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Jun
19
2019
Mark Sen Gupta — Industry Trends

Not Your Father’s Project: Agile for Digital Transformation

Unlike projects in the past, Digital Transformation requires a new approach that allows experimentation, failure, and quick redirection. Adopting the ‘agile’ project methodology fits the bill.  This is “Agile for Digital Transformation.”
Jun
17
2019
Michael Guilfoyle — Industry Trends

Rolls-Royce Builds a Digital-first Workforce Culture

Several instances of human-centered digital transformation were discussed at the 2019 ARC Industry Forum in Orlando, Florida this past February.   In a session entitled How Digital Transformation Impacts the Workforce, I was joined by Jonathan Matthews of Rolls-Royce.
Jun
17
2019
Larry O'Brien — Technology Trends

Dragos: XENOTIME Risk Expands to New Safety Systems, Industries

Cybersecurity threat detection and response supplier Dragos posted a new blog today that sheds some new light on the attack group know as XENOTIME, which is the same group responsible for the TRISIS/TRITON malware attack on a Triconex process safety system at a still unnamed Middle Eastern petrochemical facility back in 2017.  
Jun
24
2019
Larry O'Brien — Industry Trends

Honeywell Brings Cybersecurity Expertise to HUG 2019

ARC recently spent the week at Honeywell User Group Americas conference 2019 at the Hilton Anatole in Dallas.  This year's HUG set another attendance record, and Honeywell had more cybersecurity content at this year’s HUG than ever.
Jun
20
2019
Eric Cosman — ARC Report Abstract

Cybersecurity Across Sectors:  More Unites Us Than Separates Us

The effort and expense required to establish and operate an effective industrial cybersecurity management system can be difficult or impossible to justify in the conventional sense.  Responding to growing and evolving risks in cybersecurity across sectors is not an option, but an imperative.
Jun
19
2019
Ralph Rio — Company and Product News

ABB Unveils MicroSCADA X and SDA500

ABB has launched two new solutions, including MicroSCADA X, ABB’s power and automation control solution, with a next-generation human machine interface (HMI) and SDA500, a remote terminal unit (RTU)-based smart control cabinet.
Jun
27
2019
Jim Frazer — Technology Trends

Smart City Platforms at the ARC Annual Forum

At the recent ARC Annual Industry Forum, I moderated a fascinating discussion entitled: Smart City Platform Success Stories. Integrating the wide variety of vertical applications in a Smart City is a significant challenge. This session describes various approaches as well as success stories in visualizing and implementing holistic smart city solutions.
Jun
25
2019
Smart Cities Team — Technology Trends

Smart Cities at ARC Industry Forum 2020: Speak, Attend, Exhibit!

Speak, Attend and Exhibit in the Smart Cities Track at the ARC Forum 2020. With the potential to dramatically reduce costs, improve safety, increase livability, and attract investment while achieving sustainability, the smart city concept deserves the attention it has been receiving from technology vendors and the public sector alike, and it will be front and center during Smart Cities at ARC Forum 2020.
Jun
21
2019
Alex Chatha — Industry Trends

Human Centric Lighting: The Benefits of Lighting by Circadian Rhythm

Human-centric lighting, also known as circadian rhythm lighting, signals the brain through the photoreceptors in the eye and gives the impression of the shifting colors and intensities of the rising and setting sun.  What kind of light does an occupant need to perform at optimum levels on an hour-to-hour basis?
Jun
20
2019
Tom Cabot — Technology Trends

An Introduction to Smart Cities

With the rapid advance in information and communications technology (ICT) over the last decade, we have seen an increasing crossover in the application of this new technology.  Most notably in the performance and interactivity of urban services.  This has become commonly referred to as Smart Cities.
Jun
27
2019
Dick Hill — ARC Report Abstract

Digital Integration Services Provider Strategies for Manufacturing

Years ago, ARC Advisory Group identified a strong trend for manufacturers to engage with a main automation contractor (MAC) to supply, coordinate, and/or manage all automation-related aspects of a major capital project. Now, a digital integration services provider is increasingly important to achieve maximum business value over the operational lifecycle.
Jun
27
2019
Janice Abel — ARC Report Abstract

Digital Transformation at Merck Pharmaceuticals

Digital transformation offers the potential to provide manufacturing companies with a path to future success. Dr. Eugene Tung, Executive Director, Manufacturing IT Merck & Co., recently described how and why investing in digital transformation at Merck is paying off.
Jun
27
2019
Ralph Rio — ARCView

Dassault Systèmes’ Growing Scope and Vertical Depth

In a recent two-day session, Dassault Systèmes’ executives provided ARC Advisory Group with new insights into the company's strategy, products, and business dynamics, highlighting Dassault Systèmes’ growing scope and vertical depth around the 3DEXPERIENCE platform.
Jun
26
2019
Greg Gorbach — ARC Report Abstract

Intelligent Connected Assets and the Industrial Customer Experience

In the era of connected things, product design and engineering are more challenging than ever before.  Physical design and performance characteristics must first be determined, and the operating environment understood. 
Jun
25
2019
Craig Resnick — Company and Product News

Red Lion Releases New Signal Conditioner Devices

Red Lion Controls announced the release of their new product lineup of Signal Conditioner Devices.  Red Lion’s range of signal conditioners are designed to boost signal strength while enabling longer cable runs through industrial environments.

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