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Aug
01
2019
Ed O'Brien — Company and Product News

Observations from the Recent Infor Innovation Summit

With many of today’s industrial firms embracing digital transformation, new features and innovations in EAM, ERP, and other applications offer expanded opportunities in smart manufacturing and asset management.   This came into play during the recent Infor Innovation Summit.
Jul
30
2019
Valentijn de Leeuw — Industry Trends

Asset Performance Management: Best Practices

ARC Europe will present its Q3 WebWindow: “Asset Performance Management: Best Practices” on Tuesday, August 20th, 2019 at 10.30AM CET and 3.30PM CET.
Jul
18
2019
Mark Sen Gupta — Technology Trends

Benchmarking: Avoid Being The Tallest Pigmy

Best practice benchmarking against peers is a common method used to gauge how well a company is doing, but it could lead you to become the tallest pigmy.
Aug
09
2019
Eric Cosman — ARC Report Abstract

NIST Cybersecurity Framework Continues to Improve

In February the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) marked the fifth anniversary of its Cybersecurity Framework (CSF). ARC Advisory Group strongly encourages anyone responsible for defining, implementing or operating a program to address cybersecurity risk to learn more about the NIST Cybersecurity Framework.
Aug
02
2019
Janice Abel and Craig Resnick — ARCView

Rockwell Automation TechEd 2019 Brings The Connected Enterprise to Life

Rockwell Automation recently held its 22nd annual TechEd conference in Orlando, Florida.  With a record attendance of about 2,500 people, the event included more than 180 sessions. The theme for TechEd 2019 was, “Bringing ‘The Connected Enterprise to Life’ by expanding human possibility.”
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)
Jul
25
2019
Larry O'Brien — Industry Trends

Developing Effective Smart Building Cybersecurity

Smart cities and critical infrastructure both face major cybersecurity-related challenges.  Today’s rapid adoption of IoT technologies, the convergence of IT and OT environments, drive toward ubiquitous connectivity, and resource constraints are all major challenges when it comes to implementing a good cybersecurity program for smart cities and infrastructure.  The 2019 ARC Industry Forum in Orlando, Florida featured a dedicated track on smart cities and infrastructure.  Here, end-users shared their experiences in justifying and implementing smart building cybersecurity.    
Jul
24
2019
Eddie Fidler — Industry Trends

The Promising Potential of Community Solar

To meet climate goals, nations will need to reduce power gen emissions by both increasing energy efficiency and developing renewable energy resources.  Community solar technology can help get us closer to this goal.  
Jul
15
2019
Wasay Rashid — Technology Trends

Railway Express: RFID in Rail Transport

Radio frequency identification (RFID) is an effective technology for automatic equipment identification that can greatly enhance information visibility and availability. It is the leading automatic identification technology used in the transportation industry. 

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Aug
16
2019
Sharada Prahladrao — ARCView

Bentley Systems Focuses on the Digital Twin

As a Global Sponsor at the recently concluded ARC India Forum, Bentley Systems made two interesting presentations.  Last year, the focal point of the presentations was the connected data environment (CDE); this year it was on digital twins and successful collaborations for industrial growth.
Aug
15
2019
Rick Rys — ARC Report Abstract

Vehicle Autonomy Is an Automation Challenge

Autonomous cars, trucks, and aircraft are creating new ways to move people and deliver packages. The widespread adoption of vehicle autonomy will profoundly change transportation.
Aug
15
2019
Ralph Rio — ARC Report Abstract

Engaging a Global Service Provider to Support Digital Transformation

As digital transformation adoption progresses, businesses have become increasingly dependent on technology and software for planning, managing, and operating their enterprises.  Global service providers (GSP), in turn, often have broad and deep talent pools to provide companies with the resources for execution.

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