Articles & News on IT/OT Convergence

Saratech announces acquisition of Apex Digital Manufacturing Solutions

  • News

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, Automation.com
  • Feature

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

  • News

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

  • News

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
  • Opinion

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
  • Opinion

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
  • Feature

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

  • Case Study

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. 

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

IDG Survey: Only 25% have completed initial IT modernization goals

  • News

The survey, “The State of IT Modernization 2020,” examined the maturity of efforts to optimize IT operating environments, cloud strategies, applications and processes, including progress made, barriers encountered, and variations in initiatives at different phases of the journey.