ARC Report Abstract

Key Digital Transformation IT Concepts for Operations People Steve Clouther Thu, 09/20/2018 - 10:52
Many industrial companies have shifted from exploring the benefits of digital transformation to determining how to execute on its promise.  For operations personnel, this means implementing things like remote monitoring, connected and optimized plants, digital procedures, predictive asset failure detection, or outcome-based services, as examples.
China’s Automation Market Could Face Some Challenges in Upcoming Quarters Steve Clouther Thu, 09/20/2018 - 10:37
Since the strong rebound starting late in 2016, China’s automation market has remained healthy over the last seven quarters.  As explained in an earlier ARC Advisory Group report, this has largely been due to the macroeconomic cycle and, to a somewhat lesser degree, to the supply-side reforms initiated by China’s government.
DHS Guidance on Cybersecurity Reveals Emergent Threats to Critical Infrastructure and Industry Steve Clouther Thu, 09/20/2018 - 10:16
DHS Guidance on Cybersecurity reveals the threat of coordinated cyberattacks on critical infrastructure and manufacturing in the US by hostile nation states is increasing. 
Automation Suppliers See Sustained Revenue Growth in Q2 2018 Steve Clouther Thu, 09/20/2018 - 09:56
Automation suppliers continue to see robust revenue growth, posting overall gains of nearly 10 percent versus the second quarter of 2017.
Defining the Principal Roles in Cybersecurity Steve Clouther Thu, 09/13/2018 - 14:34
Planning, operating, and maintaining an effective response to cybersecurity risks can be a daunting exercise for many asset owners.
Demand for Hazardous Area Automation Equipment Increases Constanze Schmitz Wed, 09/05/2018 - 06:25
In most process plants, it is impossible to install all necessary automation components in safe, non-hazardous areas. As a result, some form of protection is required to prevent fires and explosions that could occur when a hazardous gas and energy source combine. Fortunately, there are standards and associated products that, if properly designed, installed, and maintained, virtually eliminate the risk of an accidental explosion in hazardous areas.
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