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Apr
18
2019
Tim Shea — Industry Trends

Pipeline Scheduling Solutions Enhance Oil & Gas Operations

The market for pipeline scheduling solutions continues to develop and evolve as an increasing number of pipeline operators and transporters now view automation of the scheduling operations as a positive investment in productivity, operational improvements and improved profitability.
Apr
09
2019
Michael Guilfoyle — Industry Trends

Why Fail Fast Doesn’t Align with Digital-first Industrial Work Culture

The phrase “fail fast” is increasingly finding its way into conversations about industrial digital transformation and Industry 4.0.  The implication seems to be that fail-first is a necessary component of a digital-first industrial work culture.
Apr
05
2019
Janice Abel — Technology Trends

Saudi Aramco to Make Its MOM Software and Expertise Commercially Available

Saudi Aramco’s new digital application for manufacturing intelligence is designed to help solve the information gaps typically encountered in today’s Manufacturing Operations Management (MOM) technologies.  The goal was to create a largely off-the-shelf solution that would require minimal customization.
Apr
05
2019
Guest Blogger: Marcia Elaine Walker — Acquisition or Partnership

Waiting for the Harvest Helps Realize the Bounty of IoT and AI

“The harvest” explained the engineer.  “It’s our busiest time of year.  Everyone is buried dealing with glitches in the ERP system when deploying spare parts or doing root-cause analysis on warranty claims. No one in IT will agree to system testing during the harvest.”
Apr
09
2019
Michael Guilfoyle — Industry Trends

Why Fail Fast Doesn’t Align with Digital-first Industrial Work Culture

The phrase “fail fast” is increasingly finding its way into conversations about industrial digital transformation and Industry 4.0.  The implication seems to be that fail-first is a necessary component of a digital-first industrial work culture.
Apr
05
2019
Guest Blogger: Marcia Elaine Walker — Acquisition or Partnership

Waiting for the Harvest Helps Realize the Bounty of IoT and AI

“The harvest” explained the engineer.  “It’s our busiest time of year.  Everyone is buried dealing with glitches in the ERP system when deploying spare parts or doing root-cause analysis on warranty claims. No one in IT will agree to system testing during the harvest.”
Apr
05
2019
Ed O'Brien — Technology Trends

EAM Wearables Enhance Capabilities of Shop Floor Maintenance Workers

As today’s industrial maintenance organizations are becoming more sophisticated and operating under more stringent service-level agreements and expectations, their maintenance teams continue on a quest to be more efficient and effective.  To this point, awareness and interest in EAM wearables are building.
Apr
03
2019
Ralph Rio — Industry Trends

Digital Transformation and Servitization for OEMs

Servitization allows OEMs to provide proactive support to prevent production disruptions at their customers.  Owner/operators should add servitization for OEMs to their selection criteria.
Apr
18
2019
Constanze Schmitz and David Humphrey — ARC Report Abstract

What’s New at the Hanover Fair?  Part 1: Trends at the Show

Once again, this year’s Hanover Fair lived up to its reputation as THE event to attend to see where our industry is heading. No other event or conference offers the same combination of presence of industry players and access to C-level executives.
Apr
18
2019
Constanze Schmitz and David Humphrey — ARC Report Abstract

What’s New at the Hanover Fair?  Part 1: Trends at the Show

Once again, this year’s Hanover Fair lived up to its reputation as THE event to attend to see where our industry is heading. No other event or conference offers the same combination of presence of industry players and access to C-level executives.
Apr
11
2019
Eric Cosman — ARC Report Abstract

Operations Cybersecurity Addressed by Engaging Engineering Disciplines

In recent years, the term “operations technology,” or “OT,” has emerged to describe technology used to manage and control manufacturing processes and other industrial operations. The imperative to protect these networks from cybersecurity-related risks further complicates the situation and demands operations cybersecurity.
Apr
08
2019
Larry O'Brien — Industry Trends

NOV Gets Secure Access to BOP Data with Owl Cyber Defense

With many different devices, assets, and protocols on the rig network, it is critical that Rig Controls are completely segmented. With limited access for patching/updates, security devices must be virtually maintenance free. NOV researched various different devices to accomplish their objective, and eventually decided on unidirectional data transfer devices for remote monitoring, also known as “Data Diodes,” which physically ensure that only one-way communication occurs. After almost a year of testing, NOV reached a mature architecture that connects the rig controls to data diodes from Owl Cyber Defense.
Apr
18
2019
Guest Blogger: Melissa Cowin — Industry Trends

Smart City Data Ownership

As cities become more intelligent with the ability to collect massive amounts of data, smart city data ownership is becoming a highly debated topic.
Apr
18
2019
Eddie Fidler — Industry Trends

Smart Parking Platforms Address Cities’ Transport Challenges

Cities worldwide are facing a bevy of challenges as they continue to grow rapidly. A city’s parking ecosystem is an important part of this puzzle, and leaders are realizing they can use smart parking platforms to improve this key aspect of city life moving forward.
Apr
16
2019
Larry O'Brien — Technology Trends

What Is a Smart City Platform?

ARC’s report on smart city platforms focuses on enterprise-level platforms developed for cities that provide centralized operations and collaborative city-wide solutions through the enablement of applications for transportation, water, environmental, energy, security, governance, facility management, asset management, and more.  
Mar
12
2019
Smart Cities Team — Technology Trends

AI, Robotics, and LPWANs Offer Digital Transformation Solutions for Water Utilities

Digital transformation and next-generation computing technologies are providing solutions to the massive water and wastewater infrastructure problems that continue to handicap utilities in their ongoing battle to fix leaks, upgrade piping networks and reduce nonrevenue water losses.
Apr
22
2019
Shin Kai — Company and Product News

Latest Version of RTOM and Visualization Software Released by Yokogawa

Yokogawa Electric Corporation announced the release of FAST/TOOLS R10.04, the latest version of its real-time operations management (RTOM) and visualization software, and will release it for sale on April 18 as part of its OpreX Control and Safety System family.
Apr
19
2019
Chantal Polsonetti — Acquisition or Partnership

Microsoft Acquired Express Logic, a RTOS Supplier

Microsoft has acquired Express Logic, a leader in real time operating systems (RTOS) for IoT and edge devices powered by microcontroller units (MCUs).  Express Logic’s ThreadX RTOS claims over 6.2 billion deployments.
Apr
19
2019
Harry Forbes and Mark Sen Gupta — ARCView

ABB Customer World, 2019 - What a Difference Two Years Makes!  

The bi-annual ABB Customer World event was held in Houston, Texas on March 4-8, 2019.  In the two years since the prior customer event, the company has made significant acquisitions and spin-offs, simplified its organization, and developed partnerships to support its ABB Ability platform and brand.
Apr
19
2019
Ralph Rio — Company and Product News

Next Generation of Infor CloudSuite CRM Now Available

Infor announced the availability of Infor CloudSuite CRM, a cloud-based application that includes sales, customer service, marketing analytics and reporting tools.  Part of the Infor Customer Experience suite of solutions, Infor CloudSuite CRM allows companies to manage the full customer lifecycle in one environment.

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