4 Signs You'll Be an IIoT Control Systems Winner in 2020 & Beyond

Posted by Dan Miklovic on Thu, Aug 04, 2016 @ 10:30 AM

In my last two (first and second) DCS related posts I have laid out the rationality for why the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) will transform the plant floor from a control perspective, and what such a “controller-less” DCS might look like. Much of my case is predicated on looking back historically at the evolution of digital control and networking on the plant floor.

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Tags: Big Data, Predictive Maintenance, IIoT, cloud, Digital Transformation

Industrial Big Data Analytics: Can you Answer Questions You Didn’t Know to Ask? [MondayMusings]

Posted by Matthew Littlefield on Mon, Aug 01, 2016 @ 10:30 AM

Summer time is all about R&R; for most that means rest and relaxation. At LNS we like to add a third, being Research. The past week was busy with briefings and strategy sessions; with companies like iBASEt, Schneider Electric, OSIsoft, Bentley, and Parsec among many others.

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Tags: Big Data, Predictive Maintenance, IIoT, Digital Transformation, #MondayMusings

Closing the Data Scientist Divide and SplunkLive! in Boston [MondayMusings]

Posted by Matthew Littlefield on Mon, Jun 27, 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: Big Data, Predictive Maintenance, IIoT, Digital Transformation, #MondayMusings

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

Comparing IIoT Platform Differences with GE Predix & Analyzing Sensor to Cloud Analytics with WI-NEXT [MondayMusings]

Posted by Matthew Littlefield on Mon, Jun 13, 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: Big Data, Predictive Maintenance, IIoT, cloud, Digital Transformation, #MondayMusings

MRO Inventory Optimization with Oniqua Analytics Solution

Posted by Greg Goodwin on Thu, Jun 02, 2016 @ 02:04 PM

The more asset intensive the industry, typically the more disastrous unplanned downtime can prove in meeting production goals, customer expectations, finances, etc. The predictive and reliability centered maintenance being leveraged by leading companies is designed to eliminate this unplanned downtime before it occurs, and is a vital component of Asset Performance Management (APM) strategy.

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Tags: Operational Excellence, Asset Performance Management, Predictive Maintenance

There is a Right Way & a Wrong Way to Fail in Pursuit of Digital Transformation

Posted by Dan Miklovic on Wed, May 25, 2016 @ 10:00 AM

Thomas Edison has several quotes relating to success and failure with one of the most famous being, “I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work”. As businesses come to grips with the challenges presented by Digital Transformation and the deployment of the technologies that enable it, such as Cloud, Big Data & Predictive Analytics, mobility, and the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), we sense that past failures are inhibiting progress in far too many companies.

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Tags: Cloud-Computing, Big Data, Predictive Maintenance, IIoT, Digital Transformation

MES Embracing IIoT & Predictive Analytics Remains Hottest IIoT Space [MondayMusings]

Posted by Matthew Littlefield on Mon, May 23, 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, Cloud-Computing, MES, Predictive Maintenance, IIoT, #MondayMusings

Mtell: Aiding Operational Excellence in Asset Intensive Industries

Posted by Greg Goodwin on Fri, May 13, 2016 @ 10:00 AM

One thing nearly all asset intensive and regulated industries have in common right now is a highly dedicated focus on Operational Excellence. Whether it is Oil & Gas, where sub-$50-per-barrel prices are imposing huge belt tightening, Mining, where demand is sluggish, or Pharmaceuticals, where new ISO standards have forced improved quality management, just about everyone has maximizing the interplay between their people, processes, and technology as a top three objective. Read More

Tags: Operational Excellence, Asset Performance Management, Predictive Maintenance

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