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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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Techniques for Better Network Management

“Do your homework. Not all Ethernet application layers from different vendors are the same.”
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Cyber Security Still a Hard Sell with Management

Investments in cyber security are beginning to show hard dollar savings at some manufacturing plants, but many managers still don’t see the return.
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China's Growth Propels DCS Market

Distributed control system sales in China will grow at nearly 14 percent annually, thanks to broad industrial expansion, study says.
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Berkeley Inventors Launch Wireless Sensor Network Company

Arch Rock was founded to develop wireless sensor networks that leverage the Internet for ubiquitous sensing for industrial control and more.
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Automation Federation Established

WBF and OMAC are charter members of The Automation Federation, which aims to advance the automation profession.
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Roach and Wilson Named to OPC Board

Business and technical expertise of the new board members is seen as plus in helping push forward the OPC Unified Architecture.
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Fieldbus Foundation Scholarships Awarded

The scholarships honor the memory of James O. Gray, a long-time leader in the Fieldbus Foundation.
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John Engler, President, National Association of Manufacturers

Energy, Production Costs, Skills Shortage Top Concerns for Manufacturers

U.S. manufacturers are less optimistic than last year, according to a newly released survey by the National Association of Manufacturers.
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John Berra, President, Emerson Process Management

Emerson Acquires Bristol Babcock

The company becomes part of Emerson Process Management, broadening its portfolio of measurement and control products, technologies and services for process industries.
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