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    • Discovery Industry 4.0

      Augmented Operator Boosts Knowledge Automation

      In my previous blog, we identified industrial automation trends in the Digital Transformation to Industry 4.0, which comprises three pillars: Asset Performance, Augmented Operator and Smart Control. This time, we will look at the second pillar – Augmented Operator. Augmented Operator addre...

      Tags: Food and Beverage, Machine and Process Management, augmented operator, automation and control, Digital transformation, HMI, IIoT, Industry 4.0, skilled workers

      • Discovery Industry 4.0

        The Next Wave of IIoT-Related Business Improvements

        It’s become quite clear that the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) is the future of Industry. By now we’ve well and truly covered the point that IIoT is, in fact, not hype. For end users and OEMs IIoT, cloud and big data analytics are creating very real business opportunities. IIo...

        Tags: Machine and Process Management, Services, aging workforce, digitized services, employee productivity, IIoT, Industrial Automation, Industry 4.0

        • Discovery Industry 4.0

          The Fourth Industrial Revolution Is Upon Us

          The focus of this blog, and of the next two, is to identify industrial automation trends in the Digital Transformation to Industry 4.0, also known as the Fourth Industrial Revolution. During this transformation, it is critical to be well positioned to integrate control and information in a real-t...

          Tags: Machine and Process Management, asset performance management, Digital transformation, Fourth Industrial Revolution, IIoT, Industrial Automation, Industry 4.0

          • Discovery Industry 4.0

            The Industrial Internet of Things is an “evolution” not a “revolution”

            The next industrial revolution, Industry 4.0, the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) – whatever you want to call it, is one of the primary megatrends impacting on our market today, and will continue to do so for the foreseeable future. So where do we stand on this topic and how are we ens...

            Tags: Machine and Process Management, automation, factory of the future, IIoT, Industrial Internet of Things, industry, Industry 4.0, IoT

            • Discovery Industry 4.0

              What is the impact of Industry 4.0 for system integration engineers?

              The Industry 4.0 report outlines how many jobs and tasks will change as a result of smart plant deployments and the convergence of IT and OT. For system integration engineers this convergence has the potential to impact them greatly, as they will need to expand their automation skills to be able ...

              Tags: Machine and Process Management, automation, cybersecurity, Industry 4.0, System Integrators

              • Discovery Industry 4.0

                How will Industry 4.0 create an increased need for continuing professional development for software and system integration engineers?

                The convergence of IT and OT at the plant floor level requires evolving tasks. This means that job roles need to change to encompass broader technical, organizational and social contexts, according to the report on Industry 4.0.  These changes will apply increased pressure on professions lik...

                Tags: Machine and Process Management, automation, Industry 4.0, System Integrators

                • Discovery Industry 4.0

                  GUEST POST: Industry 4.0 requires Software Factories

                  A couple of years ago, I had the opportunity to meet the CEO of The Mathworks, one of the world greatest and most successful software vendors. His favourite book was “The Toyota Way” by Jeffrey Liker, about the managerial approach and production system of the car manufacturer. That&rs...

                  Tags: Machine and Process Management, Industrial Software, Industry 4.0, PLC

                  • Discovery Industry 4.0

                    Building the smart factory is closer than you think

                    The ongoing quest for increased efficiency and productivity is putting more and more pressure on operational and maintenance excellence. As is the need to feed fast growing businesses in new economies. This, along with the loss of experience due to an aging workforce and fewer operators actually ...

                    Tags: Machine and Process Management, aging workforce, Industry 4.0, Internet of Things