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: Asset Performance Management, Smart Connected Assets, IIoT, Digital Transformation

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

New IIoT Framework, Day Care Takes a Cue from Industry, Power Companies to Light Up with Data, & Gas Pipeline in the Cloud [Roundup]

Posted by Diane Murray on Sun, Dec 18, 2016 @ 10:00 AM

This weekly in roundup, LNS Research explores recent announcements and events, such as the IIC’s new Business Strategy and Innovation Framework; ProcessMAP signs Learning Care; OSIsoft signs two new power companies; and gas pipeline expands relationship with Medgate.

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Tags: EHS, IIoT, cloud

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

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: Asset Performance Management, Mobility, IIoT

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

New Consortium Member, FDA Warning, and High-Tech Deal in East Texas [Roundup]

Posted by Diane Murray on Sun, Dec 11, 2016 @ 10:00 AM

This week in Roundup, LNS Research explores recent announcements and events, such as Industrial Internet Consortium welcomes a new member; the FDA’s new guidance release; and Delek Refinery in East Texas Buys Honeywell performance product.

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Tags: Quality Management, IIoT, reliability, Digital Transformation

The Road to the Center of the Enterprise: Smart Manufacturing [Infographic]

Posted by Andrew Hughes on Thu, Dec 08, 2016 @ 11:00 AM

Learn how manufacturing is becoming the center of the enterprise with this rapid-fire infographic. Understand what Smart Manufacturing means, the new role of manufacturing operations in the enterprise, why companies should start the journey now, and how to drive it an IIoT world. 

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Tags: MOM, MES, IIoT, Digital Transformation, Smart Manufacturing

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