Archive for Cloud

Cloud Adoption Slow and Steady Among SAP Chemical Users

Last week I had the pleasure to attend the Best Practices for Chemicals Event in Houston this year. Digital Transformation in Chemicals While there I spoke with SAP about Digital Transformation in the chemicals industry.  Apparently, chemical manufacturers, particularly those focused on agri-business, paint and coatings, are leading the charge in response to acute competitive […]

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Industrial Platforms Complicate IIoT Analytics Decisions

“All you really need to know for the moment is that the universe is a lot more complicated than you might think, even if you start from a position of thinking it’s pretty damn complicated in the first place.” Douglas Adams, Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy Because it just wasn’t confusing enough… I think Mr. […]

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Transferring Data to the Cloud… by Truck

No, this is not a joke, you read that correctly.  Amazon Web Services (AWS), the company’s cloud business, is without question a success.  AWS is building up large data centers to sell access and offer services to the cloud to anyone who asks for it.  Customers can not only store their data and take advantage […]

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Distributed Analytics Forecast: Partly Cloudy with a Chance of Fog

Distributed energy showcases the role of advanced analytics Distributed energy continues to be a major focus for many utilities around the globe. That was certainly the case last week in San Diego at the electric utility industry’s major tradeshow for transmission and distribution, DistribuTECH 2017. As it was last year, one of the major themes […]

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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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