After buzzing Industry 4.0 all over the media by all OT and IT experts, today, a few key concepts seem to unveil the potential that the industry believes is behind Industry 4.0. These include: Smart Machines, Smart Factory, cyber physical systems, Everything-as-a-Service and a few technologies like OPC UA, cloud and data analytics.
Clearly, they are the innovation drivers and must-haves for every vendor of automation products that want to be recognized as leaders or challengers. Sooner or later they will become standards and used by followers and niche players, but the key question for the market of automation suppliers is not who is first in developing and providing all the nice concepts and technologies, but who is creating and combining them in the right way so that they can be turned into new revenue streams.
We keep in mind that competitive advantages can be achieved through increasing operational efficiency, but the better way is through strategic uniqueness. Companies which ar
Manufacturing presents one of the largest opportunities for seizing the value of IoT integration — and among the fastest to adopt IoT solutions. Manufacturers see IoT as an improvement to help manage the large number of assets involved in manufacturing and to reduce the time it takes to make products.
Still, many wonder what value IoT can actually bring their business. This interactive eBook from IDC and Schneider Electric identifies the top reasons to invest in IoT, and how to ensure manufacturers get the most out of their investments.
Schneider Electric surveyed over 400 worldwide machine builders and factory end users in 2015. The questions they answered all centered around what their machines and plants would need to look like in 2020 if their businesses were to sustain growth and boost productivity. Their feedback has shaped (and will continue to shape) Schneider Electric digitized solution investments.
Key requirements identified included:
• Tools that could accommodate a younger, less skilled, and less experienced workforce
• A need for simpler integration through open software connectivity and more open field buses
• A need for whole lifecycle support of the products they purchase
Read this eBook to see answers to some of these identified key points from those surveyed.
The supply chain for manufacturers and distributors is facing challenges around increased analytics, multichannel fulfillment, talent shortages, and the use of new technologies such as wireless, augmented reality, robotics and machine-to-machine (M2M). At the same time, there is continued focus on cost reduction and sustainability.
The Industrial Internet of Things is driving a huge transformation as it increases the interconnection between connected devices and analytics. The smart manufacturing enterprise can seize opportunities to maximize efficiency and safety through networking and intuitive collaboration with its users.
This eBook shares practical steps to follow for a smart material handling and logistics approach.
The fourth industrial revolution is well underway. It focuses on digital transformation and creation of the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT). A key part of this revolution is technology that enables new realities—including virtual reality (VR), augmented reality (AR), and mixed reality (MR).
These new realities are already being applied in industrial settings and are poised to grow exponentially in the next few years. This storyscape dives into use cases for each type of reality and presents the benefits of each in relation to industrial automation.
Published By: MuleSoft
Published Date: Apr 23, 2019
In today’s competitive landscape, businesses need to make decisions quickly in order to respond to rapidly changing customer preferences and nimble competitors; whether it’s a new business strategy, a new business process, or a new market offering, businesses are competing on speed and agility.
The overwhelming majority of today’s business and IT leaders understand digital transformation is necessary to maintain leverage amid constantly changing customer preferences. They also have a clear picture of their desired end state—exemplified by leaders like Amazon, Google, and Microsoft. However, only a small minority of have a clear understanding of the path they need to lead the market.
In this paper you’ll learn:
How to build digital transformation into the root of your company with a practical, natural, and tested blueprint.
Best practices from over 1,600 enterprises to transform your strategy, organization, and technology from the ground up.
Actionable next steps to start your journ
Published By: Panasonic
Published Date: Apr 23, 2019
Federal agencies are no strangers to cybersecurity attacks, but recent high-profile breaches involving mobile devices demonstrate ongoing vulnerabilities in government’s expanding network of endpoints:
• While serving as Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary, it was revealed that John Kelly’s smartphone had been hacked, providing attackers a foothold into his personal email account. 3 Around the same time, the NSA urged the new administration to cease use of personal smartphones and email out of fear they might already be compromised by foreign adversaries.
• In early 2018, a popular mobile fitness app publicized heat map signatures of its users, which happened to include the classified operating locales of US military officers stationed abroad. The incident spurred DoD leadership to review a potential ban on mobile devices allowed into the Pentagon and other sensitive locations.
