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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
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
21
2019
Dick Hill — Industry Trends

When Is the Right Time to Consider Control System Migration?

End users must focus in on getting the most out of their installed assets from several viewpoints.  Any automation project today requires a compelling business case.  ARC has identified several scenarios where migration is required.  Like other capital assets, automation assets have a lifecycle.  At the end of that lifecycle, it becomes necessary to plan and execute a control system migration. 
Jan
21
2019
Larry O'Brien — Industry Trends

Device Level Cybersecurity at ARC Industry Forum Orlando

As part of our considerable coverage of cybersecurity at the ARC Industry Forum in Orlando this February, we will continue to discuss the importance of device level cybersecurity for manufacturing operations.  Unfortunately, today’s device-level networks and connected devices may have little in the way of protection from cyber-attack.  
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
22
2019
Larry O'Brien — Industry Trends

Irdeto Workshop at ARC Forum: Digital Twins and IoT Security

ARC Industry Forum Orlando sponsor and IoT cybersecurity provider Irdeto will host a luncheon workshop during our pre-forum workshops on Monday, February 4, at 12:15 PM. The topic is the digital twin and how it relates to IoT security.
Jan
21
2019
Larry O'Brien — Industry Trends

Device Level Cybersecurity at ARC Industry Forum Orlando

As part of our considerable coverage of cybersecurity at the ARC Industry Forum in Orlando this February, we will continue to discuss the importance of device level cybersecurity for manufacturing operations.  Unfortunately, today’s device-level networks and connected devices may have little in the way of protection from cyber-attack.  
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
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
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
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.

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Jan
18
2019
Ralph Rio — Company and Product News

TCS Debuts Connected Intelligence Data Lake for Business on AWS Marketplace

Tata Consultancy Services has launched the TCS Connected Intelligence Data Lake for Business on AWS Marketplace.  The newly launched software captures and manages all types of data in a central Hadoop repository from where business users can pull elements using a simple drag and drop interface to quickly generate analytics and gain insights to solve business challenges.
Jan
18
2019
Shin Kai — Company and Product News

Yokogawa to Release a Real-time Cavitation Detection System

Yokogawa Electric Corporation announced that it has developed a cavitation detection system as an OpreX Asset Management and Integrity family solution and will be releasing it for sale on January 31.
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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