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The Great Divide: Overcoming the IT-OT Conflict

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July 13, 2018

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  • John Burwash

Built on conflict and misalignment, the relationship issues between information technology and operational technology teams in the manufacturing industry have a long history. Stakeholder expectations and technology convergence are prompting the need to leave the past behind and build a culture of collaboration.

The Artificial Intelligence Wave and Reshoring

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July 10, 2018

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  • Daniel Black

Organizations need to explore the relationship between automation and reshoring. While there is no clear causative relationship today, your organization should monitor its competitive landscape and understand the rationale for why certain peers and competitors may be making the shift to local or near-shore markets.

Modern PLM Tools for Discrete Manufacturing

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June 8, 2018

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  • Donald Mak

Product lifecycle management (PLM) done right creates a competitive advantage for manufacturing companies. This is a briefing on modern PLM tools on the market for discrete manufacturing companies.

Road to Innovation Through the Valley of Stabilization

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June 7, 2018

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  • John Sloan

A recent survey by Commvault says the majority of IT executives are not ready to lead innovation and only 29% of IT think they are ready. For many IT departments, including manufacturing IT, stabilization and optimization needs to come first.

Big Data Governance in the Connected Manufacturing World

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May 14, 2018

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  • Brian King

Data governance in the world of big data needs to adapt to how the data is used and its lifecycle, not the other way around. If governance is imposed in a heavy-handed way that reflects the typical organizational structure, it will crash and burn at best, and limit the effective use and monetization of that data at worst.