January 19, LNS Research hosted the webcast, “Modern MES: Are Companies Finally Ready for Cloud Options?” The broadcast featured Bloom Energy’s CTO, Venkat Venkataraman who presented their findings and experiences with Cloud MES. Industrial companies and manufacturers tuned in to get an accurate understanding about the realities of today’s options. Mr. Venkataraman explained how Bloom selected the right MES solution for their new plant, then rolled it out to all the other facilities in its network.
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.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
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?Read More
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.Read More