Category Archives: Connected Industry

Digitalization of power generation in times of transition

Digitalization holds great promise for the power generation industry. However, a range of internal and market challenges can constrain its effective uptake and implementation for those early in the digital journey. Innovative companies that approach digitalization strategically, balancing the short and longer term objectives of the business, will gain a significant competitive advantage, improving their…
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Converged Networks – a Peek into the Future

What will it take? Will Operational Technology (OT) disappear as we know it today - morphed into the Informational Technology (IT) space where both areas are driven by the same disruptive technology of the IoE (Internet-of-Everything)? A transformation of the industrial network is in full swing. Sometimes referred to as the Industrial Internet of Things,…
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Five main qualities of Industrial IoT in the digital power plants

The industrial Internet is about connecting machines with people and services. It is about harnessing big data, analyzing that data and turning it into actionable information. It is about optimizing the plant and production process and about making equipment and service smarter. And, it is about improving collaboration to enhance the expertise of the people…
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IoT Innovation in Construction Industry

In 1990, John Romkey connected the first ‘thing’ to the internet, a Sunbeam Radiant Control toaster. The seemingly odd experiment intended to prove the internet could be used to physically control an object, and it was successful. He used the internet to make toast. This fun hack was the first instance of what would eventually become…
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CEO Insights: best practices to build and monitor your network

Before you can begin to improve your network, you need to have visibility into your network. In this post, Frank Williams, CEO of Statseeker, explains why network visibility is important, how it can help your business save money, the best practices for building a network and why industrial companies need to apply smarter and more connected…
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Why Don’t More Cars Update Their Software Automatically?

Tesla is the only major automaker that offers over the air (OTA) updates of both software and firmware. This allows Tesla to add new features like new voice commands, driver profiles or blind spot warnings that weren’t available when the car was purchased. It also allows them to fix bugs that were either causing the…
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The IoT revolution within supply chain

Since the days of the first ‘Internet refrigerator’, the Internet of Things (IoT) has come a long way, and far more practical uses for the IoT have emerged. For businesses that play an active role in supply chain fulfillment, the IoT benefits are significant. Advances in mobile connectivity, making Internet-enabled sensors much smaller and more…
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Can IIoT help address food and beverage manufacturing challenges?

The food & beverage industry is facing a number of key manufacturing operational challenges. Food & beverage manufacturing typically consists of complex processes, such as clean-in-place, traceability, capturing mislabeled products, and serialization. The industry needs to ensure the utmost consistency of brand and product quality, taste and safety while simultaneously lowering the costs of production…
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Creating Value with Industrial IoT

Often termed the fourth industrial revolution, it’s easy to conclude that the progress being generated by the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) will result in job losses. When we think back on the previous industrial revolutions, we can’t help but be reminded of how they brought about newly automated tasks that replaced humans. But, in…
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How IIoT enables the factory of the future

Trillion-dollar projections on the expanding size of the market are urging companies to capitalize on the Industrial IoT (IIoT). For many, however, it remains unclear how industries should apply IIoT to begin making the hyper-efficient and agile factory of the future a reality. As the Fourth Industrial Revolution transforms manufacturing and material handling, enterprises continue to look…
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Data management & system integration – two reasons why Industrial IoT projects fail

If you knew the state of your machines at each moment, and could take action based on that knowledge, how much value could you create for your customers? Digital transformation, successfully embedding products and services inside the value chain, creates incredible opportunities for new revenue streams and customer relationships. While embracing new business models created by…
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Implementing Artificial intelligence Solutions: Are Your Operations Ready?

Artificial intelligence (AI) has certainly become a popular buzzword. But it’s more than that–it’s a critical new technology that too many companies have heard about yet aren’t certain how to use. Today, and every day for the foreseeable future, a multitude of industries and companies are contemplating how to incorporate AI into their operations. To…
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Case Study: How video could save warehouses 46 million dollars per year

Challenge: Tracking and Controlling Warehouse Inventory To keep daily operations running smoothly at large plants, manufacturers typically employ a staff of maintenance workers who are solely responsible for repairing and replacing on-site equipment. This plant equipment is stored within warehouse facilities so components can be quickly retrieved when a maintenance issue arises. However, keeping track…
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Five benefits of network virtualization

New challenges and technologies such as virtualization are disrupting networks everywhere, with many businesses struggling to remain agile. Network virtualization combines hardware and software network resources and network functionality into a single, software based administrative entity. Virtual networks are no longer something to consider in the future. According to research company IDC, close to 65% of all server…
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The cost of one minute downtime in manufacturing

Unplanned work stoppages cost global industries millions of dollars in lost revenue. Downtime can be caused for multiple reasons. Examples can be weather delays in airline companies or cyber crime which lead to infrastructure breakdowns. Susceptibility to failure persists, particularly as it relates to factories. According to some research information, more than 90% of machines…
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IIoT Impact on Asset Performance Management

The impact of the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) on the market for asset reliability software and services cannot be understated. In fact, leading suppliers are using asset performance management (APM) as the entry point to IIoT. The link between APM and IIoT has spurred a flurry of supplier consolidation and strategic alliances as suppliers…
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What Data Science Actually Means To Manufacturing

Sooner or later the data science jargon and marketing hype is going to subside, and manufacturing companies, among many other sectors, are going to find themselves sitting with broken promises. It is therefore important that these organizations understand clearly how they stand to benefit from and be empowered by data science and the challenges thereof.…
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Edge Computing – Insights from the Factory Floor

The industrial IoT (IIoT) is a relatively new concept for many industrial companies and manufacturers, but FogHorn Systems has been leading the development and implementation of IIoT with a pioneering approach to edge computing and analytics since 2014. This means a lot of time spent with customers and end users, understanding their industrial domains and…
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Process Monitoring in the Automotive Industry

The Internet of Things (IoT) has become inescapable in reports related to IT. Each individual device on the IoT is identified by an individual Internet address, can access through the Internet and can interact with connected information systems. More and more devices are everyday connected to the Internet. According to the latest Gartner study, this…
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Managing Industrial IoT Edge Devices

If you ask end users about factors that impede the Industrial IoT the #1 factor is usually cybersecurity and the second is manageability. Drill down on what they mean by “manageability” and this expands to “remote device management” or “remote system management”. And without saying so they also mean “management at scale”. This is not…
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