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Apr
24
2019
Tim Shea — Industry Trends

Pipeline Scheduling Solutions Can Yield Real Business Value

Pipeline operators have been increasing the adoption of pipeline scheduling solutions as technology improvements have been improving performance and functionality, with the greatest traction being experienced by larger companies that are operating more complex pipelines with a mixture of liquids, such as crude, natural gas liquids and refined products.
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
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
24
2019
Tim Shea — Industry Trends

Pipeline Scheduling Solutions Can Yield Real Business Value

Pipeline operators have been increasing the adoption of pipeline scheduling solutions as technology improvements have been improving performance and functionality, with the greatest traction being experienced by larger companies that are operating more complex pipelines with a mixture of liquids, such as crude, natural gas liquids and refined products.
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
24
2019
Constanze Schmitz and David Humphrey — ARC Report Abstract

What’s New at the Hanover Fair?  Part 2: Supplier Trends

The 2019 Hanover Fair once again lived up to its reputation as THE event to attend to see where our industry is heading. Here, in part two of our report, we look at what suppliers large and small showcased at this year’s fair and what the industry consortia reported.
Apr
24
2019
Constanze Schmitz and David Humphrey — ARC Report Abstract

What’s New at the Hanover Fair?  Part 2: Supplier Trends

The 2019 Hanover Fair once again lived up to its reputation as THE event to attend to see where our industry is heading. Here, in part two of our report, we look at what suppliers large and small showcased at this year’s fair and what the industry consortia reported.
Apr
24
2019
Sid Snitkin — ARC Report Abstract

Industrial/OT Threat Detection and Response - What Do Users Want?

Threat detection and response is the hottest area in the industrial/OT cybersecurity market today. Companies recognize the visibility and early detection benefits of passive network monitoring and want these capabilities.  But many still struggle to choose a solution or even select suppliers for proof-of-concept “bake-offs.”
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
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
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
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
26
2019
Ralph Rio — ARCView

Oil Platform Maintenance Improves with NRX AssetVisualizer

The recent SAP-Centric EAM conference included a presentation by a global oil and gas major with over three dozen oil platforms in the Gulf of Mexico.  The company (which requested not to be named) believes that this technology application for platform maintenance provides it with a competitive advantage.
Apr
25
2019
Ralph Rio — Acquisition or Partnership

Universal mCloud to Acquire Fulcrum Automation Technologies and Autopro Automation

Headquartered in Vancouver, Canada, Universal mCloud Corp. announces the signing of a letter of intent to acquire Fulcrum Automation Technologies.  In parallel, Fulcrum has entered into a letter of intent to acquire Autopro Automation Consultants Ltd., resulting in a three-party transaction.
Apr
25
2019
Janice Abel — ARC Report Abstract

Extended Reality and Digital Twins – The Future Is Now

While the concept might seem somewhat futuristic, numerous research reports indicate that a large number of forward-thinking industrial, municipal, and other organizations are already testing aspects of extended reality technology in their operations.

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