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.
Energy costs have become an increasing contributor to pumping systems Total Cost of Ownership (TCO). In fact, energy cost represents 40% of the TCO of a typical pump. It is possible to reduce the electrical consumption by at least 30% utilizing Variable Speed Drives while decreasing maintenance costs associated with the mechanical driven system.
This paper explains how to reduce TCO with a limited investment focused on three key areas: energy efficiency management, asset management, and energy cost management.
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.
Since Adobe debuted the PDF file format in the early 1990s, it has become the defacto standard for electronic documents in many markets. While engineers, publishers, and printers push the format to its technical limits with rich media and 3-D content, the general office worker comprises the PDF-using majority.
Email is the primary communication system and file transport mechanism used in organizations of all sizes. Email systems generate enormous amounts of content that must be preserved for a variety of reasons, including:
-Compliance with local, state, federal and international statutory requirements
- Electronic discovery requirements and best practices
- Knowledge management applications
- Disaster recovery and business continuity
Our repair technicians are capable of repairing most Modicon - Schneider Electric parts same day. Our exchange program allows us to send you a remanufactured unit while allowing you 30 days to return the failed unit for a credit.
In the broadening data center cost-saving and energy efficiency discussion, data center physical infrastructure preventive maintenance (PM) is sometimes neglected as an important tool for controlling TCO and downtime. PM is performed specifically to prevent faults from occurring. IT and facilities managers can improve systems uptime through a better understanding of PM best practices.
Champion innovation through collaboration
Win or lose? Jack Welch, former chairman and CEO of General Electric, said, "If the rate of change on the outside exceeds the rate of change on the inside, then the end is near." To win in today’s fast-paced market, you need to innovate. This eBook shows you how to transform your team and organization into one that is more agile and better equipped to innovate using a modern collaboration platform. A collaborative culture helps you:
Widen the ideation pipeline
Accelerate time to market
Deliver higher quality products and new customer experiences
Fill out the form to download the eBook to learn more about how to innovate with connected collaboration.
Win or lose? Jack Welch, former chairman and CEO of General Electric, said, "If the rate of change on the outside exceeds the rate of change on the inside, then the end is near."
You can transform your organization to be more agile and innovative through collaboration. A collaborative culture helps you:
Widen the ideation pipeline
Accelerate time to market
Deliver higher quality products and new customer experiences
Download this eBook to learn more.
Unlock the benefits of Ethernet – An Expert Q&A Guide provided by Spectrum Enterprise. Find out how technology experts are using reliable Ethernet solutions to boost business performance. Get actionable insights from experts and learn how switching to a high-performance Ethernet solution from Spectrum Enterprise can deliver security and reliability across your network and IT infrastructure.
How Fiber Powers Growth – An Expert Q&A Guide provided by Spectrum Enterprise. Businesses today need bandwidth capacity to handle complex applications and ever-increasing data. See how technology experts rely on fiber to increase productivity and provide stronger growth opportunities.
H&S Ventures provides management services for the Anaheim Ducks hockey team and its home-ice venue—the Honda Center. This popular indoor arena hosts scores of events and concerts, and H&S oversees everything from ticket sales to marketing and finance.
H&S’s performance is measured by attendance, big-name bookings and how much fans spend on merchandise and concessions. Digital innovation plays a crucial role in creating a thrilling live experience that raises fans’ satisfaction and their average “spend.”
To thrive in today’s global business economy, you need voice systems that keep your clients connected and your employees productive. Spectrum Enterprise provides next generation communications solutions that deliver superior quality and cost advantages with modern collaboration features to keep your workforce and clients connected.
Migrate your organization’s voice service to our cloud with Hosted Voice, a fully managed, comprehensive and customized solution with unified communication and collaboration features. Our solutions include full technical support and best-in-class IP based phones.
Network failures are surprisingly common. How can you be sure your enterprise is prepared for unforeseen downtime?
Network diversity and redundancy supports business continuity. Learn more about how the right network portfolio can prevent operational interruptions and assist in disaster recovery.
Bandwidth. Speed. Throughput. These terms are not interchangeable. They are
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it takes to get from one point to the next and the actual amount of data
you’re receiving, respectively.
When you buy an Internet connection from Spectrum Enterprise, you’re buying
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that matters. Throughput is affected by obstacles, overhead and latency,
meaning the throughput of the system will never equal the bandwidth of your
The good news is that an Internet connection from Spectrum Enterprise is
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Your business is changing. As a finance leader, you know that accounting is a labour-intensive, costly process where
systems often don’t allow for expedient exception handling and many days are fraught with difficulty in matching
invoices to other databases for reconciliation. Like most companies, you know where you want to go but may not have
infrastructure or internal expertise to handle electronic fund transfers, credit card payments or cheque processing— all
the pieces required to make your vision for an efficient, integrated operation a reality.
The scalability of its EP-LAN lets MMC Corp seize new opportunities without adding infrastructure. For example, Scales and Trusler are looking at virtual desktops or virtual desktop image [VDI] files for some offices and even job sites. “We’ll probably have to scale some bandwidth internally for that,” Trusler notes, “but if we do the VDI internally or we do it with an external third party, it doesn’t really matter… because we can get them on that EP-LAN network and we can get the bandwidth that we need… quickly.”
EP-LAN is scalable. In most cases, adding additional services at a specific customer location can easily be turned up by Spectrum Enterprise remotely. Choosing a fiber EP-LAN over MPLS not only met the challenge to connect MMC Corp locations: it created an IT platform that continues to scale to support rapid expansion and innovation.
FRONTEO provides end-to-end project management, litigation consulting and eDiscovery
solutions for a global base of law firms and corporations. To meet clients’ critical
information needs, the business requires connectivity and data center solutions that can
process, access and interpret terabytes of sensitive data—reliably and at top speeds.
Get actionable insights from experts at FRONTEO and learn how switching to a
high-performance Ethernet solution from Spectrum Enterprise can deliver security
and reliability across your network and IT infrastructure.