Articles & News on Connectivity & Cybersecurity

63% of Automation Engineering Professionals Believe Industry Standards Will Be 'Extremely Important' in the Future: ISA Survey

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An overwhelming majority of survey respondents believe that, in the future, industry standards will be “extremely important” (63%) or “important” (33%). Most respondents (87%) believe that industry standards make processes and facilities safer.

Open Standards Mean More Options for Industrial Automation

  • by Bill Lydon, Automation.com
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By Bill Lydon
Open system options continue to emerge from nontraditional suppliers and standards groups, and this is a trend that I expect will accelerate and enable multivendor interoperability at all levels of the system architecture.

Abaco to Partner with REDARC Defence Systems

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The partnership will allow both companies to further align with the needs of the growing Australian defense sector for embedded computing applications.

Wired and Wireless Networks Advance in Power

  • by Bill Lydon, Automation.com
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Both wired and wireless networks have been undergoing a significant evolution during the past decade, enabling greater opportunities to those who leverage the advancements in the next one.

Enhanced Integration Drives Need for Enhanced Cybersecurity

  • by Bill Lydon, Automation.com
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There is an increasing recognition that an integrated cybersecurity approach is required for an entire manufacturing and production company. Many manufacturing companies are realizing with the integration of IT, OT, automation and other functions that designating one leader responsible for all cybersecurity for the company is most effective.

Siemens and SAP SE announces partnership to accelerate industrial transformation

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Through this agreement, both SAP and Siemens will be able to complement and integrate their respective offerings in order to offer customers solutions for product lifecycle management (PLM), supply chain, service and asset management.

Honeywell Cybersecurity Report: USB threat risk to industrials doubles over last 12 months

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The findings from the latest Honeywell Industrial USB Threat Report show that the total amount of threats posed by USB removable media to industrial process control networks remains consistently high, with 45% of locations detecting at least one inbound threat.

Omdia Report: Artificial Intelligence software market will expand to $98.8 billion by 2025

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The worldwide market for artificial intelligence software will expand to $98.8 billion by 2025, rising by a factor of six from $16.4 billion in 2019—despite the varying effects of the COVID-19 pandemic across different industries, according to Omdia.

Continued Evolution for Process Automation

  • by Bill Lydon, Automation.com
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By Bill Lydon
The Process Automation industry has been heavily impacted by the influx of new technologies and, as we enter the next decade, several organizations are providing roadmaps in order to help process automation companies enable the best practices to leverage these technologies and drive competitiveness and productivity forward.

Worldwide Blossoming of Country-Centric Open Manufacturing Initiatives

  • by Bill Lydon, Automation.com
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By Bill Lydon
The impact of open manufacturing initiatives continues to be a worldwide affair. These initiatives continue to grow as industry recognizes the need to modernize and the Industry 4.0 movement (called “Industrie 4.0” in Germany, its country of origin) continues to accelerate.