Siemens Innovation Day USA

The Siemens Innovation Day, held at their Central Research and Development Center in Princeton was a showcase of disruptive, “game-changing” technologies.  The event was a great chance to hear Siemens’ perspective regarding high value opportunities for digital transformation and its general approach to discovering and fostering innovation through the next47 program. The day began with […]

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IIoT and I4.0 Connectivity Requirements Drive Industrial Ethernet Further into Automation Architectures

Industrial Ethernet end devices, such as the sensors, I/O drives, and other components that reside at the lower tier of the automation hierarchy, play a pivotal role in the connectivity-enabled business improvement strategies of the future. This is particularly true in the case of both the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) and Industrie I4.0 (I4.0), […]

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Industrial Platforms Complicate IIoT Analytics Decisions

“All you really need to know for the moment is that the universe is a lot more complicated than you might think, even if you start from a position of thinking it’s pretty damn complicated in the first place.” Douglas Adams, Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy Because it just wasn’t confusing enough… I think Mr. […]

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Thoughts from the Elephant in the Room: Big Data, Analytics, and Data Management for Industrial Control

IIoT Viewpoints is always on the lookout for disruptive IIoT-enabled solutions that address longstanding problems. ARC interviewed Vish Avasarala, Co-founder of Saint Software Consultants, and Kenneth Smith, General Manager, Energy at Hortonworks about how Big Data, analytics, and data management systems can help industrial companies optimize operations performance.  Today we present part one of two. […]

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Who Is Responsible for Reliability?

Who is responsible for reliability at your facility? A common response to this question from the asset performance management community is everybody.  ARC supports this position and there is growing evidence that this message is reaching the end user community. The requirements of an enterprise will vary depending on its organizational and operating philosophy as well […]

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