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

Sep
20
2018
Tim Shea — Technology Trends

Going Agile in a MachineFirst World via Business 4.0 & Cognitive Computing

My colleagues and I had the privilege of attending Tata Consultancy Services’ (TCS) Analyst Day event held in Boston on September 7, 2018. There were several interesting and informative presentations covering the concepts of Business 4.0 and MachineFirst Philosophy and how TCS is leveraging its unparalleled domain expertise and its deep and vast portfolio of services and solutions to provide its customers with exponential value to create abundance through mass customization, leveraging ecosystems to help its customers embrace and manage risk while maximizing business outcomes using technologies and concepts such as Cloud, Intelligence, Automated and Agile.
Sep
14
2018
Tim Shea — Industry Trends

Chevron Launching Predictive Maintenance to Cut Costs & Improve Operations

ARC takes every opportunity to blog about examples of leading oil & gas companies that are embarking on their journey towards digital transformation and operational excellence. We are encouraged and excited when companies engage in strong technology partnerships that enable them to breakdown operational silos and harness the power of digital technologies to improve operational performance.  One of the lowest “hanging fruit” in terms of opportunities to leverage the benefits of digital transformation lies in predictive maintenance.
Sep
10
2018
Guest Blogger: Jennifer Major — Industry Trends

How IoT with embedded AI is driving new revenue streams in the industrial world

When I ask people what they think the Internet of Things (IoT) is all about, the majority say, “smart homes”, probably based on personal experience with Alexa or Siri.  If I say that it’s also about industries making using of sensor data, most think of manufacturing.

Sep
05
2018
Dick Slansky — Industry Trends

Siemens PLM Analyst Conference: Realizing the Digital Transformation

Siemens PLM, a business unit of the Siemens Digital Factory group, recently held their annual analyst conference. There was a very noticeable and very significant difference between the 2018 analyst event and those in past years.

Sep
05
2018
Tim Shea — Industry Trends

BP deploys cloud-based analytics solution on Gulf of Mexico platforms

ARC continues to take every opportunity to highlight examples of owner-operators that are leveraging IIoT-enabled solutions such as cloud-based analytics that enable them to continue their journey towards digital transformation. In previous blogs ARC has highlighted its strong belief that strong technology partnerships are critical for companies seeking to fully leverage the true power of digital technologies to improve their operations and strive for operational excellence.
Sep
04
2018
Inderpreet Shoker — Industry Trends

Process, People, Strategy, and Technology: Key for Successful Asset Integrity Management (AIM)

Several sessions at the ARC Advisory Group’s recent Industry Forum covered various asset management topics in detail. The session, “Strategies and Technologies for a Successful Asset Integrity Management Program,” focused on the asset integrity management (AIM). At the session, end-user speaker, Rogério Weber Kirst from Braskem, shared their specific strategies and challenges relating to AIM with the audience.
Aug
29
2018
Greg Gorbach — Industry Trends

Managing the Industrial Customer Experience

Managing the new industrial customer experience (ICX) should be a cornerstone of every industrial company’s digital transformation program. Why are industrial equipment companies are embracing new business models built on much closer customer relationships? Because they know it will be key to their continued success. Having become accustomed to rapid technology evolution and adoption in their personal lives, their customers now expect more. They expect the products to be smart and connected, but they may also demand customization as well as a sophisticated understanding of the machine's operating ecosystem and conditions. By supporting a dynamic, innovative, and mutually beneficial coalition with each customer, the supplier can provide a business outcome-driven differentiator to guide internal programs, projects, and allocations.
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