Wake Up to Security in MES – It Will Not Wait

Posted by Andrew Hughes on Wed, Jun 21, 2017 @ 11:00 AM

In recent research on Manufacturing execution systems (MES) and manufacturing operations, we have looked at ways of moving from monolithic MES solutions to agiler, distributed systems based on Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) platforms. 

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Tags: MOM, Big Data, MES, IIoT, cloud

[Infographic] 5 Essential Elements to Ignite Asset Performance Management

Posted by Dan Miklovic on Wed, Apr 19, 2017 @ 10:15 AM

This infographic explains what it takes to redefine Asset Performance Management into APM 4.0 to align with an Industry 4.0 or Smart Manufacturing strategy.


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Tags: Big Data, Asset Performance Management, cloud, Digital Transformation

5 EHS Management Trends and Impacts to Watch in 2017

Posted by Peter Bussey on Tue, Feb 07, 2017 @ 11:00 AM

There’s a good argument to be made that the Environment, Health, and Safety (EHS) business function has been relatively slow to change over the years. In some respects, it might be considered a laggard; for example in the adoption of enabling technology. Developments in recent years are changing that and bringing EHS management more to the forefront, mostly driven by the need for more rigorous management of operational and supply chain risks to ensure safe, sustainable, operations and products.

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Tags: Operational Excellence, Big Data, EHS, IIoT

Focus on Platforms Shows No Signs of Slowing Down [MondayMusings]

Posted by Matthew Littlefield on Mon, Jan 23, 2017 @ 10:00 AM

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: Big Data, Internet of Things, IIoT, cloud, #MondayMusings

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: Big Data, Asset Performance Management, Information Technology, Mobility, Predictive Maintenance, IIoT, cloud, Digital Transformation

Siemens Lines Up Its Digital Efforts to Compete in the Right Race [MondayMusings]

Posted by Matthew Littlefield on Mon, Dec 19, 2016 @ 10:00 AM

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: MOM, PLM, Big Data, IIoT, cloud, Digital Transformation, #MondayMusings

The Open Process Automation Forum: Why Should a Manufacturer Care?

Posted by Dan Miklovic on Thu, Dec 15, 2016 @ 11:17 AM

Between discussions on the Industrial/Internet of Things (IIoT/IoT), Big Data & Predictive Analytics, Mobility, Cloud, and other aspects of technology that are driving Digital Transformation, it would seem that CIO’s and Chief Digital Officers have their hands full. What more could be on the horizon to further add to the crush of technology already overwhelming businesses?

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Tags: ERP, Big Data, Mobility, IIoT, cloud, Digital Transformation

IT-OT Convergence: The Most Overused Term of 2016? [MondayMusings]

Posted by Matthew Littlefield on Mon, Dec 12, 2016 @ 10:00 AM

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

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Tags: Big Data, Information Technology, IIoT, cloud, Digital Transformation, Machine Learning, #MondayMusings

2016 Event Season Wrapping Up with a Bang: Rockwell Automation Fair and GE Minds + Machines [MondayMusings]

Posted by Matthew Littlefield on Mon, Dec 05, 2016 @ 10:00 AM

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

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Tags: Big Data, Asset Performance Management, IIoT, cloud, #MondayMusings

Never Too Late in the Year for New Technologies, New Partnerships, & New Deals [Roundup]

Posted by Diane Murray on Sun, Dec 04, 2016 @ 10:00 AM

In this weekly Roundup, LNS Research explores recent announcements and events, such as a unified communications solution by the IIC and OPCF collaboration; Schneider Electric’s new interoperability architecture; Aegis’ move to create Asia VAR program; Medgate’s new data gateway; and Honeywell’s coup to snag Turkey pipeline deal.

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Tags: Big Data, Internet of Things, Mobility, EHS, cloud