Recent Articles

February 18, 2015 3:34 pm
Joakim Ahlström
Succeeding with continuous improvement has proven harder than expected for many organizations. One big reason is that there are a few challenges most organizations sooner or later encounter and where your intuitive responses actually prevent you from succeeding.
February 18, 2015 10:38 am
Bart Fischer, Managing Director with Accenture Electronics and High Tech
Accenture defines IIoT as the convergence of intelligent industrial products, processes, and services that communicate with each other, and with people, over global networks. Conservative estimates suggest worldwide Industrial Internet spending is set to increase from $20 billion in 2012 to $500 billion by 2020*.
February 17, 2015 2:13 pm
GE Reports
When people talk about the future of manufacturing, they usually have Germany, Japan and the United States in mind, not India. That’s about to change.
February 17, 2015 10:52 am
Kenneth Ross
One of the most intractable problems facing manufacturers is where the product is used in a workplace environment. Many times, it is the employer that created an unsafe work condition that contributed to the accident.
February 13, 2015 2:55 pm
Jack Tison, SVP Emerging Business, Panduit on behalf of Industrial IP Advantage
New architecture models and technologies have emerged that ease Industrial IoT deployment and accelerate time to value.
February 13, 2015 9:52 am
Colin Riley, Schaefer Ventilation Equipment
Air moving equipment can be used to keep employees safe in multiple ways including ventilating toxic fumes, cooling employees to prevent heat stress and de-stratifying air in the winter to maintain a warm temperature.
February 12, 2015 2:59 pm
Pat Garrehy
Cloud ERP lets companies focus on delivering the customized products and services now in demand, rather than worry about the limitations of their aging legacy system.
February 12, 2015 10:14 am
Sudarshan Krishnamurthi, Senior Product Manager, Cisco, on behalf of Industrial IP Advantage
​The explosion of the Internet of Things (IoT) holds huge potential for manufacturers in 2015. But in order to fulfill these promises, manufacturers will need skilled workers who can deploy the evolving technology on the plant side.
February 11, 2015 2:31 pm
Lori Payne
Operations leaders at small and mid-sized manufacturing companies have no shortage of stress. But, technology providers offer many solutions to remedy this stress — fixes to the things that give you headaches, slow your team down and endanger profitability. 
February 11, 2015 10:00 am
Andy Banathy, Industrial Automation Solution Architect, Panduit on behalf of Industrial IP Advantage
Old industrial control systems have given way to the ease of ubiquitous Ethernet and IP technology. This shift has helped spark an explosion of digital devices on plant floors, and increased the demand for the higher performance, bandwidth and reliability offered by a highly structured, standards-based network infrastructure.
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