Author Archive for Craig Resnick

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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Can HMI/SCADA Software Be the “On Ramp” to the IIoT Digital Thread

HMI/SCADA software solutions continue to evolve to meet the needs of end users and OEMs as they continue their journey towards the IIoT. Rather than being just a standalone component, the HMI/SCADA platforms are evolving into integrated solutions that help solve end user and OEM problems to improve business performance. Although technological advancement will continue […]

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Is IIoT a Justification for Automation Modernization

Automation modernization remains one of the major issues faced by manufacturers.  ARC estimates that $65 billion worth of automation systems are nearing the end of their useful life. These estimates are even larger if one includes those installed systems that don’t meet the requirements for cybersecurity protection, or leveraging technologies, such as IIoT, cloud computing, advanced […]

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Industrie 4.0 and IIoT Ecosystems, It Takes an Expanding Village

As ARC continues to advocate, the adoption and traction of any emerging technology in the marketplace is directly proportional to the size and strength of the technology’s ecosystem, which ranges from developers to sales channels.  That has certainly been the case with Industrie 4.0 and IIoT ecosystems.  ARC remains a strong proponent of IIoT and […]

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GE Blends Oil and Gas with Digital Transformation and IIoT at Annual Meeting

Over 1,000 customers from around the world attended the recent 18th GE Oil & Gas Annual Meeting in Florence, Italy.  A multitude of presentations and demonstrations of the latest oil & gas technologies for processes, such as upstream, pipelines, LNG, and refining were made, but most were blended with digital transformation and IIoT. The annual meeting […]

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