Has IIoT Become a ‘Four-Letter Word’? (Part 1 of a Multi-part Series)

Not since the dot-com boom of the early 2000s has there been a topic as ubiquitous in business circles as digital transformation. That’s likely because so few companies have truly found their groove in reimagining and rearchitecting their capabilities for the Fourth Industrial Revolution. It remains a battle even for those organizations that have been […]

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Combating the Double-Edged Sword of Hyperconnectivity within the Manufacturing Enterprise

Wham! A cyberattack slams enterprise IT, reverberating at lightning speed to the company’s servers. The network crashes; email is down. Months-long delays ensue before email and other system layers are restored at all locations. What would earlier have impacted only IT systems can now also halt production and slow order fulfillment in our age of […]

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Distributed Manufacturing: Next in Line for Blockchain Innovation

Blockchain has already disrupted business processes in the financial sector, and is poised to impact companies across industries. Because the technology can provide an immutable digital record of contractual interactions and transactions across an ecosystem, we believe that manufacturing is likely next in line.  Blockchain is a mutually shared ledger of all transactions in a […]

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When IoT Meets Manufacturing

One of the more negative iconic images of the Industrial Revolution was of child workers being sent into coal mines. Thankfully, that’s an age long behind us. Our own era promises a different revolution: one in which miners no longer need to descend into the mine shaft, wield a pick, endure suffocating temperatures or constant jarring […]

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