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Siemens joins hands with Intel's McAfee to service industrial cyber-security market

Following up earlier post, where the industry saw the acquisition of Industrial Defender by Lockheed Martin, this announcement comes as a 'no-brainer'. As the cyber-security for critical infrastructure (CI) market starts seeing more growth and adoption, solution providers are aggressively looking to position themselves in order to effectively capit...

Raising Awareness about Energy Management Services

By Farah Saeed, Principal Consultant As the summer months approach, concerns about peak power load begin to set in for most utility companies Preparations for the worst case scenario are planned for all year long, but, as always, extra attention is required during the summertime due to high energy demand. To avoid running peak power generators, m...

What is The Internet of Things - An explanation

The Internet of Things is a digital map of a physical region. It could be a block, a neighborhood, a shopping center, or as grand as an entire city, country, or indeed the whole planet. This digital map relies on a capacity of the infrastructure of that region to gather data. This is accomplished through the liberal installation of sensors in build...

Why the NJ auto-dealers need to take Econ 101 - A fundamental misunderstanding of terms

                New Jersey has joined Arizona, Maryland, Texas, and Virginia in banning the direct sales of cars from manufacturer to consumer. This is in response to Tesla Motors growing success across the country, and the resulting backlash from dealers of gasoline powered cars.                 One argument often cited by proponents of indirect ...

Trouble for Putin - No good options as sanctions enacted

Before we delve into hypotheticals, let us focus on the facts. Ukraine elected Viktor Yanukovych in 2010, probably mostly legitimately. Yanukovych and his staff then stole somewhere on the order of seventy billion dollars of public money, dramatically increased presidential power, and harassed and imprisoned political rivals. Then in 2014, a large ...

Lockheed Martin to acquire Industrial Defender - Industrial Cyber-security market heats up

Cyber-security was an unknown business driver a few years back. The recent attacks and the possibility of a 'cascading failure' due to cyber-attacks on networks and industrial control systems has made cyber-security a 'must-have' solution for systems security purposes. The market initially had niche and pure-play solution providers like Industrial ...

Frost & Sullivan: U.S. to Fall Behind Rest of The World if there's a Continued Ban on Futuristic Retailing, such as Tesla in New Jersey

Frost & Sullivan's Automotive and Transportation Senior Industry Analyst states that New Jersey's ban on Tesla can potentially influence other Northeastern states to do the same, subsequently setting the U.S. behind the rest of the world. For more information from Frost & Sullivan's global Automotive and Transportation practice, contact me at eithe...

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