Tag "Optimisation"

Ecosystems – new business models: important for disruption strategies

Industry 4.0 describes a fundamental innovation and transformation process of industrial value creation. The leitmotifs of this change are new forms of management and work in global, digital ecosystems. Industry 4.0 is currently the number one topic of discussion in business and the media. But it is not only the digital revolution in the industrial sector that continues to progress. All other sectors, such as healthcare, are also continuing to develop consistently and drastically. Consequently, the term “Healthcare 4.0” is currently being used by many. We see in the media the emergence of some innovative trends that benefit the healthcare sector and, of course, us as users.

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Converging and Securing OT-IT – Enabling Industrial Network Security Solutions for Use With Key Technologies 3 / 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 third and last part here about 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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Converging and Securing OT-IT – Enabling Industrial Network Security Solutions for Use With Key Technologies 2 / 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 second part here about Simple visualization of existing plant network architecture, Virtual Network and Plant Network Security Monitoring Service before part three deals with the 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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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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Algae: A jack-of-all-trades with enormous potential and a bad reputation 2/2

No, they don’t exactly have a good reputation. No wonder. For in some places on our planet they develop into a real plague through their sometimes massive appearance. They damage the immediate environment, are even dangerous and have far-reaching consequences such as oxygen depletion for other organisms in water bodies (“dead zones”) or a decline in tourism. For science, on the other hand, they are an extremely exciting field of research. And from an entrepreneurial point of view, they are even regarded as the raw material of the future. Exactly, they are algae, which at first glance combine these partly contrary potentials. The second and last part of the two-part blog article deals with the possible uses of algae in science and industry.

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Where to store your passwords and how

Whether banking, shopping, mailing, streaming music or TV, forums or social networks – passwords are in demand almost everywhere. As secure as possible, of course. And in order to guarantee the highest possible level of confidence, i.e. confidentiality of your data, you should not only choose a password that is as secure as possible, but also a password that is as individual as possible for each individual account. But be careful! One thing should be clear to everyone: there is no one hundred percent guarantee of security. However, one can and should try to make the security layers around one’s own sensitive data as impenetrable as possible in order to get as close as possible to the optimal protection. Fortunately, there are a number of ways to do this.

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How NOA can add value for process analytics

When it comes to NOA, there is much talk about leaving the classic automation pyramid and the resulting consequences, especially with regard to (data) security. There is no question that this must be ensured. Many initiatives are on their way. This blog article aims to show why these efforts are worthwhile. The PAT demonstrator, which was presented at the NAMUR Annual General Meeting in 2018, serves as an example here.

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Crucial basic measures to ensure business resilience (Part 2/2)

After the first part of the blog article “Decisive basic measures to ensure corporate resilience” focused on the core tasks of Business Impact Analysis (BIA) and the foundations for resilience via Identity and Access Management (IAM), the second part now follows. Here the core tasks are to be brought up for discussion up to advantages of the Identity and Access management.

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TDLS8000: Maintenance-free, SIL2 certified and explosion-proof

In almost every chemical production plant, it is always necessary to store various substances in containers or tank farms. Depending on the chemical substance, this can from time to time result in an explosion hazard. For this reason, elementary protection against a possible explosion must be provided. In the best case scenario, this should be done in such a way that no explosive gas mixture can form in the gas phase of the container. In the age of ever-increasing safety requirements, a current safety assessment may make it necessary to actually record the oxygen content – especially if the device in question has been classified as a SIL (safety integrity level) application.  This is exactly where Yokogawa’s TDLS8000 laser comes into play.

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