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Translate Leadership to Organizational Capability/Maturity

Look at how your leadership can affect the six dimensions of maturity that are critical to organizational growth.
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ABB Board Proposes Former Shell Exec as Its New Chairman

If approved by shareholders at ABB’s annual general meeting in April, Peter Voser will take over from Hubertus von Grünberg, who has decided not to stand for reelection.
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Exploring Automation for Shale

Leading into the inaugural Well Site Automation for Unconventional Oil & Gas next month in Houston, operators discuss the benefits of SCADA and other automation for their shale operations.
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Dinesh Paliwal, President of Global Markets and Technology, ABB

ABB Celebrates Turnaround

Record turnout for annual users conference rewards company’s rebound from “difficult times.”
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The Sapphire exhibition area included booths from partner companies as well as SAP.

SAP Unveils its Latest

Several new SAP products and initiatives were announced at the company’s annual Sapphire customer conference.
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The Accsense system can be up set up and operating within five minutes of taking it out of the box, the company says.

Mesh Networking Made Easy

Some vendors of wireless mesh networks are deemphasizing the technology and focusing instead on ease-of-use and turnkey factory solutions.
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First Steps for Cyber Security Standard

The ISA’s cyber security standards committee has issued first ballots for ISA-99 Parts 1 and 2.
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Industrial Controls Indices Rise

Market conditions remain strong for industrial automation and controls equipment, but inflationary pressures also pose a downside risk.
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EtherNet/IP Gains Momentum

At the recent Hannover Fair, the Open DeviceNet Vendors Association launched an EtherNet/IP seminar series, while unveilng new support and the latest advances in the industrial networking technology.
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Sandeep Maheshwari, Vice President, Industrial Automation and Electronics Group, Frost & Sullivan

Frost & Sullivan Names 2006 Excellence Awards Winners

More than 50 companies and one executive were selected by research firm Frost & Sullivan as the 2006 Excellence in Industrial Technologies Award recipients for leadership, innovation and technolog
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Dave Chappell, ISA-88 Part 5 Working Group chair

ISA-88 Batch Standard to be Extended

Work on Part 5 of the ISA-88 standard is beginning, says the Instrumentation, Systems and Automation Society.
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Smart Cameras Set the Pace in Machine Vision

A comprehensive machine vision market study projects that smart cameras will continue as the fastest growing segment.
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The Next Wave: Web Protocols

Internet protocols are becoming the norm in factory automation networks.
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