What is a “Databus”? Why is it Important for Industrial IoT?

The new Industrial Internet Consortium (IIC) Industrial Internet Reference Architecture v1.8 (IIRA) contains a new architectural pattern called the “layered databus” pattern. A databus is a new way to manage dataflow in an industrial system. The IIRA databus definition is: A databus is a data-centric information-sharing technology that implements a virtual, global data space. Software […]

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SAP and Trenitalia’s IoT-Enabled Dynamic Maintenance – part 3

In the second blog (link) in this series we reported on Trenitalia’s current and future IIoT-enabled maintenance approaches the company uses. This blog provides expectations and recommendations on instilling successful culture change. Culture Change for Company-wide Implementation During the panel discussion, Mrs. Barbara Morgante mentioned that the company’s transformation is not only technical and financial […]

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Innovation in Asset Performance

Three outstanding finalists competed for the Be Inspired Award in the Innovation in Asset Performance category at the Bentley Systems’ Year in Infrastructure 2016 Conference held in London in November. Though vastly different applications, each finalist utilized Bentley’s AssetWise asset performance software in innovative ways in pursuit of its objectives. AssetWise powers a connected data environment to […]

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IIoT Technology Trends to Watch for in 2017

The automation industry appears to be evolving at a faster rate right now than at any time in its history, with IIoT being one of the primary drivers of change. IIoT and Digital transformation, enabled in part by the increasing convergence of operational technology (OT) and information technology (IT), is key for all organizations today, […]

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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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