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Does Future-Gazing Have a Future?

COVID-19 has pushed long-term digital transformation to the back-burner for many businesses. But future-gazing is now more important than ever.

How to Justify Investment in AR Technology

Global events have brought unexpected pressures for Life Sciences manufacturers. By addressing these challenges, Industrial AR has been elevated to a must-have technology.

Smart Factory: Illusion or Necessity?

For all the possibilities the smart factory offers, many in the sector are yet to make it their reality. What obstacles do they need to overcome?

Bridge the IT/OT Security Gap

With employees working remotely due to COVID-19, are you adding risks to your network from unknown devices and insecure connections? Learn how to reduce those threats.

Find The Magic of Industry 4.0

Unlocking the potential of industry 4.0 is vital for industrial enterprises to support changing and growing societies. Your attitude to change might be the key.

From Automation to Digitalisation and Beyond

Navigating common challenges on the journey towards digital manufacturing.

Five Considerations for Manufacturing Leaders

Key strategic considerations for manufacturing leaders seeking to implement new technologies.

The Connected Mine: A Strategy for Success

See digital initiatives through to the end in your mines with six simple but powerful steps.

Flexibility in Manufacturing

Understanding how to adapt manufacturing operations in the face of massive market changes.

The Technology Driving Digital Transformation

AR is helping manufacturers deliver the right information at the right time to meet their digital transformation goals.

Moving from Data Gathering to Improved Outcomes

Data alone is not enough to achieve better business outcomes. You need people working with the right processes, training and technologies to unleash the value of data.

Are you ready for Industry 4.0?

Asking the right questions before starting your industrial digitalization journey will help you understand whether your business ready for digital transformation.

Industrial IoT Initiatives Need the Right Partners

The right partners can help you more easily deploy digital technologies, solve challenges like data-integration issues and capture more value from digital initiatives.

Dealing with Interoperability in Industry

Interoperability in industrial environment, development and current trends and advantages of Ethernet /IP.

Optimizing? How You Can Pick Up The Pace

Data – how it’s collected and used – will revolutionize manufacturing and process operations. What companies can do now to unlock additional levels of productivity.

Get a Richer Picture of Production Performance

Companies around the world are already using enterprise operational intelligence solutions to create more competitive operations, and they’re seeing results.

Industry 4.0: The Challenges and Risks

There are many benefits to digital transformation. The challenges include security, testability, data collection, and legislation and standardization.

Why Should Miners Embrace IIoT?

In order to optimize mine performance, miners must first be willing to embrace change. Embrace the Internet of Things (IoT).

Smart Data Replaces Big Data

Big Data in industrial IoT applications will increasingly get replaced with Smart Data to derive business value quickly and cost-effectively.

Is It Time to Digitize Your Lab?

A modern DCS can ease technology transfer – and help speed life sciences products from pilot plant to market.

The Value of Plant Safety Dashboards

Safety dashboards are useful around the plant to help optimize the health of your machines and workers.

A Pioneer of Smart Manufacturing

Innovations that paved the way for smart manufacturing took root decades ago. This pioneer helped focus a thousand points of light to what we know today.

Gain Better Visibility of Your Plant Operations

Digital technology can transform your maintenance, repair and operations asset data into something you can use.

Winning Companies Think Like Their Customers

To understand customer expectations, you have to think like a consumer. What impresses you about a company’s service? What drives you away?

21st Century Services: From Expense to Asset

What is ‘now’ for industrial services in the 21st Century, and what’s next as industry and its people develop and reinvent themselves?

Digital Transformation of Mining

Technology is changing the way mining companies do business. Here are five tools you can easily bring online at your mine and quickly see tangible results.

Leverage Your Data and Organize It in Dashboards

This is how we use dashboards to present data and analytics in useful ways, so you can view what information matters most.

Exploring Data Can Feed Your Next Process Change

Model predictive control works hand in hand with data exploration. Learn how these technologies optimize production and end-product quality.

Five Easy Digital Wins for Mining Companies

Learn about five technologies you can easily adopt at your mine to increase productivity, enhance worker safety, and gain visibility into your operations.

Managing Risk in a Connected Enterprise

A Connected Enterprise offers tremendous value, but also has inherent risks - which must be managed as part of digital transformation.

Cyber Security Horror Stories Need a Happy Ending

Your plant may be ready for Industry 4.0. But is it cyber secure?

Use the Best Infrastructure to Get the Best Data

Operational intelligence and the subsequent analytics can only be really useful if you use the right smart devices coupled to the right software.

