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The Skinny on Lean Manufacturing

January 10, 2013 10:28 am | by FRANK HILL, Director of Manufacturing Business Development, Stratus Technologies | Blogs | Comments

Lean manufacturing ... While you may think you have strategies in place to make you more efficient, you may be missing a big part of the picture.

Rugged Tablet Evolution: What’s Next?

January 10, 2013 8:29 am | by TOM CALLAHAN, General Manager & Chief Technology Officer, QRC Technologies | Articles | Comments

The industry has come a long way, but industrial computing’s operational requirements have driven an evolutionary path quite different from its consumer counterparts.

Ten Business Technology Trends For 2014

January 4, 2013 1:00 am | by Matthew Littlefield | Articles | Comments

Which business technologies will lead the way in 2014? Immersed in today’s dynamic business technology environment and excited about what’s to come, LNS Research offers an early list of main focus areas you can expect experts to be discussing over the next few months. 


Basic CPU & Remote Modules

January 2, 2013 11:36 am | Product Releases | Comments

AutomationDirect’s Productivity3000 line of programmable controllers now includes basic CPU and remote slave modules.

The Cloud Doesn’t Guarantee Project Success

November 7, 2012 10:06 am | Blogs | Comments

Just because you have chosen to go with a cloud solution or a SaaS application doesn’t mean you will have guaranteed project success.

For Seamless Data Automation

November 7, 2012 9:55 am | Product Releases | Comments

Zontec Inc. offers an update to its Synergy 2000™ Multi-function Toolbox, which automatically collects data in real-time from programmable logic controllers (PLCs) and coordinates measurement machines (CMMs) and similar plant hardware.

Hygienic Keypad Module

November 6, 2012 7:31 am | Product Releases | Comments

The new B&R keypad module with integrated illuminated ring keys features the compact dimensions of a mobile phone and IP65 washdown protection.

Enhanced Process Automation System

October 31, 2012 8:26 am | Product Releases | Comments

Emerson Process Management offers DeltaV™ Version 12 (v12) with features that build on the system’s ability to help users simplify complex operations for increased productivity and value.


Three Simple Complexities of Data Protection

October 30, 2012 8:00 am | by DENNIS WENK, Symantec | Articles | Comments

There is little disagreement that data has value. In fact, digital data seems to be the new world currency. So protecting valuable data assets is a central concern for business continuity management. 

Durable Barcode Label Printers

October 26, 2012 10:25 am | Product Releases | Comments

Tharo Systems Inc.’s H-600 Series 6-inch-wide thermal transfer barcode label printers, offered in 203 DPI and 300 DPI versions, feature a durable, all-metal construction with a cast-aluminum center wall for added strength.

Critical Innovation Trends & Technology

October 17, 2012 6:03 am | by Milind Lakkad, Global Head of Manufacturing, Tata Consultancy Services | Articles | Comments

Emerging data technologies can be categorized in four trends -- mobile, social, big data and cloud computing. How can you address varied technological needs within your plant?

Inclusion in Virtual Teams

October 15, 2012 8:12 am | by JUDITH H. KATZ, Executive Vice President, The Kaleel Jamison Consulting Group Inc. | Blogs | Comments

Organizations that operate across several regions grapple continually with differences in language and culture, as well as efficient collaboration across multiple time zones.

Evolving Ergonomics with Multi-Touch

October 9, 2012 1:18 pm | Chem Info | Product Releases | Comments

B&R’s sleek, 21.5-inch Full HD Automation Panel is designed specifically for industrial environments.


Averting Software Disaster

October 4, 2012 1:02 pm | by LAURA WOODHOUSE, Epicor Software Corp. | Blogs | Comments

A software disaster could cost you your business, so what questions should you ask yourself as a business owner when it comes to evaluating your availability solutions?

Waterproof LCD Workstation

September 28, 2012 11:23 am | Product Releases | Comments

Comark Corp. has enhanced its 19-inch All-in-One Waterproof Workstation, which is designed for harsh factory floor environments.

To Cloud or Not?, Part 2

September 27, 2012 11:02 am | by DON LYMAN, CEO, Docassist | Blogs | Comments

For a manufacturer considering a move to the cloud, it is critical to weigh customization requirements against the cloud’s affordability and ease of implementation.

To Cloud or Not?, Part 1

September 27, 2012 10:48 am | by DON LYMAN, CEO, Docassist | Blogs | Comments

Globally, 22 percent of manufacturers have implemented the cloud, and an additional 45 percent are evaluating cloud deployments to replace internal IT over the next 24 months.

A New Level of RFID Flexibility

September 20, 2012 12:48 pm | Product Releases | Comments

The Balluff BIS V Radio Frequency Identification system is founded on a new generation of processors that maximize flexibility.

Cloud-Based Dynamic Simulators

September 4, 2012 4:42 am | Product Releases | Comments

MYNAH Technologies offers professional services for the design and implementation of Virtual Dynamic Simulators based upon Private Cloud Computing and VMWare Virtualization technology.  

Hidden Benefits of Cloud Computing

August 17, 2012 1:14 pm | by MIKE YAMARIK, RWD Performance Matters Blog | Blogs | Comments

There are many benefits of cloud computing that don’t make the headlines or the 30-point bold bullet in the PowerPoint slide, but are still important when considering a cloud service.

For High-Speed Network Connections

August 13, 2012 10:26 am | Product Releases | Comments

Westermo’s DDW-142 is the latest addition to the Wolverine range, which uses SHDSL technology to establish a high-speed connection between Ethernet networks using any existing twisted pair cables.

Processing Snags & Solutions

August 9, 2012 12:09 pm | by Chem.Info | Articles | Comments

Chem.Info has teamed up with industry experts in order to help answer your processing-related questions!

How to Effectively Implement Recovery as a Service, Part 2

August 7, 2012 12:27 pm | by ERIC THOMPSON, Solutions Architect, IT-Lifeline | Articles | Comments

Cloud computing’s pay-per-use pricing model enables businesses to decrease cost by purchasing only the services they use, instead of investing in backup and recovery equipment.

Piracy Wreaking Havoc in the Cloud?

August 7, 2012 12:08 pm | by ROBERT HOLLEYMAN, President & CEO, Business Software Alliance | Blogs | Comments

Around 42 percent of people who use paid cloud services say they share their log-in credentials inside their organizations, pointing to a new avenue for software license abuse.

Protecting System Networks from Cyber Threats

July 24, 2012 12:51 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Honeywell International Inc.’s Industrial IT Solutions group is a global team of experts who can help manufacturers and process industry facilities protect against cyber threats.

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