Author Archive for Craig Resnick

The Oil and Gas Industry “New Normal” Pricing Justifies Greater IIoT Investment

We have all witnessed a number of changing dynamics in the oil & gas industry, most noticeably pricing, over the last several years. Demand and production are both increasing, based on The International Energy Agency (IEA) Oil Market Report forecast that shows a worldwide average demand of nearly 96 million barrels of oil and liquid fuels […]

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Siemens Gains IIoT MindSphere at Automation Summit

Siemens held its Automation Summit Users Conference in Boca Raton, FL June 26-29th 2017. The event was very well attended, with over 800 end users, OEMs, system integrators, distributors and media in attendance.  Themes of digitalization, digital twin, digital enterprise, and disruptive technology were heard throughout the event, with MindSphere, Siemens’ cloud-based, open operating system for IIoT […]

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IIoT Enables The Connected Enterprise at Rockwell Automation TechED 2017

Rockwell Automation held its 20th annual TechED (formerly RSTechED) for a record number 2,200 end users, system integrators, distributors, partners and machine builders interested in how IIoT and The Connected Enterprise related solutions can help to, for example, optimize production data, increase yields, reduce energy costs, build secure networks, and ultimately increase revenue and profits. […]

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IIoT is GE’s Trump Card in Saudi Arabia

One of the key enablers of IIoT is its range and diversity of applications across many industries. So when, for example, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, as part of its Saudi Vision 2030 economic diversification plan, wants to move beyond oil & gas and into areas, such as power, healthcare, and mining, IIoT and digital […]

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Add IIoT to Legacy Automation Assets to Reduce Unscheduled Downtime

One of the most common questions that manufacturers have for the ARC Advisory Group regarding IIoT project justification is can it help to address one of their primary challenges, unscheduled downtime, which is often the number one issue for plants today. Often, one of the causes of a portion of this unscheduled downtime is that […]

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