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Security as a Profit Center - Strategic moves by Key Companies to Drive Customer Acquisition in Industrial Markets (Part -I)

We recently did an analysis on North American Automation Security Trends and uncovered several strategic business drivers. The key highlights were: 1. Security goes beyond compliance. Drives profitability, sustainability and operational excellence of the enterprise. 2. The inevitability of cloud and IIoT requires technology innovation to create n...

Nuclear Power If it was a Nintendo game, it’d be called “Smash ‘em Smoosh ‘em”

                I am a nuclear power enthusiast. In fact, if I ever sell an app to Facebook, or find out I’m the long-lost heir apparent of the King of Saudi Arabia, I’m almost certainly going to start a company that makes all kinds of nuclear reactors. Despite the scientific challenges and PR problems associated with nuclear power, I do believe it...

‘Doing the right thing’ - An insight to modified California smart lighting standards.

Sustainable communities and smart infrastructure have been buzzwords for the last few years. As strong supporters of smart infrastructure, we expect to see market growth in smart building systems and technologies. Construction companies with a focus on sustainable building are working towards 60% of revenue from green projects by 2020. In the evolu...

Tesla Motor's - Gigafactory - San Antonio - Is the city a right choice?

Since the news of Tesla Motor's plan to build a lithium-ion battery factory to support its electric vehicle initiatives there has been a push by different states to win them over. Each state is pushing hard to get Tesla to choose their city as this is likely to bring jobs, infrastructure growth, tax dollars and future investments to their states. O...

Havex malware infects source through watering hole attacks, targets ICS/SCADA systems in critical infrastructure.

Name: HAVEX Malware Target: ICS/SCADA systems across diverse industries Type: Watering hole attack - Trojanized software planted at solution providers website Region: Primarily Europe, but one site compromised is based out of California Who: Energetic Bear, active since August 2012 F-Secure, Finnish security research firm, posted on June 23rd,...

Grid Scale Energy Storage - A Growing Market

With the existing state of the grid and the need to upgrade power plants, transmission and distribution infrastructure, and renewable integration, energy storage is likely to play an important role in reducing large investments. Energy storage is an attractive market with strong prospects for growth. The figure below shows types of energy storage s...

Siemens Automation Summit - Part 1/3 - Re-organization around Industries

The automation summit by Siemens was a well attended event with many end-users cutting across process and discrete industries. Due to our schedules, we were not able to attend the key note by Anton Huber, President and CEO - Siemens Industry Automation. However, we attended many of the break-out sessions. Following is my 1/3 posting on its re-organ...


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