Industrial IoT RSS Feed by ARC Advisory Group https://www.arcweb.com/blog/industrial-iot-viewpoints en Key Asset Integrity Management (AIM) Methodologies https://www.arcweb.com/blog/key-asset-integrity-management-aim-methodologies <span class="field-wrapper">Key Asset Integrity Management (AIM) Methodologies</span> <span class="field-wrapper"><span lang="" about="/user/1441" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">Inderpreet Shoker</span></span> <span class="field-wrapper">Mon, 10/22/2018 - 14:02</span> <ul class="links inline"><li class="node-readmore"><a href="/blog/key-asset-integrity-management-aim-methodologies" rel="tag" title="Key Asset Integrity Management (AIM) Methodologies" hreflang="en">Read more<span class="visually-hidden"> about Key Asset Integrity Management (AIM) Methodologies</span></a></li></ul> <div class="body text-secondary field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__items"> <div class="field__item"> Traditionally, industrial plants have followed prescriptive run‐repair‐replace approach for managing and maintaining their assets and equipment. While this strategy had been working for end-users, they realize that it is not the most cost-effective strategy. End users have begun to better realize the contributions of proper inspection and maintenance in keeping physical assets in good working conditions to avoid business interruption and improve profitability as well as plant safety. End users are taking informed approach to planning inspection and maintenance to maximize asset output while maintaining asset integrity. </div> </div> Mon, 22 Oct 2018 18:02:34 +0000 Inderpreet Shoker 74456 at https://www.arcweb.com Smart Manufacturing Operations Become Even Smarter With AR and VR https://www.arcweb.com/blog/smart-manufacturing-ar-vr <span class="field-wrapper">Smart Manufacturing Operations Become Even Smarter With AR and VR</span> <span class="field-wrapper"><span lang="" about="/user/83266" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">Ed O&#039;Brien</span></span> <span class="field-wrapper">Thu, 10/11/2018 - 08:48</span> <ul class="links inline"><li class="node-readmore"><a href="/blog/smart-manufacturing-ar-vr" rel="tag" title="Smart Manufacturing Operations Become Even Smarter With AR and VR" hreflang="en">Read more<span class="visually-hidden"> about Smart Manufacturing Operations Become Even Smarter With AR and VR</span></a></li></ul> <div class="body text-secondary field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__items"> <div class="field__item"> The time is right for smart manufacturing organiztions to adopt -- or expand -- their use, of AR and VR.  While the world of augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR) may be best known for such games as Pokémon GO and The Machines for the former and Minecraft VR and Need for Speed VR for the latter, both technologies are becoming an important part of the underlying strategy of firms adopting smart manufacturing methodologies. </div> </div> Thu, 11 Oct 2018 12:48:57 +0000 Ed O'Brien 74046 at https://www.arcweb.com IIoT and I4.0 Drive Expanding Functional Spectrum of IIoT Edge Devices https://www.arcweb.com/blog/iiot-i40-drive-expanding-functional-spectrum-iiot-edge-devices <span class="field-wrapper">IIoT and I4.0 Drive Expanding Functional Spectrum of IIoT Edge Devices</span> <span class="field-wrapper"><span lang="" about="/user/9" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">Greg Starr</span></span> <span class="field-wrapper">Wed, 10/10/2018 - 15:01</span> <ul class="links inline"><li class="node-readmore"><a href="/blog/iiot-i40-drive-expanding-functional-spectrum-iiot-edge-devices" rel="tag" title="IIoT and I4.0 Drive Expanding Functional Spectrum of IIoT Edge Devices" hreflang="en">Read more<span class="visually-hidden"> about IIoT and I4.0 Drive Expanding Functional Spectrum of IIoT Edge Devices</span></a></li></ul> <div class="body text-secondary field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__items"> <div class="field__item"> The IIoT edge is still in the development stage regarding solidification of its ultimate role in emerging IIoT architectures, but there is no doubt as to its rising importance in fulfilling the IIoT vision. As industrial internet strategies are evolving, so too are the functional capabilities of the enabling edge infrastructure devices. In the IIoT gateway and router market, this expanding functional spectrum provides both IT and OT suppliers with more options as to where to position device offerings. New offerings, including highly functional low-cost devices, target a variety of points along the broadening price/performance spectrum associated with the edge. </div> </div> Wed, 10 Oct 2018 19:01:57 +0000 Greg Starr 73996 at https://www.arcweb.com Digital Transformation Council Members to Share War Stories