It’s Still About Business – And the Assets They Use to Generate Value [MondayMusings]

Posted by Matthew Littlefield on Mon, Jul 11, 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 previous week’s briefings, events, and publications @LNSResearch.

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Tags: Big Data, Internet of Things, Mobility, Smart Connected Assets, IIoT, cloud, Digital Transformation, #MondayMusings

Epicor to be Acquired by KKR & Honeywell Invests $1.5B into Intelligrated [Roundup]

Posted by Justine Holt on Sun, Jul 10, 2016 @ 10:00 AM

In this weekly Roundup, LNS Research explores recent announcements and events, such as Epicor is to be acquired by KKR; Honeywell acquires Intelligrated for $1.5 billion; a trio-partnership forms for an integrated automation platform; and J.D. Power's recent release of its quality survey results.

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Tags: ERP, Quality Management, Big Data, Internet of Things, Mobility, IIoT, cloud

Oracle’s Asset Performance Management and Industry Solution Capabilities

Posted by Greg Goodwin on Thu, Jul 07, 2016 @ 09:59 AM

As companies today continue to pursue Operational Excellence initiatives, they have some exciting advancements on the horizon in the form of Smart Connected Assets and Smart Connected Operations. It comes as no surprise today that many companies are spending considerable time and resources on bringing together Information and Operation Technology (IT/OT) to begin to build the architecture to facilitate Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) enabled operations.

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Tags: Operational Excellence, MOM, ERP, Big Data, Asset Performance Management, Internet of Things, Mobility, Smart Connected Assets, IIoT, EAM, cloud

Honeywell Launches IIoT Platform & the Big Buzz on Microsoft & LinkedIn [Roundup]

Posted by Justine Holt on Sun, Jun 19, 2016 @ 10:00 AM

In this weekly Roundup, LNS Research explores recent announcements and events, such as GE releases its new Brilliant Manufacturing Module; Honeywell Process Solutions announces it new IIoT analytics suite; Microsoft and set to acquire LinkedIn; and Biogen's Cambridge, MA locations announces its closing at the end of 2016.

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Tags: Cloud-Computing, Quality Management, Big Data, Internet of Things, Mobility, Predictive Maintenance, IIoT

A New Cloud-Based MES System is Born, Welcome 42Q

Posted by Andrew Hughes on Wed, May 18, 2016 @ 10:34 AM

For those of us who are Hitchhikers’ Guide to the Galaxy fans, the strange name of the latest Manufacturing Execution Systems (MES) provider will be clear – 42 is the answer to life, the universe, and everything. Arriving at the MESA and IndustryWeek conference in Chicago last week, we were greeted by a banner announcing the birth of 42Q, a new Cloud-based MES provider from San Jose, CA. It is a long time since we have seen a new fully developed MES solution hit the market.

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Tags: Cloud-Computing, Big Data, MES, Mobility, IIoT

Enablon Sustainable Performance Forum 2016: The Push for Operational Excellence

Posted by Peter Bussey on Thu, May 05, 2016 @ 11:00 AM

Similar to the U.S. Postal Service, neither rain nor floods could keep people away from their appointed rounds to attend the Sustainable Performance Forum (SPF) hosted by Enablon on April 21 in Houston. Despite heavy rains and flooding around that time, and tough business conditions in the local Energy sector, the conference had a strong turnout, with over 200 attendees.

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Tags: Operational Excellence, Risk Management, Big Data, Mobility, Predictive Maintenance, EHS

IBM & SAP on Digital Transformation & Toyota Invests in NEW Research Center [Roundup]

Posted by Justine Holt on Sun, Apr 10, 2016 @ 10:00 AM

Boeing Carries on Strong

As we mentioned in last week’s roundup blog, Boeing was making voluntary cuts in the commercial airline division. Despite the cut back of empoyees and aircraft production, Boeing announced receiving four orders of the 747-8 airliners totaling over a billion dollars in the first quarter of 2016.

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Tags: Manufacturing, Big Data, Mobility, IIoT, Digital Transformation

Building the Business Case for Digital Transformation: When & Why

Posted by Dan Miklovic on Tue, Apr 05, 2016 @ 10:30 AM

We’ve been writing a lot lately on Digital Transformation; how Enterprise Architecture (EA) provided the technological blueprint to achieve you Digital Transformation goals. What we haven’t yet spent a lot of time writing about is building the business case for Digital Transformation. Part of that stems from the fact that the business case will vary widely by industry and if we generalize too much about the business case it becomes so abstract that it ends up being of no use to anyone. 

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

Digital Transformation in Manufacturing is an All-In Game

Posted by Dan Miklovic on Thu, Mar 03, 2016 @ 10:45 AM

Companies in almost every industry are talking about Digital Transformation, but frequently they are taking a somewhat narrow view. In various industries, when you talk about Digital Transformation, the focus is on the idea of the digital thread. Possessing a detailed digital model of each and every product sold, as well as doing all of the design and prototyping carried out, is the main discussion in many of consumer goods oriented industries. 

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Tags: Big Data, Internet of Things, Mobility, IIoT, cloud, Digital Transformation

A Tale of 2 Asset Strategies in Rail: Traditional & Smart Connected Assets

Posted by Jason Kasper on Wed, Feb 24, 2016 @ 11:03 AM

Over the last two weeks the Rail industry has provided two distinct examples on asset strategies for locomotives. One is the traditional way of thinking and doing things the way they have always been done. The other provides insight as to where things can head when you incorporate Smart Connects Assets with service agreements to carry out Smart Connected Operations. In this blog we will review both approaches and discuss why Rail organizations should consider a Smart Connected Assets approach to create operational efficiencies and improved customer satisfaction in the regions they serve.

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Tags: Mobility, Smart Connected Assets, IIoT, cloud