Articles & News on Connectivity & Cybersecurity

5G with an Edge: How factories of the future are staying ahead of the competition

  • by Jim Kilmer
  • Opinion

By Jim Kilmer
Combining 5G and edge computing can give manufacturers more from their technology—simply put, better factories and better products

Ivanti Report: Nearly half (48%) of IT professionals spend weeks, or more, renegotiating vendor contracts

  • News

The resulting data shows vendor management and contract negotiation are particularly time-consuming endeavors for IT professionals. Half (50%) reported they work with 11 or more different vendors and nearly half (48%) claim they can spend weeks, or months, renegotiating vendor contracts each year. 

OPC Foundation announces Michael Clark as Director of OPC Foundation North America

  • News

Mr. Stefan Hoppe, President and Executive Director, selected Mr. Clark to serve in this capacity, to support OPC North American membership, and to function as a spokesperson for the Foundation throughout the region.

Get Instant Alerts on Customer-specific Threats with New Threat Intelligence Service

  • News

The new Kaspersky Digital Footprint Intelligence service delivers instant customer updates on weak points within an organization.

ODVA General Meeting Focuses on Industrial Digitalization

  • by Bill Lydon, Automation.com
  • Feature

By Bill Lydon
More than 120 industry professionals from more than 50 companies attended to focus on supporting industrial digitalization through the association’s device connectivity technologies, which include the Common Industrial Protocol (CIP) and the network adaptations of CIP: EtherNet/IP, DeviceNet, ControlNet and CompoNet.

EPLAN announces strategic partnership with Revere Electric Supply

  • News

The EPLAN-Revere partnership is intended to bring together decades of acute business strategy, product development and technological advancement and deployment to support digital transformations.
 

Industrial Digital Transformation Made Easy with MQTT

  • by Arlen Nipper
  • Opinion

By Arlen Nipper
This article will look at the problems with proprietary manufacturing protocols and discuss how the open-standard MQTT can enable Digital Transformation.

ODVA announces enhancements to EtherNet/IP Specification

  • News

The latest enhancements to The EtherNet/IP Specification provide network diagnostics, methods to lower bandwidth and resource requirements for devices, and the addition of IIoT building block infrastructure.

Phoenix Contact, Weidmüller, Reichle & De-Massari (R&M), Fluke Networks, and Telegärtner partner to create SPE System Alliance

  • News

The partners in this group are pursuing the goal of driving the development of SPE further forward for the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) and may branch out to other areas as well. The System Alliance has now also been joined by Datwyler, Kyland, Microchip Technology, Rosenberger, SICK, O-Ring, Draka/Prysmian Group, and University 4 Industry.