Learn how IBM InfoSphere Virtual Data Pipeline enables developers and DBAs to instantly provision or refresh database copies, regardless of size, on-premises or in any cloud; integrate database copy creation and presentation with developer tools like IBM UrbanCode, Chef, Puppet, Ansible or Salt; and deliver database copies while ensuring that all security policies are maintained including access controls, masking and encryption. With a combination of real-world customer examples and live demonstration, this session will provide a practical understanding of the InfoSphere VDP solution, the business and technical impact delivered, and how to get started quickly.
Published By: DataCore
Published Date: Apr 23, 2019
The emphasis on fast flash technology concentrates much attention on hot, frequently accessed data. However, budget pressures preclude consuming such premium-priced capacity when the access frequency diminishes. Yet many organizations do just that, unable to migrate effectively to lower cost secondary storage on a regular basis.
In this white paper, explore:
• How the relative proportion of hot, warm, and cooler data changes over time
• New machine learning (ML) techniques that sense the cooling temperature of data throughout its half-life
• The role of artificial intelligence (AI) in migrating data to the most cost-effective tier.
Although data and analytics are highlighted throughout the popular press as well as in trade publications, too many managers think the value of this data processing is limited to a few numerically intensive fields such as science and finance. In fact, big data and the insights that emerge from analyzing it will transform every industry, from “precision farming” to manufacturing and construction. Governments must also be alert to the value of data and analytics as the enabler for smart cities. Institutions that master available data will leap ahead of their less statistically adept competitors through many advantages: finding hidden opportunities for efficiency, using data to become more responsive to clients, and developing entirely new and unanticipated product lines. The average time spent by most companies on the S&P 500 Index has decreased from an average of 60 to 70 years to only 22 years. There are winners and losers in the changes that come with the evolution of both technology
The way we work has completely transformed. New technology is changing how, where and
when we work. In this new landscape, businesses are facing challenges specific to growth,
talent acquisition and productivity. Employers need to embrace new technology to get ahead
in this new world of work, and put people at the heart of their strategy. However, HR and
People leaders are in fierce competition for the all-important slice of budget, which makes it
vital to build the strongest business case for technology investment.
This guide is intended to help HR and People leaders like you get the financial support you need.
You’ll get practical, effective tips on:
• Understanding and explaining the true benefits of investing in a new HR system
and the likely return on investment.
• Positioning HR as a driver of change throughout your business.
• Ensuring your HR vision aligns with the business strategy.
• Getting management and key stakeholders to buy in.
• Building the strongest business case pos
Published By: WorkWave
Published Date: Apr 18, 2019
Whether you are focusing on growth, customer satisfaction, or are looking to free up your time
– your end goal should be finding a pest control software solution that drives smarter business
decisions. In order to find the right solution you’ll have to review your current software and
processes, define your goals, and evaluate and compare your options.
Choosing the right pest control software is crucial to reach your end goal. This guide will help you
determine whether your existing software solution (if you have one) offers everything you need to
make smarter business decisions.
Enterprises increasingly operate in a digitally interconnected world where third parties like suppliers, customers, channel partners, and others are often directly connected to their internal IT systems, and where their underlying IT infrastructure may be owned and managed by an outside organization. These business relationships can knowingly or unknowingly introduce different types of risks that need to be identified and managed as if these third parties were part of the enterprise itself. Recorded Future's latest risk intelligence offering enables threat intelligence teams to better understand, monitor, and measure their real-time exposure to these third-party risks. Armed with this information, organizations can better assess and prioritize risk mitigation actions.
Automation is already pervasive in our lives—from tried-and-true mechanized assembly lines to the dawn of self-driving cars. But how can you use advanced forms of automation to improve your business processes?
Download this starter guide for a detailed look at robotic process automation (RPA), a type of automation that can help you:
Also explore the definition and features of RPA, as well as the types of automation software.
After evaluating all the options on the market, one company chose Automation Anywhere RPA to start its digital transformation journey and automate its invoice processing, help desk, and internal financial reporting processes. The company achieved its initial goals—and more. It got the first initiative—automating accounts payable—up and running in less than 6 months, and increased the efficiency of the operation by 300%.
