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Automation Vendors Validate the Importance of IoT
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9/30/2016  Post a comment
Two studies by leading companies show that energy plants are bullish on deploying IoT. They’re using connectivity for planning, productivity gains, and safety.
Critical Security Controls Could Thwart 70% of Cyber Attacks
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9/29/2016  Post a comment
Most cyber attacks could be avoided by adopting a list of Critical Security Controls that were created by the Center for Internet Security. That’s the message from Steve Mustard of the Automation Federation.
Tipping Point for Virtual Reality Is Content
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9/27/2016  Post a comment
At the Design and Manufacturing show in Minneapolis last week, Myst creator Chuck Carter spelled out the future for Virtual Reality: content.
These Kickstarter Gadgets Deserve to be Funded
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9/26/2016  4 comments
Kickstarter offers a gazillion ideas for businesses that are seeking start-up funding. The crowdfunding site also features new gadgets from companies struggling to get their product out to customers. We took a look at the gadgets currently featured and found a number of cool ideas that are seeking funding angels.
Human Error Causes Most Engineering Disasters
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9/23/2016  15 comments
A study by the Swiss government determined the type of human errors that lead to engineering disasters and ranked those errors by percentage.
In the Zombie Apocalypse, People Scream for the Internet
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9/21/2016  2 comments
According to Cambium Networks, the top choice of help during a widespread emergency is the Internet.
Do You Have the Classic Traits of a Great Engineer?
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9/20/2016  10 comments
Here are the 10 traits of a great engineer. check to see how many of these traits you possess.
Big Data and Cloud Computing Have Moved into Design
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9/20/2016  Post a comment
Design engineers are using big data to gather product usage information from the field and circulate it into design decisions. Much of that data is now processed in the cloud.
New Automation Technology Requires New ROI Calculations
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9/16/2016  Post a comment
A new study from MAPI suggests that automation technology can change production so significantly, it requires a new ROI calculation.
Smart Technology Is Replacing the Knowledgeable Baby Boomer
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9/14/2016  7 comments
Advanced manufacturing equipment now provides a level of plant understanding that goes beyond the knowledge of experienced automation engineers.


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