Archive for Digitalization

Digitalization for Asset Integrity Management

Various industries have started to take advantage of the advanced technologies, such as analytics, Big Data, and Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT). These technologies are helping industries automate operations, increase production, reduce cost, enhance safety and improve asset integrity. Long considered slow to change, the oil and gas industry have also started to implement these […]

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Collaboration is the Game Changer

Companies are at different points on the digital trajectory; some are beginning their journey, some are implementing changes in a phased manner, while a few early adopters are already seeing quantifiable benefits. But one thing’s for sure: digitalization is dramatically altering the way businesses are transacted globally.  Consider the example that really grabbed my attention […]

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Do you Digitize or Digitalize?

For our upcoming report on Asset Integrity Management, we interviewed several leading participants in the space. During our discussions, one leading trend that came up in nearly all conversations is digitalization. The term digitalization, seems self-explanatory, right? Well, I thought so too. However, confusion cropped up when I was reviewing all my interview notes. Some […]

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Siemens Gains IIoT MindSphere at Automation Summit

Siemens held its Automation Summit Users Conference in Boca Raton, FL June 26-29th 2017. The event was very well attended, with over 800 end users, OEMs, system integrators, distributors and media in attendance.  Themes of digitalization, digital twin, digital enterprise, and disruptive technology were heard throughout the event, with MindSphere, Siemens’ cloud-based, open operating system for IIoT […]

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Platforms Abound at Hannover Fair

It’s been about two weeks since the Hannover Fair.  Now that I’m back in the office fully decompressed, it seems like a perfect time to reflect on the experience. I had two objectives while attending the fair; first, to meet with the various Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) suppliers as part of my ongoing research and, […]

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