The Denison Method

Our
Method:

To achieve measureable outcomes, Denison Consulting Group utilizes a well-structured, five-phase life cycle approach to deliver the next generation Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT). We integrate the operations plant (OP) to the Internet (IP), and convert raw data from “smart devices” into actionable real-time information by following a systemic approach.

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    Phase 1: Comprehensive Assessment and Roadmap Definition

    This initial step in the journey typically starts with the organization readiness assessment. As the IIoT is at an earlier stage of adoption, many companies’ current networks vary in readiness. As implementing next generation solutions could impact many functions especially business operations and infrastructure, it is important to align the organization towards adoption of changes in their way of functioning, governance and technology implementation. Current issues and performance baselines, infrastructure security mechanisms and associated risks are studied. Analysis of suitability is conducted to help understand current technology constraints to define and architect the target state. Granular details of current capital expenditure and operational costs will aid in building an ROI business model.

    Denison provides comprehensive engineering assessments, including power assessments, and delivers recommendations and prioritization plans based on highest ROI.

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    Phase 2: Design and Implementation

    The design phase will address the target state development by incorporating all components in infrastructure, the enterprise security stack, elements for backbone to support smart connected system elements and applications, etc. Design criteria will also consider usage of any and applicable existing hardware to optimize cost.

    A key characteristic of today’s connected enterprise is that the network connectivity is based on a standard Internet Protocol, aka IP Protocol. Most enterprises use this standard and hence securely integrating new equipment, applications and associated solutions to the industrial or operational plant floor is straight forward.

    Denison designs and delivers engineered solutions to integrate the OP and IP environments.

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    Phase 3: Data Driven Analytics

    While most enterprises generate and have access to large data sets, not much is being done to derive necessary insights from this data. Many project that by the year 2020, we will have over 75 Billion “smart devices” in the world. In addition to not having access to skilled talent to understand and derive meaningful insights, the cost of storing and processing the data has been prohibitive. This is now rapidly changing with the availability of scalable commodity hardware, and automated real-time data analytic software. These platforms are based on open standards and are supported by most external software providers. Most companies that choose not to make the investments in platform, and the talent to implement and derive the necessary data-driven culture are likely to be at a tremendous disadvantage over time.

    Meaningful data-driven insights can allow dramatic improvements from the shop floor to the CIOs office in understanding production, operations and other functional optimization leading to economic benefits from lower energy costs and improved resource utilization.

    Denison implements real-time data analytic intelligent software, and configures the software to meet the unique needs of users within the corporate ecosystem so these users can act upon powerful, real-time information.

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    Phase 4: Managed Services and Continuous Improvement

    A well designed enterprise has a robust managed care setup that has a 360 degree view into its operations provided by an internal team or by an external service provider. Activities across the organization are continuously monitored across all the infrastructure components and applications to proactively detect any issues and take corrective measures. Focus on data analytics converts companies’ decision making from one of mere observation or reaction to a decision-making ability that becomes more predictive and pre-emptive. Continuous feedback from connected devices can be analyzed and corrective actions suggested for implementation. Reporting being critical, various reports to different stakeholders in the ecosystem can be automatically generated.

    Denison works with our customers’ “ecosystem” by understanding the unique differences and needs of enterprise users, adapts and configures relevant data to suit those needs, and offers ongoing support and engineering solutions.

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    Phase 5: Total Quality Approach – Security and Network Infrastructure Solutions

    Operational, business and industry and the technological landscape is ever changing. Capturing, converting and interpreting data from 75 Billion “smart” devices can be a complex task. Competition and business needs are also changing rapidly.

    Denison offers expertise in security services as interconnecting the OP and IP environments presents ongoing security risks. Security and engineered security solutions are offered from initial assessment throughout the customer engagement including areas such as: security and cyber-security solutions; strategic advisory and consulting services for end-to-end enterprise IT infrastructure: governance, risk and compliance; enterprise cloud and cloud platforms; data center consolidation and migration; and computing, storage and networking services strategy and implementation.

