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5 Keys to Successful Manufacturing Intelligence Implementation
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5 Keys to Successful Manufacturing Intelligence Implementation

Virtual Presentation: Sherwin Williams shares best practice information from the front lines of manufacturing intelligence systems implementation.
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Transforming the Distribution Power Grid with Distributed Intelligence
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Transforming the Power Grid with Distributed Intelligence

Virtual Presentation: Implementing the Smart Grid involves more than just replacing the existing grid structure.
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Industry 4.0 and OPC UA
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Industry 4.0 and OPC UA

As an initiative to strategically connect IT and automation, Industry 4.0 puts interoperability technologies such as OPC UA front and center.
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Siemens Aligns Around Industry 4.0
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Siemens Aligns Around Industry 4.0

The keynote address at Siemens 2014 Automation Summit highlighted how the digitized vision of manufacturing, as prescribed by Industry 4.0, will play out in Siemens’ plans for the future.
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GE Intelligent Platforms: Industrial Internet Operator Interface

The GE QuickPanel+ integrates control and view, and also lets you archive data.
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Human Factors and their Influence on the I/O Market
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Human Factors and Their Influence on I/O Modules

End users are always looking for ways to make work easier and save money. These needs are driving I/O vendors to improve their products and are, in turn, weakening the bond between I/O modules and controllers as a result of the I/O advances being made.
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How Good Are Your Networks?

Consider not only your automation network that carries information between devices and control systems, but also your personal network that shares best practices and lessons learned.
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Making Smart Use of Manufacturing Data
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Making Smart Use of Manufacturing Data

Positively impacting your company’s bottom line through the use of data connection and analytics is not just the far-off promise of the Internet of Things. It’s a reality that you can begin to attain today by connecting three or four data sources.
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What is a Data Smart Manufacturer?
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What is a Data Smart Manufacturer?

Data is at the center of nearly every automation technology advance, which is leading manufacturers to become overwhelmed by all the data they are now collecting.
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Crowd-Sourced Design and Engineering
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Crowd-Sourced Design and Engineering

A new partnership between GE and Local Motors focuses on a manufacturing model that pairs co-creation and micromanufacturing to develop and bring to market new GE Appliances.
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Improving Food Safety with Integrated Systems
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Improving Food Safety with Integrated Systems

The Food Safety Modernization Act mandates the need for timely, accurate tracking information. Integrating systems takes the guesswork out of tracing products from front to back and beyond.
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Autodesk Takes 3D Printing Open Source
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Autodesk Takes 3D Printing Open Source

Engineering and design software supplier Autodesk adds a new wrinkle to the developing 3D printing scene by positioning its 3D printing hardware and software as open source templates, much like Google did with the Android OS.
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Industrial Ethernet Drivers and Growth Rates Revealed
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Industrial Ethernet Drivers and Growth Rates Revealed

A new report from TechNavio points out the principal business issues driving increased adoption of Ethernet across industry, how much it is expected to grow over the next four years, and who the domin
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Say Goodbye to your Hard Drive
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Say Goodbye to Your Hard Drive

Consumer technologies have been the biggest drivers of new industrial technologies over the past several years, but now the long-trusted solid state drives in industrial computers are poised to spread rapidly beyond industry. This also means that your solid state drive industrial computers will be getting much more memory capacity in the near future.
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How to Successfully React to an Economic Crisis
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How to Successfully React to an Economic Crisis

With the recent economic crises now clearly in the rearview mirror, a system integrator reflects on the steps his company took to be successful during a long-term recession.
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