Expand Your Use of Digital Twin

Is the use of digital twin causing confusion in your organization? You’re not alone. Digital twin applies to three distinct phases. Clarify now and enjoy greater benefits later.

Visualization Technologies Help Run Safe Processes

Visualization technologies — mixed reality, virtual and augmented reality — can enhance worker capabilities and create safer, more productive processes.

Digital Representations Drive Bottom-Line Results

The two foundations of a digital transformation — the digital twin and the digital thread — offer new ways to trial practices, processes, and product concepts in a virtual environment.

Digital Representations a Roadmap for Improvement

The digital twin and digital thread create a virtual foundation for experimentation and improvement within The Connected Enterprise.

A New Driving Force: Automotive “Electric Dreams”

Market drivers and new technology are accelerating electric vehicle demand. To keep up, carmakers must adopt a more connected, data-intensive approach.

Make Skid Integration Smart from the Start

Life sciences companies that rely on multiple OEMs can help mitigate skid integration challenges with upfront planning – and a modern DCS.

Digital Twins: Creating Smarter Products On Time

To curb the increasing risks of advanced machine design, digital twins help engineers make informed design decisions that won’t break the budget.

Digitalizing the Enterprise for Security

A digital transformation brings enhanced network and information security to manufacturers as well as performance improvements.

Blockchain Can Transform Your Supply Chain

Blockchain has the potential to transform the supply chain with a secure and unchangeable record that can be viewed and verified by every stakeholder, at any time.

Digitalizing the Enterprise

Many manufacturers are using digitalization to improve their operations, tap into new sources of revenue and boost profitability.

Real-Time Insights Deliver Revolutionary Results

Digital transformation is driving improved productivity, quality, compliance, and profitability for manufacturers.

The Safe, Connected Enterprise

The Connected Enterprise helps manufacturers monitor and improve safety while boosting plant productivity.

Better Safe (and Secure) Than Sorry

The Connected Enterprise helps manufacturers minimize the potential for employee safety and business security problems while improving productivity.

Get in the IIoT Game with Current Equipment

Manufacturers must keep equipment and automation current to leverage the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) as they build a Connected Enterprise.

Greenfield Observations for Industry Leaders

Greenfield industrial projects in the age of IIoT require new, flexible and productive plant solutions.

Connecting Real-Time Production Data

Instead of physical consolidation under one roof and one owner, production can now be digitally consolidated using the Internet of Things.

Big Data Requires Big Visualization

Augmented reality that will change the way we interact with smart devices – and be as influential to manufacturing as the launch of the iPhone was to mobility.

Maximizing Industrial IoT Deployments

Scalable analytics and a holistic approach to industrial security are among the components that should be part of any Industrial IoT deployment.

Getting More for Less: The Connected Enterprise

Adopting IoT technologies in your journey to a Connected Enterprise can do more for your operations than you think.

Use Data to Strengthen Industrial Safety

In a Connected Enterprise, safety professionals can automate the collection and reporting of safety data to better understand risks and enhance industrial safety.

Joining Forces for Digital Transformation

Digital transformation is changing the way manufacturers operate by unlocking new opportunities helping them redefine manufacturing success in the short, medium and long term.

Demystifying Digital Transformation

Learn how significant value and productivity can be gained through digital transformation by taking a look at the cultural and the technological constraints that inhibit most organizations.

Catching Up With Digital Transformation

Digital transformation doesn’t have to be an overwhelming new initiative. It usually migrates along a problem-solving execution model.

Harmonize Your Real-time Production Data

IoT-enabled Connected Enterprises share real-time information up and down the supply chain, improving productivity and profitability and creating a competitive advantage.

The Role of Standards in Smart Manufacturing

Many countries are eager to adopt Smart Manufacturing strategies. The real influence lies not in the latest technology, but in the standards behind that technology.

Strategy for Enterprise Digitization & Performance

Although many organizations are on the road to digitization, most are taking a winding path. What's preventing your company's digital success?

The Connected Power Plant

With the proliferation of the Industrial Internet of Things, more power producers are turning to enabling technology, such as a modern DCS, to improve operations.

People Are Key for The Connected Enterprise

Successful implementation of The Connected Enterprise relies on three pillars, only one of which is technology. The other two – the processes and people – are often ignored.

Operational Intelligence

Continuous improvement means continuous effort. Make it easier with a Connected Enterprise that leverages the Internet of Things (IoT).

Enabling Technologies Assist Connected Enterprises

Enabling technologies create an agile Connected Enterprise and help expand operations, innovate new products and processes and grow the business.

