Archive for the ‘Industrial IOT’ Category

Planning and Justifying the Industrial Internet of Things

Posted in Industrial IOT, Wireless on Thursday, March 16th, 2017. No comments yet
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One of the key ways to improve operational performance is to reduce unplanned downtime. An ARC Advisory Group blog post, Technology Trends to Watch for in 2017, noted: One of the biggest end user challenges remains unscheduled downtime. IIoT-enabled solutions, such as remote monitoring and predictive maintenance, can help minimize, if not totally eliminate this, […]

IIoT and Traditional, Hybrid and Outcome-based Services

Posted in Industrial IOT on Monday, February 27th, 2017. No comments yet
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The Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) is not simply more sensing and final control elements available for monitoring and controlling—it is also about enabling new ways to collaborate to solve problems. In a CIOReview article, New Application Business Models – The Real IIoT Difference, Emerson’s Peter Zornio describes some of the business models that these […]

Converging IT/OT/ET across Plant Asset Lifecycle

Posted in Event, Industrial IOT on Tuesday, February 7th, 2017. No comments yet
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As technology has advanced, it has forced convergence among organizational groups and created the natural friction that goes along with change. In an ARC Industry Forum panel, IT/OT/ET Convergence Closes Asset Lifecycle Management Loop, ARC’s Paula Hollywood let a presentation and panel session including Emerson’s Phil Niccolls. Here was the session description: Driven by increased […]

Moving Towards Inherently Safer Plants

Posted in Industrial IOT, Wireless on Friday, January 27th, 2017. No comments yet
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In the early days of social networks and even for some process manufacturers and producers today, IT departments blocked these social networks including YouTube. I recommended that engineers point to sites such as the U.S. Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board (USCSB) YouTube channel as reasons why these networks should be available. The USCSB performs […]

Time to Move Beyond 1960s-Era Technologies?

Posted in Industrial IOT, Wireless on Tuesday, January 3rd, 2017. No comments yet
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Happy New Year everyone! I hope your holidays were filled with joy, rest and time with family and friends. Let’s open 2017 with a look at a LinkedIn post by Emerson’s Jonas Berge asking if we are ready to stop building plants with 1960s-era automation technology. Jonas opens: You may be surprised to know many […]