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Analyzing Emerson Exchange and Automation Fair from Rockwell Automation – Two Leaders with Similar but Different Approaches [MondayMusings]

Posted by Matthew Littlefield on Mon, Nov 27, 2017 @ 02:16 PM

The #MondayMusings Industrial Transformation blog series provides insight and analysis for executives from recent briefings, events, and publications @LNSResearch.

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Labor Day to Thanksgiving is typically a three-month sprint for industrial automation and software analysts, with many of the leading vendors holding annual conferences. That means the week after is both a time to give thanks and enjoy a respite from heavy travel.

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Tags: Solution Vendor / Software Vendor, Digital Transformation, #MondayMusings

What is SAP Leonardo? [MondayMusings]

Posted by Matthew Littlefield on Mon, Nov 13, 2017 @ 01:25 PM

The #MondayMusings Industrial Transformation blog series provides insight and analysis for executives from recent briefings, events, and publications @LNSResearch.

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Tags: Solution Vendor / Software Vendor, Digital Transformation, #MondayMusings

Aligning Technology with Business Goals at Lockheed Martin

Posted by Matthew Littlefield on Fri, Nov 03, 2017 @ 10:15 AM

Digital Transformation is taking off in the fighter jet industry and Lockheed Martin’s F-35 program is a valuable example of taking a disciplined approach to connecting strategic objectives and technology selection.

Over the past three years, the company — like many other industrial and manufacturing organizations — has faced pressure to cut costs and ramp production. In 2014, Lockheed Martin began planning a major upgrade of its plant-floor software to scale production. This involved an assessment of its 80+ homegrown software applications and highly-customized commercial complex assembly manufacturing solution (CAMS) and manufacturing execution system (MES). Needless to say, this software hodgepodge presented risks and limitations, as the company set about overhauling and updating its mission-critical manufacturing systems.

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Tags: Case Study, Digital Transformation, IT/OT, Operational Architecture

Building a Digital Transformation Roadmap in Power Generation with ABB [MondayMusings]

Posted by Matthew Littlefield on Mon, Oct 30, 2017 @ 12:45 PM

The #MondayMusings Industrial Transformation blog series provides insight and analysis for executives from recent briefings, events, and publications @LNSResearch.

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Tags: Solution Vendor / Software Vendor, Digital Transformation, #MondayMusings

We’re Past Peak Hype for the IIoT and Digital – What’s next for the First Mover GE?

Posted by Matthew Littlefield on Mon, Oct 23, 2017 @ 01:30 PM

The #MondayMusings Industrial Transformation blog series provides insight and analysis for executives from the previous week’s briefings, events, and publications @LNSResearch.

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Tags: Solution Vendor / Software Vendor, Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), Digital Transformation, #MondayMusings

Schneider Electric – Reverse Takeover of Aveva: New Industrial Software Industry Emerging? [MondayMusings]

Posted by Matthew Littlefield on Mon, Oct 02, 2017 @ 04:05 PM

The #MondayMusings Industrial Transformation blog series provides insight and analysis for executives from the previous week’s briefings, events, and publications @LNSResearch.

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Tags: Solution Vendor / Software Vendor, Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), Digital Transformation, #MondayMusings

IIoT Insights from Foxboro User Conference and Siemens Analyst Day 2017 [Monday Musings]

Posted by Matthew Littlefield on Mon, Sep 25, 2017 @ 12:01 PM

The #MondayMusings Industrial Transformation blog series provides insight and analysisfor executives from the previous week’s briefings, events, and publications @LNSResearch

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Tags: Cloud, Smart Connected Assets, Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), Digital Transformation, #MondayMusings, Operational Architecture, Asset Performance Management (APM)

5 Most Asked Questions from the IIoT Use Case Webcast

Posted by Matthew Littlefield on Fri, Jul 28, 2017 @ 10:00 AM

On Thursday, July 13, LNS Research hosted the webcast, “IIoT and Digital Transformation Investment: Proof Points Versus Hype and Promises.” The presentation examined Digital Transformation use cases, and LNS explained the IIoT entry points, approaches, and benefits of six industrial companies.

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Tags: Cloud, Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), Digital Transformation, Artificial Intelligence / Machine Learning (AI/ML), Operational Architecture

Honeywell User Group 2017: Focusing on the Connected Plant [MondayMusings]

Posted by Matthew Littlefield on Mon, Jul 10, 2017 @ 10:00 AM

The #MondayMusings Industrial Transformation blog series provides insight and analysis for executives from the previous week’s briefings, events, and publications @LNSResearch.

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Tags: Cloud, Smart Connected Assets, Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), Industry 4.0 / Smart Manufacturing, #MondayMusings

[Infographic] 3 Use Cases to Get You Started with IIoT Today

Posted by Matthew Littlefield on Thu, Jun 22, 2017 @ 12:30 PM

Until now, industrial companies looking to invest in the IIoT had to “buy on faith” or take a “wait and see” approach. LNS Research highlights three Digital Transformation use cases and the value achieved by three industrial companies.  Use them to start building your company’s business case for investment.

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Tags: Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), Digital Transformation