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LNS Research provides research and advisory services to guide companies through Industrial Transformation. Our research focuses on how digital technology drives transformation across the value chain and offers insights into the people, processes, and technologies required for achieving Operational Excellence. Our team of research analysts work with industrial companies to help them eliminate worries around alignment, time, cost and risk in Industrial Transformation. We apply proven methodologies to drive IT-OT convergence and disciplinary business leaders to achieve goals and time-to-value, quickly and confidently.
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Recent Posts

A Hot Week for Acquisitions & Partnerships: IIoT, EHS, SCM, & Cloud Solutions [Roundup]

Posted by | Research Team | on Sun, Jun 05, 2016

In this weekly Roundup, LNS Research explores recent announcements and events, such as IHS's Operational Excellence and Risk Management business unit is acquired by Genstar Capital; Dassault Systèmes acquires Ortems; Enablon is acquired by Wolter Kluwer Legal & Regulartory; and IBM and Cisco form a partnership.

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Categories: Operational Excellence, Supply Chain Management (SCM), Product Lifecycle Management (PLM), Cloud, Big Data, Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), Environment, Health and Safety (EHS)

Intel Makes IoT Play, HP Spins Off, and Big Data at the Indy 500 [Roundup]

Posted by | Research Team | on Sun, May 29, 2016

In this weekly Roundup, LNS Research explores recent announcements and events, such as Intel acquired Itseez; celebrating the 100th anniversary of the Indy 500; HP spins off business unit; and Airbus Helicopters putting 3D printing to work.

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Categories: Big Data, Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT)

New Digital Transformation Business Unit & IoT Everything [Roundup]

Posted by | Research Team | on Sun, May 22, 2016

In this weekly Roundup, LNS Research explores recent announcements and events, such as Honeywell Process Solutions introduces its new Digital Transformation business unit; Hewlett-Packard Enterprise launches its HPE Universe IoT platform; Hitachi launches an IoT business unit focused on sustainability; and SAP collaborates with UPS to improve its supply chain management and on-demand additive manufacturing.

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Categories: Supply Chain Management (SCM), Smart Connected Assets, Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), Industrial Transformation / Digital Transformation

Next Gen EQMS from IQS & Increasing APM Concerns in Rail [Roundup]

Posted by | Research Team | on Sun, May 15, 2016

LNS Research explores recent events and news, such as survey results from ABB identifying how the importance of APM in rail is increasing; IQS releases its latest version of next gen EQMS; Amazon Web Services partners with Salesforce to build an IoT software; and OSHA regulations. 

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Categories: Enterprise Quality Management System (EQMS), Smart Connected Assets, Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), Industrial Transformation / Digital Transformation, Asset Performance Management (APM)

Oracle Increases Cloud Power & GE Seeks New Digital Opportunities [Roundup]

Posted by | Research Team | on Sun, May 08, 2016

The LNS Research Roundup blog series explores recent industry events, such as Oracle acquiring Opower, Takata recalls increasing, Microsoft acquiring Solair, & GE searching for new opportunities.

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Categories: Enterprise Quality Management System (EQMS), Risk Management, Cloud, Big Data, Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT)

Industrie 4.0, U.S. President, & More at Hannover Messe 2016 [Roundup]

Posted by | Research Team | on Sun, May 01, 2016

Hannover Messe 2016 took place this past week where LNS Research was able to attend and witness the excitement. While much of the focus was on Industrie 4.0,

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Categories: Cloud, Big Data, Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), Industrial Transformation / Digital Transformation, Asset Performance Management (APM)

FANUC, Cisco, & Rockwell Collaborate on IIoT & HP Upholds Sustainability [Roundup]

Posted by | Research Team | on Sun, Apr 24, 2016

Avoiding 'Hoverboard' Mishaps with Operational Architecture and Standards

If the recent holiday craze over hoverboards has proved anything, it’s that not all "great ideas" are actually great ideas...

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Categories: Sustainability, Enterprise Quality Management System (EQMS), Risk Management, Big Data, Smart Connected Assets, Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), Asset Reliability

Intelex Announces New Data Service & Trains, IoT, and GE

Posted by | Research Team | on Sun, Apr 17, 2016

All Aboard Digital Transformation

The locomotive, being one of America’s first and foremost modes of rapid transportation, is getting an Internet of Things (IoT) enabled Digital Transformation make-over. 

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Categories: Cloud, Smart Connected Assets, Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), Industrial Transformation / Digital Transformation, Asset Performance Management (APM), Environment, Health and Safety (EHS)

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

Posted by | Research Team | on Sun, Apr 10, 2016

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 employees 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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Categories: Manufacturing Operations Management (MOM), Big Data, Mobile / Mobility, Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), Industrial Transformation / Digital Transformation

New OSHA Standards, Corroborating Digital Transformation Views [Roundup]

Posted by | Research Team | on Sun, Apr 03, 2016

OSHA Improves Silica Standards for Better Risk Management

The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) just issued a new standard for worker exposure to silica dust. The regulations will help protect 2.3 million workers who are exposed to respirable silica by preventing silicosis, a fatal lung disease, and lung cancer. The standard will impact many industries, including manufacturing, transportation, and construction.

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Categories: Risk Management, Cloud, Big Data, Smart Connected Assets, Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), Industrial Transformation / Digital Transformation, Environment, Health and Safety (EHS)