Maximize Safety, Sustainability and Productivity by Turning Unplanned Downtime Into Planned Downtime


Unplanned downtime has wide-ranging impacts that affect more than just a plant's productivity and profitability. Forced shutdowns also have a major impact on plant and personnel safety, as well as greenhouse gas emissions and environmental compliance. But what if you could actually plan for downtime? In this paper, learn how advances in machine learning and predictive analytics are eliminating the surprise of unplanned downtime--enabling companies to minimize the most dangerous conditions, reduce the amount of gases released into the environment, and improve productivity and profitability.

Branch Out: Making the Most of Your Downtime on a Business Trip


When you book a room with La Quinta Inns & Suites, your next business trip won't have to be all work and no play. Take advantage of your downtime by doing something you enjoy. Our infographic will help you find the perfect way to make the most out of your time away.

The state of transformation in 2019: IIoT, artificial intelligence & blockchain


The first wave of digital transformation was built upon leveraging cloud, mobile and big data, to create a platform for organisations to achieve greater operational efficiencies, better business insights, and deeper customer engagements. These efforts helped provide competitive advantages for organisations as they started to work smarter and more efficiently. The commitment to digital transformation is as strong as ever. According to IDC, global enterprises will spend $1.7 trillion on digital transformation in 2019. As manufacturers continue digital transformation journeys they are now looking to enter the transformation 2.0 phase, in which they will use new technologies to create even more opportunities and address new challenges on the factory floor.

Newcrest Mining leverages Azure IoT & data science to cut downtime


By using an Azure-based IoT solution to make good use of data and push AI workloads to the edge, Newcrest can optimise operational performance and enable predictive maintenance--reducing unplanned downtime and delivering quantifiable financial value.