Digital Transformation 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.

Mar
28
2019
Mark Sen Gupta — Industry Trends

Digital Transformation for Chemicals Slowly Progressing

I recently attended the second day of the Best Practices for Chemicals conference earlier this month in Houston, Texas.  Much of the messaging focused on digital transformation for chemicals and its benefits.
Mar
26
2019
Bob Gill — Industry Trends

5G: Smartphones and Smart Factories

Not too long ago the annual Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, the largest and most significant (you have to be there!) event for the mobile telecoms industry, incited little interest in the industrial community.

Mar
26
2019
Wendy Harding — Industry Trends

Brexit – When Will Limbo Land Ever End?

Brexit - the withdrawal of the UK from the EU - leaves the country, its businesses and inhabitants in limbo as the planned leave date fast approaches.
Mar
23
2019
Ed O'Brien — Company and Product News

Incorporating EAM Maintenance Standards in EAM Systems

With EAM users’ needs expanding to include the use of industry-specific maintenance standards, EAM systems are becoming more sophisticated and purpose-built according to EAM maintenance standards.
Mar
15
2019
Sharada Prahladrao — Industry Trends

Highlights of DistribuELEC 2019

In an emerging economy like India, availability of quality and reliable power, is essential for the flawless functioning and increased productivity of all its sectors. Though the Indian power distribution utilities have come a long way toward achieving this objective since the enactment of the Electricity Act 2003, distribution remains the weakest link, and the Highlights of DistribuELEC are vital towards correcting this.
Mar
14
2019
Peter Reynolds — Industry Trends

APM Digitization versus Digitalization

While asset-owners consider the impact of Asset Performance Management (APM) technologies, ARC is aware of the confusion many in industry have about the distinction between the terms digitization versus digitalization.
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