Archive for IIoT

Containers, Open Automation, and Dick Morley

Tuesday night I spoke to a lively group from the ISA Boston Section on the topic of Open Process Automation. I had fun, and hope everyone else did, too. The most important point I wanted to make was this: Pretty soon it’s possible that the automation and IIoT edge worlds may have a common runtime […]

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Business 4.0 with Industrial IoT

A recent analyst event given by Tata Consultancy Services’ (TCS evolved Industry 4.0 into a broader Business 4.0 theme.It included many of the technologies underpinning Industry 4.0, and extended this beyond the manufacturing portion of an industrial enterprise.Here, optimization and digital transformation goes from the plant floor into other aspects of the business. The key […]

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Creating Modern, Open Enterprise Architectures in the IIoT Age – Part One

The concept of an open enterprise architecture that links plant floor operations with business operations across an entire corporate entity has been around for a while in many industrial sectors.  But making this concept a reality remains challenging.  This is particularly true for those companies that lack huge IT staffs or budgets.   IIoT, with its […]

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Emerson Exchange and IIoT

Here are three IIoT and automation take-aways from last week’s Emerson Exchange 2017.  The event is always very content-rich. Besides cramming in as much content as possible, ARC took advantage of 1-on-1 time generously offered by Emerson Automation Solutions executives. It has been a year since the announcement of Emerson’s Plantweb digital ecosystem, their branded […]

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GE Is All in On Digital

New GE CEO John Flannery put any doubts about GE’s future to rest yesterday in this blog post – it’s digital!  Was there ever any doubt?  Not by this analyst.  In fact, my reaction to Mr. Flannery’s appointment as Jeff Immelt’s successor was GE’s direction would remain the same, but that Flannery would apply greater […]

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