We live and work in a fast-moving, increasingly interconnected and digital world. With the advent of the pandemic, the need for digitalization and technological advancements was significantly accelerated. We saw major developments in 2020 and 2021 that have greatly impacted the business world, particularly the manufacturing sector, and with more advancements to come in 2022.…

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In our most recent blog post (What’s All the Fuss Over Digital Twins?),  we explored the rationale for an explosion of interest in Digital Twin technology particularly in the manufacturing sector, and how these virtual copies of your physical assets are a new means to leverage  the insights and intelligence hidden in raw operational data…

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According to a Gartner survey*, 50 percent of large manufacturers would have had at least one digital twin initiative launched by 2020, and the number of organizations using digital twins will triple by 2022. Why is there such a growing interest in Digital Twin? There is still widespread lack of connectivity in factories globally. According…

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Smart Manufacturing, Digital Transformation, or Industry 4.0. – whatever your preferred terminology – may be “just what the doctor ordered” for manufacturers to both survive the present and launch into a bright post-pandemic future.  Industry 4.0 describes the integration of digital data from a variety of sources, sensors, devices and locations that become the drivers…

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Prior to COVID-19 Global Connectivity and Industrial Digitalization Was Well Underway. In just a few months, we’ve seen every business, and every sector disrupted. Even organizations with robust digitalization programs have been forced to reevaluate and adjust their pace and implementation velocity for innovative technology solutions to build smarter, safer, more reliable, and more resilient…

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CRISIS & OPPORTUNITY Much has been written and said about the pandemic and its global ripple effects on everything from employment to the supply chain to the economy, and more. We’ve all lived this in real time, so we won’t rehash any of those details with you here. The oft-repeated looming question in everyone’s mind…

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The “smartest” factories result from a successful marriage of information technology (IT) and operational technology (OT).  IT and OT have traditionally been structured as disparate and distinctive teams operating independently from one another with somewhat different mission and success factors. This dichotomy has been an impediment to digital transformation, preventing manufacturers from realizing the many…

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