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Steps to Navigate the Industrial Internet Journey

In today’s connected world, machines can communicate and coordinate with each other in ways that were not possible before. These brilliant machines are changing the way businesses work, enabling them to optimize efficiencies, boost productivity, reduce costs, and bring products and services to market faster. This major transformation is powered by the industrial Internet—which combines […]

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Plant Historians Deliver Insight and Improve Operations

Plant historians became popular in process plants in the 1980s. More recently they are being used broadly throughout industry to improve operations, identify problems, and find opportunities for enhancement. An early forerunner of historians were electromechanical pen-and-paper chart recorders. They produced a graph of one or more measured values over a period of time for […]

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How to Drive Continuous Improvement with Information

These days, lack of data is not the problem, it is the visibility into that data that is challenging. But do not get caught up into thinking that the solution is advanced analytics. There is a step that is far more valuable and easy to accomplish. We are surrounded by gigabytes and terabytes of data, […]

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Industrial Big Data Analytics: Present and Future

We have come a long way from dumping information into databases never to be seen or heard from again, but we still have a long way to go. Today’s software infrastructures for remote monitoring and diagnostics (RM&D) are moving from analyzing real-time data to mining larger data sets for additional knowledge of equipment. Industrial big […]

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Aerial View of Business People and Big Data Concepts

Leveraging Big Data in Real Time

Most manufacturing plants hold weekly or monthly production meetings where they review productivity and waste. Obviously, the reports do not let them change what has happened in the past, yet in most cases, they also provide little insight into how to change the future. Many are stuck in a paradigm of “inspect and reject.” This […]

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Putting Big Data to Productive Use

We have all read and heard the stories in the media, including mainstream business publications such as The Wall Street Journal and The New York Times, about how “big data” is transforming business, saving money for companies, and finding them new revenue opportunities, all through insights gleaned from data. So we have all heard the term big data, but what […]

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Nine Technologies to Watch for the Automation Industry

ARC Advisory Group analysts track a broad range of emerging technologies related to manufacturing, infrastructure, industrial automation and IT, and enterprise applications.  I’ve created this post, excerpting from a report our analysts compiled for our clients.  The report highlights selected technologies that we believe will have significant impact over the next several years, if not […]

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