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86% polled said their organization made cybersecurity a priority during the COVID-19 crisis and implemented appropriate training for remote workers, according to a report.

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The pandemic pushed businesses out of their offices, sending employees to work from home (WFH), and opening up hacking opportunities for cyber criminals. A new report from the industrial cybersecurity company Claroty details how US  IT (information technology) and OT (operational technology) security professionals see their organization’s more of a target since early March, when the US pandemic shut down industry. The security pros have also witnessed adversaries hatching new tactics as they target what they perceive as vulnerabilities.

Claroty’s report, “The Critical Convergence of IT and OT Security in a Global Crisis,” revealed that 60% of respondents believe their CISO demonstrated good leadership in the midst of a crisis, but also found that 86% said their organization’s leadership made cybersecurity a priority during

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HOUSTON, Oct. 5, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Ctrl2GO, the global provider of predictive analytics and maintenance services, has helped its clients cut equipment maintenance costs by 20% in 2020. Such figures were attained on average by enterprises in the machine-building, oil and gas, energy and other industries, which have implemented Ctrl2GO PMM software  (Predictive Maintenance and Monitoring) in their operational processes.

The solutions developed by Ctrl2GO are designed to efficiently process and analyze big industrial data, assessing the technical condition of the equipment and predicting its potential behavior. Such an approach allows companies to streamline maintenance processes, extend overhaul intervals, and prevent up to 80% of equipment malfunctions.

Over the past year, companies using PMM software packages have reduced downtime by 20%, unplanned repairs by 20%, and cut direct repair costs by 5-8%. Diagnostics lead times have been reduced by 90%, while the technical productivity of staff rose by

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Strategic buy builds on industry-leading food and beverage, pharmaceutical and logistics portfolio

ABB has acquired Codian Robotics B.V., a leading provider of delta robots, which are used primarily for high-precision pick and place applications. Codian Robotics’ offering includes a hygienic design line, ideal for hygiene-sensitive industries including food and beverage and pharmaceuticals. With the transaction, ABB is accelerating its engagement in the growing field of delta robots.

Codian Robotics is located in Ede, Netherlands and employs 20 people globally. The company will continue to serve its customers directly. The acquisition was signed and closed on October 1, 2020 and both parties agreed not to disclose any details regarding the purchase price.

“Our acquisition underscores our focus on breakthrough technology, helping our customers to fully realize the potential of automation and increase their flexibility in a rapidly changing business landscape,” said Sami Atiya, President of ABB Robotics & Discrete Automation. “Codian

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Acquisition complements Emerson’s portfolio and helps customers in discrete and hybrid end markets accelerate digital transformation

Emerson (NYSE: EMR) today announced it has completed the acquisition of the Progea Group, an industry-leading provider of industrial internet of things (IIoT), plant analytics, human machine interface (HMI) and supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) technologies.

The addition of Progea’s capabilities in analytics, industrial visualization and IIoT will build upon Emerson’s embedded software and control portfolio for manufacturing, infrastructure and building automation applications and enable customers to streamline comprehensive machine and plant control systems to a single partner. This acquisition will help bridge a critical customer technology gap by lowering total cost of ownership and reducing the barriers that come with working across multiple vendors to drive more successful digital transformation and integration.

“The acquisition of Progea strengthens our ability to provide customers with an integrated package of control, visualization and IoT to

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Guardian XO full-body, battery-powered wearable robot selected as Finalist in Products category and for Honorable Mention in General Excellence category

Today, Sarcos Robotics, a global leader in the production of robots that augment humans to enhance productivity and safety, announced that its Guardian® XO® industrial exoskeleton—the world’s first full-body, battery-powered wearable industrial robot designed to increase strength and endurance—has been recognized by Fast Company in their 2020 Innovation by Design Awards. The Guardian XO robot was named a Finalist in the Products category and received Honorable Mention in the General Excellence category.

This press release features multimedia. View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20200930005190/en/

Sarcos Robotics Named a Finalist for Guardian XO Full-Body Industrial Exoskeleton in Fast Company’s 2020 Innovation by Design Awards (Photo: Business Wire)

The awards, which can be found in the October/November 2020 issue of Fast Company, recognize people, teams, and companies solving problems through

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Thousands of leading architects signed open letters to Autodesk
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complaining about escalating software costs and lackluster development. This is a warning to all industrial software providers: Customers are fed up with being locked in and are demanding open platforms with rapid innovation.

Incumbent software providers in the manufacturing space such as Siemens PLM or Dassault have been following the same playbook as Autodesk. They lock customers into their services either by forcing their platform through as a standard or promising the customer an end-to-end solution. Both these moats are increasingly difficult to defend as online services now make translating between standards a breeze and the pace of software development shatters the claim of incumbents to be providing best-in-class along the entire value chain.

Customers are revolting because it is increasingly clear that incumbents cannot or do not keep up with demands but also because user needs have changed. Customers

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