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Insights on emerging technologies, practices, and processes for Industry, Infrastructure and Cities.

Jun
22
2018
Larry O'Brien — Technology Trends

Nalco Digitizes Water Management for Reduced Cost, Risk, Peak Sustainability

Nalco Water uses digital transformation and the Microsoft Azure cloud to create better solutions for managing water with an eye towards reducing cost and risk while improving sustainability. Microsoft itself used this technology to drastically reduce water usage at one of its own datacenters.
Jun
22
2018
Mark Sen Gupta — ARCView

Honeywell Provides a More Flexible and Scalable Safety Platform

ARC Advisory Group recently met with Honeywell Process Solutions to discuss its latest safety platform: the Safety Manager SC.  The company pre-announced the system at its 2017 Americas Users Group and will begin shipments this summer.
Jun
21
2018
Bob Gill — Industry Trends

Legal Issues in Smart Manufacturing – Part 2

In Part 2 of this article on the legal landscape related to smart manufacturing, we take a look at legal issues surrounding data ownership, data privacy, as well as the implications of artificial intelligence, which is rapidly making inroads to the manufacturing arena. 

Jun
21
2018
Mark Sen Gupta — ARC Report Abstract

Technology Isn't What's Holding Industry Back

In previous industrial revolutions, manufacturing typically led the way when it came to adopting new technology.  This was due to the high cost of the technology, its finite scope, and other factors.
Jun
21
2018
Allen Avery — ARC Report Abstract

Automation Supplier Revenues Carry Momentum into Q1 2018

For the fourth consecutive quarter, automation suppliers saw robust revenue growth, posting overall gains of nearly 8 percent versus Q1 2017 (which marked the last quarter of extended losses for the market).
Jun
21
2018
David Clayton — Industry Trends

Digital Transformation Takes the Next Step at OTC

The Digital Transformation discussions at this year’s Offshore Technology Conference (OTC) have evolved to include how owner-operators can use new technologies to solve real-world problems.
Jun
21
2018
Peter Reynolds — Acquisition or Partnership

Siemens, PSE to Collaborate on Model-Based Solutions

Siemens AG and Process Systems Enterprise (PSE) announced that they have signed a long-term collaboration agreement to bring the power of PSE's gPROMS APM technology to Siemens automation and digitalization offerings for the process industries.
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