Archive for Industrial IoT

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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Containers for Industrial Automation and IIoT

It’s human nature to compartmentalize and organize our thoughts into subjects, topics, disciplines, etc. In the abstract we realize (hopefully) that the divisions among these are our own creation and can disappear — hence convergence. Much of ARC’s research and thinking lately has focused on 3 topics: the Industrial IoT, IT/OT Convergence, and Open Process […]

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Workshop Reveals Insights into Benefits of IIoT in Manufacturing Operations

During L&T Technology Services’ well-attended interactive workshop, “Benchmark Your Digital Enterprise,” at the 2017 ARC Industry Forum in Orlando, Florida, we polled workshop participants with a series of questions.  Executives from L&T Technology Services and ARC Advisory Group then discussed each question. Cumulatively, the workshop provided valuable insights on the current adoption of smart technologies […]

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Can EdgeX Foundry De-fragment the Edge?

Lately I’ve been blogging about the challenges of deployment and support/upgrades for industrial IoT edge systems. It impresses me that one sees wide variation in the support/upgrade model even within the industrial and infrastructure IoT segments (I shall not soil my hands by writing about consumer IoT). When you expand your view beyond just support […]

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“If It Ain’t Broke, Prevent It From Breaking:” IoT and IoE in Prescriptive Maintenance for Turbines

How IoT and IoE are Impacting Power Generation via Prescriptive Maintenance of Turbines From a mechanical standpoint, turbines are engineering marvels. These massive machines have thousands of delicate moving parts, each with precision tolerances necessary to achieve maximum efficiency and complex maintenance routines. Even a minute disturbance in the turbine’s system can trigger a catastrophic […]

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