Big Data

Achieving predictive maintenance (PdM)

Predictive Maintenance - image courtesy of APS
In manufacturing, transportation, energy, or any asset-intensive field, downtime and shrinking MTBF (mean time between failures) are the enemies, topped only by outright system failure. All three greatly increase overhead. And so does crisis maintenance.

Cyber security and the risk of doing nothing

Cyber security is a serious concern for manufacturers with aging networks a prime target for hackers - image courtesy of Pixabay
Posted on 30 Nov 2016 by Tim Brown
Have you ever looked at your system and thought: “Upgrading our equipment is too expensive and likely to cause downtime. Let’s just keep it running.” Ultimately, you made a risk decision. While cyber security hasn’t been a critical risk factor until recently, it has quickly emerged as one of today’s biggest risks.