October 2016

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Texas Rangers Sign Entic to Bring Greater Efficiency to Globe Life Park

Entic has been chosen by Major League Baseball’s (MLB) Texas Rangers to provide its real-time energy analytics to Globe Life Park in Arlington. The company’s technology will allow the ballpark’s management and staff to gain enhanced vis

A Microgrid solution uses the same tools, techniques, and best practices used to secure larger utility grids.  Advanced software solutions manage the grid assets and ensure that economic goals are met while meeting energy demand.  (Credit: Siemens)

Weatherproofing Power: Microgrids are here to stay

On October 6, category five Hurricane Matthew made direct hits on Haiti, the Bahamas and Cuba, and then made its ascent along the southeastern seaboard of the United States.  By October 8, coastal Florida, Georgia and the Carolinas were awas

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New Cyberbit Range Release Offers Hyper-Realistic Training for Multidimensional Approach to Cyberdefense

Cyberbit, whose cybersecurity solutions protect the world’s most sensitive systems, today announced the expansion of its Cyberbit Range security training and simulation platform, offering dynamic, hands-on training for IT security teams

Opening the wrong attachment can easily introduce malware to your computer system, according to a recent study by Dell.

Ransomware: One wrong click for utilities and all your files are encrypted by hackers

The scourge of ransomware – malware that hijacks your PC and encrypts all of its files – has become so ingrained in the very fabric of computing, some of the criminals behind it have actually begun offering live chat support for victims.

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Metso’s upgraded PlantTriage software simplifies real-time performance management and strengthens cybersecurity

Metso Expertune PlantTriage(TM), a control loop monitoring system, oversees process control loops night and day, diagnoses and prioritizes opportunities for improvements, and pinpoints major economic paybacks. As a tool of the digital world,

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PGS Expands Industry Leading Supercomputing Platform with Purchase of Second Cray XC Supercomputer

At the 2016 Society of Exploration Geophysicists (SEG) International Exposition in Dallas, Texas, global supercomputer leader Cray Inc. (NASDAQ: CRAY) today announced that PGS has significantly enhanced its supercomputing capabilities with th

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SKF and GE Oil & Gas Sign Collaboration Agreement to Develop Use of Active Magnetic Bearing Applications

Collaboration agreement widens scope of use for active magnetic bearings for turbomachinery within the oil and gas sector. SKF and GE Oil & Gas have signed a non-exclusive, licence-based collaboration agreement, aimed at further developin

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NCS Multistage announces record 92-stage completion in the over-pressured BC Montney Formation

NCS Multistage announces a record 92-stage completion in the Altares BC Montney Formation, executed using the Multistage Unlimited pinpoint frac system from NCS Multistage. The number of stages reflects the oil & gas industry’s continue

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Catching a Breath, and Prepping for Energy’s Future

I was driving into the office and swerving to avoid potholes and large cracks on a popular highway here in California. “Why can’t they fix this road,” I thought, and this in fact led me to think about our own customers’ dilemma. For a

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What does the industry really think of Operational Excellence?

Petrotechnics conducted a survey to find out. Here, Scott Lehmann, VP Product Management, discusses the results. Operational Excellence is a global concept whose time has most certainly come, despite a fairly rocky ride since it first made it