Archive for Digital Transformation

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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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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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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The Digital Factory: Seeing is Believing

The fact that manufacturing constitutes 20 percent of Singapore’s economy (by GDP) often comes as a surprise to visitors flying into this 277-square-mile tropical island for a vacation or to attend one of the many conferences and exhibitions that take place here. But indeed, drive a short distance away from the retail palaces on Orchard Road and […]

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