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

May
02
2018
Will Hastings — Industry Trends

Siemens Additive Manufacturing at Hannover Fair

Siemens, as both a provider of design and manufacturing engineering software and as an industrial manufacturer, is in a unique position to help lead the industrial additive manufacturing revolution.  To be effective, it’s role is not just to develop tools, but to distil the idea of additive manuf

Apr
30
2018
Peter Reynolds — Industry Trends

Essential Elements of Digital Transformation

Industrial organizations are entering a period in which new digital technologies have the potential to augment people and processes to an unprecedented degree.

Apr
27
2018
Paula Hollywood — Industry Trends

Unknown Failure Mode Cause of Failure?

Was an unknown failure mode the root cause of the Southwest Airlines engine failure of April 17. 2018? Shortly following the accident, Col. Stephen T. Ganyard, USMC (Ret) and ABC News contributor for military and aviation issues, asked in this piece, was it a maintenance issue with Southwest, a design failure at the manufacturing level, or is it a new failure mode that comes with age?
Apr
26
2018
Sharada Prahladrao — Industry Trends

Digitalization Changes Everything

At the last ARC Industry Forum in India, a speaker from Siemens said that “Digitalization changes everything.” Then it struck me as a good opening line, but now I realize that digitalization has had a cascading effect on every aspect of our lives. “Everything” refers to more than breakthrough technologies and processes; people’s thought processes have changed and commonly used words take on a whole new dimension.
Apr
25
2018
Michael Guilfoyle and Pranav Misal — Acquisition or Partnership

Uptake Signals Intent for Industrial Predictive Analytics with APT Acquisition

Recently, I attended the first analyst summit for Uptake, a four-year old Chicago-based company that provides asset-centric data management, industrial predictive analytics (including machine learning), and cybersecurity solutions. Currently, the company is active in the railway, wind, oil and gas, and aviation sectors, which happen to be among the leading markets for IIoT use cases.
Apr
25
2018
Michael Guilfoyle and Pranav Misal — Acquisition or Partnership

Uptake Signals Intent for Industrial Predictive Analytics with APT Acquisition

Recently, I attended the first analyst summit for Uptake, a four-year old Chicago-based company that provides asset-centric data management, industrial predictive analytics (including machine learning), and cybersecurity solutions. Currently, the company is active in the railway, wind, oil and gas, and aviation sectors, which happen to be among the leading markets for IIoT use cases.
Apr
23
2018
Inderpreet Shoker — Industry Trends

IIoT and GPS Tracking Technology for Assets and Fleet

One of the many challenges that various industries face today is the tracking of their assets and vehicles. Internet of Things (IoT) has helped us connect most of our everyday devices and industrial assets are no exception. We now have various technologies available to track assets.

Apr
23
2018
Pranav Misal and Michael Guilfoyle — Company and Product News

Uptake – Creating Value through Data

Going beyond Silicon Valley, Chicago’s diverse economy remains to be the biggest strength in building a thriving tech ecosystem and a startup hub.

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