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How Industry 4.0 Can Get Factories Running At Full Speed

How Industry 4.0 Can Get Factories Running At Full Speed


By Chris Turlica, MaintainX
Modern factories are as sophisticated as any server farm or computer lab, and to keep them firing on all cylinders we’ll need high-tech solutions too.

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Digitalization Driving Manufacturing to New Heights

Digitalization Driving Manufacturing to New Heights


By Bill Lydon
Manufacturing and production companies are realizing digitalization requires structure, organizational changes, and integration of information technology (IT), operations technology (OT) and automation technology.

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The Challenge of OT Security in a Converged World

The Challenge of OT Security in a Converged World


Absent an effective OT security plan, OT enterprise and their integrated ICS/SCADA systems are left vulnerable to cyberattacks that could result in financial loss, reputational damage, diminished consumer confidence, and even threaten the safety of citizens—and in the case of critical infrastructures, also threaten national security.

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How Industry 4.0 Can Get Factories Running At Full Speed

By Chris Turlica, MaintainX
Modern factories are as sophisticated as any server farm or computer lab, and to keep them firing on all cylinders we’ll need high-tech solutions too.

Digitalization Driving Manufacturing to New Heights

By Bill Lydon
Manufacturing and production companies are realizing digitalization requires structure, organizational changes, and integration of information technology (IT), operations technology (OT) and automation technology.

The Challenge of OT Security in a Converged World

Absent an effective OT security plan, OT enterprise and their integrated ICS/SCADA systems are left vulnerable to cyberattacks that could result in financial loss, reputational damage, diminished consumer confidence, and even threaten the safety of citizens—and in the case of critical infrastructures, also threaten national security.

HANNOVER MESSE USA cancels 2020 event

HANNOVER MESSE Digital Days takes place virtually from July 14-15, offering keynotes from business, science and politics plus panel discussions, live chats, networking and innovation presentations.

Saratech announces acquisition of Apex Digital Manufacturing Solutions

Saratech will take over all of Apex's PLM software license and subscription sales, support services, and training classes.

Can Automation Save the World? The Impact of Automation in 2020 (Part 1)

By Cory Fogg
Social distancing requirements and efforts to facilitate remote workers have called for automation to play a starring role in making things feasible for many organizations.   Here are a few instances where automation is playing a significant role in facilitating a more harmonious world in the future.

 

FDT Group releases FDT 3.0 – FDT IIoT Server (FITS) standard

The FDT 3.0 standard is intended to accelerate the evolutionary journey into the Fourth Industrial Revolution by enabling an ecosystem of FDT-based solutions to meet demands for IIoT and Industrie 4.0 applications.

Redhorse Corporation announces Dr. John Zangardi as President

In this role, Zangardi will be responsible for the day to day operation of Redhorse Corporation and will be based in Washington, D.C.

Improving Analytics Productivity Across the Enterprise

By Takayuki Sugizaki, Yokogawa Electric
Plant managers are faced with the dual challenges of increasing production efficiency while maintaining aging equipment, and corporate executives must do the same across the entire manufacturing enterprise. In the process industries, subject matter experts (SMEs) are those end user employees with the expertise required to understand processes and equipment.

4 Measures Organizations Can Take to Protect OT Systems from Ransomware Attacks

By James McQuiggan
Ransomware is no longer a hit and run type of attack. The criminals are utilizing phishing and other social engineering techniques to gain access to the IT network and pivoting through to the OT networks to copy and exfiltrate the data. It’s only a matter of time before criminal organizations are able to gain access to more OT facilities and organizations.

The Missing ‘Industry 4.0/Digitalization’ Link – Open Programming Standard Conformance & Certification

By Bill Lydon
Achieving the benefits of digitalization requires organizations to leverage Industry 4.0 and IoT (Internet of Things) concepts, technology, and architecture with open standards.

Westermo helps Max Bögl enhance data communication for urban transport

High levels of network availability required specialized wireless technology designed specifically for transportation applications. Westermo was selected by Max Bögl to provide the data communication network technology. 

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