https://www.arcweb.com/blog/digital-transformation-council-members-share-war-stories <span class="field-wrapper">Digital Transformation Council Members to Share War Stories</span> <span class="field-wrapper"><span lang="" about="/user/1236" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">Greg Gorbach</span></span> <span class="field-wrapper">Wed, 10/10/2018 - 16:01</span> <ul class="links inline"><li class="node-readmore"><a href="/blog/digital-transformation-council-members-share-war-stories" rel="tag" title="Digital Transformation Council Members to Share War Stories" hreflang="en">Read more<span class="visually-hidden"> about Digital Transformation Council Members to Share War Stories</span></a></li></ul> <div class="body text-secondary field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__items"> <div class="field__item"> <p>After a busy summer, Digital Transformation Council <a href="http://digitaltransformationcouncil.com/">members </a>are back and they are hungry for information.  This became apparent at a recent member meeting focused on optimizing production operations with asset performance management or operations performance management solutions using modern, 21st century software.  It seems the whole industry is in a spooky season for digital transformation, a kind of quiet period that has many (most?) suppliers working in the background to modernize their software offering, but not yet ready to talk a</p> </div> </div> Wed, 10 Oct 2018 20:01:56 +0000 Greg Gorbach 74001 at https://www.arcweb.com Why Disruptive Technology Will Finally Make an Impact on Manufacturing https://www.arcweb.com/blog/why-disruptive-technology-will-finally-make-impact-manufacturing <span class="field-wrapper">Why Disruptive Technology Will Finally Make an Impact on Manufacturing </span> <span class="field-wrapper"><span lang="" about="/user/9" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">Greg Starr</span></span> <span class="field-wrapper">Thu, 10/11/2018 - 13:57</span> <ul class="links inline"><li class="node-readmore"><a href="/blog/why-disruptive-technology-will-finally-make-impact-manufacturing" rel="tag" title="Why Disruptive Technology Will Finally Make an Impact on Manufacturing " hreflang="en">Read more<span class="visually-hidden"> about Why Disruptive Technology Will Finally Make an Impact on Manufacturing </span></a></li></ul> <div class="body text-secondary field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__items"> <div class="field__item"> <p>When people think of disruptive technology, they think of startups like Uber and tech titans like Google, Amazon, and Apple. These companies developed technology based on advanced algorithms where “1-Click” means you’ll have your order within 1-2 business days and “Request Uber” means a private driver will pick you up within minutes and take you to your destination.</p> </div> </div> Thu, 11 Oct 2018 17:57:33 +0000 Greg Starr 74076 at https://www.arcweb.com Digital Technologies, Initiatives, and Leadership https://www.arcweb.com/blog/digital-technologies-initiatives-leadership <span class="field-wrapper">Digital Technologies, Initiatives, and Leadership</span> <span class="field-wrapper"><span lang="" about="/user/9" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">Greg Starr</span></span> <span class="field-wrapper">Thu, 10/11/2018 - 09:24</span> <ul class="links inline"><li class="node-readmore"><a href="/blog/digital-technologies-initiatives-leadership" rel="tag" title="Digital Technologies, Initiatives, and Leadership" hreflang="en">Read more<span class="visually-hidden"> about Digital Technologies, Initiatives, and Leadership</span></a></li></ul> <div class="body text-secondary field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__items"> <div class="field__item"> Industry is gripped in the tentacles of digitization. Any article I read, edit or write seems to be about disruptive technologies, innovative solutions, IT-OT integration, and cybersecurity. According to an article that I read in Forbes magazine, those born before 1990 are digital immigrants, and those born after are digital natives. For the digital immigrants use of technology (smartphone, tablet, social media etc.) doesn’t come naturally – it’s like adapting to a foreign culture; for the digital natives, it is an environment they are born into. So leaders must recognize this digital divide and bridge the gap, to drive digital transformation in the organization. </div> </div> Thu, 11 Oct 2018 13:24:17 +0000 Greg Starr 74061 at https://www.arcweb.com Gateways at the Epicenter of Emerging IIoT Edge Ecosystems https://www.arcweb.com/blog/gateways-epicenter-emerging-iiot-edge-ecosystems <span class="field-wrapper">Gateways at the Epicenter of Emerging IIoT Edge Ecosystems</span> <span class="field-wrapper"><span lang="" about="/user/666" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">Chantal Polsonetti</span></span> <span class="field-wrapper">Tue, 10/09/2018 - 09:47</span> <ul class="links inline"><li class="node-readmore"><a href="/blog/gateways-epicenter-emerging-iiot-edge-ecosystems" rel="tag" title="Gateways at the Epicenter of Emerging IIoT Edge Ecosystems" hreflang="en">Read more<span class="visually-hidden"> about Gateways at the Epicenter of Emerging IIoT Edge Ecosystems</span></a></li></ul> <div class="body text-secondary field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__items"> <div class="field__item"> <p>The edge of industrial Internet-enabled architectures has emerged as one of the most diverse, dynamic components of these evolving ecosystems.  