Let’s Be Clear Which Digital Twin We Are Talking About

Posted by Dan Miklovic on Thu, Mar 30, 2017 @ 12:30 PM

Digital Twins are all the rage. They seem to be more popular than Pokemon Go was in July of last year. Nearly every article, blog post, or story about Digital Transformation or the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) mentions Digital Twins. The term Digital Twin has been around since 2003 when Dr. Michael Grieves introduced the concept. Since its introduction, the term Digital Twin has evolved considerably from its rather engineering design-centric roots. 

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Tags: Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), Digital Transformation, Asset Performance Management (APM)

Oracle has Cloud Momentum and Utilities focus on Digital Transformation at Distributech [MondayMusings]

Posted by Matthew Littlefield on Mon, Feb 27, 2017 @ 11:00 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), Digital Transformation, Asset Performance Management (APM)

Maintenance Professionals: 21st Century Blacksmiths

Posted by Dan Miklovic on Wed, Feb 15, 2017 @ 11:30 AM

Are maintenance professionals, including reliability engineers, about to go the way of blacksmiths? Digital Transformation makes it possible for IT staff to deliver Predictive Maintenance (PdM) results, but there is still tremendous value and need for maintenance pros.

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Tags: Predictive Maintenance (PM), Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), Enterprise Asset Management (EAM), Digital Transformation, Asset Performance Management (APM)

2017 Asset Performance Management Predictions

Posted by Jason Kasper on Wed, Feb 01, 2017 @ 10:00 AM

At LNS Research we are excited as to what 2017 will hold! We recently published a blog post to revisit our 2016 predictions, review how we did, and what it means going forward for Asset Performance Management (APM). Now as 2017 is upon us, we would like to discuss our predictions about what we expect to take hold for the year to come.

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Tags: Predictive Maintenance (PM), Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), Digital Transformation, Asset Performance Management (APM)

2016 Asset Performance Management Predictions in Review: How Did We Do?

Posted by Jason Kasper on Fri, Jan 27, 2017 @ 10:30 AM

The Asset Performance Management market didn’t disappoint in 2016. The momentum and pace of innovation continued in solutions, business models and assets. All bolstered by Internet of Things (IoT) Platforms and the effect they are beginning to have on the Asset Lifecycle.

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Tags: Predictive Maintenance (PM), Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), Asset Performance Management (APM)

De-Regulation Under Trump Will Not Create a Windfall for Manufacturers [MondayMusings]

Posted by Peter Bussey on Mon, Jan 09, 2017 @ 12:09 PM

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

 


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Tags: Risk Management, Asset Performance Management (APM), Environment, Health and Safety (EHS)

Health and Safety, Asset Performance, Quality, and Reliability Top This Week’s News [Roundup]

Posted by Diane Murray on Sun, Jan 08, 2017 @ 10:00 AM

In this monthly in Roundup, LNS Research explores recent announcements and events, such as business goals hurting workers; AspenTech talking Asset Performance Management (APM); FDA on contract drug manufacturing; product engineering to reduce costs and boost reliability; and workers blind to health and safety rules.

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Tags: Enterprise Quality Management System (EQMS), Risk Management, Asset Performance Management (APM), Environment, Health and Safety (EHS)

Addressing Roadblocks with a 5 Step Journey Towards Smart Connected Assets

Posted by Jason Kasper on Tue, Dec 27, 2016 @ 10:27 AM

When pursuing Digital Transformation efforts, it is important to understand the roadblocks one may face when moving forward. There is a direct correlation between education on new technologies such as Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), an integral component of both Smart Connected Assets and Digital Transformation, and the ability to build a business case and therefore get the funding you require to execute on a project.

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Tags: Smart Connected Assets, Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), Digital Transformation, Asset Performance Management (APM)

IT vs. OT: Who Does Guerrilla Tech Better?

Posted by Dan Miklovic on Wed, Dec 21, 2016 @ 11:49 AM

Much of the new technology that is the foundation of Digital Transformation, such as the Internet of Things (IoT), Big Data, Cloud, and Mobility have either their roots or widespread proliferation within the consumer sector which drives volume adoption. It is the consumer market size, which accelerates the evolution of the technology as well as the lowering of the price point. In most cases, the consumer-driven adoption of technology has been spurred on by the technologists within the IT department. For many manufacturers, the value of these new technologies is best realized on the shop floor.

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Tags: Cloud, Big Data, Information Technology, Mobile / Mobility, Predictive Maintenance (PM), Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), Digital Transformation, Asset Performance Management (APM)

The State of Mobility in Asset Performance Management

Posted by Jason Kasper on Tue, Dec 13, 2016 @ 10:15 AM

This year, we have had an opportunity to meet with many industry clients and vendors to discuss the use of mobility in Asset Performance Management (APM). Mobile devices and applications have evolved throughout the years as the core APM applications have moved from desktop to web based. This first wave of Mobility and applications were still a bit cumbersome as the devices required were typically purpose built and for a single process, like work or inventory.

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Tags: Mobile / Mobility, Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), Asset Performance Management (APM)