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Cybersecurity
Critical infrastructure under attack, businesses slow to respond
July 2022
Barracuda Networks has released key findings from a report titled The State of Industrial Security in 2022, finding that critical infrastructure is under attack.
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Software-as-a-Service
VROC responds to changes in industrial AI with latest releases
July 2022
VROC states the company has seen firsthand the market shift from companies investing in internal IoT / big data enablement projects to SaaS.
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Edge Computing
Kyndryl and Nokia enter network and edge computing alliance
February 2022
Kyndryl and Nokia have partnered to help enterprise customers accelerate digital transformations with LTE and 5G private wireless networking.
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Digital twins
2022 will see the rise of digital twin marketplaces, report finds
December 2021
The report finds that spending on industrial digital twins will grow from US$4.6 billion in 2022 to US$33.9 billion in 2030 at a 28% Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR).
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IT in Manufacturing
DNV acquires Applied Risk, develops industrial cybersecurity expertise
November 2021
The two companies will join forces with the aim to build the world’s largest industrial cybersecurity practice, defending critical infrastructure against emergent cyber threats, DNV wrote in a statement.
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Bentley Systems
Digitally-enabled factory development saves China steel & iron firm US$6 million
September 2021
Bentley Systems’ technologies helped MCC to create a digital twin and design, construct, and combine operational information.
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BeyondTrust
How PAM can help to prevent major security disasters like Colonial Pipeline
July 2021
When a cyber attack on the United States Colonial Pipeline erupted in May this year, the fallout was almost unthinkable.
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Tablets & laptops
Getac updates rugged K120 tablet for businesses in 'challenging' industries
May 2021
The K120 now features an 11th generation Intel quad-core processor (i5 or i7), as well as Iris Xe graphics, 16GB memory, and more.
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Cybersecurity
Claroty discovers vulnerabilities in Ovarro TBox RTUs
March 2021
The vulnerabilities could enable attackers to break into the systems and run code, crash systems, and meddle with configuration files, amongst other malicious actions.
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Construction
3D safety barrier could make construction sites safer
January 2021
The technology could reduce accidents and increase construction site safety in tightly-packed areas or near critical infrastructure.
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Cyber Threats
How are industrial enterprises faring with the rise of cyber threats?
October 2020
The majority of industrial enterprises face an increase in cyber threats since the COVID-19 pandemic began, according to a new report from Claroty titled The Critical Convergence of IT and OT Security in a Global Crisis.
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Digital Transformation
Rockwell Automation and Microsoft team up to empower industrial businesses
October 2020
Rockwell Automation and Microsoft have expanded their partnership with the intention of empowering manufacturers with greater agility, intelligence and scale from the cloud to the edge.
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Microsoft
IBM named top industrial Blockchain-as-a-Service provider
August 2020
ABI Research has released a new Industrial BaaS Competitive Assessment, analysing and ranking six industrial BaaS vendors, Alibaba, Amazon, IBM, Microsoft, Oracle and SAP.
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Data analytics
Harnessing what lies within: Data strategy reinvention de-risks energy exploration
May 2020
How Western Australia’s Searcher Seismic reinvented its data strategy to de-risk exploration for the global energy sector
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IT Automation
Industrial automation technology growing in popularity with enterprises
February 2020
Automotion proposes to bring down operational costs, improve process efficiency and enable the development of new digital services for customers, according to GlobalData.
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Rocket Lab
Rocket Lab chooses Siemens to aid in next phase of growth
November 2019
Rocket Lab plans to implement Siemens hi-tech industrial software to help digitally manage the lifecycle needs of the business.
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Ransomware
Disruptionware emerges as newest and nastiest cyber threat
October 2019
Forescout and ICIT research has identified the rise of disruptionware and its threat to particularly operational technology environments.
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Cybersecurity
Radiflow raises $18m with support from Singapore engineering firm
July 2018
Industrial cybersecurity solution provider now has $18 million more in its coffers after a successful investment round.
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Malware
ESET to take on Industroyer malware & 'post-truth plague' at Black Hat
July 2017
ESET is set to reveal the underside of the notorious Industroyer malware and the “post-truth plague” of cybersecurity at Black Hat this month.
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IT in Manufacturing
Schneider Electric NZ elected exclusive distributor of industrial software solution
July 2017
Schneider Electric NZ will distribute a software solution used by more than a third of the world’s industrial and manufacturing plants.
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Cloud
Empired continues winning streak with $15m InterOil deal
June 2015
Empired makes good on last month's promise of securing more big contracts, winning a $15 million deal with InterOil.
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Lawsuit
‘BLUE SCREEN OF DEATH’
September 2010
We’ve all experienced the frustration and inconvenience of the infamous ‘blue screen of death’.