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Jan
04
2019
Ralph Rio — ARC Report Abstract

Effective Supply Chain Track and Trace with Blockchain Must Include MES and WMS Data

Emerging blockchain technology enables members of a consortium to share data in a secure and trusted environment to enable improvements in operational performance. To maximize the effectiveness of a blockchain-enabled supply chain track and trace solution and help ensure that the goals of the consortium members are met, the processing nodes of the supply chain must be included.
Jan
03
2019
Ed O'Brien — Industry Trends

Advancing Digital Transformation: Analytics for Business Users

As today’s companies strive to better understand their businesses, insight from all organizational levels are needed to get a complete view of organizational health and business drivers with the use of analytics. There is an ongoing challenge of making sense of disparate data so it can be interpreted as actionable information.
Jan
02
2019
Harry Forbes — Industry Trends

Industrial Automation and IoT Software: Common Threads

Last month ARC published a report I wrote on the future of software for industrial automation and embedded systems. It was entitled “The End of Industrial Automation (as we know it)”. Here I’ll make some observations about some of the many common threads between future automation software and future software for the Industrial IoT.
Jan
19
2019
Sharada Prahladrao — Industry Trends

Cyber Insecurity in a Connected World

The Global Risks Report 2019 that was published last week precedes the World Economic Forum to be held in Davos from January 22nd-25th.  The report presents the results of the latest Global Risks Perception Survey (GRPS), in which nearly 1,000 decision-makers from the public and private sectors, academia and civil society assess the risks (in terms of likelihood and impact).  These are the five main challenges cited and discussed in the report follow.  They highlight the risks of Cyber Insecurity in a Connected World.
Jan
16
2019
Larry O'Brien — Industry Trends

Convergence of Cybersecurity and Safety at ARC Industry Forum

We have a comprehensive series of workshops and sessions dedicated to cybersecurity at the annual ARC Industry Forum in Orlando this year, and the convergence of cybersecurity and safety is an important topic.  
Jan
11
2019
Mark Sen Gupta — Industry Trends

Improve Manufacturing Safety with Analytics

Improving safety continues as a concern in manufacturing companies. Automation has helped alleviate some problems, but also allowed companies to push the boundaries of the safety envelope.  Over the years, the industry’s safety record has improved overall, but when things go wrong, the consequences are often more severe. It's time to improve manufacturing safety with analytics.
Jan
11
2019
Harry Forbes — ARCView

Integrating HART Field Devices Effectively

The vast majority of the tens of millions of field instruments in process plants today support the HART protocol. Though dating from the 1980s, HART can provide a number of important and valuable services for end users if they were Integrating HART Field Devices.
Jan
19
2019
Sharada Prahladrao — Industry Trends

Cyber Insecurity in a Connected World

The Global Risks Report 2019 that was published last week precedes the World Economic Forum to be held in Davos from January 22nd-25th.  The report presents the results of the latest Global Risks Perception Survey (GRPS), in which nearly 1,000 decision-makers from the public and private sectors, academia and civil society assess the risks (in terms of likelihood and impact).  These are the five main challenges cited and discussed in the report follow.  They highlight the risks of Cyber Insecurity in a Connected World.
Jan
17
2019
Smart Cities Team — Industry Trends

Learn About the Cybersecurity Challenge for Smart Cities and Infrastructure at the ARC Annual Forum February 4th – 7th Orlando

For over twenty years, ARC Advisory Group has hosted the ARC Industry & City Forum, where over 1000 private and public sector leaders gather to discuss Digital Transformation, Cybersecurity, and Smart City topics. In its 2019 Forum, ARC Advisory Group is expanding the Smart Cities track – filling it with thought-provoking talks and discussion on topics that matter to you. One such meeting is: The Cybersecurity Challenge for Smart Cities and Infrastructure.
Jan
16
2019
Craig Resnick — Acquisition or Partnership

Schneider Electric Partners with Nozomi Networks to Provide Enhanced Solutions to Secure and Protect Critical Infrastructure

Schneider Electric has signed a global partnership agreement with Nozomi Networks, a leader in industrial cybersecurity and operational visibility.  Under the terms of the agreement, Schneider Electric will collaborate with Nozomi to secure and protect critical infrastructure for customers in the industrial manufacturing and critical infrastructure segments.
Jan
16
2019
Larry O'Brien — Industry Trends

