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Demystifying CMMC 2.0: Your Guide to Defense Manufacturing Compliance

April 15, 2024
Unlock the tools and knowledge you need to thrive in a secure and compliant defense supply chain.

eHandbook: Industrial IoT

April 11, 2024
In this e-handbook, Smart Industry delves into such topics as: MQTT and why it’s becoming a popular protocol for IIoT data; why IoT device manufacturers need to prioritize...

eHandbook: Industrial Networks

March 21, 2024
 The health of your network is paramount to the success of your manufacturing operation. If it doesn’t function or does so inefficiently, your factory floor slows or...
Digital Transformation

Solving Customer Needs Quickly

March 20, 2024
The Customer Experience Handbook: connecting people, processes, and systems to meet evolving customer needs

Strategies That Accelerate Productivity and Customer Satisfaction

March 20, 2024
Find out how manufacturing organizations overcome issues to accelerate productivity and customer satisfaction.

Edge Computing & Next-Generation Control - Five Ways to Power Innovation

Feb. 28, 2024
Dive into our eBook and learn how to transform edge data into game-changing insights, ensure the reliability of critical applications, future-proof your strategies, ignite innovation...

eHandbook: Predictive Maintenance

Feb. 21, 2024
Now that industries are digitally transforming at measurable rates, technology suppliers are offering new ways to monitor how machines are operating on the factory floor&mdash...
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Understanding battery self-discharge

Feb. 16, 2024
Discover how high energy lithium batteries with a low self-discharge rate can extend life of remote wireless devices. Explore how the passivation effect can be harnessed to reduce...
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Reducing battery size and cost

Feb. 16, 2024
Learn ways to reduce the size and cost of a remote wireless device using smaller or fewer batteries. Product miniaturization can be especially important for battery-powered devices...
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Is a 40-year Battery Life a Reality?

Feb. 16, 2024
Learn how remote wireless devices can operate up to 40 years with bobbin-type lithium thionyl chloride (LiSOCl₂) batteries. These energetic cells also generate high pulses for...
Artificial Intelligence

The AI Revolution and Smart Manufacturing

Feb. 1, 2024
Download this Special Report to learn more about connecting deskless workers during the industry's digital transformation.

Evolutionary Fault Tolerance with Seven Nines (99.99999) Availability

Jan. 28, 2024
We’ve evolved fault tolerance to make it accessible for any organization – and any team – to run mission-critical applications and complex software stacks without downtime or ...

eHandbook: The Smart Industry 2024 Crystal Ball Report

Jan. 17, 2024
The new CBR is here and ready for download. Have a happy, productive, and digitally transformed 2024!

The Definitive Guide to Generative AI for Industry

Dec. 19, 2023
Gartner expects that by "2030, 75% of operational decisions will be made within an AI-enabled application or process." Are your ops teams ready for that reality? Learn what industrial...

The Manufacturer's Guide to Modernizing Commercial Operations

Dec. 14, 2023
Integrate sales and revenue management to elevate performance and reduce revenue leakage.

Simplify Partner Engagement: A Guide for Manufacturers

Dec. 14, 2023
Create more productive channel partner relationships to increase mutual success.

The Manufacturer's Guide to Transforming the Service Experience

Dec. 14, 2023
Lower your costs while providing incremental profits by improving your service experiences.

eHandbook: Energy & Efficiency

Dec. 8, 2023
With this e-handbook, Smart Industry casts a wide net in the area of energy and efficiency, focusing on extending the life of “legacy” equipment with condition monitoring...
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Industrial IoT Platforms

Nov. 16, 2023
Interconnectivity that makes industry “smart” and how modern plants stay up and running.
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Evolutionary Fault Tolerance: A new approach to availability in x86 architectures

Nov. 10, 2023
Building upon 40 years of innovation and 100 million hours of run time, Stratus announces a giant leap forward in continuously available computing. The future of availability ...
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4 benefits of automating your source-to-pay operations

Nov. 1, 2023
Facilitate end-to-end procurement operations, boost useability, streamline workflows, and improve supplier relationships
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eHandbook: Data Analytics

Oct. 19, 2023
The pressure is on “smart” manufacturers to collate and interpret the flood of data they get from sensors and software all around the plant floor and make use of it for their ...
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Generative AI

Special Report: GenAI in Manufacturing

Oct. 10, 2023
In this Special Report we find out more about how impactful Generative AI is for manufacturers and how it's changing manufacturing as a whole.
Manufacturing In North America

Manufacturing in North America: great opportunities with strings attached

Oct. 3, 2023
Finding the right location for your production plant in the US or Mexico has become a challenge. Download the paper to learn about the locational opportunities, but also strings...
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Abstraction puts the 'unified' in Unified Namespace

Sept. 27, 2023
The Unified Namespace (UNS) architecture pattern has proven to be an effective means to opening industrial data access up to the entire business, but the road to implementation...
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The power of payloads in your unified namespace

