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Jun 2016
... minimize cost, enterprises seek to avoid prematurely replacing equipment, but must balance this against avoiding network failures. Because the anticipated useful lives of different types of network equipment vary, enterprises are constantly upgrading or replacing a portion of their network infrastructure ...

Analyst(s):   Danilo Ciscato   |   Mark Fabbi

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Dec 2018
... incorporating 5G may become available. 5G networking in industrial and commercial equipment. In 2018, many networked machines are connected using Wi-Fi or wired Ethernet. When purchasing networked equipment, discuss 5G opportunities with suppliers to ensure that networking can be upgraded if the organization ...

Analyst(s):   Nick Jones

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Jan 2019
... lock-in” over the long term. Integrate EAM system/computerized maintenance management system (CMMS) used for equipment maintenance because parts for industrial equipment are replaced or modified over time, often with parts of different origin or specification. A well run EAM system synchronizes its data to ...

Analyst(s):   Benoit Lheureux   |   Alfonso Velosa   |   Marc Halpern   |   Nathan Nuttall

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Dec 2018
... future, the traditional asset value network will be combined with a service- and information-driven value network. These networks exist today to some extent like customer demand signals or supplier delivery information, but are usually incomplete. Blending equipment with relevant services and leveraging ...

Analyst(s):   Kristian Steenstrup   |   Nicole Foust

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Dec 2018
... actuation that is generally applicable across many classes of assets and a variety of OEM equipment, such as: Elevators HVAC Digital signage and kiosks Fleets of transportation vehicles For these nonindustrial enterprises, which own and maintain assets with OT systems, IoT hardware and software exist and are ...

Analyst(s):   Eric Goodness

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Feb 2019
... maintenance contracts on aging equipment. The definition of aging is also changing as a result of technology change, the evolving threat environment and market evolution. Access control systems that may previously have had life cycles of 20 years or more may now need to be replaced much sooner. End users should ...

Analyst(s):   Nick Ingelbrecht   |   Santhosh Rao

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Jan 2019
... model, such as PUPM Leverage scale, competitive bidding, and scrutinize network equipment maintenance expenses DCO = data center outsourcing; HIMS = hybrid infrastructure managed services; MWS = managed workplace services; NW = network; PUPM = per user per month; SD = service desk Use the following Gartner ...

Analyst(s):   Andrew Miljanovski   |   Bill Menezes   |   Brett Sparks

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Aug 2018
... fostering an ecosystem of alternate network service providers, with internet service providers (ISPs) and internet aggregators, aiming to expand the choice of network connectivity for customers. Challenges: The biggest challenge for Lavelle Networks is changing enterprise customers’ perception toward internet ...

Analyst(s):   Naresh Singh   |   Shubhangi Vashisth   |   Rajpreet Kaur

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Oct 2018
... making sure that repair shops have the right equipment, process expertise and material to print the parts. Capabilities — The enterprise needs a new set of capabilities to make the digital business work. These capabilities will require expertise that the enterprise doesn’t already have. In the above example ...

Analyst(s):   Jorge Lopez   |   Jamie Popkin

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Nov 2018
... with AMRs primarily supplementing (not replacing) people, is why we predict that 30% of warehouse workers will be complemented by robots. Recommendations: Develop an understanding of the impact of travel time on process efficiency by mapping travel distance and time for work processes. Consider using or ...

Analyst(s):   C. Klappich   |   Rick Franzosa   |   Christian Titze   |   Alex Pradhan   |   Andrew Stevens

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Sep 2018
... forecasting and reliability-centered maintenance (RCM). Improved asset performance has direct impact on relevant metrics like mean time between failure (MTBF) and overall equipment effectiveness (OEE). Additionally, it impacts broader scenarios, such as predicting the impacts of difference kinds of changeovers ...

Analyst(s):   Simon Jacobson

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Nov 2018
... process involves implementing the plan. This may require making new hardware purchases, transferring data, rearchitecting corporate networks, physically relocating equipment and a host of other technical steps involved in moving applications from one location to another. IT organizations must define the ...

Analyst(s):   Matthew Brisse

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Nov 2018
... For more information, see ) Knowing where objects (such as equipment and products) and people are — sometimes even in real time — provides organizations with impeccable insight that can save costs, cut wasting time looking for equipment and provide information for missing critical projects. The large ...

Analyst(s):   Annette Jump   |   Nick Jones

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Nov 2018
... communication method and work closely with network providers to complete testing. Private organizations rarely perform cellular security testing because it involves significant investments in cellular network simulation equipment. LoRa, Zigbee and Sigfox: These networks are similar to cellular in that it is ...

Analyst(s):   Sean Kenefick   |   Erik Heidt

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Nov 2018
... key people leaving, or have they already left? It can take a long time to build a team of individuals with the right level of skills, and a lot of that know-how is often not written down. Even documented know-how can take significant time to learn how to leverage. Architectural Fit Does the preferred tool ...

Analyst(s):   Mike Wonham

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Oct 2018
... have to be reimaged or replaced as a precaution. Furthermore, if the device cannot be trusted, it may have to be deactivated or isolated. Imagine trusting the elevators in a high-rise building after their controllers have been on the same network segments that infected other equipment. Microsegmentation ...

Analyst(s):   Erik Heidt   |   Jon Amato   |   Henry Cook   |   Soyeb Barot

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Aug 2018
... of both IT-related equipment (such as servers, storage and network switches) and facilities infrastructure components (such as PDUs and CRACs). They complement, rather than replace, general BMS tools. Traditional DCIM tools are used to optimize data center power, cooling, networking resources and physical ...

Analyst(s):   April Adams   |   David Cappuccio

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May 2018
... your IoT initiative over time and estimate the cost if you have to "rip and replace" communication modules or entire endpoints. Avoid using nonstandard spectrum for IoT endpoints with longer life expectancy, as vendors may stop manufacturing or support the network or network components if it fails to ...

Analyst(s):   Leif-Olof Wallin   |   Nick Jones

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Jan 2019
... an architecture that can expand and evolve over time. An end-to-end IoT solution typically spans a wide variety of technology areas ranging from data collection sensors, equipment or appliances at the edge all the way through to integration with enterprise applications and systems. Under Gartner’s reference ...

Analyst(s):   Erik Heidt

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Jun 2018
... systems, electromechanical systems or proprietary (and possibly stand-alone) systems. They are now being replaced by more complex, networked OT software and firmware products (see ). The IoT is the network of dedicated physical objects that contain embedded technology to communicate and sense or interact ...

Analyst(s):   Kristian Steenstrup