Bill Lydon's Top Trends 2020-2021

Digitalization is accelerating change and integration in the factory. Driven by innovations developed for the IoT and computing, many industrial automation niches are experiencing signs of disruption. Are we closer to a tipping point towards broad disruption when it comes to system architectures, software, and edge computing devices? Find out in this 10 trends report from Automation.com.

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Sherpa Mobile Robotics Collaborates with Wiferion


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6 Signs Your Facility Needs Industrial DataOps


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SCADA Systems are an Enabler for IT/OT Connectivity

SCADA Systems are an Enabler for IT/OT Connectivity


Formerly a simple, convenient tool for managing a plant or process SCADA platforms are now vital to the digital transformation of a factory or utility site.

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