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Sep
12
2019
Stefan Miksch — Industry Trends

Machine Tools Industry – Development and Outlook

Recent years were favorable for machine tools industry shareholders, but circumstances changed drastically in the last quarters and threaten future development.
Aug
29
2019
Bob Gill — Industry Trends

Profit from the Industry of Things

Show me the money. Show me the money, Jerry! The memorable lines spoken by Cuba Gooding Jr as footballer Rod Tidwell to his underperforming sports agent Jerry Maguire, played of course by Tom Cruise in the 1996 movie.

Sep
12
2019
Stefan Miksch — Industry Trends

Machine Tools Industry – Development and Outlook

Recent years were favorable for machine tools industry shareholders, but circumstances changed drastically in the last quarters and threaten future development.
Sep
12
2019
Eric Cosman — ARC Report Abstract

Experts Debate Use of Cybersecurity Profiles

Awareness of the cybersecurity risks to industrial systems has increased significantly in recent years in response to several widely reported incidents.  It is now generally accepted that either a targeted or non-targeted attack could trigger serious consequences, even with cybersecurity profiles.
Sep
11
2019
Wasay Rashid — Industry Trends

Saudi Arabia’s New Economic Cities

Economic Cities are a strategic project for the Kingdom of Saudi-Arabia.  ‘Vision 2030’ is driving the efforts to diversify and modernize its economy.
Sep
05
2019
Larry O'Brien and Guest Blogger: Gregory Villano — ARC Report Abstract

Mitigating Cyber Risk in Maritime Applications

Process safety systems, turbine control systems, terminal automation systems, and many other kinds of systems and assets must be considered in a comprehensive cybersecurity risk management strategy, and that strategy should also include the risk in maritime transportation and port infrastructure.
Sep
05
2019
Larry O'Brien and Guest Blogger: Gregory Villano — ARC Report Abstract

Mitigating Cyber Risk in Maritime Applications

Process safety systems, turbine control systems, terminal automation systems, and many other kinds of systems and assets must be considered in a comprehensive cybersecurity risk management strategy, and that strategy should also include the risk in maritime transportation and port infrastructure.
Aug
29
2019
Peter Reynolds — ARC Report Abstract

Best Practices for Automation Capability and Organizational Assessment

ARC Advisory Group recently completed a research project to review global process automation and engineering roles and how industry leaders are aligning skills and training requirements with the technological challenges. This led to this report on Best Practices for Automation Capability and Organizational Assessment.
Sep
11
2019
Wasay Rashid — Industry Trends

Saudi Arabia’s New Economic Cities

Economic Cities are a strategic project for the Kingdom of Saudi-Arabia.  ‘Vision 2030’ is driving the efforts to diversify and modernize its economy.
Aug
23
2019
Larry O'Brien — Industry Trends

ARC-IEEE Webinar Series: Smart City Planning

The smart cities team at ARC will be conducting a series of webinars with the IEEE exploring various topics related to smart cities, buildings, and infrastructure.  The first of these is coming up soon, Tuesday, September 10, 2019, at 11 AM Eastern Time and will feature the head of our smart cities practice, Jim Fazer.  Jim will talk about the process of building smart cities with the IEEE Smart City Planning and Technology Standard P2784.  Upcoming sessions focus on energy, cybersecurity, electric vehicles, lighting, software platforms, and much more
Aug
23
2019
Jim Frazer — Industry Trends

Building Smart Cities - Solving the Implementation Paradox

The Smart City Implementation Paradox describes the situation that the Smart City ecosystem finds in widely divergent situations worldwide. In short, while there is a plethora of very compelling applications, many with very short financial paybacks – the adoption rate of these solutions has been increasing however at a rate that is far below even the most conservative forecasts. One approach to surmount this obstacle is to have a much better, very comprehensive understanding of the communities that drive the decision-making – or decision-delaying, along with their underlying user needs.
Aug
13
2019
Eddie Fidler — Industry Trends

Diesel Price Volatility Drives Fleet Electrification

ARC Advisory Group has been writing about the compelling case for fleet electrification over the last year including here, here, and here. In short, companies are starting to turn to electric powertrains to avoid the various pitfalls of diesel (and gasoline for lighter-duty vehicles)

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Sep
12
2019
Sharada Prahladrao — ARC Report Abstract

Drivers and Challenges of Artificial Intelligence in Manufacturing

At the recent ARC India Forum, “Driving Digital Transformation in Industry and Cities,” Mitsubishi Electric participated as a Global Sponsor.  This provided the company with an ideal opportunity to showcase its offerings and expertise in artificial intelligence in manufacturing.  
Sep
12
2019
Eric Cosman — ARC Report Abstract

Experts Debate Use of Cybersecurity Profiles

Awareness of the cybersecurity risks to industrial systems has increased significantly in recent years in response to several widely reported incidents.  It is now generally accepted that either a targeted or non-targeted attack could trigger serious consequences, even with cybersecurity profiles.

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