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FacebookGoogle+TwitterLinkedinemailUS manufacturers have been slow to adopt digital manufacturing processes, and embrace digital transformation. This is the conclusion of a new report by the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation (ITIF), …

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FacebookGoogle+TwitterLinkedinemailResearch house Strategy Analytics has produced a report, in conjunction with low-power wide-area (LPWA) network provider Actility, that considers the opportunities and the challenges of internet-of-things (IoT) technologies in smart …

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FacebookGoogle+TwitterLinkedinemailThe Lean Six Sigma doctrine proposes a set of data-oriented management techniques to eliminate defects and raise quality in process-driven environments. It has become standard in manufacturing. In essence, it …

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FacebookGoogle+TwitterLinkedinemailOperational technology (OT) and information technology (IT) have been living in two different worlds for a very long time. Historically, they have looked at things very differently. With the emergence …

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FacebookGoogle+TwitterLinkedinemailThe latest index of countries’ progress against the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) makes for grim reading. No country is on track to achieve the targets, set out by the …

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FacebookGoogle+TwitterLinkedinemailIn the final instalment in our industrial IoT trilogy with Hitachi, Greg Kinsey, in charge of the company’s digital transformation business, says innovation is not available to pre-order and take-away, …

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FacebookGoogle+TwitterLinkedinemailAs we have seen already, through separate discussion of Hitachi’s approach to ‘predictive quality’ and ‘dynamic scheduling’, the digital transformation of industry is multi-faceted. There is a third way, apart …

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FacebookGoogle+TwitterLinkedinemailWhere is the edge of the data network, where compute power increasingly resides? This is the question industrial operatives are asking, as they look to combine advanced connectivity technologies and …

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FacebookGoogle+TwitterLinkedinemailThere are three strands to industrial transformation, reckons Hitachi Vantara, the digital change unit of Japanese hardware and software maker Hitachi. The point is to eliminate, or at least manage …

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FacebookGoogle+TwitterLinkedinemailHitachi sets about the task of industrial transformation with its customers by posing three simple, but very pointed, questions. “What if you could predict and prevent production downtime? What if …

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