We all knew this was coming-even if it took a few decades. Change can be denied and resisted for a long time, but eventually pressure builds, tectonic plates slip, volcanoes erupt, ice shelves crack, and suddenly the world is different.
Executive Summary The water industry is using digital technologies and analytics to derive more value from its physical assets, but, like all businesses, it has faced challenges when trying to transform the roles and mindsets of their employees and their internal- and customer-facing processes.
First, the good news: An increasing number of manufacturers are awakening to the threat of cybersecurity. This is a pretty big deal considering that, just a few years ago, most manufacturers outside of critical industries did not perceive themselves to be a potential target for cybersecurity attacks.
With help from web-based programs, automation vendors are rolling out new kinds of mobile apps that borrow the best from social media and elsewhere...
EBR Staff Writer Published 10 March 2017 Spanish firm Repsol and its partner Armstrong Energy have reported a discovery of a massive oil field in Alaska which is estimated to hold 1.2 billion barrels of recoverable oil. Drilled during the 2016-2017 winter campaign, the Horseshoe-1 and 1A wells confirmed the Nanushuk play as a significant emerging play in Alaska's North Slope.
They say that the first step to recovery is admitting you have a problem. Some of the studies that have been coming out lately with regard to industrial cybersecurity seem to be geared primarily toward discovering perceptions. But if the perception is that there's a problem, chances are that industry is more likely to take the steps necessary to do something about it.
OPEC's decision to cut output for the first time in eight years has put a rocket under oil prices. They've gained almost 20 percent since Nov. 30 when OPEC officials convened in Vienna. It's not all sunny uplands for the oil dignitaries, however, because the rally will spur production in the U.S.
Chances are you are reading this blog post from a smartphone or tablet. How do I know? Easy. A quick check with Google Analytics reveals that nearly 50 percent of the automation and control industry visitors to this site are using some type of portable computing device with Internet access.