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Real-Time Oil & Gas Data In The Cloud

August 21, 2014 1:00 am | by John Parsons, President & CEO of PML Exploration Services | Articles | Comments

When drilling oil or natural gas wells, employee safety and well integrity are the primary concerns. In order to provide operators with real-time information that would help them to drill more safely and efficiently, PML began looking for a solution that would enable driller to take advantage of of the extensive data capabilities of cloud technology.

CEC 2015 Engineering Buyers Guide

June 25, 2014 4:04 pm | by Chem.Info | Digital Editions | Comments

Click here to view the CEC2015 Engineering Buyers' Guide, the technology resource for processing...

Barcode Reading Software

June 12, 2014 9:39 am | by Nikita Ernst, Associate Editor | Product Releases | Comments

Cognex Corporation announces its DataMan®  5.2 software release with expanded tuning and...

Pipeline Assessment Software

May 29, 2014 5:26 pm | by Nikita Ernst, Associate Editor | Product Releases | Comments

Creaform announces the release of Pipecheck 2.2, its new and upgraded pipeline integrity...

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Safety Software

March 21, 2014 9:27 am | by Nikita Ernst, Associate Editor | Product Releases | Comments

ACM Facility Safety releases SafeGuard Sentinel safety monitoring software to continuously measure, monitor and alert operations and management to process safety risks. 

Supply Chain Management Technology

March 6, 2014 9:39 am | by Nikita Ernst, Associate Editor | Product Releases | Comments

The Wercs, Ltd. announced the release of WERCSmart (Supply-chain Management and Reporting Technology) to the broader industrial marketplace, with a specific focus on manufacturers in aerospace, electronics, and paints and coatings.

Open Source As An Engine For The Internet Of Things

March 5, 2014 1:00 am | by Jeff Evans, Director of the Information and Communications Laboratory at the Georgia Tech Research Institute and Alain Louchez, Managing Director of the Center for the Development and Application of Internet of Things Technologies at Georgia Tech | Articles | Comments

The International Telecommunication Union (ITU) recently organized an international workshop centered on Internet of Things (IoT) standards at its headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland.

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Increasing networking of manufacturing equipment is opening up factories to the benefits of flexible production and wireless mobile communications. However, the rising use of connected devices is also exposing production sites to security breaches and cyb

Wireless Technology Heightens Manufacturer Security Risk

February 20, 2014 1:00 am | by IHS Technology | Blogs | Comments

Increasing networking of manufacturing equipment is opening up factories to the benefits of flexible production and wireless mobile communications. However, the rising use of connected devices is also exposing production sites to security breaches and cyber-attacks, compelling companies to seek ways to protect their networks.

Processing Trends, Chemical Industry Knowledge Lead To Custom Approach

February 5, 2014 1:00 am | by Jeff Reinke, Editorial Director | Articles | Comments

Regulatory changes, raw material volatility and supply chain fluctuations continue to dominate product development and resource planning for the chemical processing marketplace. Few know these dynamics as well as Don Mahoney, global head of SAP’s Chemicals Industry Business Solutions, who shares some insights on trends impacting the marketplace.

Is Lubrication Data Missing From Your KPIs?

January 29, 2014 1:00 am | by William D. Correll, Generation Systems, Inc.; Kirk Williams, Albemarle Corporation | Articles | Comments

In industrial operations the world over, lubrication remains a vexing challenge. Indeed, when machine bearings fail, there’s a better than seventy percent chance that faulty or insufficient lubrication practices are ultimately to blame. Lubrication-specific key performance indicators can go a long way to addressing this costly problem.

Ford Motor Company is piloting new software from Siemens, using Google Earth infrastructure, that facilitates virtual navigation within its assembly plants, helping the company improve communication, efficiency, globalization and standardization.

Virtual Plant Mapping Technology

January 24, 2014 1:00 am | by Ford | Videos | Comments

Ford Motor Company is piloting new software from Siemens, using Google Earth infrastructure, which facilitates virtual navigation within its assembly plants, helping the company improve communication, efficiency, globalization and standardization.

Multi-Core CAD Software

December 20, 2013 9:51 am | Product Releases | Comments

TransMagic, Inc. announces the release of TransMagic R10 sp1, which features multiple additions and improvements including the release of multi-core processing, refined PMI technology, and new features and formats. 

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The Risks And Benefits of Bring Your Own Device - Part 2

October 28, 2013 12:50 pm | by Nancy Cam-Winget, engineering, Cisco on behalf of Industrial IP Advantage | Articles | Comments

Different businesses will approach BYOD with different expectations across a spectrum of adoption scenarios. Every business needs a BYOD strategy, even if the intention is to deny all devices except IT approved and managed devices. Part 2 of this series will show where your business can fit now and could fit in the future along the BYOD adoption spectrum.

ERP Considerations for Process Manufacturers

October 23, 2013 2:41 pm | by Jeff Mengel, Audit Partner & Craig Zampa, Consulting Manager of Information Technology Consulting, Plante Moran | Articles | Comments

Stop us when this sounds familiar: your company faces challenges with its current software, comprised of a mix of accounting systems with some inventory control and many spreadsheets. C-suite executives can’t get adequate reporting on financial performance, procurement is buying on “gut feel,” sales representatives fight over product allocated to other customers and production management spends their day reacting to emergency jobs...

