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Converging and Securing OT-IT – Enabling Industrial Network Security Solutions for Use With Key Technologies 1 / 3

Our new three-part blog article deals with the topic “Converging and Securing OT-IT – Enabling Industrial Network Security Solutions for Use With Key Technologies”. Read the first part here before part two and three deal with the Simple visualization of existing plant network architecture, Customer Satisfaction and an interview with Hideyuki Nakaya of the Facilities Department’s Electricity Section, who led the project, and Satoshi Ikawa of the General Affairs Section., among other things.

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Predictive maintenance – between hype and reality

Predictive Maintenance is one of the most frequently mentioned topics of digitization in the industrial environment. On the one hand, it is felt to be one of the saviours that brings enormous cost savings, on the other hand, the industry 4.0 index shows that predictive maintenance falls far short of expectations. Here, promises and reality seem to diverge widely. What is the reason for this?

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Sushi Sensors: The smart health gadgets for the process industry

Smart health is a topic that is becoming increasingly important in the course of digital transformation. A very lively and promising market has developed around digital health offers, but also in the field of medical and medical technology research and development. Experts from politics, medicine and business assume that Smart Health, Big Data and artificial intelligence will optimize medical care and at the same time contribute to massive savings in health care. Take this example and transfer it from health to industry: preventive maintenance reduces costs – and much more.

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Artificial Intelligence: Far more than Terminator, K.I.T.T. or R2-D2

Artificial intelligence? Sure, they’re robots or androids. For example the little R2-D2 from the Star Wars saga or the Terminator from the Hollywood blockbuster of the same name by master director James Cameron. Even K.I.T.T, David Hasselhoff’s cult car in the 80s series “Knight Rider” with its own personality is KI. By no means. Rather, KI – to put it in its simplest terms – is first and foremost a computer software that is practically adaptive and self-improving on this basis. And it already surrounds us almost everywhere.

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Verification of Request- The Guardian of NOA(h)’s Ark

This is not the first post on this blog dealing with change in the process industry and its automation. The changes not only affect individual technologies but also their interaction with each other. At the same time, they open up

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Digital Transformation – more than just a technological change

According to a Deloitte study, only about a quarter of the 100 companies surveyed in Germany have implemented a company-wide AI strategy. In an international comparison, this is a rather low figure – here the share is already 35 percent – although the use of artificial intelligence cannot be equated with digital transformation. However, it is of great and important importance, so that the conclusions of the study are also representative for the digital transformation.

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5G is on its way – all you need to know about tomorrow’s cellular network

Around 60 years after Germany’s first cellular network was launched, 5G (5th generation) is all set to follow 4G (or LTE) in the near future as the market’s next mobile standard. 5G represents a new stage in the evolution of mobile communications. But what can it actually do? And what conditions must you fulfill in order to take advantage of the new high-speed cellular technology’s breathtaking data transfer rates?
You can find answers to these and other questions linked to this exciting topic in the article.

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Safety needs friends… (Part 2/2)

As we have seen in part 1 of this article, there are processes that cause a system’s performance to (prematurely) deteriorate or that the system can no longer fulfil its purpose. As we will see, these processes are not so different for cars (part 1) and safety systems in the process industry. However, there is a big difference in the rules and regulations during operation. We drivers have a bit of the “main inspection” and perhaps the “inspection booklet” of the manufacturer on our backs. Otherwise the legislator more or less leaves it to us to admonish to be on the road with a “safe” vehicle. This is quite different with regard to safety in the process industry. There is a multitude of laws, rules etc. that must be observed.

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When music streaming meets crude oil

The digitalization of music has forced an entire industry to make a drastic change, which with new business models, especially streaming, has again developed into a growth market in recent years. Let’s remember a little backwards: Filesharing services were initially very popular. Wouldn’t it have a certain charm to get the music directly from the artist and pay him and all those involved quickly and fairly? But how can the integrity of such a software system be guaranteed? The blockchain can make an important contribution to this – also in all areas of the economy, where numerous ideas for new business models are developed and tested against this background.

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Digital Transformation: Can there only be one?

Although the digital transformation in the process industry is facing a significant change, there is still the view in some places that the change in technology, processes and business methods can be carried out using tried and tested methods. Some defend the respective historically grown areas and solutions. However, the implementation of digitization projects is a highly interdisciplinary task, and it affects all areas of the company.

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