Digitalization and the “Low Hanging Fruit”

Digitalization and the “Low Hanging Fruit”

I talk often about automation, Industry 4.0, IIoT as a silver bullet, and you know, all of those buzzword terms that are popular in manufacturing right now. But, there is some truth in what can happen when manufacturers embrace these ideas. Digitalization in...
IoT is Just an Enabling Technology….. Not a Silver Bullet

IoT is Just an Enabling Technology….. Not a Silver Bullet

Something we’ve known for a long time, and people are finally starting to realize is that IoT is really just an enabling technology that fits within larger systems. It helps you automatically do what you used to have to do manually or what was not even possible...
The Convergence of IT vs OT: Two Worlds Colliding

The Convergence of IT vs OT: Two Worlds Colliding

What is the Difference Between IT vs OT? IT stands for information technology. It’s all of the stuff that you think about when you think of computer people. These are the people that maintain desktops, servers, printers, laptops, networks, firewalls, email...
Industry 4.0 and Stewardship with John Broadbent

Industry 4.0 and Stewardship with John Broadbent

Episode Overview  “The jury’s in. By doing these things, you will improve across the board these metrics. And sometimes you simply have to choose a horse. It may not be the winning horse, but you have to get on the horse.  Industry 4.0 has been around for years....
8 Valuable Lessons Learned from Years of IIoT Projects

8 Valuable Lessons Learned from Years of IIoT Projects

This is a guest post written by our partners at Ectobox, an Industrial Intelligence solutions company. Their mission is to help manufacturing companies operate more efficiently and grow. If you have a business problem that needs to be solved, contact Ectobox to get...