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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
11
2018
Sharada Prahladrao — Industry Trends

Digital Technologies, Initiatives, and Leadership

Industry is gripped in the tentacles of digitization. Any article I read, edit or write seems to be about disruptive technologies, innovative solutions, IT-OT integration, and cybersecurity. According to an article that I read in Forbes magazine, those born before 1990 are digital immigrants, and those born after are digital natives. For the digital immigrants use of technology (smartphone, tablet, social media etc.) doesn’t come naturally – it’s like adapting to a foreign culture; for the digital natives, it is an environment they are born into. So leaders must recognize this digital divide and bridge the gap, to drive digital transformation in the organization.
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
09
2018
Sharada Prahladrao — Industry Trends

Transform Businesses into Digital Enterprises

Siemens’ presentations at the recent ARC India Forum emphasized the huge impact that digitalization has had (and will continue to have) on business and industrial operations. It is now imperative for manufacturers to have a well-planned digitalization strategy – both for greenfield and brownfield projects. The company believes that manufacturers and other industrial organizations must transform their businesses into digital enterprises and, ideally, this should extend across the entire value chain. The presentations by Siemens shared a common message: “digitalization changes everything;” and this message came out clearly in the keynote address.
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
08
2018
David Humphrey — Company and Product News

Amazon Web Services Take on Industry

For industry users, Amazon Web Services (AWS) may still seem like the new kid on the block, but the company has been doing business since 2006.

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Oct
19
2018
David Clayton and Sandeep Mukunda — ARC Report Abstract

Digital Transformation Enables New Performance Management Solutions for Intelligent Valves and Pumps

While digital transformation has been getting its fair share of hype in recent years, end users in the heavy process industries actually began digitizing their plants decades ago with the introduction of “smart/intelligent,” digitally integrated process transmitters and final control devices.  However, historically, pumps and valves have tended to be the last field devices for end users to digitize in their plants. 
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.

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