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Top 10 Problems Addressed by SCADA

Jul 30, 2018

Top 10 Problems Addressed by SCADA Steven Garbrecht – Chief Digital Architect SCADA systems have been around for many years helping to provide supervisory control for the factory environment. Recently, I was talking with some of our system integrator partners to get their feedback regarding the top reasons people put SCADA systems in to help […]

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Open Source Automation Libraries Drive Innovation as well as Consistency in SCADA Projects

Jul 10, 2018

Open Source Automation Libraries Drive Innovation as well as Consistency in SCADA Projects Matt Paulissen – Digital Architect The size and scope of a digital industrial enterprises necessitates collaboration across company boundaries.  Industrial automation applications are becoming more complex, and so there is an increasing need for people to specialize in one particular industry or […]

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Augmented Reality

Is Augmented Reality a new plant HMI solution?

Jun 18, 2018

Is Augmented Reality a new plant HMI solution? Steven Garbrecht – Chief Digital Architect For many years, OEMs and industrial operations have employed touch panel computers with HMI software to provide a local user interface for machines. This provides immediate feedback to workers on the shop floor and also for anyone requiring information about the […]

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How many edge devices does your Industrial Cloud Analytics Solution require?

Jun 18, 2018

How many edge devices does your Industrial Cloud Analytics Solution Require? Steven Garbrecht – Chief Digital Architect I have worked with a few cloud analytics solutions over the last few years and they all seem to have one thing in common. If approached in isolation, the cloud architecture may specify several IOT edge devices; as […]

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Going Local in Manufacturing Digitalization Projects

May 29, 2018

Going Local in Manufacturing Digitalization Projects Steven Garbrecht – Chief Digital Architect There is a lot of goodness in undertaking Manufacturing Operations Management projects at the corporate level, and for companies who have exceptional culture and a unified strategy it works well. There is nothing like taking your best operating plant, understanding the way they […]

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Army of One

Be an Army of One when it comes to Digital Transformation

Apr 18, 2018

Be an Army of One when it comes to Digital Transformation Steven Garbrecht – Chief Digital Architect It’s often said that if you want to change the world, start by changing yourself first. For the last few years, I’ve been working with customers on large digital transformation projects. Becoming a digital enterprise is a goal […]

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Management

The Three Rules of Industrial Operations Management and Industrial IoT Applications

Nov 20, 2017

The Three Rules of Industrial Operations Management and Industrial IoT Applications Steven Garbrecht – Chief Digital Architect I’ve been thinking about the work I’ve been doing over the last couple of decades and what the basic requirements are for any new product coming into the industrial operations management space. This is based upon my experience […]

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