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About The Journey

Digital transformation is hard, and most companies don’t succeed. The Journey is Arundo’s forum for you and your team to learn from our successes and failures. Based on years of work with industrial companies around the world, our team of engineers, data scientists, and business experts offer practical insights and tips for how to apply machine learning, advanced analytics and IIoT technologies in industrial operations.

 

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August 20, 2019 / pump analytics, advanced analytics

Pump Analytics: Solving Pump Inefficiency and CO2 Emissions

CO2 emissions are a major concern for many sectors and people in general. The major CO2 emitters are well known: energy production, agriculture, live-stock rearing, industry, and transportation. However, few associate pumps with CO2 emissions. In..

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August 13, 2019 / industrial internet of things (IIoT), edge computing, big data, edge analytics

On the Edge: The Increasing Importance of Decentralized Analytics in IIoT

Big data, data lakes, cloud computing. Well-recognized terms that have generated a lot of hype in recent years. Many industrial internet of things (IIoT) companies hope to recreate the wild success of the big data giants using their data to generate..

READ FULL STORY

August 6, 2019 / build vs buy, solution architecture, data-driven insights

How to Start Thinking About Architecture for Data-Driven Solutions

Are you considering data-driven solutions to improve or create new business outcomes, and/or business models? Do you need to consider how such a solution would fit within your infrastructure? As I architect solutions at Arundo, I’m often asked to..

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July 16, 2019 / data science, industrial internet of things (IIoT), machine learning

4 Things You Should Know: Starting an Industrial Data Science Initiative

Have you considered starting an industrial data science initiative but don’t know where to start? Keep on reading and I’ll tell you 4 important things you should know.

 

1. What kind of operational challenges can data science address?

Machine..

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July 9, 2019 / industrial internet of things (IIoT), AI

More Pilots Than an Airline: Scaling AI and Digital Transformation

Referring to their internal digital program, a customer once said: "On Artificial Intelligence (AI) we have more pilots than a major airline". This is a common pitfall companies struggle with as they move from proof of concepts (PoC) to actual value..

READ FULL STORY

July 2, 2019 / industrial internet of things (IIoT)

Why is Industrial IoT Implementation so Hard?

Maybe you’ve heard this type of story before: an industrial company announces the start of a major digital initiative. Time goes by, but nothing seems to happen. After many months, and many meetings, there is little to show for the efforts.

..

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June 25, 2019 / AI, predictive equipment maintenance

Predictive Maintenance and Alarm Fatigue

The proliferation of alarms in control rooms and in the field can cause “alarm fatigue” for some operators. IIoT applications for human-in-the-loop decisions often involve additional alerts and notifications. Choosing the right problem to solve is..

READ FULL STORY

June 18, 2019 / edge, edge analytics

What's Edge Analytics?

There's a growing trend for the need for edge technologies when implementing an Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) solution. Here I'll explore how the impact of edge can be increased through the adoption of edge analytics models. Taking it beyond..

READ FULL STORY

June 11, 2019 / industrial internet of things (IIoT)

Implementing IIoT - 6 Critical Factors you Need to Consider

For industrial companies, the ability to interact with physical equipment has never been easier. Now you have the ability to access vast amounts of data from a variety of sources in order to make meaningful business decisions. Many of your..

READ FULL STORY

June 4, 2019 / chief digital officer

What You Should (and Shouldn't) Expect From Your CDO

There’s currently debate among industrial leaders, digital evangelists, academic scholars and business researchers whether Chief Digital Officers (CDOs) are making a difference; if they’re needed going forward; and if so, what should their focus be...

READ FULL STORY

May 28, 2019 / industrial internet of things (IIoT), big data

Rapid IoT Projects in Industry - Where Should You Focus?

Setting out the best strategy to implement data analytics solutions in an industrial environment can be a roller-coaster ride. In theory, the key to solving many of the challenges that your business is facing is simple: Data – the more, the better...

READ FULL STORY

May 21, 2019 / machine learning for IIoT, field optimization, VFM, digital wells

What You Need to Know About Digital Wells and Field Optimization

Today’s oil and gas production manager faces a myriad of challenges in ensuring that wells are consistently producing at their highest possible potential. The advent of shale, and its high-volume drilling process, means that onshore production..

