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Difficult Conversations: Open Ports, Business Data Needs, and Cybersecurity Risk

Difficult Conversations: Open Ports, Business Data Needs, and Cybersecurity Risk


In this article we share with readers in the OT space the terminology, concepts and IT perspectives we’ve learned to help them have collaborative discussions with IT, to weigh risks together, evaluate options to address risks, and accomplish movement of data for operational & business needs.

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ABB helps Indian cement plant enhance electrification and automation systems

ABB helps Indian cement plant enhance electrification and automation systems


ABB will also provide the new cement plant with electrification infrastructure items such as MV Switchgear with MV relays on IEC 61850 communication and LV Switchgear with ABB UMC100.3 intelligent motor controllers which combine intelligent motor protection and control functions and fieldbus communication, and fault diagnosis in a single device.

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IDG Survey: Only 25% have completed initial IT modernization goals

IDG Survey: Only 25% have completed initial IT modernization goals


The survey, “The State of IT Modernization 2020,” examined the maturity of efforts to optimize IT operating environments, cloud strategies, applications and processes, including progress made, barriers encountered, and variations in initiatives at different phases of the journey.

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Difficult Conversations: Open Ports, Business Data Needs, and Cybersecurity Risk

In this article we share with readers in the OT space the terminology, concepts and IT perspectives we’ve learned to help them have collaborative discussions with IT, to weigh risks together, evaluate options to address risks, and accomplish movement of data for operational & business needs.

ABB helps Indian cement plant enhance electrification and automation systems

ABB will also provide the new cement plant with electrification infrastructure items such as MV Switchgear with MV relays on IEC 61850 communication and LV Switchgear with ABB UMC100.3 intelligent motor controllers which combine intelligent motor protection and control functions and fieldbus communication, and fault diagnosis in a single device.

IDG Survey: Only 25% have completed initial IT modernization goals

The survey, “The State of IT Modernization 2020,” examined the maturity of efforts to optimize IT operating environments, cloud strategies, applications and processes, including progress made, barriers encountered, and variations in initiatives at different phases of the journey.

Plex Systems Study: Only 24% of manufacturers have implemented smart manufacturing initiatives

The study, which was developed with the support of the research and analyst firm LNS Research, found that among global manufacturers only 24% have currently implemented a smart manufacturing initiative. 

Industrial Digital Transformation Made Easy with MQTT

By Arlen Nipper
This article will look at the problems with proprietary manufacturing protocols and discuss how the open-standard MQTT can enable Digital Transformation.

Mobile Industrial Robots announces five certified system integrators to global network

US-based JMP Solutions, Iris Custom Solutions, Flex-Line Automation, Advanced Handling Systems, as well as Nordika Brazil in Sao Paulo, Brazil, all have specific MiR robot, software and application expertise to support end users with large and complex implementations.    

ABI Research Report: Commercial rollout of industrial 5G delayed by pandemic disruptions

The COVID-19 pandemic has forced a delay in the crucial standardization work that would make 5G available for enterprise use cases. The relevant standardization body, 3GPP, has formally announced a deferral of this standardization until at least June 2020, which would delay commercial rollout of industrial 5G until at least 2022.

ARC Advisory Group announces ARC European Industry Forum virtual event

The annual ARC European Industry Forum, “Driving Digital Transformation in Industry,” May 18-20, 2020, will move online as ARC’s first-ever virtual forum.  The event will use virtual event tools to offer live streaming of user presentations, expert panel discussions, and audience interaction.

Conquering Manufacturing Bottlenecks with Industrial IoT

While bottlenecks still exist in today’s manufacturing environment, the good news is that the Industrial Internet of Things (IoT) is providing new ways to solve them.

ISA announces Quick Start Guide: An Overview of the ISA/IEC 62443 Series of Standards

The guide explores how and why IT and OT/ICS need unique types of protection against cyber threats and offers recommendations on patch management.

Demystifying Digital Transformation in Manufacturing

By Louis Columbus
To stay competitive, manufacturers must continually reinvent themselves and find new ways to improve—whether by delivering differentiated products, controlling costs, or improving quality.

ARC 2020 Conference Wrap-up: How IT/OT Integration Helps to Accomplish Digitalization

By Bill Lydon
Focused on the theme, Driving Digital Transformation in Industry and Cities, the February 3-6 event had over 800 attendees from 20 countries representing more than 300 companies, along with many breakout sessions and workshops. 

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