Driven by the acceleration of digital transformation within their enterprises, CIOs have engaged in a significant shift in their IT leadership objectives which are driving the development, monitoring, and usage of new IT metrics and KPIs. What are the new guiding principles being used to deal with the “service oriented” IT business required by the rapid introduction of new technologies? Such concepts may seem obvious when listed but are too often unknown during implementation of metrics.
Industrial inspections, regardless of the reason for inspection, can be a very dirty and dangerous job. While not necessarily dull, industrial inspections definitely cover 2 of the 3 D’s of robotics deployment (dull, dirty, and dangerous). Industrial inspections can range from inspecting operational assets and operational facilities to inspecting defunct facilities during the de-commissioning process or evaluating the health and risk of non-operational holding tanks. There is no shortage of reasons to conduct industrial inspections, and there is a big business emerging for robotics to be leveraged in the inspection process.
Blockchain has landed – in a very solid way at government agencies. Both national and local governments are realizing Blockchain holds significant potential to disrupt current best practices for asset management, supply chain security and smart contracts.