READ FULL STORY

May 14, 2019 / data science, industrial internet of things (IIoT), machine learning

Data Science Applications: 5 Things an Operations Engineer Should Know

Over the last few years, the utilization of data science and machine learning techniques in asset-heavy industries have taken off. Digital transformation is moving from proofs of concept into an ecosystem of fully-fledged data science applications...

READ FULL STORY

May 7, 2019 / predictive equipment maintenance

The Journey to Predictive Equipment Maintenance

Predictive equipment maintenance is the ultimate goal of many digital initiatives in heavy industries, but the reality is much more difficult than operators may anticipate. In this article, I discuss the path to predictive maintenance, including..

READ FULL STORY

April 30, 2019 / industrial internet of things (IIoT), big data

From Industrial Data to Business Value - Why Data isn’t the New Oil

Few people realize how unlikely it is that their industrial analytics initiatives are going to deliver real bottom-line value. In this post, I’ll share some statistics you need to be aware of. I’ll then talk about some of the reasons why the odds..

READ FULL STORY

April 23, 2019 / machine learning, AI

Why do so many AI Programmes Fail?

Most companies have started or planned to start a digital program. One they hope will transform their business, deliver improved results and move their company to higher levels of performance and shareholder value. So far, very few have seemed to..

READ FULL STORY

April 16, 2019 / design thinking

Design Thinking Meets Heavy Assets - How Design can Unpack Problems in a few Hours

Solving problems for the asset-heavy industries can be challenging due to the nature of the work. Blue-collar employees, lots of manual labor, old expensive assets, and extremely high-risk situations. Where do you begin to build a solution for an..

READ FULL STORY

April 9, 2019 / industrial internet of things (IIoT), big data, machine learning, AI

De-mystifying the Terminology of Digital Transformation

If you’re an engineer, operator, adviser, or executive working in heavy industry, odds are high you’ve heard more and more about trends, buzzwords, and ideas suggesting software and data science will radically transform your business. However, the..

READ FULL STORY

April 2, 2019 / industrial internet of things (IIoT), edge, edge computing

What is Edge Computing - Everything you Need to Know

In the world of the Industrial Internet of Things, or IIoT, we talk about the impact enterprises can derive from combining their Information Technology (IT) with their Operational Technology (OT). There’s an obvious linear relationship between..

READ FULL STORY

March 26, 2019 / tag structures, edge

From Local Controls to Cloud Analytics: Tags to Bridge OT & IT

In this article, I explain how tag-based data contracts simplify the time and effort required to create tangible business value from local operating data.

It’s sometimes hard to remember in these days of touchscreen human-machine interfaces, but the..

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August 13, 2019 / industrial internet of things (IIoT), edge computing, big data, edge analytics

On the Edge: The Increasing Importance of Decentralized Analytics in IIoT

Big data, data lakes, cloud computing. Well-recognized terms that have generated a lot of hype in recent years. Many industrial internet of things (IIoT) companies hope to recreate the wild success of the big data giants using their data to generate..

READ FULL BLOG



August 6, 2019 / build vs buy, solution architecture, data-driven insights

How to Start Thinking About Architecture for Data-Driven Solutions

Are you considering data-driven solutions to improve or create new business outcomes, and/or business models? Do you need to consider how such a solution would fit within your infrastructure? As I architect solutions at Arundo, I’m often asked to..

READ FULL BLOG



July 16, 2019 / data science, industrial internet of things (IIoT), machine learning

4 Things You Should Know: Starting an Industrial Data Science Initiative

Have you considered starting an industrial data science initiative but don’t know where to start? Keep on reading and I’ll tell you 4 important things you should know.

 

1. What kind of operational challenges can data science address?

Machine..

READ FULL BLOG



July 9, 2019 / industrial internet of things (IIoT), AI

More Pilots Than an Airline: Scaling AI and Digital Transformation

Referring to their internal digital program, a customer once said: "On Artificial Intelligence (AI) we have more pilots than a major airline". This is a common pitfall companies struggle with as they move from proof of concepts (PoC) to actual value..

READ FULL BLOG



July 2, 2019 / industrial internet of things (IIoT)

Why is Industrial IoT Implementation so Hard?

Maybe you’ve heard this type of story before: an industrial company announces the start of a major digital initiative. Time goes by, but nothing seems to happen. After many months, and many meetings, there is little to show for the efforts.

..

READ FULL BLOG



June 25, 2019 / AI, predictive equipment maintenance

Predictive Maintenance and Alarm Fatigue

The proliferation of alarms in control rooms and in the field can cause “alarm fatigue” for some operators. IIoT applications for human-in-the-loop decisions often involve additional alerts and notifications. Choosing the right problem to solve is..

