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

Nov
14
2018
Sharada Prahladrao — Acquisition or Partnership

Bentley Systems Acquires ACE enterprise Slovakia

Bentley Systems, a global provider of comprehensive software solutions for advancing the design, construction, and operations of infrastructure, recently announced the acquisition of ACE enterprise Slovakia, provider of innovative techn

Nov
14
2018
Ralph Rio — Industry Trends

Servitization for Industrial Products

A key driver for servitization is the increasing complexity of products. It has become impractical for a general-purpose maintenance team at the end customer’s site to support and maintain modern equipment containing mechatronics, electronics, software and IP.  As a result, users look to the supplier for support.  Services have become an inseparable component of the product.  End-users who are involved in the supplier section of complex assets should include servitization in the selection criteria.
Nov
13
2018
Ed O'Brien — Industry Trends

Leveraging Analytics to Boost EAM Performance

These are both challenging and exciting times for business users -- and specifically for EAM users seeking actionable information in a sea of disparate data. With a wide variety of data sources in use in organization today, finding the right information, at the right time, is more important than ever.
Nov
13
2018
Craig Resnick — Company and Product News

Rockwell Automation Introduces the Connected Mine

Rockwell Automation introduced The Connected Mine, a portfolio of enabling and digital technologies designed for mining applications.  The Connected Mine is designed to address major operational challenges in the mining industry, including process efficiencies, cost control, worker health and safety, and skills gaps. 
Nov
13
2018
Jyoti Prakash — Industry Trends

Standardized Subsea Controls Poised To enhance Deep-sea Oil & Gas Production

The development of subsea controls has been based on a step by step development over the years adding more and more functionalities to the various systems. Today, tremendous technology developments are ongoing, driven by the goal of locating processing systems on the seabed. The increase in complexity is extensive compared to the early beginning with North East Frigg some 30 years ago towards the subsea compression facilities that are currently being realized. There has been a development in technological areas such as; design, materials, flow assurance, control and instrumentation, installation and operation. The driver has been to develop simpler and more cost-efficient ways to produce, process and transport oil and gas offshore.
Nov
12
2018
David Humphrey — Acquisition or Partnership

Siemens and Aruba, a Hewlett Packard Enterprise Company, Form Strategic Partnership for Integrated Networks

Siemens and Aruba, a Hewlett Packard Enterprise company, announced a strategic partnership focused on bridging the Operational Technology (OT) and Information Technology (IT) worlds.  Based on the complementary portfolios, Siemens and Aruba are able to support customers with highly reliable, secure and insightful data networks enabling high plant and network availability.
Nov
12
2018
Sharada Prahladrao — Industry Trends

Siemens Gamesa Secures Turnkey Contract from ReNew Power in India

Siemens Gamesa, a renewable energy leader in India, has secured two wind orders from ReNew Power, India’s largest renewable energy Independent Power Producer (IPP), for the construction of a 100.8 MW wind farm located in the Kutch distr

Nov
09
2018
Sid Snitkin — Acquisition or Partnership

ForeScout’s Acquisition of SecurityMatters Bolsters Position in Agentless Device Visibility

ForeScout Technologies, Inc., a leading Internet of Things (IoT) security company, announced it has acquired SecurityMatters, a global leader in operational technology (OT) network protection, for approximately $113 million in cash, subject to customary adjustments. The acquisition will bolster ForeScout’s global leadership position in agentless device visibility.
Nov
09
2018
Ralph Rio — Acquisition or Partnership

IBM and VMware Advance Partnership to Accelerate Enterprise Hybrid Cloud Adoption and Digital Transformation

At VMworld Europe 2018, IBM and VMware, Inc. announced new offerings to help accelerate enterprise hybrid cloud adoption.  This includes a new IBM Services offering to help migrate and extend mission-critical VMware workloads to the IBM Cloud, and new integrations to help enterprises to modernize applications with Kubernetes and containers.
Nov
09
2018
Inderpreet Shoker — Industry Trends

Remote Monitoring for Improved Asset Management

In asset intensive industries, such as oil and gas, routine maintenance and inspections are crucial for proper asset management. Regular maintenance and inspection works also help to ensure workplace safety. Various new technologies are playing a major role to help improve and simplify these routine tasks and thus, in turn improve the integrity and reliability of assets and infrastructure. Remote monitoring is one of the latest technologies used in the oil and gas and other process industries for better asset management.
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