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Cloud Computing

Databases are the refrigerators of the industrial world. We all know they’re important and that we have to have one to store something we can’t live without, and we all understand basically how they work. Unlike a refrigerator, however, the more you know about databases, the more they can do for you. Most operators and engineers typically use production...
Prototype Internet Of Things Apps for $20?
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Prototype Internet Of Things Apps for $20?

A new microcontroller from Texas Instruments enables engineers to prototype Internet of Things connectivity ranging from sensor gateways to control networks.
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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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The Art and Science of Production Knowledge

For the most part, database issues are left the to IT department.
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Cloud Computing: Is It Time to Move Plant Data Outside the Plant?

While advantages are clear, it looks like successful implementation will require a battle to win the hearts and minds of manufacturing.
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