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)

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: Manufacturing Operations Management (MOM), Product Lifecycle Management (PLM), Cloud, Big Data, Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), 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: Cloud, Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), Big Data, Mobile / Mobility, Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), 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: Cloud, Big Data, Information Technology, Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), Digital Transformation, Artificial Intelligence / Machine Learning (AI/ML), #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: Cloud, Big Data, Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), #MondayMusings, Asset Performance Management (APM)

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: Cloud, Big Data, Mobile / Mobility, Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), Environment, Health and Safety (EHS)

Avoid Overspending with the Right APM Solution Provider

Posted by Dan Miklovic on Wed, Nov 23, 2016 @ 11:30 AM

Asset Performance Management (APM) has become one of the most talked about practice areas in the industrial sector. Every user group meeting in the automation sector that LNS Research analysts have attended recently has spoken of reliability, APM, and the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) as the way to drive Operational Excellence.

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Tags: Manufacturing Operations Management (MOM), Cloud, Big Data, Mobile / Mobility, Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), Asset Performance Management (APM)

Users Prioritize APM Functionality and Ease of Integration Ahead of Cost

Posted by Dan Miklovic on Tue, Nov 15, 2016 @ 11:04 AM

Manufacturing companies have the reputation of being very cost-sensitive when it comes to procuring application software. Almost every end user company LNS Research engages with that is conducting a vendor selection exercise has cost as a key element of its process. However, despite manufacturing’s reputation, the reality is companies put cost behind both functionality and ease of integration when it comes to purchasing decisions for Asset Performance Management (APM) application procurement.

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Tags: Cloud, Big Data, Asset Performance Management (APM)

Safety Down, Data Speed Up, Factory Just About Anywhere, & a Smelly Plant [Roundup]

Posted by Diane Murray on Sun, Oct 30, 2016 @ 10:00 AM

In this weekly Roundup, LNS Research explores recent announcements and events, such as OSHA releases a list of the ten most cited violations in 2016; MIT speeds up data preparation for analysis; manufacturing without the plant: factory in a box; and Missouri-plant violates air quality regulations. Read More

Tags: Enterprise Quality Management System (EQMS), Big Data, Digital Transformation, Environment, Health and Safety (EHS)

[Infographic] Operationalize Your EHS Management System in 6 Steps

Posted by Peter Bussey on Fri, Oct 21, 2016 @ 10:00 AM

EHS and operations business leaders face tough new challenges in ensuring processes are safe, reliable, and sustainable. Compliance obligations are becoming more complicated. Increasingly complex business networks and dynamic operating environments expose organizations to new risks. Stakeholder expectations for transparency and accuracy in disclosing risks and performance are more intense than ever. The need to have strong EHS management systems has never been greater.

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Tags: Risk Management, Cloud, Big Data, Mobile / Mobility, Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), Digital Transformation, Environment, Health and Safety (EHS)