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ETCS (European Train Control Systems) Level 3: A new way forward?

ETCS (European Train Control System) Level 3 has experienced a significant growth in recent times. The fully integrated advanced level train control system does not use wayside signals, as all the information is transmitted using wireless communications. The Level 3 concept has a potential to make a significant impact on the train control systems. Although […]

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Industrial IoT Improves Solar Farm Operating Performance

Larsen & Toubro (L&T) provides technology, engineering, construction, manufacturing, and financial services for projects in the hydrocarbon, infrastructure, power, process manufacturing and defense industries. Its L&T Solar division designs and builds solar power plants with a range of capacities and has gained expertise in a variety of solar technologies. ARC Advisory Group recently had the […]

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Blurred Lines Between Predictive and Prescriptive Analytics

Industrial companies have been using a form of prescriptive analytics for quite some time, particularly for maintenance and field service. Though rarely ever explicitly referred to as “prescriptive,” historic performance analytics—descriptive and diagnostic—are just that when they are underpinned with a knowledge base (and often automation) that enables a company to apply rear-view mirror prescriptive […]

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Data Scientist and Subject Matter Expert Roles in Predictive Analytics

In almost every conversation we have with end users looking for predictive analytics solutions, they consistently raise a point of concern, indicating they, “don’t want to have to hire a bunch of data scientists.” Fair point. In a time of “do more with less” thinking, adding head count, whether via full-time employees (FTE) or omnipresent […]

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Analytics Currently Defy “Ranking”

A Drive to Know Who is First and Who is Worst At ARC we are having many discussions with buyers looking for clarity on how to make purchasing decisions for advanced analytics. Specifically, potential buyers are struggling to answer a fundamental question: How do I know what solution is right for my business? Comfortable with […]

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