Archive for Industrial IoT

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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Infosys Talks Digital Workforce and Artificial Intelligence at Confluence 2017

ARC attended Infosys Confluence, which took place in San Francisco the third week of May, 2017.  From the opening remarks, Infosys CEO Vishal Sikka talked two major themes: digital workforce skills and artificial intelligence. In addition to the focus provided by Sikka, Infosys also touted new solutions delivered as part of their system integrator agreement […]

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Secure Industrial Networks, not Devices

Industrial IoT applications depend on networks that extend to industrial assets. And network connectivity to an industrial asset is non-trivial regardless of whether the asset is on a factory floor or at a remote location. For both types of assets, network security concerns abound. Last night I listened to a podcast by a supplier (I […]

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A Digital Transformation is at Hand for Manufacturers with Hydraulic Assets

It has been challenge for small industrial operations to envision how their organization can make a digital transformation.   With a factories, replete with legacy equipment that can be up to 50 years old in some instances, the case for connecting existing machinery to an Industrial IoT infrastructure to move data securely into the Cloud is often […]

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Cognitive analytics for industrial use: Part 2

Note: This is the second blog of a two-part series examining some of the differences among advanced analytics techniques, including cognitive analytics. This post applies the examination to the example of asset failure prediction as part of an overall asset performance management (APM) strategy. If you missed it, read Part 1. I’ve stated numerous times that […]

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