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6 Reasons to Prepare for Industrial Mobility
In our personal and general business lives, we’ve all largely adopted the use of the smart devices to make our lives easier, find our destinations, and just generally stay more connected with each other. Whether or not this is truly a good thing for humanity is a subject for another article. For this article, we’ll just confront the fact that smart, mobile...
6 Reasons to Prepare for Industrial Mobility
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6 Reasons to Prepare for Industrial Mobility

Though many in industry remain uncertain about the use of mobile, Internet-connected devices in industry, the trend toward their greater use appears inevitable.
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IBM Cloud Network Connects Indian Automotive Industry
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IBM Cloud Network Connects India's Automotive Industry

The AutoDX cloud-based exchange is designed to standardize and automate transactions throughout India’s automotive supply chain.
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Leveraging Analytics and Community for a Mobile Workforce

Most businesses in the processing industries have spent the past several years establishing solid technology platforms and infrastructures to gather production data to improve operations.
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How to Avoid Mistakes with Control System Remote Access

As more operations aspects are tied to Ethernet networks and, therefore, are open to Internetbased access, the potential for greater collaborative operation and a freer work environment increases.
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Rugged versus Consumer Cost of Ownership
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Rugged versus Consumer Cost of Ownership

New online calculator is designed to help determine the total cost of ownership differences between rugged tablets and consumer tablets.
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QR Code for Private Cloud BYOD
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QR Code for Private Cloud BYOD

A new option for bring-your-own-device (BYOD) operations is designed to let companies open up their systems for approved BYOD use without exposing their data to public cloud sites.
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PLC driver software helps potato processors get away from manual processes.
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Gathering Potato Data with HMIs and PLCs

PLC driver software helps potato processors go from manually separating and weighing their products to an HMI/PLC system that delivers Web-based production information on-demand.
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Europe and Big Data Source: Groupe Steria SCA
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From Big Data to Business Intelligence, S’il Vous Plait

European manufacturers face the same BI challenges as their U.S. counterparts, according to a new survey.
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The Foundational Interaction between Manufacturing and the Internet of Things
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The Foundational Interaction between Manufacturing and the Internet of Things

While the Internet of Things is bound to lead manufacturing into a new era, generating superior gains in productivity and operational efficiencies, the whole Internet of Things ecosystem itself will a
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Automation Cloud Computing Futures

Cloud computing is one of the hottest technology fields today.
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Big Data Meets Measurement in Manufacturing

All of the analog data acquired from manufacturing and products—a.k.a. the Internet of Things (IoT)—dwarfs what is currently known as Big Data.
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GE Iintelligent Platforms Leverages Hadoop to Analyze Industrial Big Data
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Massively Parallel Computing Comes to Asset Monitoring and Analysis

GE Intelligent Platforms’ new Proficy Monitoring & Analysis software suite leverages Hadoop, used by Google, Facebook and Yahoo, to analyze terabytes of data for advanced equipment operation and h
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NWA Focus EMI's Data Flow
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Manufacturing Intelligence from Existing Data

A new enterprise manufacturing intelligence software package from Northwest Analytics is designed to leverage data in existing databases rather than through creation of a new database.
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ABB SCADAdvantage through cloud
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ABB, GlobaLogix Take Oil and Gas SCADA to the Cloud

ABB’s oil and gas SCADA platform combines with GlobaLogix’s secure, encrypted and redundant cloud-hosted infrastructure
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Mobile CAD
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Mobile CAD Expansion

Demand for mobile design and engineering software leads Autodesk to expand its cloud-based offering.
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Energy Management Dashboard
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Making Sense of the Enterprise Energy Dashboard

Energy monitoring means different things to different companies.
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Manufacturing More Happily Meets ‘the Cloud’

Even though I had picked up signs of skepticism about cloud computing from end users, the conversations at the ARC World Industry Forum implied that moving to the cloud is no longer controversial.
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Manufacturing Intelligence for More Efficient Manufacturing
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Turn Data into Information with Manufacturing Intelligence

Manufacturing intelligence systems offer manufacturers access to key performance indicators for increased troubleshooting, product tracking and downtime management.
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A Matter of Trust: Automation Data Within the Cloud

With globally distributed production facilities, machine and production data from all factories need to be consolidated and evaluated, and operating figures need to be illustrated.
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Weaving a Tapestry of Automation Technology

The things I see coming in the fullness of time are those that are built upon the control platforms that help us manage plants and factories more effectively.
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