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Industry Perspectives

Implementation: The most overlooked part of digital transformation for midsize manufacturers

Oct. 16, 2023
The merits and drawbacks of an "all-at-once" approach vs. "small steps, one plant at time." Plus: How "sprint implementation" can succeed.
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Benefits of Transformation

Intelligent technology adoption in consumer goods

Sept. 22, 2023
Rockwell Automation research shows big opportunities for consumer goods producers to use technology to address workforce issues.
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Benefits of Transformation

Why manufacturers must realign their company’s initiatives to be digital forward

Sept. 7, 2023
B2B customers are increasingly demanding consumer-like online treatment for sales and service, and many companies aren’t set up to offer that.
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Industry News

Industrial deal-making slows in 2023 but looks stable in the second half

Aug. 25, 2023
PwC report shows mergers and acquisitions slowdown from recession concerns, the war in Ukraine and higher interest rates. However, companies continue to pursue strategic deals...
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Transforming Professions

Breaking barriers: Shattering the glass ceiling as a woman in manufacturing

Aug. 21, 2023
Sandvik-Coromant's regional sales leader discusses her experiences as a woman in manufacturing.
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Business Transformation

How integration software fully empowers digital transformation

July 27, 2023
The top integration objective is digital transformation and cloud migration.
H Vulnerability

Toughen up! The value of a robust vulnerability-management program

June 21, 2023
Security must work hand in hand with IT and OT teams to remediate known vulnerabilities, which still drive the vast majority of cyber-attacks.
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Digital Twin

Aerospace and defense sets their sights on digital twins

June 14, 2023
How virtual commissioning optimizes manufacturing processes while protecting the environment.
H Waste

Types of manufacturing wastes and smart ways to reduce them

May 31, 2023
By Erich Lawson, online marketing manager with Compactor Management Company Manufacturing waste is commonly overlooked by business owners, but its unchecked presence can have ...
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Business Transformation

Digitized lean manufacturing methodology & the companies capitalizing on it

May 26, 2023
By Izzy Galicia, president/CEO of Incito Consulting GroupLean manufacturing methodology is a systematic approach to eliminating waste, improving efficiency, and optimizing resources...
H Rpa

Thoughts on the state of robotic process automation migration

May 23, 2023
The cost of automation and maintenance is driving organizations to migrate their RPA tools to cost-effective RPA platforms.
H Sustainable

The effects of the EPA's electric-vehicle regulations on the electric grid

May 9, 2023
An aging electric grid could lead to brownouts and other problems if not managed properly.
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Edge Devices

Industrial edge is getting foggy

April 12, 2023
Fog computing is "edge to the edge."
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Cybersecurity threats & lessons to be learned by US energy infrastructure

March 29, 2023
By Almog Apirion, CEO and Co-Founder of CyoloCyberattacks affecting the US energy infrastructure pose a persistent threat, and there are numbers of them that have never been discussed...
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Power & Water

How electric vehicles can enable grid resiliency and real decarbonization

March 22, 2023
"There is a whole network of connected assets that can be aggregated and optimized with AI-powered software to create what the industry calls virtual power plants."
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Supply Chain

Why resiliency matters to the supply chain

March 15, 2023
There’s a misguided assumption that resiliency merely refers to a company’s ability to successfully manage risk. It is so much more than that.
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Digital Transformation

Smart *—How will this tuxedo look while I do the worm?

March 7, 2023
Pushing the boundaries of digitalization.
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Artificial Intelligence

Bargain hunting in manufacturing? Ditch Google for AI

Feb. 21, 2023
AI is a perfect application for finding the lowest cost, fastest or nearest supplier or service provider.
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Business Intelligence

Colocation is key for business continuity

Feb. 17, 2023
"There's no shortage of threats that demand a resilient disaster-recovery plan."
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IIoT Platforms

Why 2023 will be the year of the ‘platform’ that powers AI, IoT and AR/VR technologies

Feb. 9, 2023
"Businesses in 2023 are finally overcoming this significant challenge by leveraging AR/VR platforms that are based on distributed-cloud architecture and 3D vision-based AI."
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Industrial Networks

Using open standards to solve Industry 4.0 data interoperability

Feb. 1, 2023
"Let’s explore how companies can set the right foundation for data movement in IIoT systems."
H Vulnerable

What’s behind the rise in IoT-vulnerability disclosures?

