5 Predictions About Cloud’s Impact on Industrial Operations in 2017

Posted by Dan Miklovic on Tue, Jan 17, 2017 @ 10:00 AM

Cloud is one of the technological advances that has been cited as pivotal to Digital Transformation. Yet, for many manufacturers, the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) and Big Data/Predictive Analytics have dominated the conversation on just how manufacturing will transform.

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Tags: ERP, IIoT, cloud, Digital Transformation

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

APM Update: Private Equity gives IFS a Boost and Schneider Electric Shows Breadth [Monday Musings]

Posted by Matthew Littlefield on Mon, Nov 07, 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: ERP, IIoT, EAM, apm, Digital Transformation, #MondayMusings

Powering Up EHS, Two APM Acquisitions, and SAP on Simplified Data [Roundup]

Posted by Diane Murray on Sun, Nov 06, 2016 @ 10:00 AM

In this weekly Roundup, LNS Research explores recent announcements and events, such as Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems tackling EHS performance; Schneider Electric Buys APM Platform MaxEAM; AspenTech Acquires APM Company Mtell; and SAP’s Latest S/4HANA Release. Read More

Tags: ERP, EHS

Enablon Being Enablon, Wonderware Platform Potential, & Infor Gets High Marks [MondayMusings]

Posted by Matthew Littlefield on Mon, Oct 24, 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: MOM, ERP, MES, EHS, IIoT, cloud, #MondayMusings

Mega Cloud Looms, the Requisite Acquisition News, & Big Bucks for IoT [Roundup]

Posted by Diane Murray on Sun, Oct 09, 2016 @ 10:00 AM

In this weekly Roundup, LNS Research explores recent announcements and events, such as Microsoft and ABB working toward Cloud technology; Rockwell Automation acquires MAVERICK Technologies; and SAP invests $2.25 billion in IoT.

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Tags: ERP, Big Data, Internet of Things, IIoT, cloud

Sight Machine Announces 2.0 Release & IIC Announces Security Framework [MondayMusings]

Posted by Matthew Littlefield on Mon, Oct 03, 2016 @ 10:00 AM

The #MondayMusings blog series provides executive level insights and analysis for the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) and Digital Transformation from the previous week’s briefings, events, and publications @LNSResearch.

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Tags: MOM, ERP, Quality Management, IIoT, cloud, Digital Transformation, #MondayMusings

SAP: Expanding its APM Solutions Portfolio with Analytics

Posted by Dan Miklovic on Fri, Sep 09, 2016 @ 10:30 AM

 

The rapid evolution of new IT capabilities such as Mobility, Cloud, the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), and Big Data & Analytics has led to new vendors entering the market, existing vendors expanding their Asset Performance Management (APM) portfolio, and traditional APM vendors rapidly shifting their technology platforms. Today, we take a closer look at SAP and how it is growing from an Enterprise Asset Management (EAM) provider to an APM provider as it continuously accommodates Digital Transformation.

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Tags: ERP, Asset Performance Management, Mobility, IIoT, EAM, cloud

Predictive Analytics: The Gold Rush of 2016

Posted by Dan Miklovic on Tue, Aug 16, 2016 @ 11:30 AM

Each analyst at LNS Research not only has topical coverage, mine being Asset Performance Management (APM) and Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), but industry focus based on our previous experience. In my case, one of the industries I focus on is mining & metals. I find it helpful to stay in touch with other thought leaders and research activities throughout the industry. During any dialogue or legwork, it's not unusual for the Predictive Analytics gold rush to find its way into the conversation.

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Tags: ERP, Asset Performance Management, Predictive Maintenance, EAM

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