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3 Things Your System Integrator Wishes You Knew
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3 Things Your System Integrator Wishes You Knew

In this open letter to end-users, a system integrator offers some suggestions on how to make a good client-integrator relationship even better.
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Agile Project Management Questions Answered, Part 1
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Agile Project Management Questions Answered, Part 1

In response to an earlier post on agile project management for MES and MOM deployments, readers had a number of questions about putting this process into practice.
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Justifying Cybersecurity: 3 Ways That Pay for Themselves
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Justifying Cybersecurity: 3 Ways That Pay for Themselves

Security doesn't exist in a vacuum. Tasks that improve security also increase availability and reliability.
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3 Ways to Implement Mobile in Manufacturing
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3 Ways to Implement Mobile in Manufacturing

Mobile apps are transforming the way manufacturers track parts, monitor machine health and manage performance.
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Automation Insights from Pack Expo 2014

Key Technology-Focused Interviews from Pack Expo 2014 in Chicago
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Consortium Extends Focus to Industrial Network Determinism
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Consortium Extends Focus to Industrial Network Determinism

AVnu Alliance launches an industrial market segment to help craft standards defining how standard Ethernet can be used for synchronized networking in industrial control applications.
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Combining Profile-Specific and Generic Ethernet
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Combining Profile-Specific and Generic Ethernet

Harting prepares to launch its Ha-VIS preLink cabling system in the U.S. after years of implementation in Europe.
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Trending: Machine Design Building Blocks
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Trending: Machine Design Building Blocks

A new type of automation application software is appearing on the scene, and it’s designed to ease the process of machine design engineering. Here’s how these machine design functionality building blocks work.
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Sharing is good
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Collaboration Makes Automation Software More Accessible

Makers of industrial automation products are discovering that closed software development environments may be a thing of the past. But there is something besides open source development. The PACTware Consortium demonstrates the benefits of a “shared source” business model.
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Using Data Analytics for Process Insights
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Replacing Instinct with Data Analytics to Improve Production

When all you're thinking is "show me the money," how often have you found yourself wanting, even demanding, more details and insight into what’s happening in your manufacturing plant?
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