ARC All Viewpoint Blogs

Insights on emerging technologies, practices, and processes for Industry, Infrastructure and Cities.

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
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 — Acquisition or Partnership

IFS and Acumatica to Form Global Cloud ERP Powerhouse Under EQT Ownership

 EQT Partners, a leading investment firm with $45B (€40B) of assets under management, has announced the signing of a definitive agreement to acquire cloud-native enterprise software provider Acumatica through an investment vehicle owned by the same holding company that holds IFS AB (Industrial and Financial Systems), thus forming a global cloud ERP powerhouse
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
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
19
2019
Craig Resnick — Company and Product News

Red Lion Releases A New Bigger and Brighter Graphite HMI Series

Red Lion Controls announced the release of an additional model to its Graphite series of Human Machine Interfaces (HMI), a new 12.1” Outdoor Graphite HMI, designed to address sunlight readable applications.
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