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Rockwell Automation: Its FactoryTalk APM Software Portfolio

Posted by Justine Holt on Wed, Aug 31, 2016 @ 11:00 AM

Asset Performance Management (APM) is a critical core competency for any manufacturer or asset intensive company. LNS Research has designated APM, along with Quality, Manufacturing Operations, Energy Management, and Environment, Health, & Safety (EHS)/Sustainability as a pillar of Operational Excellence. Failure to achieve excellence in any one of these pillars puts Enterprise Performance at risk and failure in in two or more pretty much dooms any chance of achieving Operational Excellence, regardless of how the enterprise defines it.

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Tags: Asset Performance Management, OEE, Smart Connected Assets, IIoT

VelocityEHS and Enhsa Partner Up & Emerson Sells Shares for $5.2 Billion

Posted by Justine Holt on Sun, Aug 07, 2016 @ 10:30 AM

In this weekly Roundup, LNS Research explores recent announcements and events, such as Velocity and Enhesa announces a strategic partnership; Emerson sells Network Power Leroy-Somer business for $5.2 billion; Tesla is set to acquire SolarCity; and Biogen may have a possible buyout on the horizon.

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Tags: Sustainability, Manufacturing, EHS, cloud

Oracle Makes a $9.3B Acquisition & Tesla Lays Out the Gigafactory [Roundup]

Posted by Justine Holt on Sun, Jul 31, 2016 @ 10:00 AM

In this weekly Roundup, LNS Research explores recent announcements and events, such as Oracle acquires NetSuite; LG Innotek wins a Suppier of the Year award; Tesla introduces the future of its Gigafactory; and How Quality is viewed by the FDA when it comes to pharmaceuticals.

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Tags: ERP, Quality Management, Internet of Things, cloud, Digital Transformation

Joy Global Gets Acquired for $3.7B & Boeing Moves Analytics to Microsoft Azure [Roundup]

Posted by Justine Holt on Sun, Jul 24, 2016 @ 11:55 AM

In this weekly Roundup, LNS Research explores recent announcements and events, such as Industry Day hosted by ExxonMobil and Open Group; Joy Global gets acquired by Komatsu; Boeing moves its analytics to Microsoft Azure to further enable the IoT; and a public-private partnership is formed to help the workforce in digital manufacturing.

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Tags: Manufacturing, Asset Performance Management, Internet of Things, IIoT, Digital Transformation

IIoT Partnerships, EHS Acquisitions, and a Lesson from Pokémon Go [Roundup]

Posted by Justine Holt on Sun, Jul 17, 2016 @ 10:00 AM

GE and Microsoft Team Up in the Name of IIoT

Earlier this week General Electric and Microsoft Corporation developed a partnership to unite each of the companies’ Cloud technologies. The two organizations hope to increase Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) strength with the companionship of GE’s Predix Platform and Microsoft Azure.

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Tags: Weekly Roundup, Big Data, EHS, IIoT

Epicor to be Acquired by KKR & Honeywell Invests $1.5B into Intelligrated [Roundup]

Posted by Justine Holt on Sun, Jul 10, 2016 @ 10:00 AM

In this weekly Roundup, LNS Research explores recent announcements and events, such as Epicor is to be acquired by KKR; Honeywell acquires Intelligrated for $1.5 billion; a trio-partnership forms for an integrated automation platform; and J.D. Power's recent release of its quality survey results.

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Tags: ERP, Quality Management, Big Data, Internet of Things, Mobility, IIoT, cloud

Cisco Makes Cloud Acquisition & Intelex Adds EHS Value [Roundup]

Posted by Justine Holt on Sun, Jul 03, 2016 @ 10:00 AM

In this weekly Roundup, LNS Research explores recent announcements and events, such as Intelex acquires Ecocion; Cisco is to acquire CloudLock; Volkswagen settles on emissions scandal; and ABB announces a new location in Silicon Valley. Read More

Tags: Risk Management, Cloud-Computing, Asset Performance Management, EHS, IIoT

Enviance Acquires Cloud-Based EHS Provider & Drones Fly Free [Roundup]

Posted by Justine Holt on Sun, Jun 26, 2016 @ 10:52 AM

In this weekly Roundup, LNS Research explores recent announcements and events, such as Enviance Acquires Actio Corporation; commerical users can now fly drones for profit purposes without a pilot's license; and Intel continues with its IoT vision.

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Tags: Supply Chain Management, Cloud-Computing, Internet of Things, EHS, IIoT, Digital Transformation

Honeywell Launches IIoT Platform & the Big Buzz on Microsoft & LinkedIn [Roundup]

Posted by Justine Holt on Sun, Jun 19, 2016 @ 10:00 AM

In this weekly Roundup, LNS Research explores recent announcements and events, such as GE releases its new Brilliant Manufacturing Module; Honeywell Process Solutions announces it new IIoT analytics suite; Microsoft and set to acquire LinkedIn; and Biogen's Cambridge, MA locations announces its closing at the end of 2016.

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Tags: Cloud-Computing, Quality Management, Big Data, Internet of Things, Mobility, Predictive Maintenance, IIoT

AspenTech Makes an Asset Reliability Acquisition & adidas’ SPEEDFACTORY [Roundup]

Posted by Justine Holt on Sun, Jun 12, 2016 @ 10:00 AM

In this weekly Roundup, LNS Research explores recent announcements and events, such as AspenTech acquires Fidelis Group, LLC; adidas goes completely robotic in its first factory in Germany after 20+ years; LNS Research Analyst, Dan Jacob presents on the upcoming webinar, Quality Management in the Board Room: Building the Executive Business Case for EQMS with Quality Digest's Mike Richman and Dirk Dusharme; and HPE further commits to Iot/IIoT. 

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Tags: Quality Management, Asset Performance Management, Internet of Things, IIoT