How We See IIoT and Digital Transformation

Explore our thinking on the creation of smart digital factories; speed to value; connectivity, app development, big data, analytics value and the impact of IoT on manufacturing.

“Remote Everything” – The New Standard

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 operations.

Managing Factories from the Beach: Myth or Reality?

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 is “After this crisis, what will the ‘new normal’ look like?”

IT + OT = A Smart Marriage

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.

Are you ready to compete with your AI-empowered competition?

As a child, I was a fan of the Star Trek series on TV and was mesmerized by all the futuristic gadgets. Funny enough, I never bought into the “Scotty, beam me up” transporter or even the laser gun concept. I was impressed by those sliding doors simply opening as you approached them, and the small mobile communication devices. However,

A(nalog) to D(igital), Part 2: From Concept to Creation – The Making of a Digital Factory

In our last post, “From A(nalog) to D(igital) in 4 steps!” we discussed four common objectives of companies on their journey to digital transformation.

So, how does an organization get from concept to a full digital replica of their operation? What are the tangible steps to create a true digital factory that brings the ROI that companies desire in order to remain competitive – one that creates actionable insight, significantly reduces downtime, dramatically improves plant productivity and efficiency, and averts problems before they happen?

From A(nalog) to D(igital) in 4 steps!

Over the past several years we’ve interacted and brainstormed with executives, managers and employees in hundreds of organizations on multiple continents and in a variety of industry verticals. As we get to know these companies and learn about their wants, needs, opportunities and challenges – particularly as it pertains to transitioning into the digital world of IoT – there are a handful of similar, recurring themes that seem to characterize the majority of enterprises.

It’s a Brave New World. Are we ready for it?

I predict that one day your toaster will talk to your fridge and alert you when you are running out of bread, and your fridge will not only have the ability to self-heal/fix itself but will be smart enough to predict that you will run out of milk based on your pattern