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Digital Transformation – The Humanity of It

At the 2017 Honeywell Users Group, I had the opportunity to listen to Scott Klososky with Future Point of View, who spoke on Digital Transformation. However, he addressed it from the point of view of humanity. He opened with the question: “How does technology affect humanity?”  Then he asked, “Are we happier?” Unfortunately, no. To […]

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It’s not the Network, it’s the Convergence!

Last week I wrote a post about Software Defined Networks in the IIoT. This week in response one of my clients shared a different viewpoint. My client told me that the system convergence phenomenon would be more important than networking for the IIoT. He convinced me that he’s right, in the mid-term to long term […]

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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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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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Raspberry Pi meets Industrial Automation

It all started with the first version of a single-board computer called “Raspberry Pi”, developed by a charitable foundation in Great Britain. Since its launch in 2012, originally designed as a low-cost tool for students, the Raspberry Pi has become an incredible success. On its fifth birthday at the end of February, the foundation announced […]

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