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New Age of Distribution Grids with IoT
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Changes in how electricity is generated are leading to a transformation in how utilities will manage distribution grids in the future. With the rise of commercial and residential roof top solar and wind generation, as well as battery storage,...
IoT and Blockchain
886

Mar 21, 2018

IoT + Blockchain: The promise of a game-changing convergence

Sooraj Kumar Raj Associate General Manager - Product Management, IoT WoRKS™

IoT is meant to make things smarter and/or connect smart things to one another. It also offers a lot of automation possibilities. But certain tasks need to undergo data flow & governance controls. These can be done either via the cloud or may...
Digital Twins for IoT
1,642

Mar 19, 2018

Digital twins can be the intelligent edge for IoT

Sukamal Banerjee Corporate Vice President, Industry Software Division and IoT WoRKS™

It is the Internet of Things, but with an enterprise angle. Take that to mean industry vertical applications, development ecosystems, product design, hardware, deployment and more. This blogs emphasizes on the importance of Digital Twins as an...
Blockchain in Supply Chain
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Supply chain is among the two industry sectors (financial services being the other one) which the blockchain is likely to transform in the near future. This blogs emphasizes on one of the prominent use case of Blockchain Technology i.e. Supply Chain...
IoT Infrastructure
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Mar 15, 2018

Key developments around IoT Architecture & IoT Infrastructure

Madhava Venkatesh GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY DIRECTOR, IoT WoRKS

To build new outcome driven use cases rapidly, it is important to have an architecture that is Agile, Scalable, Flexible and Distributed and the basic plumbing services required to make this happen should be commoditized. This blog focuses on recent...
HCL IoT
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This blog talks about next-gen technology adoption in Manufacturing explaining the key factory vitals aligned to Industry 4.0. Moving from OEE to measure the factory productivity to Factory Wellness i.e. factory vitals.This blog talks about next-gen...
IoT
3,641

Feb 26, 2018

IoT Impact on manufacturing

Saurabh Chaturvedi Deputy General Manager

The blog talks about impact of internet of things in Manufacturing. There has been lot of development in adopting next-gen technologies like IoT in MFG and there has been huge investment under the use cases identified in this vertical.
IoT
1,248

Feb 26, 2018

IoT Testing/Quality Assurance

Vishal Chaudhary Global Operations Director

This blogs emphasizes upon the features & characteristics of testing & quality assurance for IoT Architecture and IoT Infrastructure. Why it matters to IoT service providers to focus more on this subject while developing any solution?
IoT Works
1,281

Feb 26, 2018

Internet of Things in Retail

Ashwini Global Engagement Manager

This blogs emphasizes the impact of IoT in Retail. How internet of things is enabling retail to achieve business transformation and what are the key use cases where IoT can play a big role.
Derive Business Outcomes through IT
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The future of manufacturing is already here, but most companies lack the right talent, and often fail to define roadmaps for transformation while ensuring business continuity. HCL’s engagement model ensures that your solution is built in a ground-up...
IoT and Blockchain
886

Mar 21, 2018

IoT + Blockchain: The promise of a game-changing convergence

Sooraj Kumar Raj Associate General Manager - Product Management, IoT WoRKS™

IoT is meant to make things smarter and/or connect smart things to one another. It also offers a lot of automation possibilities. But certain tasks need to undergo data flow & governance controls. These can be done either via the cloud or may...
How IoT can change in-store / fronts experience for Customers
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Oct 03, 2017

How IoT can change in-store / fronts experience for Customers

Devipad Tripathy General Manager - Infrastructure services Delivery

Customer is the king and its true for the e-Commerce and physical Store / fronts for Retail and CPG Industry. Introducing New Devices and technologies to Customers have become a trend and has started yielding results for all Retail and CPG companies...
Internet of Things Security
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Every tech company is focusing on IoT and technologies related to it. Whether they are building a Connected Home solution or something on a more grand scale such as Connected Cars or Connected Farms, security is often an afterthought.
Fourth Industrial Revolution
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What makes the Fourth industrial revolution distinct from the previous three is a lively debate topic  amongst academics to ascertain if it is a revolution by itself or just a continuation of the third one. Academic discussions aside, for mere...
Hardware Security
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Security is always a contentious issue when it comes to wider adoption of IoT. Imagine power grid failure or automotive hijacking – the consequences are severe. Security measures which can provide a complete security solution will pave the way to...
Working of Internet of Things (IoT) Wearable Devices
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Mar 03, 2015

