Industrial IoT/Industry 4.0 Viewpoints

IIoT Viewpoints

Featured here are original and timely articles from ARC analysts and guest writers on topics such as Digitization, New Business Models, Internet of Things, Industry 4.0, Smart Cities, and Smart Manufacturing.  We dive into technologies such as additive manufacturing, machine learning, asset performance management, device connectivity, IIoT architecture, cybersecurity, augmented reality, and more related to digitization and transformation of industries, infrastructure, and cities.  Our goal is to provide readers with clear and concise analyses, opinions, and discussion of these trends, technologies, and services. Sign up for our weekly IIoT/I4 Viewpoints newsletter

May
24
2018
Tim Shea — Industry Trends

Supercomputer of One Oil Major is Size of a Soccer Field

ARC has been blogging about how the oil & gas industry was ‘big data’ before the term “Big Data” ever became popular. Major oil & gas companies seem to be coming out with their own claims to a supercomputer that is faster, bigger and more powerful than the next. The supercomputers are getting so big, in fact, that Eni SpA’s new supercomputer is the size of a soccer field.
May
23
2018
Inderpreet Shoker — Industry Trends

OTC Highlights Major Challenge for Digital Transformation

A key theme highlighted throughout the OTC conference was the rising adoption of digital technologies, i.e. digital transformation. one of the challenges that comes along with the digital transformation and that is change management. This is coming out to be such a huge challenge that it was a part of nearly all discussions and presentations around digital transformation at the OTC.
May
22
2018
Dick Slansky — Industry Trends

Materials Science is Making Manufacturers More Competitive

Looking to the future all industries will need next-generation materials to meet the demands for new products that are stronger, lighter, more durable, able to deal with more extreme physical conditions, and quite simply to emulate the structure of the natural world around us.

May
18
2018
Tim Shea — Industry Trends

Digital Transformation as Total Develops AI solutions with Google Cloud

ARC has blogged several times in the past on the increasing importance for oil & gas companies to seek out strong technology partners in order to fully maximize the benefits provided for by digital transformation and with the ultimate objective being realizing operational excellence.  ARC is

May
16
2018
Ralph Rio — Industry Trends

Augmented Reality Reduces Mean-Time-To-Repair

To improve fuel economy, all automotive OEMs have converted many of the car’s parts to lighter materials which often involves aluminum or magnesium.  To make these parts in the high volumes needed for car manufacturing, automated casting machines are deployed.  A key manufacturer of these machine

May
15
2018
Peter Reynolds — Industry Trends

Essential Elements of Digital Transformation Change Leadership

While many companies are focused on the new technologies that are fueling the trends few understand the importance of addressing change leadership before technology.  There is a lot written regarding digital transformation, Industry 4.0 or the digitization of manufacturing.

May
14
2018
Harry Forbes — Industry Trends

Standard Software Runtime Environments

Last week ARC published a report I wrote about standard software runtime environments in industrial automation. Since the 1990s many higher-level industrial applications jumped onto Windows software platforms, and this level of standardization enabled a great deal of innovation in the industrial software space. But Windows operating systems were never able to penetrate to the lower levels of automation where process control or machine control takes place. Windows was not designed to do this.
May
09
2018
Craig Resnick — Industry Trends

OT-IT Convergence in a Legacy World

The increasing convergence of operational technology (OT) and information technology (IT), otherwise known as OT-IT Convergence, across industry and infrastructure was a recurring theme at the recent 

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