Manufacturing is in the midst reinventing itself on the heels of the latest
IoT innovations. The industrial automation paradigm, which some say also gave
rise to the lean manufacturing management philosophy, continues to influence
organizations that wish to find new ways to capitalize on business
opportunities in the digital age. Through that lens we gathered the top
articles from the week and found some interesting perspectives. Some reports
started suggesting manufacturing is in a time of trouble, both in the U.S.
and around the globe, namely in places like China. But upon further
investigation, we also find exciting trends that are shaping the evolution of
We hope you enjoy this week's roundup, and be sure to comment on your top
articles of the week below!
Chinese manufacturing fall adds to evidence of sharp global downturn
As the ... (more)
The Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) is moving at a rapid pace towards a
higher intelligence platform to help collect, protect, transport and control
data at scale from a myriad of sources. The access layer in the IT
landscape is now particularly becoming an
innovative technology environment with many new sensory solutions available
to bring intelligence back to the core systems and analytics engines.
Another area to consider when discussing IIoT are the individuals working
with these technologies today, tomorrow and in the future. To start, the
younger/millennial generation... (more)
Production demands of the 21st century change at an extraordinary pace.
Industrial markets, such as energy and oil & gas face challenges going
forward, including the reliable monitoring of assets in the field, dealing
with 24×7 production demands, and managing high costs in terms of both time
and resources to manage assets in remote locations. These market forces have
naturally led to the emergence of the industrial internet of things (IIoT)
and wireless communications technology.
If you're an operator in the field, you're well aware that wireless IoT
technology is changing the ... (more)
Industrial IoT continues to cause disruption; not just in manufacturing, but
across many other industries as well. In the last few months we've been
keeping a pulse on the state of digital transformation across the
business landscape and have been discovering exciting new implementations
of Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT). This week we're highlighting the
disruption Industrial IoT is instigating as product development and
lifecycle management continues to evolve.
Overcoming Three Key Barriers to Industrial IoT
Industrial IoT has the potential to capture data in real-time, l... (more)
As machines are increasingly connected to the internet, it's becoming easier
to discover the numerous ways Industrial IoT (IIoT) is helping
to shape the business world. This is exactly why we have decided to take a
closer look at this pervasive movement and to examine the desire to connect
Now if you need a refresher on IIoT and how it is changing the world, take a
moment and listen to Greg Gorbach with ARC Advisory Group. Gorbach believes,
"IIoT will significantly change the world. You won't participate with
conventional thinking and an incremental approach."
Most people love new technology. It can make us more productive. It can lower
our costs. It can be very "cool."
So, if it's true and most people love new technology, why do we tend to
adopt new technology on a "curve?" Why do innovators and early adopters jump
in early while others become late majority or laggards?
One answer is the effect of salespeople on the adoption curve. With
innovators, salespeople probably make no difference. Innovators are going to
buy new technology early and take a risk. It's important that they are the
first to utilize and implement new technology. Th... (more)