Harnessing Asset & Knowledge Data for Smart Connected Operations

Posted by Jason Kasper on Tue, Aug 23, 2016 @ 10:01 AM

There is no doubt that the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) Platforms are beginning to make an impact on asset intensive industries today. Much of the focus has been on the technological advances in Big Data, Cloud and Analytics, but a big opportunity remains. For years’ organizations have been investing in equipment and people that have generated data. Now that the economies of scale are making prudent sense, it’s time to take advantage in the form of Smart Connected Operations.

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Tags: Big Data, Predictive Maintenance, Smart Connected Assets, IIoT, cloud

C3 IoT Platform Has Momentum [MondayMusings]

Posted by Matthew Littlefield on Mon, Aug 22, 2016 @ 11:48 AM

The #MondayMusings blog series provides executive level insights and analysis for the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) and Digital Transformation from the previous week’s briefings, events, and publications @LNSResearch.

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Tags: Big Data, Internet of Things, IIoT, cloud, Digital Transformation, Machine Learning

Forget the Fork: Data Goes Farm to Computer as Biotech Seed Company Serves Up Predictive Analytics [Roundup]

Posted by Diane Murray on Sun, Aug 21, 2016 @ 10:00 AM

In this weekly Roundup, LNS Research explores recent announcements and events, such as a biotech company uses Predictive Analytics for farming; Boston, MA MBTA adopts wearables for improved performance; Nestlé expands Quality Assurance center with $31M; Cisco finds a faster way to Digital Transformation; and Exxon Mobil and the Georgia Institute of Technology have found an alternative to avoid carbon dioxide pollution.

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Tags: Quality Management, Big Data, Predictive Maintenance, IIoT, cloud, Digital Transformation

Smart Connected Assets’ Role in Enabling the Workforce and Analytics

Posted by Jason Kasper on Fri, Aug 19, 2016 @ 10:07 AM

Smart Connected Assets are beginning to drastically alter business models. Each day we hear more stories of companies gaining insight from data generated from these assets. This is creating opportunities to ask new questions and enable business models that were not feasible just 5 years ago.

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Tags: Big Data, Predictive Maintenance, Smart Connected Assets, IIoT, cloud, Digital Transformation

How the IIoT Will Transform Big Data Analytics [Infographic]

Posted by Matthew Littlefield on Wed, Aug 17, 2016 @ 10:02 AM

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Tags: Big Data, IIoT

Predictive Analytics: The Gold Rush of 2016

Posted by Dan Miklovic on Tue, Aug 16, 2016 @ 11:30 AM

Each analyst at LNS Research not only has topical coverage, mine being Asset Performance Management (APM) and Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), but industry focus based on our previous experience. In my case, one of the industries I focus on is mining & metals. I find it helpful to stay in touch with other thought leaders and research activities throughout the industry. During any dialogue or legwork, it's not unusual for the Predictive Analytics gold rush to find its way into the conversation.

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Tags: ERP, Asset Performance Management, Predictive Maintenance, EAM

Smart Connected Operations Driving Changes in the Supplier Community, Not Just for End Users [MondayMusings]

Posted by Dan Miklovic on Mon, Aug 15, 2016 @ 10:00 AM

Digital Transformation is not just impacting the users of technology, but the supplier community as well—and not just by opening doors for new Big Data or Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) startups.


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Tags: MOM, Cloud-Computing, Internet of Things, IIoT

Control Systems, Siemens, Apple, and a Drama [Roundup]

Posted by Diane Murray on Sun, Aug 14, 2016 @ 10:00 AM

Evolution of Control Systems Is in Your Hands

LNS is vocal about how IIoT will influence the next generation of control systems. On August 23, end users will have a rare opportunity to directly impact the evolution of control systems at the Open Automation Industry Day, hosted by ExxonMobil Research and Engineering Company (EMRE) and The Open Group.

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Tags: Weekly Roundup

Every Manufacturer Needs Someone to Lead Digital Transformation

Posted by Dan Miklovic on Thu, Aug 11, 2016 @ 10:46 AM

Digital Transformation has become the most hyped initiative to hit the manufacturing sector in the last several years. The need to pursue Digital Transformation, from the supplier community to business gurus, has been the topic to generate thousands of pages with material pertaining to the what, why, and when. There is a near universal consensus that as with any other business process change or improvement initiative, Digital Transformation requires support from top leadership to be successful.

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Tags: Big Data, Asset Performance Management, Smart Connected Assets, IIoT, cloud, Digital Transformation

Harness Big Data & Predictive Analytics to Improve EHS Performance

Posted by Peter Bussey on Wed, Aug 10, 2016 @ 11:22 AM

Driving continuous Environmental, Health, and Safety (EHS) performance improvement depends on operationalizing EHS management: aligning people, process, and technology capabilities for consistent execution of the management system in daily operations. A key aspect of achieving this is effective performance management.

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Tags: Operational Excellence, Big Data, Predictive Maintenance, EHS