READ FULL BLOG



June 18, 2019 / edge, edge analytics

What's Edge Analytics?

There's a growing trend for the need for edge technologies when implementing an Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) solution. Here I'll explore how the impact of edge can be increased through the adoption of edge analytics models. Taking it beyond..

READ FULL BLOG



June 11, 2019 / industrial internet of things (IIoT)

Implementing IIoT - 6 Critical Factors you Need to Consider

For industrial companies, the ability to interact with physical equipment has never been easier. Now you have the ability to access vast amounts of data from a variety of sources in order to make meaningful business decisions. Many of your..

READ FULL BLOG



June 4, 2019 / chief digital officer

What You Should (and Shouldn't) Expect From Your CDO

There’s currently debate among industrial leaders, digital evangelists, academic scholars and business researchers whether Chief Digital Officers (CDOs) are making a difference; if they’re needed going forward; and if so, what should their focus be...

READ FULL BLOG



May 28, 2019 / industrial internet of things (IIoT), big data

Rapid IoT Projects in Industry - Where Should You Focus?

Setting out the best strategy to implement data analytics solutions in an industrial environment can be a roller-coaster ride. In theory, the key to solving many of the challenges that your business is facing is simple: Data – the more, the better...

READ FULL BLOG



May 21, 2019 / machine learning for IIoT, field optimization, VFM, digital wells

What You Need to Know About Digital Wells and Field Optimization

Today’s oil and gas production manager faces a myriad of challenges in ensuring that wells are consistently producing at their highest possible potential. The advent of shale, and its high-volume drilling process, means that onshore production..

READ FULL BLOG



May 14, 2019 / data science, industrial internet of things (IIoT), machine learning

Data Science Applications: 5 Things an Operations Engineer Should Know

Over the last few years, the utilization of data science and machine learning techniques in asset-heavy industries have taken off. Digital transformation is moving from proofs of concept into an ecosystem of fully-fledged data science applications...

READ FULL BLOG



May 7, 2019 / predictive equipment maintenance

The Journey to Predictive Equipment Maintenance

Predictive equipment maintenance is the ultimate goal of many digital initiatives in heavy industries, but the reality is much more difficult than operators may anticipate. In this article, I discuss the path to predictive maintenance, including..

READ FULL BLOG



April 30, 2019 / industrial internet of things (IIoT), big data

From Industrial Data to Business Value - Why Data isn’t the New Oil

Few people realize how unlikely it is that their industrial analytics initiatives are going to deliver real bottom-line value. In this post, I’ll share some statistics you need to be aware of. I’ll then talk about some of the reasons why the odds..

READ FULL BLOG



April 23, 2019 / machine learning, AI

Why do so many AI Programmes Fail?

Most companies have started or planned to start a digital program. One they hope will transform their business, deliver improved results and move their company to higher levels of performance and shareholder value. So far, very few have seemed to..

READ FULL BLOG



April 16, 2019 / design thinking

Design Thinking Meets Heavy Assets - How Design can Unpack Problems in a few Hours

Solving problems for the asset-heavy industries can be challenging due to the nature of the work. Blue-collar employees, lots of manual labor, old expensive assets, and extremely high-risk situations. Where do you begin to build a solution for an..

READ FULL BLOG



April 9, 2019 / industrial internet of things (IIoT), big data, machine learning, AI

De-mystifying the Terminology of Digital Transformation

If you’re an engineer, operator, adviser, or executive working in heavy industry, odds are high you’ve heard more and more about trends, buzzwords, and ideas suggesting software and data science will radically transform your business. However, the..

READ FULL BLOG



April 2, 2019 / industrial internet of things (IIoT), edge, edge computing

What is Edge Computing - Everything you Need to Know

In the world of the Industrial Internet of Things, or IIoT, we talk about the impact enterprises can derive from combining their Information Technology (IT) with their Operational Technology (OT). There’s an obvious linear relationship between..

READ FULL BLOG



March 26, 2019 / tag structures, edge

From Local Controls to Cloud Analytics: Tags to Bridge OT & IT

In this article, I explain how tag-based data contracts simplify the time and effort required to create tangible business value from local operating data.

It’s sometimes hard to remember in these days of touchscreen human-machine interfaces, but the..

READ FULL BLOG