Automation meets edge computing

Categories- ICS, OT -Tags- CloudScada, EdgeComputing, IIoT, SCADA-MG Strategy+ Intelligence Editor - A. Vernes

Automation meets edge computing

Combining a scalable human-machine interface (HMI) system and supervisory control and data acquisition with additional edge functionality gives machine and plant designs a high degree of flexibility and adaptability to quickly react to changing market environments and maintain fast innovations cycles

https://www.controleng.com/articles/automation-meets-edge-computing/

edgecomputing, iiot, SCADA, cloudscada

production concepts for Industry 4.0 don’t rely on the classical automation pyramid anymore, instead they split production in smaller and flexible units which exchange data on many levels, this requires flexible and scalable human–machine interface (HMI) systems

-Production data everywhere + Continuous optimization

Extending Cybersecurity to Protect OT And Industrial IoT Devices and Networks

Category- Cybersecurity -Tags- CloudScada, cybersecurity, ICSaaS, IIoT, infosec, SCADA-MG Strategy+ Intelligence Editor - A. Vernes

Extending Cybersecurity to Protect OT And Industrial IoT Devices and Networks

https://www.forbes.com/sites/tonybradley/2020/02/11/extending-cybersecurity-to-protect-ot-and-industrial-iot-devices-and-networks/

infosec, cybersecurity, IIoT, ICSaaS, scada, cloudscada

Model Management In The COVID-19 Era

Categories- Business, News -Tags- Business Model, business strategy-MG Strategy+ Intelligence Editor - A. Vernes

Model Management In The COVID-19 Era
https://www.oliverwyman.com/our-expertise/insights/2020/may/model-risk-management-in-the-covid-19-era.html

SIX IMMEDIATE ACTIONS

  1. Develop a set of guiding principles to inform model management decisions during the pandemic
  2. Apply a tiering framework to the model inventory to concentrate on the most material areas of increased model risk
  3. Leverage existing model monitoring standards to allow for more nuanced interpretation of results
  4. Develop decision trees to identify potential pathways and guide decision making in a more consistent way between models
  5. Update the existing model overlay process to support the expected increase in overlays and better balance rigor and expediency
  6. Convene a “Model Management SWAT team” of experienced stakeholders to provide oversight and guide triage decisions

A Cloud Based Alternative to Traditional SCADA

Category- ICS -Tags- CloudScada, cybersecurity, icssecurity, IIoT, SCADA-MG Strategy+ Intelligence Editor - A. Vernes

A Cloud Based Alternative to Traditional SCADA

https://iiot-world.com/digital-disruption/cloud-based-alternative-to-traditional-scada/

cybersecurity, iiot, scada, cloudscada, icssecurity

-one of the benefits of leveraging the IIoT may actually be the elimination of the traditional SCADA layer; why would you want to eliminate SCADA? support and maintenance; the entire Windows Operating System that you are currently using may be obsolete within 5 years, you may need to purchase a SCADA upgrade and reinstall and configure all over again

-needs are for a Cloud Hosted SCADA Alternative with all the benefits of SCADA without the IT support headaches

It’s the last IT/OT mile that matters in avoiding Industry 4.0’s pilot purgatory

Categories- ICS, Infrastructure -Tags- Industry 4.0, ITOTconvergence-MG Strategy+ Intelligence Editor - A. Vernes

It’s the last IT/OT mile that matters in avoiding Industry 4.0’s pilot purgatory
The biggest hurdles in Industry 4.0 and the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) come in the last mile—especially in getting information technology (IT) and operational technology (OT) to converge at scale.
https://www.mckinsey.com/business-functions/operations/our-insights/operations-blog/its-the-last-it-ot-mile-that-matters-in-avoiding-industry-40s-pilot-purgatory
Understanding the IT/OT ‘last mile’
-Complex, heterogeneous environment
-Old unconnected machines
-Security concerns
-Limited last-mile OT capabilities at scale
-Poor collaboration between IT and OT

Where Are They Now? An Open Process Automation Forum Update

Categories- Business, ICS, Infrastructure -Tags- CloudScada, ICSaaS, IIoT, SCADA-MG Strategy+ Intelligence Editor - A. Vernes

Where Are They Now? An Open Process Automation Forum Update

As the group readies version 2.0 of its open process automation standard, there’s an overarching feeling of unity but an underlying concern about what this architecture really means for manufacturers and industrial control suppliers in the future.

https://www.automationworld.com/home/article/21104369/where-are-they-now-an-open-process-automation-forum-update

IIoT, ICSaaS, scada, cloudscada

  • In February of 2018 the first deliverable, the Open Process Automation Business Guide, was introduced, explaining the value proposition and business case for the development of an open framework.
  • In February of 2019, the group released a preliminary version of the open process automation standard (O-PAS) v.1.0, which specifically addresses the issue of interoperability.
  • In June of 2019, OPAF held an interoperability workshop with about 15 suppliers. This “plugfest” was done to test out the O-PAS standard with different prototypes, providing feedback to continue development.
  • In July 2019, ExxonMobil announced a parallel effort and signed a collaboration agreement with six other companies, including Aramco Services Company, BASF, ConocoPhillips Company, The Dow Chemical Company, Georgia-Pacific LLC, and Linde PLC to accelerate the development of open process automation (OPA) systems. Separate from the OPAF efforts, the team, which selected Yokogawa as the main automation contractor (MAC), has been working on an OPA test bed, scheduled to go live at the end of 2019.

 

Emerson joined the group in the beginning but backed away due to concerns about protecting its intellectual property (IP). In an interview last year, Peter Zornio, CTO at Emerson Automation Solutions, told Automation World: “It’s an open group with an unprecedented broad scope for a standard, so the sky’s the limit on what you donate for IP, which makes me concerned.”