Adopting Industry 4.0 means not only interconnecting IT and OT networks to build smart factories; it also means having shared responsibilities between IT administrators and OT engineers. These include accounting for assets such as equipment, underlying platforms, and protocols or
High logistics costs, the lack of skilled labor, employee conflicts, and the complexity of the global supply chain – these and other factors encourage manufacturers to resort to distributed production. Outsourcing a part of the manufacturing operations or building a
IoT, as we know it today, allows us to make our lives easier — but it is not 100% secure. It can be hard to understand why it’s so difficult to come up with a comprehensive cybersecurity standard for IoT.
The Industrial Internet Consortium ® (IIC™) today announced the IIoT Maturity Assessment, a web-based tool included in the IIC Resource Hub™ that enables users to better understand their enterprise IIoT maturity. The IIoT Maturity Assessment helps organizations become best-practice adopters
Industrial manufacturing organizations are increasingly motivated to seek value through connected systems. Yet few industrial IoT success stories contain enough details for showing others the way. Furthermore, statistics like “27% more efficient” or “19% productivity increase” are rarely meaningful or
How Maintenance Excellence can reduce downtime, overall maintenance costs and worker stress while boosting plant efficiency In recent blog posts I’ve explored how Asset Performance can affect your plant’s economic return. With Asset Reliability as the first step in your action
This post is the second of a 3-part series. Check back in next week for the conclusion of this series. In the first part of this series, we looked at the fundamental ideas behind what has been called "Industry 4.0" - and
The Internet of Things (IoT) is ushering in the Fourth Industrial Revolution. While the need for digitalization is understood across-the-board, there are still many misconceptions that deter Industrial IoT (IIoT) implementation. Many organizations are postponing their IIoT initiatives or hesitate
A study by the American Association for Quality found that businesses shifting to digital processes and Industrial IoT have seen as high as 82% increase in efficiency accompanied with 49% less defects! Production on the shop floor is the most obvious place to start when looking
Cities around the world are making huge investments in technology that will help them provide better services, reduce greenhouse gas emissions and operate in a way that leverages the power of IoT, artificial intelligence and 5G technologies. Put together, these
Whether you are an advocate for distributed power generation, renewables, or simply a fan of technology and free power sources, there is no denying that wind power represents an opportunity to enhance power generation while maintaining carbon neutrality. It is
On August 4, 1997, Skynet came online to control the weapons arsenal of the United States with a mandate of “safeguarding the world.” Skynet started to learn at a geometric rate and became self-aware at 2:14am on August 29, 1997.