest in these solutions among end users. This bodes well for the overall market in the coming years. Today’s increasingly software-based leak detection systems incorporate advanced automation plus new, disruptive technologies such as predictive analytics, artificial intelligence, and machine learning to improve pipeline safety, availability, and security.
Nov
14
2018
Ralph Rio — Industry Trends

Servitization for Industrial Products

A key driver for servitization is the increasing complexity of products. It has become impractical for a general-purpose maintenance team at the end customer’s site to support and maintain modern equipment containing mechatronics, electronics, software and IP.  As a result, users look to the supplier for support.  Services have become an inseparable component of the product.  End-users who are involved in the supplier section of complex assets should include servitization in the selection criteria.
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