Using Technology to Link Operations and Enterprise

Take a pragmatic approach to Connected Enterprise technologies: strategy, assess, prioritize and upgrade and prosper.

Smart Manufacturing Lowers Costs, Increases Profit

Manufacturers must identify and fix processes in their facilities where wastes and losses occur, and in doing so, boost profits.

Connecting Safety to the Bottom Line

Industrial applications are seeing a convergence of safety and productivity at a practical and strategic level. A major enabler of this is the amount of data available.

Be Honest: How Secure is Your Enterprise?

An embedded security culture is fundamental in The Connected Enterprise. But cyber-security is the top cause of concern for manufacturers.

Plant-Floor Improvements Drive Competitiveness

Return on investment from smart-manufacturing initiatives starts with production performance goals.

Take Advantage of the IoT for Smarter Operations

Most manufacturing executives believe that IoT will boost profitability over the next five years. Here are four critical steps to pave the way to IoT success.

Connected Decision-Making for Manufacturers

What goes into decision-making for manufacturers, and how do you turn data into intelligence to make efficiency and productivity improvements on the factory floor?

Production Powered by Data

The IoT is a competitive advantage - but also a challenge for manufacturing. Executives have to ready their plants and equipment to share and leverage information.

Industrial Business Leaders Don't Ask About IIOT

You can increase your productivity across the automation life cycle as a step on the journey to The Connected Enterprise. Getting the best from what you have is the best way to prepare.

Automation Modernization: The Time to Begin is Now

Smart manufacturing requires modernization. Rapid advances in automation, equipment, and networking technologies accelerate the pace at which production systems approach obsolescence.

Smart Devices Boost Performance & the Bottom Line

Every human tries to avoid mistakes. But now - with smart devices and intelligent machinery enabled by the Internet of Things (IoT) - things can avoid mistakes, too.

Intelligence Drives Operations Innovation

Manufacturers must get smarter and leverage data to proactively eliminate problems before they happen and continuously innovate operations processes and practices.

Align Your Supply Chain With the IoT

Firms that adopt a Connected Enterprise framework can achieve supply-chain alignment by linking processes via the Internet of Things (IoT) and embedded intelligence.

Start Earning Tomorrow's Profits Today

A Connected Enterprise framework lets you see how equipment operates in real time and to proactively address potential problems before they impact production.

Visibility: Killer App of The Connected Enterprise

The killer value proposition for The Connected Enterprise is improved visibility, which has the twin advantages of ultimate scalability and clearly demonstrable value.

Smart Manufacturing: Machines for Millennials

Smart manufacturing - connected machines talking to each other and the enterprise - are fundamentally changing how products are designed, made, shipped and sold.

Capital Planning: Build in Business Agility

The manufacturer you are today isn't the manufacturer you need to be tomorrow. Market trends - B2B and consumer - change rapidly, and your organization needs to respond swiftly.

A Box of Cookies and The Connected Enterprise

Objectives in the industrial market haven't changed much, but the discussion continues around what will be needed to stay competitive in the changing global market.

Plant-wide Optimization: Investing in Improvement

Technologies are evolving rapidly in the manufacturing equipment industry, and buyers are paying attention. Why?

The Connected Enterprise Must Continually Evolve

The Connected Enterprise is a big driver of success - today and tomorrow.

The Connected Enterprise Execution Model

The five-stage Connected Enterprise Execution Model integrates information technology (IT) with operations technology (OT) to improve performance.

Your Network: Profitable Asset or Cost Center?

IP technology has been called the future for industrial automation, especially as companies look for ways to take advantage of the Internet of Things.

Turn Industry 4.0 Into Reality

Know you need to integrate IT and OT but not sure where to start? The five-stage Connected Enterprise Execution Model will help.

Build a Collaborative Enterprise and Supply Chain

How can your company enjoy the benefits of global business while protecting your assets?

Tapping the Information You Need to Improve

Are you ready to take advantage of the data in your control system and give it context by associating it with data from other production systems?

Steps to Building Security into Machinery

To achieve true business agility, OEMs and their customers need to create a seamless information flow from machinery to the enterprise.

The Big Opportunities in Big Data and the Cloud

New technologies connected to the Internet of Things bring wide-ranging benefits across oil and gas industry spectrum.

EtherNet/IP: One Network For Machine Builders

EtherNet/IP gives the machine builder the ability to minimize engineering time. Disciplines such as motion control, I/O control, HMI and safety coexist on a standard single network.

Smart Manufacturing: An Industrial Revolution

The smart in smart manufacturing is a highly connected, knowledge-enabled industrial enterprise. In this enterprise, all business and operating actions are optimized.