Archive for Industrial IoT

“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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Why Do You Need IoT at the Edge?

Note: This is the second in a series of blogs on IoT and the Edge. The previous one is ‘Where is the Edge? One can make almost any technology work on a small scale in a ‘point solution’ with isolated business benefit.  To scale up to an application having a positive effect on wider business performance […]

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Japan and the Industrial IoT

Seventy years ago, in 1947 my favorite poet wrote a satirical and hilarious warning to Americans who fashioned themselves as instant experts on Asian cultures. Regardless of his warning, I will persist. Today I have just returned to ARC’s office in Boston from 3 weeks of working in Japan, and visiting Japanese clients and events. […]

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Tales from the Industry of Things

The increasing number of IoT related events on the calendar should not have escaped notice. Here in Singapore, for instance, we have gone from having none in 2013, one in 2014, and for this year, well, I need two hands to count the number of IoT conferences on the 2017 calendar. Still, at least for […]

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Zero-Touch Deployment at the IIoT Edge

This week I’m visiting some ARC clients in Japan as a follow-up to last week’s ARC Tokyo Forum. My main take-away from the Tokyo Forum (before jet-lag incapacitated me) is that you can’t have too many resources in an IIoT edge platform, especially if your installation needs to scale up or support mission-critical functions. Sadly, […]

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