ARC All Viewpoint Blogs

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

May
18
2018
Tim Shea — Industry Trends

Digital Transformation as Total Develops AI solutions with Google Cloud

ARC has blogged several times in the past on the increasing importance for oil & gas companies to seek out strong technology partners in order to fully maximize the benefits provided for by digital transformation and with the ultimate objective being realizing operational excellence.  ARC is

May
18
2018
Peter Reynolds — ARC Report Abstract

Essential Elements of Digital Transformation

Industrial organizations around the world are entering a period in which new digital technologies augment people and processes to an unprecedented degree. New, commoditized computing resources in the cloud (and at the edge) and artificial intelligence (AI) are changing how people work. Approaches such as the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) and Industrie 4.0 have helped pave the way for digital transformation across a broad swath of industrial sectors.
May
18
2018
Constanze Schmitz and David Humphrey — ARC Report Abstract

IT and OT Converge at the Hanover Fair

In the wake of initiatives like Industrie 4.0 and Industrial IoT (IIoT), commercial IT continues to penetrate and influence traditional, conservative manufacturing and process industries like no other trend in the past.  This was more evident at the 2018 Hanover Fair than at previous shows.
May
18
2018
Eric Cosman — ARC Report Abstract

Sharing Industrial Cybersecurity Guidance Across Sectors

While the imperative to improve industrial cybersecurity for both industrial control system hardware and software only started to receive significant attention around 2001, the need to do so has been known for decades.
May
18
2018
Bob Gill — ARCView

Yokogawa Moves Beyond VigilantPlant with Synaptic Business Automation

Industrial manufacturers operate in an increasingly complex and dynamic environment.  This environment is characterized by intensified global competition, cost pressures, environmental compliance mandates, widening safety legislation, and ongoing cybersecurity threats.
May
18
2018
Constanze Schmitz and David Humphrey — ARC Report Abstract

IT and OT Converge at the Hanover Fair

In the wake of initiatives like Industrie 4.0 and Industrial IoT (IIoT), commercial IT continues to penetrate and influence traditional, conservative manufacturing and process industries like no other trend in the past.  This was more evident at the 2018 Hanover Fair than at previous shows.
May
17
2018
Shin Kai — Company and Product News

Yokogawa Launches Service Company That Will Leverage Its IIoT Architecture

Yokogawa Electric Corporation announced the launch of amnimo Inc., a business unit that will be tasked with identifying, developing, and offering services that can add value by leveraging the industrial IoT (IIoT) architecture currently under development by Yokogawa.
May
17
2018
Sharada Prahladrao — Industry Trends

Walmart Acquires Flipkart - Impact on the India Growth Story

For the last few days the headlines are screaming "Walmart Acquires Flipkart". And the debate about how it will impact the India growth story is ongoing. Flipkart - India's first billion-dollar ecommerce company, sells 8 million products across 80+ categories and has 100 million registered users. Walmart had entered India in 2009 through a joint venture with Bharti Enterprises and later took full control of that venture in 2013. It currently operates about 21 wholesale stores in the country that serve small businesses. This time around, Walmart has changed its strategy and route to enter the India market.
May
16
2018
Florian Güldner — Company and Product News

EIF 2018 - The war for talents

Digitalization challenges and solutions for mid-size companies was discussed by Uhlmann, a packaging OEM, and Wittenstein, a servo technology specialist.  Both compa

May
16
2018
Sharada Prahladrao — Project Success Story

Siemens Launches Four MindSphere Application Centers in India

At the Siemens Innovation Day in Mumbai, Siemens announced the expansion of its Industrie 4.0 offerings with the launch of four MindSphere Application Centers in India (Pune, Noida, and two in Gurgaon).
May
16
2018
Ralph Rio — Industry Trends

Augmented Reality Reduces Mean-Time-To-Repair

To improve fuel economy, all automotive OEMs have converted many of the car’s parts to lighter materials which often involves aluminum or magnesium.  To make these parts in the high volumes needed for car manufacturing, automated casting machines are deployed.  A key manufacturer of these machine

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