Archive for IIoT

What Kind of SDN for the Industrial IoT?

Frankly I am very surprised that software defined networking (SDN) seems to be so quickly making inroads into the Industrial IoT (IIoT) and industrial automation in general. The speed with which this is happening gives me feelings of dizziness. Analysts are supposed to be know-it-alls (some analysts do act like this, especially ones from a […]

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Driving Results with Analytics in Oilfield Operations

During the Operational Excellence in Energy, Chemicals & Resources conference in Calgary in early June, I had the opportunity to participate in an interesting and informative panel discussion with two upstream oil & gas experts from Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) and Rustom Mody, Vice President, Enterprise Technology at Baker Hughes that focused on how companies can, […]

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IIoT: A New Cutting Edge for Machine Tools

It is usually not too difficult to locate the machine tool trade show halls in the typically expansive industrial exhibition complex. Just walk in the direction of that insistent whirring and earnest banging coming from machines milling, drilling, shearing and stamping metal parts. Indeed, when I recall my first visit to an international metalworking show, […]

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Connectivity Transforms Businesses

The power of connected is evident everywhere.  It is not just about connecting devices and sending data to the Cloud; it is about connecting the right ideas/people; resolving issues before they occur (predictive analytics); safety/cybersecurity – and improving the return on investment (ROI).  I believe that this connectivity seamlessly links technologies, processes and skilled people, […]

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Digital Transformation Drives Operational Excellence in Oil and Gas

Having just returned from the beautiful city of Calgary in Canada where I spent a couple of days attending the Operational Excellence in Energy, Chemicals & Resources conference, it is clear that the oil & gas industry is now more than ever open to considering new ideas, new technologies and solutions and, most importantly, working […]

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