Originally tasked with simple connectivity to the assets, devices, and data resident in operational processes and endpoints, the IIoT edge is increasingly viewed as the platform for local computation and application execution in service to IIoT- and I4.0-enabled business processes. </p> </div> </div> Tue, 09 Oct 2018 13:47:05 +0000 Chantal Polsonetti 73931 at https://www.arcweb.com Observations from RoboBusiness 2018 https://www.arcweb.com/blog/observations-robobusiness-2018 <span class="field-wrapper">Observations from RoboBusiness 2018 </span> <span class="field-wrapper"><span lang="" about="/user/83266" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">Ed O&#039;Brien</span></span> <span class="field-wrapper">Fri, 10/05/2018 - 09:17</span> <ul class="links inline"><li class="node-readmore"><a href="/blog/observations-robobusiness-2018" rel="tag" title="Observations from RoboBusiness 2018 " hreflang="en">Read more<span class="visually-hidden"> about Observations from RoboBusiness 2018 </span></a></li></ul> <div class="body text-secondary field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__items"> <div class="field__item"> The recent RoboBusiness 2018 robotics conference showcased a wide variety of new and innovative industrial robotics and drone systems.  Sponsors and presenters from such organizations as ABB Robotics, Future Robotix, Harmonic Drive, MITRE, Stanford University, ULC Robotics, Universal Robots, and Vecna Robotics, among others, attended the conference.  </div> </div> Fri, 05 Oct 2018 13:17:09 +0000 Ed O'Brien 73821 at https://www.arcweb.com Enabling Artificial Intelligence with Clean Data https://www.arcweb.com/blog/enabling-artificial-intelligence-clean-data <span class="field-wrapper">Enabling Artificial Intelligence with Clean Data</span> <span class="field-wrapper"><span lang="" about="/user/1256" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">Michael Guilfoyle</span></span> <span class="field-wrapper">Wed, 09/26/2018 - 16:23</span> <ul class="links inline"><li class="node-readmore"><a href="/blog/enabling-artificial-intelligence-clean-data" rel="tag" title="Enabling Artificial Intelligence with Clean Data" hreflang="en">Read more<span class="visually-hidden"> about Enabling Artificial Intelligence with Clean Data</span></a></li></ul> <div class="body text-secondary field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__items"> <div class="field__item"> <p>The application of Artificial Intelligence (AI) requires that data be processed at the speed of operations in order to analyze the performance of any given process system. In this way, important decisions can be made quickly to improve the performance of the operation. But for those decisions to be made in real-time, data must be of the highest quality, and that presents a challenge to the industry.</p> </div> </div> Wed, 26 Sep 2018 20:23:31 +0000 Michael Guilfoyle 73391 at https://www.arcweb.com Amazon Web Services Take on Industry https://www.arcweb.com/blog/amazon-web-services-take-industry <span class="field-wrapper">Amazon Web Services Take on Industry</span> <span class="field-wrapper"><span lang="" about="/user/1426" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">Constanze Schmitz</span></span> <span class="field-wrapper">Tue, 10/09/2018 - 08:40</span> <ul class="links inline"><li class="node-readmore"><a href="/blog/amazon-web-services-take-industry" rel="tag" title="Amazon Web Services Take on Industry" hreflang="en">Read more<span class="visually-hidden"> about Amazon Web Services Take on Industry</span></a></li></ul> <div class="body text-secondary field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__items"> <div class="field__item"> <p><span><span>For industry users, Amazon Web Services (AWS) may still seem like the new kid on the block, but the company has been doing business since 2006. For most of its early years, AWS provided cloud-based computing and storage services to start-up companies that gladly embraced its cashflow-friendly pay-as-you-go model rather than investing a big chunk of their start-up capital in IT equipment.</span></span></p> <p> </p> </div> </div> Tue, 09 Oct 2018 12:40:58 +0000 Constanze Schmitz 73921 at https://www.arcweb.com