Digital twins – a new standard in industrial production

Matti Kemppainen: The digital twin is a burning topic within manufacturing industries. While it is often included in lists of today’s most strategic technologies, it has yet to be widely adopted in practice. Matti Kemppainen, Director of Research and Innovation at Konecranes, discusses the implications for manufacturers of the rolling out of digital twins. According … Read more

New European Interoperability Framework

European Commission: Promoting seamless services and data flows for European public administrations. The EIF gives guidance, through a set of recommendations, to public administrations on how to improve governance of their interoperability activities, establish cross-organisational relationships, streamline processes supporting end-to-end digital services, and ensure that existing and new legislation do not compromise interoperability efforts. Read … Read more

Toward an integrated technology operating model

Naufal Khan, Gautam Lunawat, and Amit Rahul: Companies may be able to get digital transformations off the ground by separating digital from conventional IT, but that approach is not sustainable. Here’s a better way. Technology organizations are now expected to play a central role in helping companies capitalize on new digital capabilities – connectivity, advanced … Read more

Don’t Confuse Digital With Digitization

Jeanne Ross: Digitization involves standardizing business processes and is associated with cost cutting and operational excellence. In essence, it imposes discipline on business processes that, over the years, were executed by individual heroes in a variety of creative (but not always optimal) ways. SAP, PeopleSoft, and other integrated software packages that burst onto the scene … Read more