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Sep
25
2018
Tim Shea — Company and Product News

Schlumberger Launches New Zonal Isolation Technology

Schlumberger has launched the CemFIT Shield mud-sealing cement system with the industry’s first zonal isolation technology specifically designed to improve isolation between hydraulic fracturing stages in long horizontal wells.
Sep
25
2018
Harry Forbes — Technology Trends

Open Process Automation Forum Redefining Next Generation DCS

In response to the Open Process Automation Forum (OPAF), a forum of The Open Group, many DCS suppliers are defining a new generation of products in which industrial control systems will be virtualized and “software-defined” to a much greater degree than today. This OPAF effort was initiated by ExxonMobil in 2016. This largely end user-driven initiative seeks to define “a standards-based, open, secure, and interoperable process control architecture that applies across multiple process industries.” The functions of any DCS in today’s plants could be replaced by these new systems, which consist of both servers and small automation edge devices. ExxonMobil sees its existing industrial control system (ICS) applications moving gradually from the installed DCS to these small devices or to on-premise, high-availability servers that can virtualize them.
Sep
25
2018
Tim Shea — Company and Product News

Halliburton Releases Intelligent Rotary Steerable System

Halliburton Company has released the iCruise Intelligent Rotary Steerable System (RSS), a technology that reportedly delivers faster drilling, accurate steering and longer laterals.
Sep
25
2018
Sid Snitkin — ARCView

Addressing Resource Gaps in Industrial Cybersecurity Programs

Summary

ARC Advisory Group research indicates that while many companies across a wide spectrum of industries have implemented cybersecurity technologies to protect their facilities, few have the resources to sustain their effectivene

Sep
21
2018
Florian Güldner — Industry Trends

Outlook Machinery Market

This may hurt…  You know that one person that always ruins everybody’s mood? Well, today it will be me.

Sep
21
2018
Larry O'Brien — Acquisition or Partnership

Nozomi and Cisco Team for IT-OT Solution

Nozomi Networks signed a pact to integrate its ICS security solution with the Cisco Security Technology Alliance (CSTA) – an open platform for collaboration. 
Sep
20
2018
David Cao — ARC Report Abstract

China’s Automation Market Could Face Some Challenges in Upcoming Quarters

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.
Sep
20
2018
Tim Shea — Technology Trends

Going Agile in a MachineFirst World via Business 4.0 & Cognitive Computing

My colleagues and I had the privilege of attending Tata Consultancy Services’ (TCS) Analyst Day event held in Boston on September 7, 2018. There were several interesting and informative presentations covering the concepts of Business 4.0 and MachineFirst Philosophy and how TCS is leveraging its unparalleled domain expertise and its deep and vast portfolio of services and solutions to provide its customers with exponential value to create abundance through mass customization, leveraging ecosystems to help its customers embrace and manage risk while maximizing business outcomes using technologies and concepts such as Cloud, Intelligence, Automated and Agile.
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