ARC Advisory Group’s 22nd Annual Industry Forum in Orlando, Florida this week saw record attendance, with more than 920 attendees from 350 different companies and 25 countries.
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Open Process Automation: Some Reasons for Optimism Steve Clouther Thu, 02/22/2018 - 17:15
Recently I had a discussion with a C-level executive from the process automation business who expressed some pessimism about the prospects for open process automation systems.
Creating a Shared Future in a Fractured World was the thought-provoking theme of the recently concluded 48th World Economic Forum 2018 at Davos, Switzerland.
Most asset owners have established processes and procedures for evaluating and selecting product and services suppliers; i.e. supplier relationships.
Industrial IoT (IIoT) is being applied at industrial plants, commercial facilities, cities, and equipment OEMs. Among these types of users, this Insight focuses on how and why equipment OEMs are adopting IIoT for aftermarket services.
Industrial cybersecurity has become a key focus of ARC’s research.
Cities are getting smarter. From the many small municipalities that have recently installed smart meters to measure electric power consumption, to the handful of large megalopolis’ that have adopted a far-reaching and broad array of systems and technologies for all key functions, the world of smart cities is a huge challenge to navigate and understand.
Industrial automation professionals across all industries are waking up to the numerous incremental value propositions associated with industrial internet-based strategies.
The marketplace for commercial and industrial drone applications has grown enormously over the past decade.
Manufacturers and other industrial organizations today face many different challenges. These include the often-obsolete automation systems con-trolling the production processes in their brownfield plants. While the threat of system-related production interruptions and increased maintenance costs typically associated with obsolete technology certainly pose a risk to the business, this often is still not enough to justify upgrading the automation. So how should industry go about justifying these costly and often disruptive technology upgrades? ARC Advisory Group believes that the answer is to focus on the potential benefits that modern automation can bring to a business.