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What are Prescriptive Analytics and Why Should You Care?

Posted on Jul 4, 2018 1:54:06 PM by Peter Wright

Did you just read that title and think, “I know what predictive analytics are”? If you did, don’t feel bad, most people I talk with think prescriptive and predictive are the same thing, or they haven’t given it a thought.

Predictive comes from the root “predict”, as in “I foresee that something will happen”.

Prescriptive, on the other hand, is rooted in the word “prescribe”, meaning “to recommend something beneficial or to state that an action or procedure be carried out.”

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Verve Industrial Protection and Dexcent Inc Announce Strategic Partnership to Deliver Integrated Cybersecurity Solution throughout North America

Posted on Apr 25, 2018 9:12:43 AM by Dexcent Team

EDMONTON, AB, CANADA AND PADUCAH, KY, USA — April 25, 2018 — Cybersecurity is a technology-driven, people-enabled program, and increasing and then maintaining the overall security posture of the OT/ICS environment can be challenging. Because of this realization, Verve Industrial Protection and Dexcent Inc are investing in next-generation technology and skilled ICS cybersecurity expertise.

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From the Desk of . . . Nadir Jivraj, CEO Dexcent, INC.

Posted on Apr 5, 2018 1:07:29 PM by Dexcent Team in industrial cyber security

2017 was an exciting and successful year for Dexcent, and now that we are 3 months into 2018, we are eagerly anticipating what this year has to bring.

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Is Your Ship on a Collision Course with Your OEM?

Posted on Mar 8, 2018 2:27:41 PM by Dexcent Team in Asset Performance Analytics 

In April 2016 the United States Navy announced that one of their new Litton class destroyers would be going into drydock for a 23 million dollar repair to its propulsion system.

"During startup of the main propulsion diesel engines, lube oil was not properly supplied to the ship's combining gears as required by the ship's operating procedures," said Lt. Cmdr. Timothy Hawkins, a Navy spokesman. "The insufficient flow of lube oil resulted in high-temperature alarms on the port and starboard combining gears." The Navy was happy to pay only 23 million.

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Do You Stock People In Your Asset Inventory?

Posted on Feb 16, 2018 11:57:27 AM by Dexcent Team in Process and Equipment Monitoring

Just like any industrial processing-based organization, you have a lot of assets. The truth is, you have more assets than you might think. That’s because in addition to the pumps, crushers, compressors, etc. your single, most valuable asset is your personnel.

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Asset Predictive Analytics? DAAS is the Solution

Posted on Feb 6, 2018 11:00:00 AM by Dexcent Team in Asset Performance Analytics 

Looking for a better solution for industrial asset health monitoring? Want to see your condition-based reliability programs in a new light? Ready to obtain a view of your assets that is more in line with how you and your operators see the world? You might think that what you’re looking for doesn’t exist, but it does. What you’re looking for is the Dexcent Asset Analytics System (DAAS).

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Where are my Parts? Condition Based Maintenance and Supply Chain Management

Posted on Jan 30, 2018 3:51:23 PM by Dexcent Team in Process and Equipment Monitoring


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Warning after cyber threat: “Others will try to copy this kind of attack”

Posted on Jan 23, 2018 12:12:09 PM by Dexcent Team in industrial cyber security

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What's That Buzzing Sound? Persistent Issue Notifications

Posted on Jan 16, 2018 11:00:00 AM by Dexcent Team in Asset Performance Analytics 

Do you know the “buzzing sound?” If you’re a plant operator, chances are you do. It’s that badgering thought in the back of your mind when there are multiple asset issues that need to be dealt with at your facility. The mental buzzing sound comes when there are bypassed alarms that you know require attention. 

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It All Adds Up: Cumulative Condition Monitoring

Posted on Jan 9, 2018 10:00:00 AM by Dexcent Team in Asset Performance Analytics , in Industry Analytics

Your industrial assets are getting smarter every day. Whether these assets are rotary, fixed, or mobile, new technologies and advancements are allowing major improvements in their ability to understand and relay when there is a problem. Unfortunately, despite their capacity to tell us something is wrong, they are still unable to repair themselves.

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