Convergence of Cybersecurity and Safety at ARC Industry Forum

We have a comprehensive series of workshops and sessions dedicated to cybersecurity at the annual ARC Industry Forum in Orlando this year, and the convergence of cybersecurity and safety is an important topic.  
Jan
09
2019
Larry O'Brien — Company and Product News

Owl Cyber Defense Webinar for New OPDS-Talon Core Software 

Owl Cyber Defense, one of the leading data diode suppliers for secure unidirectional communications, released the latest version of its recently productized core software platform, Version 2.0.2.0 of OPDS, otherwise known as OPDS-Talon.
Jan
18
2019
Smart Cities Team — Industry Trends

Autonomous Mobile Robots Come of Age at the ARC Annual Forum February 4th – 7th Orlando

For over twenty years, ARC Advisory Group has hosted the ARC Industry & City Forum, where over 1000 private and public sector leaders gather to discuss Digital Transformation, Cybersecurity, and Smart City topics.  In its 2019 Forum, ARC Advisory Group is expanding the Smart Cities track – filling it with thought-provoking talks and discussion on topics that matter to you.  One such meeting is: a session on Autonomous Mobile Robots Come of Age.
Jan
18
2019
Smart Cities Team — Industry Trends

IoT and Smart Lighting Platforms: The Dramatic Impacts and Hidden Opportunities of Convergence at the ARC Annual Forum February 4th – 7th Orlando

For over twenty years, ARC Advisory Group has hosted the ARC Industry & City Forum, where over 1000 private and public sector leaders gather to discuss Digital Transformation, Cybersecurity, and Smart City topics.  In its 2019 Forum, ARC Advisory Group is expanding the Smart Cities track – filling it with thought-provoking talks and discussion on topics that matter to you.  One such session is IoT and Smart Lighting Plat-forms: The Dramatic Impacts and Hidden Opportunities of Convergence.
Jan
18
2019
Smart Cities Team — Industry Trends

Drones for Smart Cities and Industry at the ARC Annual Forum February 4th – 7th Orlando

For over twenty years, ARC Advisory Group has hosted the ARC Industry & City Forum, where over 1,000 private and public sector leaders gather to discuss Digital Transformation, Cybersecurity, and Smart City topics.  In its 2019 Forum, ARC Advisory Group is expanding the Smart Cities track – filling it with thought-provoking talks and discussion on topics that matter to you.  One such session is Commercial and industrial use of drones for Smart Cities.
Jan
17
2019
Smart Cities Team — Industry Trends

Learn About the Cybersecurity Challenge for Smart Cities and Infrastructure at the ARC Annual Forum February 4th – 7th Orlando

For over twenty years, ARC Advisory Group has hosted the ARC Industry & City Forum, where over 1000 private and public sector leaders gather to discuss Digital Transformation, Cybersecurity, and Smart City topics. In its 2019 Forum, ARC Advisory Group is expanding the Smart Cities track – filling it with thought-provoking talks and discussion on topics that matter to you. One such meeting is: The Cybersecurity Challenge for Smart Cities and Infrastructure.

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Jan
18
2019
Craig Resnick — Company and Product News

New Photoelectric Sensor from Rockwell Automation Designed for Higher Demand Applications

Rockwell Automation introduced the latest addition to its smart sensing portfolio, the new Allen-Bradley 42AF RightSight M30 photoelectric sensor.  Designed with improved environmental resistance and long-distance detection in a mid-sized, right-angle housing, the RightSight M30 smart sensor offers additional flexibility and performance for a wider range of higher-demand applications.
Jan
18
2019
Ralph Rio — Company and Product News

New Blockchain Software from SAP Helps Eliminate Counterfeit Drugs

SAP announced the general availability of SAP Information Collaboration Hub for Life Sciences, option for U.S. supply chain, a blockchain-technology hub to help eliminate counterfeit drugs along the pharmaceutical supply chain.
Jan
18
2019
Ralph Rio and Tim Shea — ARCView

Unlocking Value with Blockchain in Oil & Gas

Blockchain enables independent entities with shared pain points and related interests to form a consortium.  The typical objective is to improve operational performance by sharing trusted data with rapid visibility. What about blockchain in Oil & Gas?

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