Crude Assay Management Software

October 16, 2013 4:37 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Invensys announces integrated Spiral CrudeSuite crude oil knowledge-management software with its SimSci PRO/II design and ROMeo optimization software. 

Energy Logger for Electrical Energy Waste

September 19, 2013 10:00 am | Fluke Corporation | Product Releases | Comments

Fluke Corporation introduces the 1730 Three-Phase Energy Logger, an intuitive, easy-to-use tool with professional-level energy data gathering capabilities.

Cloud Readiness For Logistics Providers

September 3, 2013 9:06 am | by Joe Pampel, Consulting Director, SunGard Availability Services | Articles | Comments

It’s cloud-computing technology for logistics service providers, or LSPs, and it’s a huge universe that encompasses every industry. It’s computing that involves delivering hosted services over the Internet and employs a network of remote servers to store, manage and process data rather than a local server.

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Top 6 Mobile Apps for Engineers

August 12, 2013 2:05 pm | by Brian Spero, www.moneycrashers.com | Articles | Comments

Engineers of every discipline face new challenges in the modern workplace, whether by keeping pace with rapidly developing technology, or accessing essential software while working in the field. Besides calling on knowledge and experience to get the job done, engineers rely on a host of resources and tools that, thanks to the development of mobile applications, are becoming increasingly accessible from handheld devices.

Manufacturers and Social Collaboration Tools – A Mechanism for Innovation

August 8, 2013 9:23 am | by Sanjay Ravi, managing director of worldwide Discrete Manufacturing, Microsoft | Articles | Comments

If you’ve been in the manufacturing industry for any length of time, you may have experienced challenges that come along with siloed operating functions. Hopefully, you’ve also seen the value that can be found when we break down the barriers between silos.

MRO Data Key to Unlocking Savings & Efficiency

July 31, 2013 12:00 pm | by IHS | Articles | Comments

Maintenance, repair and operations (MRO) groups at many companies are facing a major challenge: toxic MRO master catalogs stuffed with incomplete data on replacement parts, a problem that drives up costs and creates large-scale problems for multiple corporate divisions.

Environmentalists Pan Kansas Coal Plant Provision

July 24, 2013 10:01 am | by JOHN MILBURN, Associated Press | News | Comments

Opponents of a coal-fired power plant planned for southwest Kansas said Tuesday that developers of the nearly decade-old project still face obstacles in completing the work despite legislation approved by the U.S. House removing federal oversight of the project.

Sustaining Market Leadership by Leveraging Business & Manufacturing Intelligence

July 22, 2013 11:36 am | by James Montgomery, Product Manager, Apriso | Articles | Comments

Manufacturers cannot expect to sustain success with traditional decision making when facing today’s unprecedented shifts in markets, demands, technologies and opportunities. To maintain a leadership position and profit margins, companies must respond intelligently to more frequent, drastic and faster changes.

Understanding The Options In Manufacturing eCommerce

July 22, 2013 11:32 am | by Bob Barr, Senior Vice President, Acquity Group | Articles | Comments

With the right eCommerce technology, a manufacturing brand can dramatically improve its online presence, from a basic website to a sophisticated digital resource capable of promoting products, completing orders and performing other function.

The Key to Mobile Success in Manufacturing

July 22, 2013 9:42 am | by Jim Somers, Antenna Software | Articles | Comments

While mobile application adoption in traditional industrial manufacturing corporations has lagged some other industries, many people in manufacturing today have begun to realize the vast potential mobility has to benefit their organization.

Finally, Uniform & Secure Enterprise Data Storage Ideal for Manufacturing

July 17, 2013 4:31 pm | by Andres Rodriguez, CEO of Nasuni | Articles | Comments

In a world where manufacturing production is king, capital expenses are laser-focused on tools and equipment, leaving IT to strategically minimize capital investment while delivering enterprise-class IT operations. Data is the nucleus of the business.

Cloud Applications, A Challenge for User & Access Control

July 17, 2013 2:44 pm | by Dean Wiech, Managing Director at Tools4ever | Articles | Comments

For an IT department, working with cloud applications and their providers can present a number of new challenges. Where the IT department previously took a facilitating role that is now transitioning to a coordinating role. In addition, it can be significantly more difficult to control user and access privileges in cloud applications.

Preparing to Succeed When Your Network Has Been Breached

July 15, 2013 3:19 pm | by Jeff Multz, Director of North America Midmarket Sales, Dell SecureWorks | Articles | Comments

According to the 2013 Verizon Data Breach report, 22 organizations, mainly in manufacturing and professional services, with only one to 100 employees became a victim to cyber espionage last year. And 23 firms, mainly in manufacturing with 101 to 1,000 employees, also were breached.

‘Internet Of Things’ — An Opportunity for Intelligent Device Manufacturers

July 1, 2013 9:37 am | by Steve Schmidt, Vice President of Corporate Development & Strategy, Flexera Software | Articles | Comments

Opportunity beckons intelligent device manufacturers. They must evolve their products from fixed function and disconnected systems to flexible and seamlessly connected devices. Making products smarter will provide a wide array of benefits.

Five Reasons for Small to Mid-Size Manufacturers to Adopt PLM

June 27, 2013 1:07 pm | by Chuck Cimalore, CTO and Co-founder, Omnify Software | Articles | Comments

By implementing a Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) system, companies both large and small, benefit by simplifying and shortening each phase of the product development process. However, deciding whether or not to adopt PLM software has been a challenge for smaller organizations due to a reputation of PLM being difficult to implement.

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