Smart Sensors are “Tip of the Spear” for IIoT

Much has been written and blogged about by ARC Analyst (and guest bloggers) over the last few years regarding the tremendous operational and business value that IIoT-enabled solutions can bring about for companies across all industries, but especially in asset-intensive industries such as oil & gas – upstream, midstream and downstream. One important component vital […]

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Fog in the Factory

The fog is starting to roll in on the factory floor. Manufacturers who have embraced the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) have made gains in performance and operational efficiencies, thanks to connected sensors that measure and manage equipment performance throughout the factory. Tiny sensors stream performance data to the cloud, helping to troubleshoot before equipment […]

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SAP and Trenitalia’s IoT-Enabled Dynamic Maintenance – part 2

In the first blog in this series we explained Trenitalia’s challenges and motivations. This blog has more on current and future IIoT-enabled maintenance approaches the company uses, in transition from condition-based maintenance, via component-based maintenance to predictive maintenance. IIoT-Enabled Maintenance Approaches Trenitalia collects up to 10,000 parameters per locomotive each second, transmits these in real time […]

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Welding Gets Connected with Industrial IoT

Welding. You can’t get much more industrial than that, can you? Likely conjures up images of a blue collar, safety-clad worker earnestly joining pieces of metal together as heat flashes and sparks jump around. (Or if you have a penchant for 1980s’ movies, then maybe a picture of dance-loving Pittsburgh steel-mill welder Jennifer Beals in […]

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Leonardo Joins the Battle of the Brainiacs

SAP’s new brand for its IoT portfolio, SAP Leonardo, like IBM Watson and SalesForce Einstein, evokes intelligence.  That is entirely appropriate, because arguably it is advanced analytics that is driving so much interest/payoff in IoT, especially in the industrial segment.  Whether it’s artificial intelligence, machine learning, or cognitive computing, this technology, combined with live data […]

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