Eli Lilly Japan has numerous large and valuable brands, including
Humalog and Trulicity. When launching new products, Eli Lilly wants
customer—health care providers (HCP) and patients—to have the best
possible experiences. This means delivering products that go “beyond
the pill.” By embedding its drugs into holistic offerings while leveraging
digital channels, real-world evidence, Artificial Intelligence (AI), and
automation, Eli Lilly Japan aims to transform customer engagement,
leading to competitive advantage and improved patients’ health
Published By: MuleSoft
Published Date: Apr 17, 2019
More and more financial institutions are partnering with fintechs and leveraging Application Program Interfaces (APIs) to attract new prospects and to delight current consumers through unprecedented Customer Experience (CX). APIs offer a bridge between systems while paving a digital path to a connected financial ecosystem.
The institutions that are able to drive this digital transformation successfully, do not think of these capabilities as additional channels and services. Rather, these institutions understand that they must move from a vision of banking as a physical network of branches and ATMs, to a digital platform, comprising core capabilities such as account servicing and the provision of financial products that can be accessed wherever, and whenever, customers wish.
Join this webinar and learn how these institutions are building a digital banking platform with APIs.
Angie Campos, Industry Marketing for FS&I, MuleSoft
Michel Vaja, Head of UK Payments Practice, C
Published By: MuleSoft
Published Date: Apr 17, 2019
ABB leads one of the most complex industries on the planet; one that is under intense transformation. They are succeeding by using digital technology to fast track their supply chain and manufacturing process. Watch this webinar to learn how ABB is accelerating digital transformation through an API strategy with MuleSoft.
How ABB leverages reusability and automation to streamline their complex manufacturing processes.
Why MuleSoft's C4E (Center for Enablement) is a perfect fit for ABB.
How ABB drives digital innovation through the adoption of API-led connectivity.
Szymon Myslinski, Global IT Department Manager for Innovation, ABB
Gabriel Rauchenbichler, DACH Marketing Lead, MuleSoft
By placing the future of transportation in the cloud, governments can improve the performance of technology infrastructure and focus on delivering innovative services to citizens, without increasing costs. You can start that journey today.
Whether you are part of a community hospital or global pharmaceutical company, Amazon Web Services (AWS) can help you add agility, improve collaboration and security, create an environment of experimentation, and drive new technological innovation.
Published By: Partnerize
Published Date: Apr 16, 2019
An easy-to-use checklist for travel marketing leaders
Looking to find a better partner or affiliate management solution for your travel business? Making the right choice can be a lot simpler if you know what questions to ask. Learn what to look for in a software tool, service options, platform features, technology flexibility, insights, payment systems, and more with this fast-reading e-guide.
Gartner predicts that the public cloud market will surpass USD 300 billion by 2021 . With the big players (Amazon, Google, Microsoft and IBM) taking home 63 percent of the market share , how will next wave CSPs stand out from the crowd?
Download Intel's latest whitepaper, Differentiating for Success: A Guide for Cloud Service Providers' to discover how to offer unique services, including:
- Providing workload-specific optimizations, for example machine learning or high-performance computing
- Targeting a particular geographical area
- Focusing on an industry, such as financial services
- Delivering emerging technology, such as virtual reality, in-memory databases, and containerization
Published By: MuleSoft
Published Date: Apr 15, 2019
The future of financial services is under pressure from profound digital disruption. Across the globe, there are forces, both regulatory and customer-led, that open up the market to new entrants and disrupt what customers are buying — and how. The advent of Open Banking is one major influence, with Open APIs paving the way for third-party developers to build applications and services independently.
This whitepaper outlines the challenges facing financial services firms and how a new approach to enterprise integration — API-led connectivity — can help banks and financial services firms not only survive, but thrive in an increasingly competitive future.
Download this whitepaper to learn:
What financial services firms should do about Open Banking, based on the experiences of the impact of PSD2 in Europe
How an API strategy could define the future of financial services
How a global bank successfully completed a digital transformation initiative
Whether you’re a leader of Infrastructure & Operations for a large enterprise or a mid-sized business looking to scale, you’ll likely have similar questions about multicloud that need answers.
Read this eBook for a better understanding of multicloud architecture, and get answers to questions such as:
What’s the difference between hybrid cloud and multicloud?
What are the top benefits and challenges of multicloud?
What is the value proposition of multi cloud management?
What is a multicloud strategy?
Download this free eBook today to get started on your multicloud management journey.
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