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Top 10 Questions Answered: How to Create a Cloud Strategy for Industrial Automation

Asking the right questions is a key component of good decision making. It gives you the opportunity to learn details, exchange ideas, and challenge conventional thinking. Most importantly, it leads...
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Remote Connectivity and Notification: Are you getting the message?

The year was 1987. Star Trek: The Next Generation Fans were mesmerized (and, perhaps, rather envious) when Captain Jean-Luc Picard told a simple box machine to deliver on his command:...

Understanding the Security of the MSA Cloud

Here are the four words that no system integrator wants to hear: “You have been hacked.” Which is why, when it comes to industrial and building automation, many system integrators...

Protocol Translation: Why One-Box Connectivity Is Better than Two

One box, two box, gray box, blue box. Regardless of the form, the function of protocol translation is to connect disparate devices so they can communicate with each other. The...

Is Data Visualization Really That Important?

Research shows that our brains are so good at processing visual information that the brain can make sense of even briefly presented images.1 In fact, human beings have an inherent...

Clearing the Confusion: Third-Party Integration Made Simple

Welcome to Part 1 of our multi-part series on Third-Party Integration, the solution to right-here, right-now connectivity and remote support. If you’ve ever been up to your knees in muddy...

Traveling the Road to Simpler, More Secure Industrial Automation in the Cloud

The launch of Industry 4.0 machine-to-machine (M2M) intelligence initiatives via the Cloud and the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) are well on their way to transforming the automation of commercial

Automation Systems Leader Overcomes Flow Meter Data Communications Protocol Challenge

The sophisticated process instrumentation and control systems that today automate the operation of everything from smart buildings to wastewater treatment plants are constantly evolving.  For example, the basic liquid and