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Can I Tweet a White Paper?

Well, the answer is no.

At 140 characters per tweet, you may be able to order a cup of coffee at Starbucks, but it’s not enough for a thorough technology explanation via a White Paper. I bring it up because after a review of content on over the last two years, the White Paper is the number one Web-based resource on our site.
And one of the great things about our White Papers on, is that we can deliver them to your desktop via RSS feeds. Visit and click on the White Paper button to subscribe. Pick your reader (Google Reader is excellent) and voila, new White Papers. Enjoy.


As mentioned last month, the user group events are in full swing and announcements are coming fast and furious. is the place find news first. Also visit Gary Mintchell’s Feed Forward blog,, for news, and our video page, There you’ll find on-location video reports of user conferences and other automation events.

Grant Gerke
Digital Managing Editor

The TOP FIVE Stories on in May, based on page views:
1. Making Safety a Habit Throughout Your Organization
2. Consortium Reports New Findings on Alarm Rates
3. Technologies: Windows 7 is Not Vista
4. ABB Acquires Ventyx
5. Driving Packaging-line Productivity

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1. The Advantages of Plant-Wide Historians vs. Relational Databases
2. Improving Traceability in Food & Beverage Manufacturing
3. Reduce Your HMI/SCADA Systems Vulnerability
4. Integrating Next Generation Motion Control with PACs
5. Go Lean with Electronic Work Instructions

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