Operational Technology Viewpoints RSS Feed https://www.arcweb.com/blog/operational-technology-viewpoints en The Future of Basic Process Control Innovation https://www.arcweb.com/blog/future-basic-process-control-innovation <span class="field-wrapper">The Future of Basic Process Control Innovation</span> <span class="field-wrapper"><span lang="" about="/user/646" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">Steve Clouther</span></span> <span class="field-wrapper">Wed, 02/20/2019 - 16:50</span> <ul class="links inline"><li class="node-readmore"><a href="/blog/future-basic-process-control-innovation" rel="tag" title="The Future of Basic Process Control Innovation" hreflang="en">Read more<span class="visually-hidden"> about The Future of Basic Process Control Innovation</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"> Basic process control, what we now call level 2 in the Purdue Enterprise Reference Architecture, has been the basis for successful process manufacturing for decades.  Innovations have moved from mechanical, to electrical, and on to computational.  Currently, the process control innovation has moved further up the architecture leaving changes at level 2 being mostly incremental. </div> </div> Wed, 20 Feb 2019 21:50:10 +0000 Steve Clouther 80331 at https://www.arcweb.com Railway Express: ‘Transforming Transportation’    https://www.arcweb.com/blog/railway-express-transforming-transportation <span class="field-wrapper">Railway Express: ‘Transforming Transportation’   </span> <span class="field-wrapper"><span lang="" about="/user/646" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">Steve Clouther</span></span> <span class="field-wrapper">Tue, 02/19/2019 - 10:02</span> <ul class="links inline"><li class="node-readmore"><a href="/blog/railway-express-transforming-transportation" rel="tag" title="Railway Express: ‘Transforming Transportation’   " hreflang="en">Read more<span class="visually-hidden"> about Railway Express: ‘Transforming Transportation’   </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"> Will new mobility deliver sustainable transport for all? This was the agenda for the ‘Transforming Transportation Conference 2019’, held in Washington D.C.   </div> </div> Tue, 19 Feb 2019 15:02:47 +0000 Steve Clouther 80256 at https://www.arcweb.com Tackling the Materials and Processing Challenges of Additive Manufacturing https://www.arcweb.com/blog/tackling-materials-processing-challenges-additive-manufacturing <span class="field-wrapper">Tackling the Materials and Processing Challenges of Additive Manufacturing</span> <span class="field-wrapper"><span lang="" about="/user/646" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">Steve Clouther</span></span> <span class="field-wrapper">Tue, 02/19/2019 - 11:02</span> <ul class="links inline"><li class="node-readmore"><a href="/blog/tackling-materials-processing-challenges-additive-manufacturing" rel="tag" title="Tackling the Materials and Processing Challenges of Additive Manufacturing" hreflang="en">Read more<span class="visually-hidden"> about Tackling the Materials and Processing Challenges of Additive 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"> "Tackling the materials and processing challenges of Additive Manufacturing ": 300 experts from research and industry met at the 3rd International Symposium Additive Manufacturing. </div> </div> Tue, 19 Feb 2019 16:02:09 +0000 Steve Clouther 80261 at https://www.arcweb.com Observations from the 2019 ARC Industry Forum https://www.arcweb.com/blog/observations-2019-arc-industry-forum <span class="field-wrapper">Observations from the 2019 ARC Industry Forum</span> <span class="field-wrapper"><span lang="" about="/user/646" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">Steve Clouther</span></span> <span class="field-wrapper">Thu, 02/14/2019 - 17:22</span> <ul class="links inline"><li class="node-readmore"><a href="/blog/observations-2019-arc-industry-forum" rel="tag" title="Observations from the 2019 ARC Industry Forum" hreflang="en">Read more<span class="visually-hidden"> about Observations from the 2019 ARC Industry Forum</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 2019 ARC Industry Forum was a great success with record attendance by both end users and suppliers.  This year’s event, the 23rd, included attendees from throughout the globe discussing digital transformation topics in asset-intensive and smart industries, cities, and municipalities.  </div> </div> Thu, 14 Feb 2019 22:22:13 +0000 Steve Clouther 80131 at https://www.arcweb.com Analytics-Driven Business Improvements Entice Enterprise Cloud Providers to Bring Hardware to Industrial IoT Edge https://www.arcweb.com/blog/analytics-driven-business-improvements-entice-enterprise-cloud-providers-bring-hardware <span class="field-wrapper">Analytics-Driven Business Improvements Entice Enterprise Cloud Providers to Bring Hardware to Industrial IoT Edge</span> <span class="field-wrapper"><span lang="" about="/user/646" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">Steve Clouther</span></span> <span class="field-wrapper">Mon, 02/11/2019 - 16:40</span> <ul class="links inline"><li class="node-readmore"><a href="/blog/analytics-driven-business-improvements-entice-enterprise-cloud-providers-bring-hardware" rel="tag" title="Analytics-Driven Business Improvements Entice Enterprise Cloud Providers to Bring Hardware to Industrial IoT Edge" hreflang="en">Read more<span class="visually-hidden"> about Analytics-Driven Business Improvements Entice Enterprise Cloud Providers to Bring Hardware to Industrial IoT Edge</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"> Enterprise cloud providers, such as AWS, Google, and Microsoft, are targeting the data-rich industrial IoT edge as a primary means of delivering