Articles & News on IT/OT Convergence

Moscow announces 5G for Business monthly digest

  • News

“5G for Business” is devoted to the fifth-generation wireless technology, its application to different fields and sectors, and related opportunities to the city’s business. The first issue is dedicated to the theme of 5G and its use in immersive technologies, including artificial intelligence (AR), Virtual Reality (VR) and 360 ° video.
 

Sustainable Manufacturing Through Obsolescence

  • by Mark Howard
  • Opinion

The amount of worldwide e-waste generation is expected to exceed 50 million tons by 2020. Americans specifically, throw away an estimated 55 billion USD in e-waste material each year. This article explains how manufacturers can achieve sustainable manufacturing through obsolescence management.

FieldComm Group version 1.2 of Field Device Integration standard including support for HTML5, JSON and OPC UA

  • News

Announced in conjunction with the availability of version 1.2 of the FDI specifications (IEC 62769), this release of the FDI Device Package Integrated Development Environment (FDI-IDE) provides enhancements for field instrument software developers.

Taking a Grounded, Integrated Approach Through the Industry 4.0 Hype

  • by Sean Robinson
  • Opinion

Talk of Industry 4.0 has been useful in helping businesses understand the value of industrial automation and connectivity. This article explains why it’s not only vital to work with a systems integrator to get the most from industrial connectivity, but to also take a grounded approach.

HANNOVER MESSE 2020 to focus on 5G, industrial climate protection

  • News

With its keynote theme of Industrial Transformation, HANNOVER MESSE 2020 focuses on the opportunities presented by innovative technologies, steadily growing and ever more readily available amounts of data, and a growing awareness of climate protection.

Ponemon Institute report: Security professionals anticipate automation will reduce IT security headcount

  • News

Overall, the majority of companies (77 percent) continue to use or plan to use automation in the next three years. The biggest takeaway in this year’s study is that the majority of respondents (51 percent) now believe that automation will decrease headcount in the IT security function, an increase from 30 percent in last year’s study.

Emerson partners with Belgian research group to enhance digital automation training

  • News

The project further expands Emerson’s initiative to collaborate with higher education institutions and its commitment with both schools to build a globally competitive craft brewing and brewing industry in Flanders,

World Economic Forum 2020 - Fourth Industrial Revolution or Evolution?

  • by Bill Lydon
  • Feature

By Bill Lydon, Contributing Editor
Fourth Industrial Revolution technologies are disrupting the manufacturing industry, and that disruption has risen to the highest levels: a topic for discussion at the 2020 World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland in late January

Single Pair Ethernet Industrial Automation Joins IoT Revolution

  • by Bill Lydon
  • News

By Bill Lydon, Contributing Editor
Attending the Single Pair Ethernet (SPE) Symposium hosted by Harting Electronics and the SPE Partner Network organization, I learned more about the 10BASE-T1 Single Pair Ethernet. SPE is an exciting development enabling seamless ethernet connectivity from sensor to enterprise, connecting the IoT universe.

Syncron announces launch of servitization maturity model

  • News

The servitization maturity model is a four-step process that will serve as the roadmap for manufacturers to navigate the necessary steps and changes required for the journey to delivering Product-as-a-Service (PaaS).