Archive for Analytics

IIoT Front and Center at OTC 2017

ARC colleagues and I recently returned from the Offshore Technology Conference (OTC) in Houston last week and was impressed by not just the amount of discussions centered around IIoT-enabled solutions developed or being developed and the number of VR and wearable solutions on display at many booths, but by the revelation from Havard Devold, Group […]

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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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In Data We Trust?

Data analytics are critical to the concept of IIoT to find those hidden gems in the mountains of data that we diligently collect. But what if we don’t have trust in what the data indicates? Asset condition monitoring and management applications have been the initial IIoT target, but are the benefits being realized? Reliance on data may represent […]

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Cisco’s Digital Ceiling: PoE Backbone for Smart Buildings

The desire to achieve LEED or other sustainability ratings is pushing new market demands and regulations in communities around the world. Owners/operators have begun to make energy efficiency and intelligent operating systems an important factor in their real estate decisions. The market drivers for intelligent building controls are widely known and are driving investment in […]

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Where is the Edge?

Edge computing has data, applications and services at the logical extremes of a network near the sensors or in the devices generating data, and away from centralized cloud data centers. Data management, communication, and some analytics occur at the source of the data i.e., in each device which is much smaller in scale compared to the cloud. […]

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