analytics-driven business improvement. </div> </div> Mon, 11 Feb 2019 21:40:56 +0000 Steve Clouther 79916 at https://www.arcweb.com Expanding Functional Spectrum of Industrial IoT Edge Devices Driven by Escalation of Compute and Storage Requirements https://www.arcweb.com/blog/expanding-functional-spectrum-industrial-iot-edge-devices-driven-escalation-compute-storage <span class="field-wrapper">Expanding Functional Spectrum of Industrial IoT Edge Devices Driven by Escalation of Compute and Storage Requirements</span> <span class="field-wrapper"><span lang="" about="/user/646" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">Steve Clouther</span></span> <span class="field-wrapper">Mon, 02/11/2019 - 16:59</span> <ul class="links inline"><li class="node-readmore"><a href="/blog/expanding-functional-spectrum-industrial-iot-edge-devices-driven-escalation-compute-storage" rel="tag" title="Expanding Functional Spectrum of Industrial IoT Edge Devices Driven by Escalation of Compute and Storage Requirements" hreflang="en">Read more<span class="visually-hidden"> about Expanding Functional Spectrum of Industrial IoT Edge Devices Driven by Escalation of Compute and Storage Requirements</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"> Requirements at the Industrial IoT edge are driving renewed tiering between thick vs. thin edge devices and intelligent endpoints. </div> </div> Mon, 11 Feb 2019 21:59:26 +0000 Steve Clouther 79921 at https://www.arcweb.com Best Practices with Blockchain in Industry https://www.arcweb.com/blog/best-practices-blockchain-industry <span class="field-wrapper">Best Practices with Blockchain in Industry</span> <span class="field-wrapper"><span lang="" about="/user/646" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">Steve Clouther</span></span> <span class="field-wrapper">Thu, 02/07/2019 - 15:40</span> <ul class="links inline"><li class="node-readmore"><a href="/blog/best-practices-blockchain-industry" rel="tag" title="Best Practices with Blockchain in Industry" hreflang="en">Read more<span class="visually-hidden"> about Best Practices with Blockchain in 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"> Blockchain in industry provides clear business benefits. Examining 24 pilot programs found sweet spots with improved revenue and margins. </div> </div> Thu, 07 Feb 2019 20:40:55 +0000 Steve Clouther 79851 at https://www.arcweb.com Edge 2.0: From Pervasive Infrastructure to Business Outcomes https://www.arcweb.com/blog/edge-20-pervasive-infrastructure-business-outcomes <span class="field-wrapper">Edge 2.0: From Pervasive Infrastructure to Business Outcomes</span> <span class="field-wrapper"><span lang="" about="/user/646" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">Steve Clouther</span></span> <span class="field-wrapper">Wed, 02/06/2019 - 15:50</span> <ul class="links inline"><li class="node-readmore"><a href="/blog/edge-20-pervasive-infrastructure-business-outcomes" rel="tag" title="Edge 2.0: From Pervasive Infrastructure to Business Outcomes" hreflang="en">Read more<span class="visually-hidden"> about Edge 2.0: From Pervasive Infrastructure to Business Outcomes</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 industrial IoT edge 2.0 vision has migrated from a pervasive infrastructure technology to one that emphasizes outcome-driven use cases. </div> </div> Wed, 06 Feb 2019 20:50:07 +0000 Steve Clouther 79816 at https://www.arcweb.com Industrial IoT Edge 2.0 Emphasizes Ease of Use, Self-Service, Turnkey Operation  https://www.arcweb.com/blog/industrial-iot-edge-20-emphasizes-ease-use-self-service-turnkey-operation <span class="field-wrapper">Industrial IoT Edge 2.0 Emphasizes Ease of Use, Self-Service, Turnkey Operation </span> <span class="field-wrapper"><span lang="" about="/user/646" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">Steve Clouther</span></span> <span class="field-wrapper">Wed, 02/06/2019 - 16:23</span> <ul class="links inline"><li class="node-readmore"><a href="/blog/industrial-iot-edge-20-emphasizes-ease-use-self-service-turnkey-operation" rel="tag" title="Industrial IoT Edge 2.0 Emphasizes Ease of Use, Self-Service, Turnkey Operation " hreflang="en">Read more<span class="visually-hidden"> about Industrial IoT Edge 2.0 Emphasizes Ease of Use, Self-Service, Turnkey Operation </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"> Prospects for growth in industrial IoT solutions are looking up as Industrial IoT Edge 2.0 emphasizes ease of use, self-service, turnkey operation to address the complexity associated with early installations, which has been a significant growth governor to date. </div> </div> Wed, 06 Feb 2019 21:23:22 +0000 Steve Clouther 79821 at https://www.arcweb.com Delivering Business Outcomes with Industrial IOT https://www.arcweb.com/blog/delivering-business-outcomes-industrial-iot <span class="field-wrapper">Delivering Business Outcomes with Industrial IOT</span> <span class="field-wrapper"><span lang="" about="/user/646" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">Steve Clouther</span></span> <span class="field-wrapper">Fri, 02/01/2019 - 16:43</span> <ul class="links inline"><li class="node-readmore"><a href="/blog/delivering-business-outcomes-industrial-iot" rel="tag" title="Delivering Business Outcomes with Industrial IOT" hreflang="en">Read more<span class="visually-hidden"> about Delivering Business Outcomes with Industrial IOT</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"> Business models are changing in the age of IIoT. Many industrial enterprises are moving from large capital expenditures toward a "pay-as-you-go" model; commonly referred to as equipment-as-a-service (EaaS), or in some cases “Servitization”. </div> </div> Fri, 01 Feb 2019 21:43:18 +0000 Steve Clouther 79621 at https://www.arcweb.com