Jan. 30, 2023
By Chen Fradkin, security researcher at ClarotyToday’s cyber-physical systems are directly linked to outcomes in the physical world, and despite the advances in technology that...
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Business Intelligence

The Smart Industry 2023 Crystal Ball Report

Jan. 26, 2023
The digitalization of industry is rapidly evolving. That’s a good thing, but it makes predicting future trends particularly tricky and particularly important, because “the future...
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Advanced Control

The rise of logistics tech—when the back end becomes the front end

Jan. 25, 2023
The technology to orchestrate and automate convenience has gone from being an afterthought to being a competitive advantage.
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Human Capital

Equipping the workforce of the future with sustainable skills for manufacturing transformation

Jan. 24, 2023
"The key disciplines and skills needed to accelerate the manufacturing sector’s sustainable transformation are evolving."
H Cloud Computing Red

New tips for cloud migration of traditional workloads

Jan. 12, 2023
"Migrating legacy workloads to the cloud is easier than it is often perceived and those that have done so quickly realize the upside it offers in the form of increased scalability...
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Big Data

Advanced data analytics is fine, but you also need deep domain perspective

Dec. 15, 2022
A look at the criticality of deep domain expertise and innovative technological solutions throughout digital transformations.
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Business Intelligence

Standardizing IIoT for better industry collaboration

Dec. 5, 2022
The framework defines common industry terms to be consistent across all avenues.
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Digital Twin

Make the transition to IT-OT-ET convergence faster with a digital twin

Nov. 7, 2022
The digital twin enables true forecasting for the digitalization of the manufacturing landscape.
H 5g Copy

Demystifying 5G for manufacturers

Oct. 28, 2022
"There is very little information or guidance as to how this transition can or should be done."

Why the Inflation Reduction Act is the action manufacturers need

Oct. 14, 2022
Manufacturers must adapt to changing purchasing behaviors as buyers shift their spending to greener technologies.
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Why the manufacturing sector reports more API security incidents than other industries

Oct. 10, 2022
New research identifies API vulnerability oversights across multiple industry verticals, primarily within manufacturing.
H 5g

The three flavors of private 5G network providers

Oct. 6, 2022
The goal is bringing clarity to confusion in a fast-moving market.
H Microchip
Supply Chain

The CHIPS and Science Act will de-risk the US manufacturing supply chain

Oct. 3, 2022
"If companies were not thinking about bringing their semiconductor supply base closer to home five years ago, they are now."
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Human Capital

Gen Z and the manufacturing and distribution industries

Sept. 30, 2022
Decision-makers are hopeful to bring in new talent who know nothing but automation.
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Evil PLC attacks in the industrial arena—How bad actors weaponize PLCs

Sept. 30, 2022
What if the PLC wasn’t the prey and, instead, was the predator?
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Small factory-floor robots making big progress in future-proofing business processes

Sept. 28, 2022
"Critical to successes like these is robotic-process automation, which aims to mitigate latency from the manufacturing process."
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Business Intelligence

Contribute to the Smart Industry State of Initiative Survey & enter to win a YETI cooler

Sept. 21, 2022
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Designing the circular economy for industrial edge computing

Aug. 29, 2022
"The world-wide shift to greener practices cannot leave edge datacenters out of the equation."

Breaking the bias and closing the cyber-skills gap

Aug. 26, 2022
Industry’s needs are dramatically outpacing the current cybersecurity talent pool.

Report perspective: Midsizers committing to digital transformation

Aug. 17, 2022
"This wave of change is ushering in a newfound confidence."

What TSA’s updated cybersecurity guidelines mean for pipeline security

Aug. 15, 2022
"The industry collective was displeased with the guidelines TSA issued in response to the Colonial Pipeline ransomware attack."

The future of manufacturing entails IT and OT walking hand-in-hand

Aug. 12, 2022
Software-defined manufacturing leverages hardware designed from the software perspective.

Finding next-gen manufacturing and supply chain second grade

Aug. 10, 2022
"Let’s take the stumbling blocks away for the next generation."

Insecure by design? Tips to minimize OT device vulnerabilities

July 29, 2022
Vulnerabilities are exacerbated by the proprietary nature of OT devices.

What is boosting robotic process-automation?

July 21, 2022
More companies are entertaining multi-platform strategies for their automation practices.

Digitized and connected lockout/tagout in the IIoT era

July 14, 2022
Many lockout/tagout devices cannot be directly connected to a network.