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

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.

Jul
23
2018
Guest Blogger: Eitan Vesely — Industry Trends

Can OEMs Survive Digital Transformation and Hardware as a Service?

If Industry 4.0 is to be defined as a revolution, we should consider a universal rule that applies to all revolutions: New elites replace the existing centers of power. How does this apply to today’s OEMs?

Jul
20
2018
Harry Forbes — Company and Product News

New RFI for Open Process Automation System Integration

A new Request for Information (RFI) on Open Process Automation was issued yesterday by ExxonMobil Research and Engineering (EMRE). Here is a statement from EMRE about the RFI:

 

Jul
18
2018
Paula Hollywood — Industry Trends

Change Management 101

Price increases are a fact of life. As much as consumers and industrial buyers may resist, most are understanding provided the change is properly communicated. To avoid alienating customers, sound change management practices can avoid alienating customers. Change Management 101 states that change be communicated in a timely manner to internal and external stakeholders, including customers. This blogger recently received a quarterly statement from a service provider (who shall remain nameless) that announced a price increase effective immediately.
Jul
12
2018
Paula Hollywood — Industry Trends

Lifeline Reliability Puts Lives at Risk

To escape the heat wave that gripped the ARC HQ region last week, one had to go offshore to the islands of Martha’s Vineyard and Nantucket.  The ferry is the most economical and convenient way to get there.

Jul
11
2018
Chantal Polsonetti — Industry Trends

Yo-Yo Ma, the Edge Effect, and the IIoT Edge

The IIoT edge environment, where enterprise-level IT processes interact with the production-driven OT landscape, currently represents one of the largest areas of opportunity within the overall activity surrounding digital transformation.  The sheer number of edge initiatives pursued by IT and OT

Jul
03
2018
Craig Resnick — Industry Trends

Rockwell Automation, PTC Deal Driven by Digital Transformation

Rockwell Automation and PTC announced on June 11,2018 that they have entered into a definitive agreement for a strategic partnership that is expected to accelerate growth for both companies by providing an integrated information solution to customers seeking to transform their physical operations with digital technologies. As part of the partnership, Rockwell Automation will make a $1 billion equity investment in PTC, and Rockwell Automation’s Chairman and CEO, Blake Moret, will join PTC’s board of directors effective with the closing of the equity transaction.
Jun
29
2018
Sid Snitkin — Industry Trends

Recognizing All of Your Operational Assets

Operating assets are more than the physical equipment one sees during a plant tour. There is a lot behind the physical façade that is vital to generating good returns. And, development of these “hidden assets” must be synchronized with the physical façade throughout design, build and commissioning to rapidly achieve operational readiness.
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