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Digital Plant: Why Big Data Needs UCD and Mobile Solutions

In Another news, Digital Innovation, Digital Plant, Mobile Design by Kirk Eggleston

In the digital age — where everything is connected — plant owners and operators are making more strides with data than ever before. From decreasing downtime to avoiding costly and sometimes cataclysmic equipment failure, big data is changing how the modern plant functions. But how does big data translate into actionable results and where is the ROI for all the …

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How Context-Aware Technology is Revolutionizing Utilities

In Another news, Context, Digital Plant by Kirk Eggleston

Context-aware computing has been around for decades, but with the ubiquitous nature of mobile devices and the surge of the industrial internet of things (IIOT), context-aware technologies are now poised to help drive the future of various industries — and the utilities sector in particular. What is Context-Aware Technology? While context-aware technology can often mean different things to different people, …

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The next boom: Augmented reality applications for the industrial worker

In Digital Innovation, Digital Plant, Wearable Technology by Evelina Tapia

It’s not just for Pokemon Go. In augmented reality (AR), digital information is overlaid over the real world of the viewer. The Pokemon Go game and visual displays in the Ironman movies are just two examples of AR and while they may appear too simplistic or too futuristic, Digi-Capital projects that AR will be $120 billion industry by 2020. Industrial …

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Join us for the Utilities’ Mobile Transformation webinar

In Digital Innovation, Digital Plant by Rachel Nitschke

Low prices and slim margins– this is where analysts are predicting electricity providers are headed. To consumers, one utility provider’s kilowatt-hour is the same as one from their competitor; it becomes a better kilowatt-hour if it’s cheaper and their bills are lower. After 5 years of working with some of the largest utilities companies in the world, we are sharing what we have learned …

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Big data in manufacturing: How to start your enterprise mobile and IoT strategy

In Digital Plant by Chad Modad

As a product manufacturer, you sit somewhere on the spectrum of just starting to look into how to participate in the Internet of Things (IoT), to well on your way to transforming your business as a result of a successful IoT implementation.  No matter where you are on this spectrum, you, like many other manufacturers, likely realize that the future …

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Are your digital plant tools actually helping your employees get more work done?

In Digital Plant, User Research by Madeleine Popp

The digital plant will never be successful without user research. We’ve said it many times and we’ll continue to say it, implementing digital tools without user research is like walking blindly onto a street—it’s very risky. Minimize that risk and maximize your investment by being open to taking the time for user research. Why? Well, chances are that YOU are …

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