  • Connector.

    Phase 1: Comprehensive Assessment and Roadmap Definition

    This initial step in the journey typically starts with the organization readiness assessment. As the IIoT is at an earlier stage of adoption, many companies’ current networks vary in readiness. As implementing next generation solutions could impact many functions especially business operations and infrastructure, it is important to align the organization towards adoption of changes in their way of functioning, governance and technology implementation. Current issues and performance baselines, infrastructure security mechanisms and associated risks are studied. Analysis of suitability is conducted to help understand current technology constraints to define and architect the target state. Granular details of current capital expenditure and operational costs will aid in building an ROI business model.

    Denison provides comprehensive engineering assessments, including power assessments, and delivers recommendations and prioritization plans based on highest ROI.

  • Connector.

    Phase 2: Design and Implementation

    The design phase will address the target state development by incorporating all components in infrastructure, the enterprise security stack, elements for backbone to support smart connected system elements and applications, etc. Design criteria will also consider usage of any and applicable existing hardware to optimize cost.

    A key characteristic of today’s connected enterprise is that the network connectivity is based on a standard Internet Protocol, aka IP Protocol. Most enterprises use this standard and hence securely integrating new equipment, applications and associated solutions to the industrial or operational plant floor is straight forward.

    Denison designs and delivers engineered solutions to integrate the OP and IP environments.

  • Connector.

    Phase 3: Data Driven Analytics

    While most enterprises generate and have access to large data sets, not much is being done to derive necessary insights from this data. Many project that by the year 2020, we will have over 75 Billion “smart devices” in the world. In addition to not having access to skilled talent to understand and derive meaningful insights, the cost of storing and processing the data has been prohibitive. This is now rapidly changing with the availability of scalable commodity hardware, and automated real-time data analytic software. These platforms are based on open standards and are supported by most external software providers. Most companies that choose not to make the investments in platform, and the talent to implement and derive the necessary data-driven culture are likely to be at a tremendous disadvantage over time.

    Meaningful data-driven insights can allow dramatic improvements from the shop floor to the CIOs office in understanding production, operations and other functional optimization leading to economic benefits from lower energy costs and improved resource utilization.

    Denison implements real-time data analytic intelligent software, and configures the software to meet the unique needs of users within the corporate ecosystem so these users can act upon powerful, real-time information.

  • Connector.

    Phase 4: Managed Services and Continuous Improvement

    A well designed enterprise has a robust managed care setup that has a 360 degree view into its operations provided by an internal team or by an external service provider. Activities across the organization are continuously monitored across all the infrastructure components and applications to proactively detect any issues and take corrective measures. Focus on data analytics converts companies’ decision making from one of mere observation or reaction to a decision-making ability that becomes more predictive and pre-emptive. Continuous feedback from connected devices can be analyzed and corrective actions suggested for implementation. Reporting being critical, various reports to different stakeholders in the ecosystem can be automatically generated.

    Denison works with our customers’ “ecosystem” by understanding the unique differences and needs of enterprise users, adapts and configures relevant data to suit those needs, and offers ongoing support and engineering solutions.

  • Connector.

    Phase 5: Total Quality Approach – Security and Network Infrastructure Solutions

    Operational, business and industry and the technological landscape is ever changing. Capturing, converting and interpreting data from 75 Billion “smart” devices can be a complex task. Competition and business needs are also changing rapidly.

    Denison offers expertise in security services as interconnecting the OP and IP environments presents ongoing security risks. Security and engineered security solutions are offered from initial assessment throughout the customer engagement including areas such as: security and cyber-security solutions; strategic advisory and consulting services for end-to-end enterprise IT infrastructure: governance, risk and compliance; enterprise cloud and cloud platforms; data center consolidation and migration; and computing, storage and networking services strategy and implementation.

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