Articles & News on IT/OT Convergence

Ivanti Report: Nearly half (48%) of IT professionals spend weeks, or more, renegotiating vendor contracts

  • News

The resulting data shows vendor management and contract negotiation are particularly time-consuming endeavors for IT professionals. Half (50%) reported they work with 11 or more different vendors and nearly half (48%) claim they can spend weeks, or months, renegotiating vendor contracts each year. 

Plex Systems Study: Only 24% of manufacturers have implemented smart manufacturing initiatives

  • News

The study, which was developed with the support of the research and analyst firm LNS Research, found that among global manufacturers only 24% have currently implemented a smart manufacturing initiative. 

e-Magic enables cloud-based energy metering

  • News

The University of Colorado (CU) will be using e-Magic TwinWorX software on Microsoft Azure IoT to implement a scalable cloud-based solution to manage real-time energy usage data.

Overcoming the Challenges and Taking Advantage of Hybrid Cloud Environments

  • by Neil Miles
  • Opinion

By Neil Miles
Whether it’s increased flexibility, scalability or cost efficiency - the advantages of a hybrid cloud approach are many. However, companies can only benefit from a truly hybrid IT approach, if they prepare for the inherent complexity.

Industrial Internet Consortium (IIC) announces Contilio as winner of Smart Construction Challenge

  • News

As the winner, Contilio was awarded €25,000 and the opportunity to deliver a live proof of concept (POC) at the TÜV SÜD International Business Park in Singapore.

BioTelemetry announces Dr. Andrei Stoica as Chief Technology Officer

  • News

Dr. Stoica will lead the company’s global technology and product development operations, reporting to Joseph H. Capper, President and Chief Executive Officer.

MachineMetrics announces free remote monitoring solutions for manufacturers

  • News

MachineMetrics is offering Free Access of MachineMetrics IoT Platform and remote monitoring applications for any manufacturer involved with the production of Ventilator parts, test equipment, protective equipment, or any COVID-19 related manufacturing support, as well as to help companies produce products, increase production volumes, and bring therapies faster to market. 

ABB to expedite remote connectivity for customer operations

  • News

ABB is working with customers to ensure the access to field operators and service engineers who cannot be on-site at this time, by delivering control room livestreams, operational insights, process data and plant key performance indicators to users sheltering at home.

COVID-19 increases importance of Digitalization and Mobility

  • by Bill Lydon
  • Feature

By Bill Lydon
While the April Hannover Messe event is cancelled, industrial companies remain focused on digital transformation  techniques, methods and ideas. 

ARC Advisory Group announces ARC European Industry Forum virtual event

  • News

The annual ARC European Industry Forum, “Driving Digital Transformation in Industry,” May 18-20, 2020, will move online as ARC’s first-ever virtual forum.  The event will use virtual event tools to offer live streaming of user presentations, expert panel discussions, and audience interaction.