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Oct
18
2019
Shin Kai — Company and Product News

Idemitsu Plans to Power Oil & Gas Platform with Offshore Wind Farm

Idemitsu Kosan Co., Ltd. announced that its subsidiary, Idemitsu Snorre Oil Development Co., Ltd. has submitted a development plan of supplying power from floating offshore wind farm to the Snorre field through Idemitsu Petroleum Norge AS.
Oct
18
2019
Harry Forbes — ARC Report Abstract

Current Trends in Distributed Control Systems

ARC Advisory Group is following several ongoing trends in DCS.  These range from highly mature ones, such as remote I/O enclosures to newly emerging trends such as the virtualization of control functionality.
Oct
18
2019
Chantal Polsonetti — Acquisition or Partnership

Intel Eyes Leadership in 5G Edge Computing with Smart Edge Acquisition

Eyeing a leadership position in 5G Edge Computing, Intel has signed a definitive agreement to acquire the Smart Edge intelligent-edge platform business from Pivot Technology Solutions Inc., an IT infrastructure and service provider.
Oct
18
2019
Tim Shea — Industry Trends

Digitally Enabled Compressor Monitoring & Controls Empower Operators for the Better

ARC believes that IIoT-enabled rotating equipment, such as compressors, turbines and pumps, represent the “lowest hanging fruit” for operators and end users for which them to benefit from the most.  To further test this hypothesis, ARC recently completed a market analysis report on compressor monitoring & controls covering axial, centrifugal, reciprocating and rotary system types. 
Oct
16
2019
Sharada Prahladrao — Technology Trends

Automation Expo 2019 Showcases Innovations in Automation

The 14th edition of Automation Expo 2019 was held last month with around 650 exhibitors and 50,000 visitors.  It is the largest automation event in India and considered to be the “Hanover of Automation Expo 2019

Oct
14
2019
Mark Sen Gupta and Dick Hill — Industry Trends

Process Control Staffing for Digital Transformation

The process industries are challenged to continue to operate efficiently in an increasingly competitive environment.  Technology is rapidly changing – brought on in large part by the era of digital transformation.  Labor availability and skillset requirements are changing as well.  Process control staffing for digital transformation requirements and personnel skillsets have evolved over decades of iterations. 
Oct
18
2019
Tim Shea — Industry Trends

Digitally Enabled Compressor Monitoring & Controls Empower Operators for the Better

ARC believes that IIoT-enabled rotating equipment, such as compressors, turbines and pumps, represent the “lowest hanging fruit” for operators and end users for which them to benefit from the most.  To further test this hypothesis, ARC recently completed a market analysis report on compressor monitoring & controls covering axial, centrifugal, reciprocating and rotary system types. 
Oct
14
2019
Mark Sen Gupta and Dick Hill — Industry Trends

Process Control Staffing for Digital Transformation

The process industries are challenged to continue to operate efficiently in an increasingly competitive environment.  Technology is rapidly changing – brought on in large part by the era of digital transformation.  Labor availability and skillset requirements are changing as well.  Process control staffing for digital transformation requirements and personnel skillsets have evolved over decades of iterations. 
Oct
14
2019
Jim Frazer — Technology Trends

ARC Smart Cities Podcast: Cybersecurity for Smart Cities

In our new ARC Smart Cities Podcast, we discuss the role of cybersecurity for smart cities and what can be done to improve things.  Most people have heard of the ransomware issues affecting many major American cities, but it's not just a big city problem, and the issues go way beyond just ransomware.
Oct
11
2019
Larry O'Brien — Industry Trends

ARC & Cimcon Webcast: Securing Smart Cities

Please join us next Tuesday for a webcast with Cimcon Lighting.  Some of the things we will discuss include the future of cyber threats to smart cities, things end-users and owner/operators can do to establish a good cybersecurity plan, and driving cybersecurity into supplier selection.  The market for smart city systems and products is quite large, but not many end-users have considered the role that cybersecurity plays in running a safe city.
Oct
10
2019
Larry O'Brien — Technology Trends

Ransomware - Smart Cities at Risk

The growing number of ransomware attacks on state and local government means cybersecurity is a crucial consideration for Smart Cities today. Additionally, the millions of connected IoT devices in Smart Cities could potentially leave a city vulnerable to hackers. What can cities do to protect themselves?
Oct
14
2019
Jim Frazer — Technology Trends

ARC Smart Cities Podcast: Cybersecurity for Smart Cities

In our new ARC Smart Cities Podcast, we discuss the role of cybersecurity for smart cities and what can be done to improve things.  Most people have heard of the ransomware issues affecting many major American cities, but it's not just a big city problem, and the issues go way beyond just ransomware.
Oct
11
2019
Larry O'Brien — Industry Trends

ARC & Cimcon Webcast: Securing Smart Cities

Please join us next Tuesday for a webcast with Cimcon Lighting.  Some of the things we will discuss include the future of cyber threats to smart cities, things end-users and owner/operators can do to establish a good cybersecurity plan, and driving cybersecurity into supplier selection.  The market for smart city systems and products is quite large, but not many end-users have considered the role that cybersecurity plays in running a safe city.
Oct
10
2019
Larry O'Brien — Technology Trends

Ransomware - Smart Cities at Risk

The growing number of ransomware attacks on state and local government means cybersecurity is a crucial consideration for Smart Cities today. Additionally, the millions of connected IoT devices in Smart Cities could potentially leave a city vulnerable to hackers. What can cities do to protect themselves?

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