The Internet of Things and the Principle of Great Expectations

GH Rao Ex-President - Engineering and R&D Services (ERS)

Smart meters
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Apr 21, 2020

Keeping the Lights on for the Energy and Utilities Industry during COVID-19

Samrat Bera Associate Vice President, E&U and O&G, IoT WoRKS™

The COVID-19 pandemic has affected every industry, with energy and utilities (E&U) being no exception. Industry leaders are taking drastic steps to bring about wholesale changes to their operations and service offerings. Learn more about these...
Arindam Sen

A Peek into Augmented Reality
Arindam Sen - Solution Director | June 18, 2018
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Augmented reality as a technology brings about a digital transformation in the physical world through images, text, and 3D models. An important aspect of AR is to superimpose the information which it collects from an IoT device on the same device in a manner in which the consumer can consume the information in a meaningful and effortless manner. It has been predicted that the AR market will reach $56.8 billion by 2020. Let’s discuss some use cases of AR: The Chemical Process Engineering Research Institute (CPERI), a research organization, has deployed AR for plant start-up procedures where an operator can complete a task much faster than usual. Further, Comau, which is a part of the Fiat group, has enabled an AR-powered system to help a user assemble a robot wrist in lesser time and with fewer errors in comparison to the standard parameters without the use of AR. Although AR has come a long way, it has challenges ranging from expensive hardware and non-availability of AR content. Recently, at a workshop conducted by Digital Manufacturing and Design Innovation Institute (DMDII), 65 organizations came together to offer insight into the challenges of AR and create a guideline development process. It has been predicted that this will help create a roadmap for the future and evaluate AR solutions before deploying them. The guideline documents AR features such as hardware which comprises of connectivity, battery life, onboard system, storage, and environmental aspects. It also includes software such as authoring, 3D content, IoT, and creation of 3D content.


Arindam Sen

Digital twins: Bridging the gap between industrial assets and the digital world
Arindam Sen - Solution Director | June 15, 2018
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One of Gartner’s Top 10 Strategic Technology Trends for 2017, digital twins aim to transform the virtual landscape. Many research firms are optimistic about its development, predicting that by 2018, companies who will invest in digital twin technology will see a 30% improvement in their cycle times of critical processes. It has all the real-time performance, sensor, and inspection data. Alongside this, it is also associated with the history of the configuration changes, parts replacement, and warranty data, leading to reduced lifecycle ownership cost of the asset and valuable product intelligence for superior product innovation.
Considered an IoT-fuelled business case, this technology trend will require data from various enterprise systems, such as product lifecycle management (PLM), enterprise resource planning (ERP), customer relationship management (CRM), and service lifecycle management (SLM). Apart from these core developments, its solution will also result in a digital representation of factories and environments, which includes a detailed demonstration of the physical world for simulation, analysis, and control. This will lead to a virtual representation of the failures, enabling substantial improvements in costs and cycle times.


Nameesh Sharma

Big Data Usage To Increase Multifold In Future
Nameesh Sharma - Manager, NGDC | June 13, 2018
377 Views

Big Data requires massive processing and huge amount of storage. A little over a decade ago, such levels of processing and storage were only possible through the use of super computers and thus, not only required huge investments upfront, but also made management of massive amounts of data a very expensive proposition. Soon companies such as Google, Yahoo!, and Facebook realized that in order to monetize the huge volumes of data, a cost efficient distributed computing system was required. This eventually led to the descent of Hadoop ecosystem that is now popularly being used across several organizations for storing, processing, and analyzing Big Data.