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Oct
23
2018
Inderpreet Shoker — Industry Trends

Key Asset Integrity Management (AIM) Methodologies

Traditionally, industrial plants have followed prescriptive run‐repair‐replace approach for managing and maintaining their assets and equipment. While this strategy had been working for end-users, they realize that it is not the most cost-effective strategy. End users have begun to better realize the contributions of proper inspection and maintenance in keeping physical assets in good working conditions to avoid business interruption and improve profitability as well as plant safety. End users are taking informed approach to planning inspection and maintenance to maximize asset output while maintaining asset integrity.
Oct
18
2018
Ed O'Brien — Industry Trends

Smart Manufacturing Operations Become Even Smarter With AR and VR

The time is right for smart manufacturing organiztions to adopt -- or expand -- their use, of AR and VR.  While the world of augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR) may be best known for such games as Pokémon GO and The Machines for the former and Minecraft VR and Need for Speed VR for the latter, both technologies are becoming an important part of the underlying strategy of firms adopting smart manufacturing methodologies.
Oct
17
2018
Chantal Polsonetti — Industry Trends

IIoT and I4.0 Drive Expanding Functional Spectrum of IIoT Edge Devices

The IIoT edge is still in the development stage regarding solidification of its ultimate role in emerging IIoT architectures, but there is no doubt as to its rising importance in fulfilling the IIoT vision. As industrial internet strategies are evolving, so too are the functional capabilities of the enabling edge infrastructure devices. In the IIoT gateway and router market, this expanding functional spectrum provides both IT and OT suppliers with more options as to where to position device offerings. New offerings, including highly functional low-cost devices, target a variety of points along the broadening price/performance spectrum associated with the edge.
Oct
16
2018
Greg Gorbach — Industry Trends

Digital Transformation Council Members to Share War Stories

After a busy summer, Digital Transformation Council members are back and they are hungry for information.  This became apparent at a recent member meeting focused on optimizing production operations with asset performance management or operat

Oct
23
2018
Craig Resnick — Technology Trends

Edge Computing in Industrial Environments

Edge computing in industrial environments offers the promise of getting the right device data in near real-time to drive better decisions and maybe even control industrial processes. For this to work, it means that the edge device, its embedded software, edge servers, the gateways, and cloud infrastructure must all be up and running correctly all the time.
Oct
11
2018
Tim Shea — Industry Trends

Gazprom Neft, Skolkovo to establish digital lab for modeling multiphase flow solutions

ARC has been covering the market for multiphase flow solutions, including virtual flow metering, for several years now and has periodically blogged on the importance of testing and validation of the accuracy of the metering solutions as well as standards development and how that would help improve adoption among operators and independents.
Oct
10
2018
Larry O'Brien — Technology Trends

Bloomberg’s Big Hack Story: Truth, Lies, and Hardware

By now many of you have probably read the blockbuster story from Bloomberg/BusinessWeek called The Big Hack: How China Used a Tiny Chip to Infiltrate US Companies, which outlined a complex and far-reaching scheme on the part of the People’s Liberation Army of China to infiltrate server motherboards manufactured by Supermicro, described by the Bloomberg as the “Microsoft of the hardware world.”
Oct
23
2018
Craig Resnick — Technology Trends

Edge Computing in Industrial Environments

Edge computing in industrial environments offers the promise of getting the right device data in near real-time to drive better decisions and maybe even control industrial processes. For this to work, it means that the edge device, its embedded software, edge servers, the gateways, and cloud infrastructure must all be up and running correctly all the time.
Oct
22
2018
Bob Gill — Company and Product News

KBC Launches Energy and Sustainability Co-Pilot Hub in Singapore

In an analyst/media event held October 22 at Yokogawa Engineering Asia headquarters in Singapore, KBC (A Yokogawa Company) announced the launch of a new Energy and Sustainability Co-Pilot hub to serve the Asia Pacific and Middle East regions.

Oct
10
2018
Larry O'Brien — Technology Trends

Bloomberg’s Big Hack Story: Truth, Lies, and Hardware

By now many of you have probably read the blockbuster story from Bloomberg/BusinessWeek called The Big Hack: How China Used a Tiny Chip to Infiltrate US Companies, which outlined a complex and far-reaching scheme on the part of the People’s Liberation Army of China to infiltrate server motherboards manufactured by Supermicro, described by the Bloomberg as the “Microsoft of the hardware world.”

Logistics Viewpoints

Oct
22
2018
Andy Chatha — Company and Product News

Bentley Systems’ New Open Design Applications Advance Comprehensive Modeling Environment

During its Year in Infrastructure 2018 Conference on October 15-18, 2018 in London, UK, Bentley Systems, Incorporated, a leading global provider of software solutions for advancing the design, construction, and operations of infrastructure, launched a set of new open design applications, including OpenSite Designer, a built-for-purpose application for the design and construction of civil site projects.
Oct
22
2018
Bob Gill — Company and Product News

KBC Launches Energy and Sustainability Co-Pilot Hub in Singapore

In an analyst/media event held October 22 at Yokogawa Engineering Asia headquarters in Singapore, KBC (A Yokogawa Company) announced the launch of a new Energy and Sustainability Co-Pilot hub to serve the Asia Pacific and Middle East regions.

Oct
19
2018
Ralph Rio — Acquisition or Partnership

TCS and Institute of Industrial Science, The University of Tokyo Partner for Research in Digital Technologies

Tata Consultancy Services and Institute of Industrial Science, The University of Tokyo have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to collaborate on technology research and facilitate inter-personnel exchange. Tata Consultancy Services expands its co-innovation network with this partnership to research leading-edge technologies for real-world applications.
Oct
19
2018
Ralph Rio — Company and Product News

IBM Announces General Availability of IBM Food Trust

IBM announced growing adoption of its food supply chain network, IBM Food Trust. The blockchain-based cloud network offers participating retailers, suppliers, growers and food industry providers with data from across the food ecosystem to enable greater traceability, transparency and efficiency.

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