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Mar
27
2020
Allen Avery — ARC Report Abstract

Automation Supplier Revenues Flatten in 2019

Automation supplier Revenues Flatten over the course of 2019, posting a drop of slightly under a third of a percentage point overall; Q4 revenues slipped by nearly 1 percent.
Mar
26
2020
Chantal Polsonetti — Company and Product News

AIM Selected as International Registration Authority for RFID Tag ID Numbers

AIM, the trade group for the automatic identification industry, has been designated as the International Registration Authority (RA) for the ISO/IEC 15963 Standard “Information technology – Radio frequency identification for item management Unique identification for RF tags” by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO).
Mar
27
2020
Sharada Prahladrao — Technology Trends

AspenTech Focuses on Safety, Efficiency, and Sustainability

ARC’s Peter Reynolds discussed the progress made in digital transformation across different regions with Lawrence Schwartz, Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer, Aspen Technology
Mar
25
2020
Ed O'Brien — Technology Trends

Rethinking Proactive Asset Management in the Age of Coronavirus  

The ramifications of the spread of the COVID-19 (virus Coronavirus) can be felt around the globe, and proactive asset management is more important than ever, particularly as companies strive to ramp-up production in the near-to-intermediate term. 
Mar
25
2020
Sharada Prahladrao — Technology Trends

Defining the Digital Twin and its Applications

At the recent ARC Industry Forum in Orlando, ARC’s Greg Gorbach and Chad Stoecker, Global Vice President of Industrial Managed Services for GE Digital, discussed defining the digital twin.
Mar
25
2020
Sharada Prahladrao — Technology Trends

Digital Transformation in the Process Industries

At the  recent ARC Industry Forum in Orlando, ARC’s Greg Gorbach, Vice President, discussed digital  transformation in the process industries with Laura Coates, Head of Process Automation at Siemens.
Mar
24
2020
Sharada Prahladrao — Technology Trends

Understanding the OPAF Initiative

The OPAF initiative was discussed in-depth by ARC’s Harry Forbes, Research Director, Automation, and Mark Taft, Group Vice President, ABB at the ARC Industry Forum in Orlando. 
Mar
27
2020
Sharada Prahladrao — Technology Trends

AspenTech Focuses on Safety, Efficiency, and Sustainability

ARC’s Peter Reynolds discussed the progress made in digital transformation across different regions with Lawrence Schwartz, Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer, Aspen Technology
Mar
25
2020
Ed O'Brien — Technology Trends

Rethinking Proactive Asset Management in the Age of Coronavirus  

The ramifications of the spread of the COVID-19 (virus Coronavirus) can be felt around the globe, and proactive asset management is more important than ever, particularly as companies strive to ramp-up production in the near-to-intermediate term. 
Mar
20
2020
Constanze Schmitz — Company and Product News

Siemens Names New CEO

Siemens Names New CEO, and Siemens’ long-time CEO Joe Kaeser will gradually hand over the management of the group to his deputy Dr. Roland Busch.
Mar
19
2020
Constanze Schmitz — Industry Trends

German Trade Shows in the Time of the Coronavirus

“Messefrühling” refers to the German trade show spring, the traditional time when companies present new products and solutions. In an unprecedented action, nearly all events were cancelled this year due to the threat of the coronavirus.
Mar
19
2020
Michael Guilfoyle — Industry Trends

Industry Disruption: COVID-19 Shows Imperative for Transformation

COVID-19 is presenting us with many challenges, and the industry disruption is starkly pointing out that the gap is growing between those leading the charge with digital transformation and those who approach it more reactively and slowly.
Mar
27
2020
Sharada Prahladrao — Technology Trends

AspenTech Focuses on Safety, Efficiency, and Sustainability

ARC’s Peter Reynolds discussed the progress made in digital transformation across different regions with Lawrence Schwartz, Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer, Aspen Technology
Mar
26
2020
Chantal Polsonetti — Company and Product News

HANNOVER MESSE Will Not Take Place in 2020.

The HANNOVER MESSE Team reports that HANNOVER MESSE 2020 is not going to happen as originally planned and scheduled.
Mar
24
2020
Larry O'Brien — Industry Trends

ARC to Participate in Palo Alto Networks Virtual Cybersecurity Roundtable

If there’s one positive thing that comes out of the Coronavirus pandemic, it’s that we are starting to appreciate the value of virtual and online events.  ARC is happy to participate in an informative upcoming virtual cybersecurity roundtable with Palo Alto Networks on April 8, from 8-9 AM Pacific time. The topic of this roundtable discussion is “Strategies for Secure Digital Transformation Of ICS/OT.”  Industrial control systems and processes have their own requirements for security, reliability, and availability.  This panel of cross-sector OT security experts will discuss how to most effectively secure industrial control systems in the midst of the current wave of digital transformation and adoption of IoT technologies.
Mar
20
2020
Sid Snitkin — Technology Trends

Coronavirus Lessons for Industrial Cybersecurity: Quarantines

As our previous coronavirus lessons for industrial cybersecurity blog highlighted, cybersecurity and epidemics have many similarities, including the need for quarantines when situations get out of control.    The 2012 Shamoon attack on Saudi Aramco spread to 35,000 computers before it was detected and stopped.  While critical control systems were unaffected, The event disrupted operations for almost five months and restoration cost millions.  
Mar
26
2020
Larry O'Brien — Technology Trends

How Can We Use Smart City Technology to Help in the COVID-19 Outbreak?

Data can be a powerful tool to manage disease outbreaks and pandemics, and smart city platforms and technologies can effectively leverage data to reduce the spread of COVID-19.  Let’s take a look at some of the technologies that are available for managing disease outbreaks and how data from smart city platforms and systems can be used to manage the pandemic.  
Mar
19
2020
Larry O'Brien — Technology Trends

Securing Remote Workers in the Time of Coronavirus

During the Coronavirus pandemic, everybody that can work from home seems to be working from home.  This huge influx of new remote workers is creating some new cybersecurity concerns and expanding the cybersecurity threat surface.  While these concerns are universal across industries, including IT, banking finance, the manufacturing sector has its own unique set of concerns when it comes to securing remote workers.  Let’s take a look at some of those concerns and what we can do to mitigate them
Mar
16
2020
Jim Frazer — Industry Trends

Coronavirus and The Importance of Smart City Platforms

In my local community in south Palm Beach County, Florida  the importance of community cohesion and a coordinated response to the coronavirus pandemic has been demonstrated through citizen dialogues on NextDoor, a community building smart city platform. Of course, many other community platforms are also just as important – from Twitter to Facebook and even Meetup.
Mar
06
2020
Sharada Prahladrao — Industry Trends

ARC's Jim Frazer Interviews Bentley Systems’ Bob Mankowski

During the ARC Industry Forum in Orlando last month, ARC’s Jim Frazer, Vice President, Infrastructure and Smart Cities interviewed Bob Mankowski, Vice President, Digital Cities at Bentley Systems.  What followed was an interesting discussion on the current hot topic – digital twins.

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