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Moving to a new world of cognitive manufacturing systems

Written by Karen Lewis | September 27, 2016 | Blog, Factories, Manufacturing...

This article is Part 1 of a series focused on how the application of cognitive IoT is triggering business and digital transformation. By tapping the power of cognitive computing, organizations are moving from IoT vision and proof of concept to strategic deployments aimed at driving real transformation. The result is a new industrial era defined ...read more


Tapping the IoT to get the greatest value from your assets

Written by Chris O'Connor | August 31, 2016 | Blog, Buildings, Factories...

For enterprises, each asset is part of a complex, dependent ecosystem. Hidden dependencies across assets pose serious threats to reliability. Given budget limitations, resources need to be prioritized based upon the most business-critical assets and a complete understanding of risk. One of the great advantages of tapping into Internet of Things is it can enable ...read more


Intelligent processes and yield improvement with IoT

Written by Vijay Sankaran | August 25, 2016 | Blog, Factories, Manufacturing

In the previous blog we focused on capabilities and benefits available to manufacturing organizations via the combination of the IoT and analytic technologies – each fundamental components of cognitive manufacturing.  Intelligent, instrumented and connected equipment now enables lines of business closely associated with manufacturing processes to gain a far more detailed and accurate understanding of ...read more


Analytics and cognitive are improving asset reliability

Written by Dan Bigos | August 10, 2016 | Factories, Manufacturing

In the previous blog we focused on capabilities and benefits available to manufacturing organizations via the combination of the IoT and analytic technologies – each fundamental components of cognitive manufacturing. Intelligent, instrumented, connected equipment now enables lines of business closely associated with manufacturing processes to gain a far more detailed and accurate understanding of equipment ...read more


Understanding asset health with Maximo

Written by Pete Karns | July 26, 2016 | Buildings, Energy and Utilities, Factories...

Change and transformation in business is inevitable. Last December I spoke at the International Maintenance Conference about how advancements in technology have disrupted industries over time – and why it is critical to utilize advancements for improvements, or get left behind. With all the hype around the Internet of Things – we need to look ...read more


Building blocks for transformation

Written by Bret Greenstein | June 29, 2016 | Factories, Platform

If you saw Eric-Jan Kaak at the CeBIT conference in Hannover, Germany you would have seen a man playing with LEGO® wearing a big smile and a suit in a room full of enthusiastic geeks and technologists. The toy building blocks are a part of the IcoSense showcase, not just because they are playful and ...read more


As much as half of every dollar you spend on preventive maintenance is wasted

Written by Mary Bunzel | May 4, 2016 | Business, Factories

Yep, that’s right – you read correctly. The average company can reduce its spend on preventive maintenance by up to 50%, according to ARC Advisory Group’s Enterprise Asset Management and Field Service Management Market Study. This stat is surprising, especially since time based cycles for preventive maintenance is an industry standard practice. It’s not because ...read more