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Why Manufacturers’ IIoT Strategies Fail – and How Yours Can Succeed

Arraya Insights Arraya Insights| November 6, 2018

Plenty of ink, digital and otherwise, has been devoted to the topic of the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) and the benefits it has in store for manufacturers who pursue it. For an alarmingly high number of companies, those benefits have failed to become reality. In fact, according to Cisco, only 26% of IIoT strategies […]

The Latest on Meltdown, Spectre & What They Mean for You

Arraya Insights Arraya Insights| January 26, 2018

A few weeks ago, the world was first introduced to Meltdown and Spectre and these hardware security vulnerabilities have been a constant source of IT headaches ever since. If you haven’t read it yet, Tom Clerici, Arraya’s Cyber Security Practice Director, has put together a plain English explanation of how Meltdown and Spectre operate and, […]

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Arraya Insights Radio - Security & the Shop Floor: An Xs and Os Look at Manufacturing's Digital Defenses

Arraya Insights Arraya Insights| November 30, 2017

Arraya Insights Radio Episode 3: Security & the Shop Floor: An Xs and Os Look at Manufacturing’s Digital Defenses Host: Thomas York (Director, Quality and Operational Excellence & Dallas Cowboys Fan) Guests: Tom Clerici (Director, Cyber Security Practice & NY Giants Fan) and Doug Guth (Director, Cisco and IoT Practice & Philadelphia Eagles Fan) As […]

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Fed Issues Cyber Security Warning for Critical Infrastructure Industries: 6 Ways to Respond

Arraya Insights Arraya Insights| October 30, 2017

With National Cyber Security Awareness Month coming to a close, the U.S. Government seized the opportunity to put a select group of businesses on notice, so to speak. In a recent joint statement, the Department of Homeland Security and the Federal Bureau of Investigation warned of “advanced persistent threats” targeting the nation’s critical infrastructure, including […]

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6 Proven Hacker-Repelling Ways for Manufacturers to Secure an ICS

Arraya Insights Arraya Insights| May 10, 2017

Even though they don’t provide the same immediate financial payoff as businesses in other industries, manufacturers remain a favorite target of cyber criminals. Rather than directly stealing money, attacks may focus on disabling systems and causing damage to critical infrastructure. Criminals may also have their eyes on intellectual property or internal operational information as part […]

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Manufacturing’s Top 6 Technology Challenges

Arraya Insights Arraya Insights| December 16, 2016

During the last year, the Arraya team has had dozens of conversations with manufacturers representing a fairly diverse cross section of the industry. Very often, regardless of their focus, these companies have reported being plagued by similar sets of technology challenges. The frequency with which these issues come up inspired us to put together a […]

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Looking at the Value of IoT

Dan Lifshutz Dan Lifshutz| March 7, 2016

I’ve written in this space previously about IT trends and Arraya’s methods for carefully weeding out the flashes-in-the-pan from those destined to fundamentally change the way companies do business. One term you’ve probably heard quite a bit lately is Internet of Things, or IoT. From my point of view as a technology executive, it’s clear […]

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Connected Machines: 4 Ways Cisco Helps Boost OEE, Cut Downtime

Arraya Insights Arraya Insights| December 17, 2015

Connected, intelligent machines are the future of manufacturing – and they’re also very rapidly becoming its present. Word is out and more companies are realizing the inherent value in linking machines not only to internal networks, but back to the companies that initially built those machines. Machine-builders have a unique insight into their product and […]

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Less Downtime, Fewer Defects: Business Benefits of IoT in Manufacturing

Arraya Insights Arraya Insights| November 19, 2015

How much is unplanned downtime on your production floor going to cost your company? Obviously there are plenty of different factors impacting that figure. One estimate cited by the folks at Cisco said the price tag could come to $20,000 per minute. No matter the dollar figure, the consensus will likely be that any losses […]

Keeping Your Data Safe in the Internet of Things

Arraya Insights Arraya Insights| November 6, 2015

The increased device connectivity offered by Internet of Things (IoT) technology can do wonders for manufacturers. Devices which used to be isolated are gaining network access, sensors and intelligence capabilities, resulting in an abundance of valuable data and information from the production floor and elsewhere for manufacturers to analyze. This allows them to make better […]

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