ARC Report Abstract

Extended Reality and Digital Twins – The Future Is Now Steve Clouther Thu, 04/25/2019 - 12:08
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.
What’s New at the Hanover Fair?  Part 2: Supplier Trends Steve Clouther Wed, 04/24/2019 - 17:26
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.
Industrial/OT Threat Detection and Response - What Do Users Want? Steve Clouther Wed, 04/24/2019 - 17:01
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.”
Digital Transformation Status and Progress in Process Industries Steve Clouther Thu, 04/18/2019 - 17:20
At the recent ARC Industry Forum in Orlando, Florida, many discussions revolved around the digital transformation status.
What’s New at the Hanover Fair?  Part 1: Trends at the Show Steve Clouther Thu, 04/18/2019 - 16:26
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.
Operator Training Simulators’ Importance Confirmed by End User Presentations at ARC Industry Forum Steve Clouther Thu, 04/11/2019 - 16:33
ARC Advisory Group research indicates that most high-fidelity operator training simulators applied to date have been in either nuclear power plants or on highly automated processes with the potential for high-consequence failures. 
Operations Cybersecurity Addressed by Engaging Engineering Disciplines Steve Clouther Thu, 04/11/2019 - 15:54
In recent years, the term “operations technology,” or “OT,” has emerged to describe technology used to manage and control manufacturing processes and other industrial operations. The imperative to protect these networks from cybersecurity-related risks further complicates the situation and demands operations cybersecurity.
Servitization in Field Service Supported by Digital Transformation Steve Clouther Thu, 04/11/2019 - 11:55
As equipment gets increasingly complex and experienced personnel retire, it becomes difficult for on-site, general-purpose technicians to avoid costly unplanned downtime.  OEMs that offer servitization in field service, rather than just products, can provide an attractive alternative.
Automation Supplier Revenue Intake Slows in Q4 2018 Steve Clouther Thu, 04/11/2019 - 11:30
Automation supplier revenue intake slowed significantly during Q4, 2018, posting an increase of only 2.4 percent overall, a stark contrast to the beginning of the year, which opened with strong double-digit growth. 
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