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

May
24
2018
Tim Shea — Industry Trends

Supercomputer of One Oil Major is Size of a Soccer Field

ARC has been blogging about how the oil & gas industry was ‘big data’ before the term “Big Data” ever became popular. Major oil & gas companies seem to be coming out with their own claims to a supercomputer that is faster, bigger and more powerful than the next. The supercomputers are getting so big, in fact, that Eni SpA’s new supercomputer is the size of a soccer field.
May
23
2018
Wendy Harding — Company and Product News

UK – Serious about AI

News reports in the last few days have shown that the UK is serious about Artificial Intelligence (AI).  The UK Prime Minister Theresa May has announced an industria

May
23
2018
Inderpreet Shoker — Industry Trends

OTC Highlights Major Challenge for Digital Transformation

A key theme highlighted throughout the OTC conference was the rising adoption of digital technologies, i.e. digital transformation. one of the challenges that comes along with the digital transformation and that is change management. This is coming out to be such a huge challenge that it was a part of nearly all discussions and presentations around digital transformation at the OTC.
May
22
2018
Dick Slansky — Industry Trends

Materials Science is Making Manufacturers More Competitive

Looking to the future all industries will need next-generation materials to meet the demands for new products that are stronger, lighter, more durable, able to deal with more extreme physical conditions, and quite simply to emulate the structure of the natural world around us.

May
22
2018
Tim Shea — Industry Trends

Autonomous Robot Trial by Total is World’s First

Some recent articles were highlighting some exciting new developments related to an autonomous robot being developed for use in oil & gas market. This revolutionary project which will see the world’s first autonomous robot working on an oil rig has been unveiled.
May
18
2018
Eric Cosman — ARC Report Abstract

Sharing Industrial Cybersecurity Guidance Across Sectors

While the imperative to improve industrial cybersecurity for both industrial control system hardware and software only started to receive significant attention around 2001, the need to do so has been known for decades.
May
18
2018
Bob Gill — ARCView

Yokogawa Moves Beyond VigilantPlant with Synaptic Business Automation

Industrial manufacturers operate in an increasingly complex and dynamic environment.  This environment is characterized by intensified global competition, cost pressures, environmental compliance mandates, widening safety legislation, and ongoing cybersecurity threats.
May
18
2018
Constanze Schmitz and David Humphrey — ARC Report Abstract

IT and OT Converge at the Hanover Fair

In the wake of initiatives like Industrie 4.0 and Industrial IoT (IIoT), commercial IT continues to penetrate and influence traditional, conservative manufacturing and process industries like no other trend in the past.  This was more evident at the 2018 Hanover Fair than at previous shows.
May
18
2018
Tim Shea — Industry Trends

Digital Transformation as Total Develops AI solutions with Google Cloud

ARC has blogged several times in the past on the increasing importance for oil & gas companies to seek out strong technology partners in order to fully maximize the benefits provided for by digital transformation and with the ultimate objective being realizing operational excellence.  ARC is

May
18
2018
Peter Reynolds — ARC Report Abstract

Essential Elements of Digital Transformation

Industrial organizations around the world are entering a period in which new digital technologies augment people and processes to an unprecedented degree. New, commoditized computing resources in the cloud (and at the edge) and artificial intelligence (AI) are changing how people work. Approaches such as the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) and Industrie 4.0 have helped pave the way for digital transformation across a broad swath of industrial sectors.
May
18
2018
Constanze Schmitz and David Humphrey — ARC Report Abstract

IT and OT Converge at the Hanover Fair

In the wake of initiatives like Industrie 4.0 and Industrial IoT (IIoT), commercial IT continues to penetrate and influence traditional, conservative manufacturing and process industries like no other trend in the past.  This was more evident at the 2018 Hanover Fair than at previous shows.
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