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The world of digital transformation can be confusing. Smart Industry is here to help.
Find our library of Technology Reports to equip yourself to take advantage of the new world of digital manufacturing.


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Industrial automation--Automate your processes, optimize your efforts

Let the machines do more of the work. 



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The Next Step for Data Analytics—Driving Business Strategy

Let’s take a look at what we are learning from this data learning.


smart industry iot iiot industrial internet of things digital transformationGetting the most of machines—The modern approach to asset performance management

In the modern era of manufacturing there are many tools to be employed in managing asset performance—predictive analytics, real-time optimization, the digital twin. 


smart industry iot iiot industrial internet of things digital transformationTurning Downtime Upside-Down with Predictive Maintenance

Eliminating the need for machine maintenance—achieving zero downtime—is a nice dream. Until we get there, we’ll happily settle for accurately predicting when and where and how we must service our machines.


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The 2019 Crystal Ball Report

We're we’re still early in this process—there is much to learn. Discover what thought-leaders have to say about the immediate future of digital transformation. 


smart industry iot iiot industrial internet of things digital transformationIndustrial Networks, Exponential Gains

The real rewards of digital transformation are reaped when these disparate elements are connected into a network.



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A New Era of Possibility, A New Era of Vulnerability

When we connect all of our assets, we connect ourselves to potential bad guys, hackers lurking in the spaces between our  machines and lingering around the cloud, waiting to steal our data. 


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Follow the Leader—IIoT Use Cases

Find case studies of digital-manufacturing leaders forging a path toward success. Follow them!


smart industry iot iiot industrial internet of things digital transformationA Greater Ghost in the Machine: Smart Software Inside Industry 5.0

Machines are adopting greater ownership of their actions as manufacturing undergoes digital transformation.


smart industry iot iiot industrial internet of things digital transformationStepping--Boldly--Into New Opportunities at the Edge 

The edge in the industrial-manufacturing space might more aptly be considered a ramp.


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Data Analytics—From Insights to Actions 

Knowledge is power only when you do something with it.  


rxm coverWhat is prescriptive maintenance? And when will you need it?

Explore how prescriptive maintenance (or RxM) can help enhance asset management at your plant.

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Smart Industry 2018 State of Initiative Report

Where do you fit in? Benchmark your efforts and steal some insights from those reaping real rewards.


IT OT tech report cover snippedFurther Mapping Our Strategies for IT/OT Convergence

The partnership between data and machines is less a strange new concept than it is the bedrock for business. Manufacturers are mapping their digital strategies around the marriage of IT and OT. 


Crystal Ball Report CoverOur Digital Transformation Crystal Ball

We solicited predictions from some of the brightest minds on some of the hottest topics in Industry 4.0. Join us as we peer into the future.


cybersecurity repot coverThe Challenge of Cybersecurity in the Age of Connectivity

Industrial cybersecurity is simultaneously much more important and much more difficult to maintain. Enterprises that balance an intelligent approach to manufacturing with a hardy defense strategy—brains & brawn—will capitalize on while thwarting nefarious characters. 

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Edge Devices Take on New Roles

 Edge devices are becoming smarter, smaller, and more capable of performing tasks that enable field workers to operate in ways we could not have dreamed of just a few years ago. This is a terrific development for those businesses—and their employees—with the ability to confidently push the limits of what can be accomplished at the edge.

aaaaaaa2018 Technology Forecast

It’s tough to predict the future. This is particularly true in the world of digital transformation, which is still in its infancy—or its toddler stage for early adopters—and the rules and tools at play seem to be in constant flux. But there are hugely successful enterprises in this space, and it benefits all of us to learn from their recent pasts and rely on their predictions of what’s to come in Industry 4.0 and beyond.

tech report mobile coverEnabling the Mobile Worker of the Future

The dream is that remote workstations, plants, wells, windmills and machinery never break down, never need servicing, never require replacement parts. The reality is that—even as these elements grow smarter every day—there will always be demand for the mobile worker…the guy or gal who goes out to the asset and services it. Mobile workers need all the help that modern technology can offer them.

convergence report coverIT, OT and a New Era of Productivity

At the heart of digital transformation is the concept of IT/OT convergence. IT and OT are not traditional bedfellows, but then this whole approach to manufacturing is a break from tradition. It’s called a transformation, after all.


tech report 5 coverThe Evolving Landscape of IIoT Platforms

Big data analytics. IT/OT convergence. Smart machines that speak to one another. The Industrial Internet of Things is comprised of many parts--interconnected, for sure, but disparate in function and application. As such, proper platforms are necessary to fully adopt the IIoT (and to fully reap the rewards therein). 


tech report 4 coverIIoT Launch Template

It’s common knowledge that in order for your business to thrive in the modern industrial era, you must adopt elements of the Industrial Internet of Things. But equally common is a lack of understanding about getting started. Opportunities abound with digital transformation, but figuring out the how and when and where and “Who is going to pay for all of this?” can be tricky.

Tech Report 3 cover imageAnalytics in the Age of the Digital Twin

Machines have long produced reams of data about their performance. But only in the recent years of our digital transformation have we had the capacity to digest and fully understand this information and, via advanced analytics, make informed decisions to optimize operations across industry.


Tech Report 2 cover with frameNew Protocols for the Digital Industrial Age

Communication is at the heart of this phenomenon we call digital transformation. Our new Technology Report explores topics such as fiberoptics in manufacturing, PC architecture and the IIoT benefits of a common language. 


SI17Q1 TechReportCoverFoundations of Digital Transformation 

While the Industrial Internet of Things has been a buzzworthy phrase for the past few years, many in the industrial and manufacturing arenas still lack a deep knowledge of the foundations of digital transformation. This collection will help correct that. Here find a library of required reading on the IIoT, exploring the origins of this revolution, digging deep into the various components and applications, and providing you the tools you need to take advantage of this unprecedented opportunity.