Sept. 27, 2023
A Unified Namespace (UNS) makes industrial data more accessible and usable, but some subscribers still have a hard time putting their data to work. Why? Because the data they ...
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Digital Twin

How Digital Twin Technology is Empowering Manufacturers

Sept. 27, 2023
This FAQ delves into why this technology offers business value and considerations toward implementation.
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The Future-Ready Manufacturer

Sept. 26, 2023
Unlock the potential of digital transformation across the manufacturing value chain
Factory Floor Productivity

Top 4 strategies to increase factory floor productivity

Sept. 26, 2023
Improve equipment effectiveness and employee productivity
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eHandbook: Edge Computing for Manufacturing

Sept. 18, 2023
Edge computing in manufacturing continues to evolve as producers tap into different functions that work better locally than in the cloud.
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IIoT Platforms

FAQ: Multi-loop Logic Solvers Address Gaps In Current Logic Solver Offerings

Aug. 30, 2023
Download this FAQ to learn more about how the Safety Instrumented System (SIS) mitigates and prevents unacceptable risks by an organization to protect its personnel, facility,...
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Artificial Intelligence

Automating Process Improvements with AI and ML

Aug. 29, 2023
While it would be easy enough to dismiss all the current chatter about machine learning (ML) and artificial intelligence (AI) as just some more hype, that would be a mistake. ...
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Asset Performance

From Standard Requirements To Revenue Generators—Smart New Approaches To Continuous Monitoring And Condition-Based Maintenance/Services

Aug. 24, 2023
Download this eBook to learn more about the emerging benefits of modern condition-based asset management.
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eHandbook: Cybersecurity

Aug. 18, 2023
The good guys have an edge! While it has long been an even battle between manufacturers struggling to secure their industrial enterprises and bad actors using every trick to undermine...
Bringing Sustainability To Your Industrial Data Architecture

Bringing sustainability to your industrial data architecture

Aug. 16, 2023
Are you making smart use of your operational data, or are you creating digital waste? Tackling both operational emissions and data-center energy consumption means manufacturers...
Modern Industrial Data Architecture Strategies And Best Practices

Data Architecture Strategies & Best Practices for Life Sciences 4.0

Aug. 16, 2023
Ready to improve data accessibility and product quality? Start by understanding practical industrial data architecture strategies specifically for life sciences. View two examples...
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Operationalizing Statistical and Process Control Analyses Using Advanced Analytics

Aug. 11, 2023
Statistical process control (SPC) is used in chemical manufacturing to measure how consistently a product or process performs over time. Developing SPC charts can be laborious...
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Seizing the digital opportunity – An industrial software action plan

Aug. 9, 2023
Industrial enterprises are under pressure to adopt a digital-driven approach for their operations and for interacting with markets, customers, and the world around us. As modern...
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Moving Sustainability Forward in Manufacturing

Aug. 9, 2023
This paper presents results of a survey of industrial end users. Respondents provided feedback on a range of topics including their company’s sustainability priorities, current...
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A Quantitative Comparison of Digitized Industrial Automation Systems

Aug. 9, 2023
This paper presents data gathered from actual field research. The data suggests that a move away from traditional, heavily engineered, and proprietary systems to user experience...
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GLOBAL STUDY: The future-ready manufacturer

July 27, 2023
Manufacturing leaders globally share insights on how to drive priority outcomes across the value chain
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IT/OT Convergence

July 19, 2023
We’re still talking about it. We’re still discussing IT/OT convergence because it’s still central to the success of any digitalization campaign. And the marriage of IT and OT ...
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Accelerating Sustainability Outcomes with Advanced Analytics

July 6, 2023
While government and regulatory trends may be driving the shift toward sustainability, improving key performance indicators (KPIs) will provide multiple benefits to process manufacturer...
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Digital Transformation

Maximizing Cost Savings and Efficiency: Streamlining Manufacturing Through Digitized Shared Services

June 30, 2023
Read this FAQ to learn how embracing digitization can revolutionize the employee experience for all job roles and functions.
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An Executive’s Guide to OT Cyber Incident Response

June 28, 2023
Learn what it takes to develop effective and rapid OT incident response capability to meet your organization’s unique needs.
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2022 Year in Review: Ransomware Targeting Manufacturers Worldwide

June 28, 2023
Did you know that ransomware attacks on industrial infrastructure organizations nearly doubled in 2022?
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Services Innovation

Servitization: Manufacturers see the value in new pricing models

June 27, 2023
This survey — conducted by IndustryWeek in partnership with Conga — sought to understand whether and how manufacturers are adopting servitization models, in which they sell their...
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Best PI Server Data Visualization Tools: A Buyer’s Guide

June 20, 2023
Navigating the crowded industrial data visualization market post-ProcessBook? Discover the top alternatives to AVEVA/OSIsoft’s ProcessBook and PI Vision analytics toolkits.
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Cloud Applications

June 14, 2023
Things are looking up with the cloud. Not literally, of course, but figuratively, as cloud capabilities increasingly become more affordable, more secure and more widely adopted...