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Mar
19
2020
Chantal Polsonetti — Company and Product News

NIST Helps Build Accurate Measurement Infrastructure for 5G Communications

the US-based National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) is helping to build the crucial measurement infrastructure for 5G Communications by developing new measurement methods and analysis tools and by facilitating the sharing of 5G performance data.
Mar
19
2020
Constanze Schmitz — Industry Trends

German Trade Shows in the Time of the Coronavirus

“Messefrühling” refers to the German trade show spring, the traditional time when companies present new products and solutions. In an unprecedented action, nearly all events were cancelled this year due to the threat of the coronavirus.
Mar
19
2020
Michael Guilfoyle — Industry Trends

Industry Disruption: COVID-19 Shows Imperative for Transformation

COVID-19 is presenting us with many challenges, and the industry disruption is starkly pointing out that the gap is growing between those leading the charge with digital transformation and those who approach it more reactively and slowly.
Mar
19
2020
Sharada Prahladrao — Industry Trends

Challenges of Adopting Industry 4.0 and Some Strategic Initiatives

The challenges of adopting Industry 4.0 formed the core of the conversation between ARC’s Ralph Rio, Vice President Enterprise Software, ARC Advisory Group, and Prabhakar Shetty, Global Head Digital Manufacturing Services, L&T Technology Services.
Mar
19
2020
Constanze Schmitz — Industry Trends

German Trade Shows in the Time of the Coronavirus

“Messefrühling” refers to the German trade show spring, the traditional time when companies present new products and solutions. In an unprecedented action, nearly all events were cancelled this year due to the threat of the coronavirus.
Mar
19
2020
Michael Guilfoyle — Industry Trends

Industry Disruption: COVID-19 Shows Imperative for Transformation

COVID-19 is presenting us with many challenges, and the industry disruption is starkly pointing out that the gap is growing between those leading the charge with digital transformation and those who approach it more reactively and slowly.
Mar
06
2020
David Humphrey — Industry Trends

And then Came the Coronavirus...

In January, we analysts began our quarterly ritual of updating forecasts for our annual Automation Index report. And then came the coronavirus.
Mar
20
2020
Sid Snitkin — Technology Trends

Coronavirus Lessons for Industrial Cybersecurity: Quarantines

As our previous coronavirus lessons for industrial cybersecurity blog highlighted, cybersecurity and epidemics have many similarities, including the need for quarantines when situations get out of control.    The 2012 Shamoon attack on Saudi Aramco spread to 35,000 computers before it was detected and stopped.  While critical control systems were unaffected, The event disrupted operations for almost five months and restoration cost millions.  
Mar
19
2020
Eric Cosman — Technology Trends

ISA/IEC 62443 Standards Evolve to Meet Changing Needs

The situation with respect to industrial automation cybersecurity is no different. The ISA/IEC 62443 series of standards are now widely accepted in this area, referenced by associated guidance ranging from the NIST Cybersecurity Framework to the various sector and industry-specific practices and compliance programs. As acceptance and application have grown, the series has also expanded to address virtually all aspects of product and systems security, from security by design for products to operational processes such as systems integration and patch management.
Mar
19
2020
Larry O'Brien — Technology Trends

Securing Remote Workers in the Time of Coronavirus

During the Coronavirus pandemic, everybody that can work from home seems to be working from home.  This huge influx of new remote workers is creating some new cybersecurity concerns and expanding the cybersecurity threat surface.  While these concerns are universal across industries, including IT, banking finance, the manufacturing sector has its own unique set of concerns when it comes to securing remote workers.  Let’s take a look at some of those concerns and what we can do to mitigate them
Mar
19
2020
Larry O'Brien — Technology Trends

Securing Remote Workers in the Time of Coronavirus

During the Coronavirus pandemic, everybody that can work from home seems to be working from home.  This huge influx of new remote workers is creating some new cybersecurity concerns and expanding the cybersecurity threat surface.  While these concerns are universal across industries, including IT, banking finance, the manufacturing sector has its own unique set of concerns when it comes to securing remote workers.  Let’s take a look at some of those concerns and what we can do to mitigate them
Mar
16
2020
Jim Frazer — Industry Trends

Coronavirus and The Importance of Smart City Platforms

In my local community in south Palm Beach County, Florida  the importance of community cohesion and a coordinated response to the coronavirus pandemic has been demonstrated through citizen dialogues on NextDoor, a community building smart city platform. Of course, many other community platforms are also just as important – from Twitter to Facebook and even Meetup.
Mar
06
2020
Sharada Prahladrao — Industry Trends

ARC's Jim Frazer Interviews Bentley Systems’ Bob Mankowski

During the ARC Industry Forum in Orlando last month, ARC’s Jim Frazer, Vice President, Infrastructure and Smart Cities interviewed Bob Mankowski, Vice President, Digital Cities at Bentley Systems.  What followed was an interesting discussion on the current hot topic – digital twins.
Feb
28
2020
Eapen Jacob — Industry Trends

Trends in Fire Alarm System Technologies

Artificial intelligence, connected systems, and smart city initiative—along with its promise to spark a creative revolution in fire alarm systems— are leading to more out-of-the-box technological innovation. 

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