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Digital transformation of the industrial sector has begun. Whether it's called Industrial Internet of Things, Industry 4.0, or Digitization, companies have begun to use available technologies to completely reimagine their business model.
For companies with the right mindset, Internet of Things platforms and technologies will open up major opportunities for improved asset performance, new service offerings, improved operational efficiency, and completely new ways of offering value to customers.
In this extremely dynamic, complex, and fast-moving space, ARC's Digital Transformation Advisory Service provides the intelligence you need to incorporate the latest IIoT-related developments and best practices into your strategies.
ARC Digital Transformation Vision and Maturity Model
ARC methodology and scope is underpinned by ARC’s Digital Transformation vision for industry. This transformation is defined as “the transformation of industrial products, operations, value chains, and aftermarket services that are enabled through the augmentation of people and knowledge, through the expanded use of sensors, data and analytics,” automated and crowdsourced. Recognizing the important connection between ARC’s Digital Transformation Vision and people, culture, technology process and business process, ARC established a Digital Transformation Maturity Model.
Many newer technologies such as artificial intelligence (AI), advanced analytics and machine learning or semantic search require changing the way technology leaders think about people and technology architecture and process. In fact, ARC research highlights that many plant-centric systems today will not support new technologies. These require a new level of agility in industry and a convergence of OT to IT platforms used today. Historically, plant level systems have been procured and supported by plant or engineering staff who are familiar with the application of such technologies. New systems require internal IT staff or Cloud service providers to manage and host platform infrastructure to support systems and applications like AI or semantic search analytics. Operational technology or engineering needs will become more involved in defining the operational and supply chain outcomes.
Industrial Companies Need Digital Transformation
Machinery Manufacturers Need Digital Transformation
Technology Suppliers Need Digital Transformation
Advisory Service clients enjoy direct and immediate telephone and email access to all of ARC's industry experts. The senior ARC consultant assigned to your account, backed by ARC's entire research team, will be an invaluable addition to your staff. You can get answers to questions on emerging technologies, enterprise applications, plant automation, as well as strategic issues. Here are some examples of questions you can ask our analysts:
- What technologies and products fit my industry and should be adopted?
- How should I go about selecting suppliers?
- What type of partnership contract should I sign?
- What method should I use to cost justify my projects?
- Which technologies provide the best ROI?
The ability to speak directly with the ARC analysts is one of the most valuable features of ARC's Advisory Services. The information and assistance you receive is customized to your requirements. ARC can provide an impartial expert viewpoint to help you make strategic decisions. Advisory Service clients also receive preferential rates and priorities for consulting services covering a wide range of activities including vendor qualification, executive technology briefings, product specification, strategic planning, alliances, acquisitions, and market research.
ARC's market research efforts give us a unique perspective and ability to answer wide ranging questions. As an Advisory Service client you will be able to tap into a wealth of product knowledge and industry experience for assistance in making your strategic decisions. If you are involved in the planning, budgeting, specification, or selection of automation products and enterprise applications, ARC can help you make informed, cost-saving decisions.
Your strategy review session with ARC analysts will have an agenda that is tailored to meet your particular needs. In your strategy session, ARC typically presents an assessment of technology and industry trends affecting your business. Then, your team presents their strategic plan. An informed discussion provides the opportunity to gather strategic direction that improves and extends your business initiatives. Also, the ARC team has a better understanding of your needs so they can better serve you. During the Strategy Session, we can:
- Update your executives and staff on the latest trends in technologies, markets, and supplier directions
- Consider the impact of emerging technologies
- Review business practices and organization to meet today's challenges
- Discuss the benefits of new applications in enterprise or manufacturing systems
- Examine integrating enterprise applications with plant control systems
- Obtain an external view free of internal bias
ARC's analysts thoroughly understand enterprise, supply chain, internet of things, and automation systems with both researched industry knowledge as well as hands-on familiarity. Our people have years of personal experience working the business issues you face.
ARC Insights and Views are delivered weekly or as news happens to not only alert you to important events, but also to provide ARC's unique perspective on the impact they will have on the industry.
The dynamic nature of the industrial market can cause changes with immediate impact on your enterprise and automation projects or plans. ARC Insights and Views alert you to important events and trends, with analysis on its impact and recommendations for success. Breaking information can be the difference between costly mistakes or profitable new approaches.
ARC Insights and Views are delivered weekly in PDF format to all Advisory Service clients. They are also available on-line in the Client Only Portal.
ARC Strategies, Best Practices, and Solutions Guides are easy to read, yet packed with valuable information. The reports are praised by Advisory Service clients as being worth the price of the service in themselves. ARC Strategies and Solutions Guides provide in-depth coverage of applications, new technologies, or leading suppliers. ARC Best Practice reports identify the best practices used by the leading manufacturing companies related to specific topics of interest to our clients.
The reports are delivered monthly in PDF format to all Advisory Service clients. They are also available on-line in the Client Only Portal.
What technologies should you adopt and what suppliers should you work with to help position your company to take advantage of the latest round of technology changes while prioritizing your investments wisely? ARC Technology Evaluation and Selection Guides can help a technology selection team find common ground, with lower risk and in far less time.
ARC Advisory Service clients receive free forum tickets which can be used for any of ARC's forums. ARC conducts several executive forums each year around the world. These forums are designed to provide a strategic vision to help industry executives follow the direction of the industry, as well as provide a technology focus for IT, supply chain, engineering, maintenance and operational managers.
Please visit our Upcoming Events section for information on upcoming ARC Forums.
ARC analysts are well known for their expertise and are frequent speakers at many industry leading events. Would content from a premier analyst organization add credibility to your next presentation? Supporting slides from ARC Advisory Group will make your presentation more convincing. Prospects, customers, peers, and your management will value the inclusion of strategic direction from an independent analyst.
ARC analysts put extensive research and creativity into their presentations. Used to advise clients on strategic direction in ARC's world renowned Strategy Forums, these presentations are focused on the cutting-edge issues in enterprise, industrial internet of things, and automation systems. They are available for viewing by our Advisory Service clients on the Client Portal. With appropriate annotation, our clients have permission to use these slides in their presentations. Now, your search for the 'perfect slide' will be easier.
A subscription to ARC's Advisory Services includes access to a collaborative, on-line resource dedicated to ARC's clients. ARC Client Portal contains a vast amount of information based on extensive research conducted over the past decade. This includes all weekly and monthly reports, ARC Forum presentations, and more. Specific information can be easily found via the site's powerful search capabilities.